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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...

Police officer faces misdemeanor in accidental gun death of his son

Elon’s police chief has confirmed that Guilford County’s D.A. recently filed a criminal charge against a member of the town’s police force whose 3-year-old son was fatally shot last...

Child of Elon police officer dies in accidental shooting

Tragedy struck the eastern reaches of Guilford County on Wednesday when the young child of an Elon municipal police officer was shot to death in what appears to have...

Long-time Elon mayor Jerry Tolley won’t seek re-election

Long-standing Elon mayor Jerry Tolley announced Tuesday night that he will not seek re-election as his term ends this November. Tolley, 78, made his announcement in the final minutes of...

School board approves $1.8M in contracts for SROs

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 7-0 Wednesday to approve $1.8 million in annual contracts for school resource officers – absent any of the controversy that prompted them to adjourn...

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...

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