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Author Archives: Josh Whitener

Putting love into action

Putting love into action

INDIAN TRAIL – It’s been a big year for local nonprofit Common Heart. The organization expanded its food pantry, Common Cupboard, and nearly tripled the size of its thrift shop,… Read more »

Find your fall fun

Find your fall fun

Summer is over, fall is in the air, and that means annual fall festivities, candy, hayrides, corn mazes, farm fun, spooky thrills and, of course, Halloween. If you’re searching for… Read more »

Walking to end breast cancer

Walking to end breast cancer

MONROE – Community members will rally this weekend at Piedmont High School for the 12th year in a row in an effort to stand up to breast cancer. The 12th… Read more »

Celebrating to save lives

Celebrating to save lives

WAXHAW – One local girl recently traded celebrating herself for supporting an area dog rescue. When Waxhaw resident Leah Birkner visited Heavensown Rescue with her Girl Scout troop in the… Read more »

Churches unite to fight hunger

Churches unite to fight hunger

MONROE – Twenty-two area churches recently united in an effort to fight hunger, one meal at a time. More than 300 volunteers met at Monroe Crossing Mall on Sept. 27… Read more »

Cheering for awareness: Parkwood cheerleading squad gives back

Cheering for awareness: Parkwood cheerleading squad gives back

MONROE – The junior varsity cheerleading squad at Parkwood High School has spent the last two months raising awareness for various charitable causes, and the squad’s 21 members have no… Read more »

Radio show celebrates three years of reaching out to senior citizens

Radio show celebrates three years of reaching out to senior citizens

It’s been three years since David Gwilt launched a talk radio show for senior citizens, and his passion to reach out to the community through an informative and entertaining program… Read more »

Going pink for Cindy’s Hope Chest

Going pink for Cindy’s Hope Chest

INDIAN TRAIL – Cindy Summers has spent the past four years reaching out to local women with breast cancer through her organization, Cindy’s Hope Chest. Community members will have the… Read more »

School faculty, parents reflect on adapted P.E. program

School faculty, parents reflect on adapted P.E. program

INDIAN TRAIL – If there’s one thing Christy Edwards could say about the adapted physical education program at Porter Ridge Elementary School, it’s that the program has made a world… Read more »

Local churches to rally for U.S. pastor imprisoned in Iran

Local churches to rally for U.S. pastor imprisoned in Iran

MONROE – People throughout Union County will gather this weekend to rally for the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran. Shiloh Baptist Church will host a prayer vigil… Read more »