A great dog, a better partner: K-9 Mishka’s cancer battle ends

By Christina Elias / Times-News Burlington Police Sgt. Richard Marsh remembers the moment he knew Mishka was the perfect K-9 partner for him. He had a choice between two German shepherds, a 60-pound female and the more obvious choice for a police dog, a 100-pound male. “We wanted a bigger dog, and she was not … Continue reading A great dog, a better partner: K-9 Mishka’s cancer battle ends

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International artist’s paintings get first NC showing in Graham

By Christina Elias / Times-News The Co|Operative will exhibit painter Rodney Beecher Roberts’ latest work in a pop-up gallery in downtown Graham, also serving as his first North Carolina exhibit. The exhibition, “Looking Backward . . . Moving Forward . . . ” will feature 50 pieces of abstract artwork. Roberts describes his style as … Continue reading International artist’s paintings get first NC showing in Graham

Elon Poll survey finds North Carolina voters’ support for Trump dwindling near 100-day mark

By Christina Elias As the end of President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days in office comes to a close, news media and pollsters are increasingly focusing on his historically low favorability ratings. Since he won North Carolina in the November general election, his ratings among the state’s constituents have fallen, according to a new … Continue reading Elon Poll survey finds North Carolina voters’ support for Trump dwindling near 100-day mark

Faced with limitations after release, ex-offenders forced to circumvent restrictions

By Christina Elias After 35 years in and out of prisons and jails, it took a near-death experience and religious intervention to separate Tommy Purcell from alcohol in January 2009. When Purcell sobered up, he didn’t know what to do first. So when he went looking for a job to help pay his child support, … Continue reading Faced with limitations after release, ex-offenders forced to circumvent restrictions

LIVE BLOG: Daniel Gilbert delivers Elon’s Spring Convocation

By Christina Elias Daniel Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His TED Talk, "The Science of Happiness," is one of the most popular on the TED website. Gilbert is also the author of The New York Times bestseller "Stumbling on Happiness." The following are live updates from Alumni Gym, where Gilbert … Continue reading LIVE BLOG: Daniel Gilbert delivers Elon’s Spring Convocation

Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

By Christina Elias / Elon News Network When Iliana Brodsky woke up on the day of the most important auditions of her high school career, her voice was gone. So she did what most singers would: she pretended nothing was wrong. “I couldn’t speak,” Brodsky said. “I couldn’t even whisper. Nothing was happening. And I … Continue reading Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

Artist-turned-journalist uses drawings for political dissent, capturing stories

By Christina Elias / Elon News Network For artist-turned-journalist Molly Crabapple, art has given her a voice in a world overloaded with messages from all directions. “Since I was four years old, I have drawn pictures," Crabapple said. "Art is both my obsession and my dream. My sketchbook is how I consume the world. I … Continue reading Artist-turned-journalist uses drawings for political dissent, capturing stories

High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

Dozens from Burlington area attend to support Muslim community By Christina Elias People from throughout the Burlington area gathered at 7 p.m. Thursday night to participate in a prayer vigil at the local masjid, where attendees formed a circle around the mosque, holding votive candles to light up the chilly night. Before the vigil began, … Continue reading High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

The end is near: Symposium unpacks origins of apocalyptic thought

By Christina Elias Getting together to discuss the end of the world might not seem like the ideal way to spend a weekend for most people, but for those on Elon University’s campus next week, that’s one of their options. The Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society (CSRCS) is sponsoring a … Continue reading The end is near: Symposium unpacks origins of apocalyptic thought