Brian Rea

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LIFESTYLE 4/19/21 1:47pm

22-year-old cancer survivor prepares for cross-country bike ride

At 16 years old, Catherine Nester was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, that she would battle for the next three years. Now at 22 years old, Nester has been recovering from nerve damage to her legs and ankles following treatment. Nester, a junior at Elon University, is preparing to tackle her next challenge — a 4,000-mile bike ride across the United States over 50 days.

LIFESTYLE 2/23/21 12:20pm

Burlington baker uses generational skills at Black-owned business

Right next to the hustle and bustle of Route 49 in Burlington stands a gray brick house — separated from the road by a lawn — with a sign in the window that reads “life is sweet.” Inside, Alicia Wingate is living her childhood dream. Wingate learned how to bake from her mom and said she encourages aspiring Black and female business owners to take a leap and follow their dreams.

NEWS 10/12/20 2:35pm

Rep. Ted Budd and Navy veteran Scott Huffman face off in U.S. House 13th District race

Two-term U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Scott Huffman, a Navy veteran and small business owner, to represent North Carolina’s 13th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Budd was first elected in 2016 — winning 56% of the vote — and won reelection in 2018. Huffman has never held public office, and this is his first time running. 

NEWS 8/26/20 3:16pm

COVID-19 affects abroad travel plans for students

Most international travel during fall semester has been canceled under the university’s reopening plan, except for the business dual degree program. Students in the program spend two years on campus and two years at a partner business school in Germany, Spain, France or Italy. At the end of four years, students receive a degree from both Elon and their institution abroad. 

NEWS 8/18/20 5:15pm

Ways to limit potential exposure to COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being closer than six feet to someone for 15 minutes or more puts you at risk for getting COVID-19. Elon University physician Dr. Ginette Archinal discusses ways to limit the spread of the virus. 

NEWS 6/23/20 10:37am

Low census response rate could cost Alamance County, Elon funds

54.1% of Elon residents have completed the 2020 Census, which began collecting responses in March, according to data released from the U.S. Census Bureau. Alamance County could lose more than $7 million in annual funding based on nonresponse to the census, a report from the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management said.

NEWS 4/10/20 12:31pm

International students endure global pandemic away from family

Kimheng Larch and Winnie Yang are two of the 64 visa-holding international students at Elon remaining in the U.S., according to Kristen Aquilino, associate director of international student services. That includes on-campus, in North Carolina and other states across the country. There are a total of 134 undergraduate international students currently enrolled at Elon, according to the university fact book.

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