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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...

Elon aldermen mull over town manager’s proposed Covid cash vaccine incentives, other options for...

Elon’s board of aldermen mulled over several options this week to incentivize town staff to get vaccinated, with the aldermen ultimately responding to the town manager’s proposed “COVID policy”...

Elon board approves equality resolution; alderman presses for non-discrimination ordinance

Elon’s board of aldermen adopted an “equality resolution” last week after one of the aldermen – and several Elon residents and university students – began pushing for a non-discrimination...

Elon residents to see road closures for August paving projects

Elon residents can expect various road closures in August as the town repairs seven streets. Paving is set to begin on Monday on West Trollinger and West Lebanon avenues between...

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