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Alderman presses for new ordinance for gay & transgender rights

A decision whether to adopt a non-discrimination ordinance with an emphasis on gay and transgender rights has divided Elon’s board of aldermen, with the majority of the aldermen holding...

10% jump in water & sewer rates, 3 new employees among Elon mgr.’s proposal

Elon’s town manager presented no property tax increase, but a 10 percent water and sewer rate hike, when he presented the board of aldermen with his proposed budget this...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why are some city, town halls remaining closed as businesses, schools...

Some not planning to reopen until June QUESTION: Why are Graham city hall and some other town halls for smaller towns in Alamance County still closed? ANSWER: Graham’s city hall as...

Elon aldermen use extra sales tax revenue to finance postponed budget items

Elon’s board of aldermen has placed items deferred during last year’s budgeting process back into its budget after the town brought in $724,000 in unplanned revenue. The budget amendment approved...

Elon dept. heads request 3 new staff members during annual retreat – looking for...

During their recent annual retreat, Elon’s aldermen received pitches for three new employees and hundreds of thousands in capital purchases and projects. Department heads proposed purchases for vehicles that had...

Elon board asked (again) to consider raising town’s property tax rate

Town grapples with how to pay for services when so much of municipality's land is owned by Elon University and three other non-profit organizations that therefore don't pay any...

Littering by university student neighbors prompts Elon homeowner to demand tougher ordinance and/or enforcement

The scattering of cans prompted an outpouring of frustration when one Elon resident, situated in a neighborhood heavily populated by student renters, came before the board earlier this month...

Elon aldermen approve 205 homes at intersection of Gibsonville-Ossipee Road and Manning Drive

The town of Elon is on track to get 205 new single-family homes following the unanimous approval of a preliminary site plan by the board of aldermen on Monday. The...

Four from area nominated to military academies

Congressman Mark Walker has nominated 15 N.C. high school students for appointment to one of the U.S. service academies for the Class of 2025 - U.S. Air Force Academy,...

Board considers stricter rules for granting road closures after residents complain about Elon University’s...

Elon's board of aldermen floated the idea of new rules on road closures for "special events" after hearing complaints from residents over the repeated shut-down of East Haggard Avenue...

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