Politics


NEWS 11/4/15 9:59am

Longtime N.C. congressman dies at 84

Howard Coble, 84, died Nov. 3, 2015, in Greensboro after an extended hospital stay. Coble's brother, Ray Coble Jr., sent this statement to local media outlets Wednesday morning: "J.Howard Coble passed away at 11:40 p.m., Nov.


NEWS 10/11/15 1:15pm

U.S. Attorney Office investigates NC Department of Health and Human Services

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is under federal investigation after being subpoenaed by the U.S Attorney's Office in Raleigh. Investigators are looking into expensive contracts for employees with personal connections to other employees in the office and the expansion of a consulting firm contract from $3.2 million dollars to $9 million dollars according to a report from the Raleigh News and Observer. According to the report, the U.S.


NEWS 9/21/15 4:38pm

President Obama announces changes to FAFSA application

Though his days in office are numbered, President Obama rolled out a new piece of legislation this week during a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. In order to make it easier for prospective college students apply for financial aid, President Obama announced a series of minor amendments to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbg3lWkL2NI&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] In past years, in some cases, the FAFSA has not become available until after the college application deadline.


NEWS 11/20/14 4:40pm

Electoral College: national candidates make headlines

Throughout election night, Elon Local News spoke with candidates from all over North Carolina. In ELN's Midterm Election coverage, Katie Maraghy looked into national candidates making headlines in Electoral College. From Idaho to Iowa, check out these 2014 Midterm Election candidates and learn a little more about them below: BOB QUAST: http://www.bobq2014.com HARLEY BROWN: http://ballotpedia.org/Harley_Brown_(Idaho) WALT BAYES: http://ballotpedia.org/Walt_Bayes STEVE VAILLANCOURT: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/member.aspx?member=376171 MONICA WEHBY:http://www.monicafororegon.com [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9ZOSKnOUgY&noredirect=1&h=315&w=550]


NEWS 11/12/14 11:21pm

Midterm elections have national impact on millennials

The 2014 election may be over, but there are long term impacts of the midterm election that directly affect college students. Dr. Jason Husser, Assistant Director of the Elon Poll, thinks young voters should turn their eyes to Washington right now to see what is in store for their future.


NEWS 10/25/14 10:12pm

Hillary Clinton, Alma Adams campaign for Hagan

Marcela Hawkins and Ashley Bohle "North Carolina is not for sale." Voters chanted this phrase Saturday at the Kay Hagan rally in the Charlotte Convention Center. With Election Day just 10 days away and early voting already underway, NC incumbent Senator Kay Hagan and supporters (former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NC Congresswoman Alma Adams) addressed the crowd about the importance of being politically active. Adams, who was first to speak, encouraged voters to bring their families and friends to the polls.


NEWS 10/25/14 10:01am

Gov. Perry, McCrory and Sen. Burr rally for Tillis

Rajat Agarwal and Andrew Feather Fire Kay Hagan and fire Harry Reid. That was the main message from Thom Tillis at the Conservative Rally Friday night in in Smithfield, North Carolina. From Governor Rick Perry of Texas to North Carolina senior senator Richard Burr, conservatives came out to support the Republican Senate candidate as he aims to defeat Democratic Incumbent Hagan in the upcoming midterm elections. "Welcome to the Harry Reid retirement party," Burr said to the crowd of more than 3,000 people at the Central Marketing Tobacco Warehouse.