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NEWS 12/24/14 11:11am

March for justice and racial unity in Burlington

On Tuesday Dec. 23 in Burlington, NC, local clergy and community groups marched in support of the national movement to end racial disparities. According to the press release, the Black and Brown Lives Matter: March for Justice and Racial Unity was in solidarity to those peaceful protestors across the nation calling for equal protection under the law. Tuesday's participants offered their support to the improvement and enforcement of all laws prohibiting racial profiling by marching 1.25 miles from the Ebenezer Baptist Church to First Christian UCC in Burlington. There was a short press conference before the march, where three pastors from different Burlington churches spoke, as well as Burlington Chief of Police Jeffery Smythe and Barrett Brown, president-elect of Alamance County NAACP. Rev.

NEWS 11/17/14 8:32pm

Warm Clothing for a BBQ Sandwich

A number of Elon's religious organizations partnered with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning to sponsor a clothing drive event called BBQ for Warm Clothing on Friday. It was an event hosted in Moseley's Student Center Kitchen, and it was intended to motivate people to donate warm clothing for Alamance County's Allied Churches Homeless Shelter. Participants who donated clothing received a free BBQ sandwich or veggie burger in return. The idea started with Alec French, adjunct professor in Health and Human performance, who made a proposal to the students in Elon's Baptist Association to collect warm clothing for the local homeless shelter. French said this was the first time they'd planned an event like this to encourage people to donate. There are currently a number of clothing bins in the Numen Lumen Pavilion, Koury Athletic Center, Koury Business Center, Campus Recreation Common Area, Hillel House and CCM Newman center. French is one of the people in charge of keeping up with the bins. "A few days [ago], the bins were empty," said French.

NEWS 11/9/14 11:05pm

Dancing in the black box

This weekend Elon's Department of Performing Arts held its annual dance concert, consisting of nine original choreographic works done by the students, faculty and guest artists.

NEWS 10/27/14 1:08am

Public transportation is coming to Alamance County

Burlington and Gibsonville are partnering up to bring a public transportation system to Alamance County. Although the Elon Board of Aldermen voted against the Burlington public transportation proposal earlier this month, the new plans will still affect many in the community. "There are places that are just too far to walk," said Alamance County resident Nathan Wood.

NEWS 9/1/14 8:38pm

Alive After Five brings new faces into the Town of Elon

While thousands of Elon students associate the end of summer with the return to school, many local residents enjoyed the inevitable last few days at the final Alive After Five concert series performance on August 28. Alive After Five is a community event that allows people to come to downtown Elon and enjoy food, beverages, and free entertainment.

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