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NEWS 8/12/21 1:20pm

Redistricting data for NC released

The United States Census Bureau is set to release redistricting data for North Carolina from the 2020 Census on Aug. 12. Legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly will use Redistricting data to redraw congressional districts, state senate districts and state house districts. 


NEWS 8/10/21 8:17pm

Board of Aldermen approves Equality Resolution

The Board of Aldermen approved an Equality Resolution, after nearly four months of discussion, at the Aug. 10, 2021 meeting. The board also recognized the promotion of Lt. Lyle Anibal to assistant chief of operations at the town of Elon police department, discussed commonly asked questions regarding water and sewer bills and approved a resolution for the town of Elon to secure loans for the purchase of the Travis Creek Pump Station from Gibsonville. 


NEWS 8/2/21 9:53pm

Board of Aldermen hears preliminary ADA self-assessment findings

The Board of Aldermen met for an agenda session Monday, August 2. Members discussed the town’s self-assessment of the accessibility of facilities and programs, a budget amendment for the police department and retirement benefits for town employees. The board also discussed adopting an equality resolution and the town’s decision to look into vaccination and mask requirements for town employees. 


NEWS 7/30/21 1:16pm

‘From Morgantown to Mayor’

Rev. Donna Vanhook ’07 is one of five candidates in the Burlington mayoral race this fall, addressing quality, affordable housing and broadband internet access in her campaign.


NEWS 7/22/21 9:19am

Dejuana Bigelow campaigning for ‘one Burlington’ this fall

Dejuana Bigelow, a patient access specialist at Cone Health, announced her candidacy for a seat on the Burlington City Council. If elected, she would be the first African American woman to serve on the city council. Bigelow said the absence of diversity on the council is something that she hopes to see change. 


NEWS 5/11/21 11:54pm

Town of Elon plans to keep current mass gathering limitations in place until graduation

At the May regular session, Mayor Jerry Tolley declared the town of Elon will keep its current mass gathering limits in place until after Elon University graduation on May 21. The Board of Aldermen also approved phase one of the East Haggard Corridor Study, reviewed the budget for fiscal year 2021 and heard from community members who spoke in support of adopting an anti-discrimination ordinance within the town.


NEWS 5/6/21 11:30pm

SGA holds final business meeting of the 2020-21 academic year

At the last Student Government Association business meeting of the academic year on Thursday night, SGA discussed the renewal and extension of the menstrual product pilot program, the organization’s stance on the North Carolina House Bill 2 and the creation of a student art exhibit in Moseley Center.


NEWS 4/13/21 11:53pm

Alderwoman earns 2020 Main Street Champion Award

For her efforts in launching the Frontline Fund, an effort that raised over $5,000 to buy food from downtown restaurants and serve meals to frontline workers, Alderwoman Emily Sharpe earned a 2020 Main Street Champion award from North Carolina Main Street. 


NEWS 4/5/21 10:47am

SGA executive president hopes to tackle initiatives on behalf of student body

Jack Corby, the newly sworn-in executive president of the Student Government Association, plans to tackle initiatives on communication, diversity and connecting the campus community that he promised in his campaign. During his term, Corby said some of his main priorities are centered around advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and overcoming the disconnect students have felt in regard to the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 



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