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Sting nails 17 local retailers for underage alcohol sales

A multi-agency sting aimed at underage alcohol sales has identified 17 different area retailers that have allegedly sold potent potables to people under 21. This operation, which took place on...

Elon board moves forward on purchasing land for new police dept.

Elon’s board of aldermen recently gave the go-ahead to put $285,000 in town funds toward purchasing land for a new police department. Located along West Haggard Avenue near its intersection...

Retiring mayors honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Elon’s outgoing mayor Jerry Tolley was showered with honors this week as he retired from the board after 38 years of service, 24 of which were spent in the...

Elon alderman prepares to become mayor in her adopted hometown

Most with aspirations as large as Elon mayor-elect Emily Sharpe’s would be noted as having big-city ambition, but that’s not where her sights are set. “Even four years ago, people...

City council OKs self-storage center in west Burlington near Ashley Woods

Burlington’s city council has agreed to let a local developer erect a three-story building to house a self-storage facility and other sundry businesses at the intersection of South Church...

Elon fire chief retiring after 45-year career

With his retirement at the end of this month, Elon fire chief Alva Sizemore, 61, has been pondering the countless changes he’s seen in the town’s fire department –...

Temporary outdoor dining solution to become a permanent fixture in downtown Elon

What started out as a temporary fix for scarce outdoor dining space will become a permanent fixture after Elon’s board of aldermen this week approved a conceptual design for...

Glitch in billing prompts Elon to extend deadline for paying water bills to Halloween

The town of Elon has hit a glitch with its conversion to monthly billing for its water customers. Historically, the town had used bi-monthly billing, but aldermen had determined to...

Elon aldermen going in circles on possible Covid policy, incentives

Elon’s board of aldermen found no resolution again this week when it struck up its second discussion on what to put in a “COVID policy” for its employees. After spending...

Aldermen go behind closed doors to discuss land purchase for new town hall

Elon’s board of aldermen went into closed session Tuesday night to discuss purchasing property, presumably to construct a new town hall. Following the two-hour public segment of the board’s agenda-setting...

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