“She was it, my mom and my dad”

When Linda Kerns was 5 years old, her mother came down with Alzheimer’s disease.

At the time, because the disease was not recognized, there was no treatment. With a job, a sick wife and three children to look after, Kerns’ father sought to hire someone to help raise the family. He employed Elizabeth Watkins for the job.

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Elon picks new health plan for employees

The Town of Elon will change its employee health plan as of March 1.

At a special meeting called Friday, the Board of Aldermen voted for an alternative plan under the town’s current carrier, WellPath,
Keeping the existing plan would have resulted in a 23 percent premium rate increase.

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Providence Grove vs. Cummings Girl’s Basketball

Providence Grove vs. Cummings Girl's Basketball

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Cancer Resource Center lands at ARMC

The first Cancer Resource Center in North Carolina affiliated with the American Cancer Society will be housed on the campus of Alamance Regional Medical Center, hospital officials announced on Thursday.

The center, an information hub for the community, is a joint operation between the American Cancer Society’s Triad office and the Alamance Regional Cancer Center.

An open house was held on Wednesday and the center is now open.

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Library tops Elon discussions

The Elon Board of Aldermen talked about fund raising for the town library project Tuesday.

Last week’s agenda meeting canceled because of snow.

In January, the board announced it would meet with the Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries to discuss fund-raising opportunities.

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Elon aldermen at standstill over library

The Elon Board of Aldermen could make a decision Tuesday night about whether or not to move forward with the Elon Public Library Project.

In its first meeting of the year, the board was still at a standstill Monday on the issue.

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Elon Board gets a look at library plans

The Elon Board of Aldermen swore in its recently elected officials Monday and got a look at the designs for the new Elon public library.

“Our committee is very excited, and we are committed to the plans you will see tonight,” said Beth Schmidt, the Library Building Committee chairwoman and former Elon mayor.

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Schematic designs of the interior of the library. Courtesy of Jenkins Peer Architects and HMA2 Architects