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Holiday cheer marches through Mount Holly

Holiday cheer marches through Mount Holly

Mount Holly residents lined the streets waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus and his eight antlered friends. Local dancers, bands and community groups, as well as Miss East Gaston… Read more »

Titans fall short of first-round playoff glory

Titans fall short of first-round playoff glory

by Aaron Burns HUNTERSVILLE – Close games were the difference for Hopewell High’s football team in the 2012 season. The Titans had tight games against East Lincoln, Ardrey Kell, Mooresville, Vance,… Read more »

Two new grants help Shining Hope Farms succeed

Two new grants help Shining Hope Farms succeed

by Aaron Burns MOUNT HOLLY – Milinda Kirkpatrick knows her Shining Hope Farms nonprofit is fortunate. It’s not easy to provide free hippotherapy – physical, occupational and speech-language therapy using… Read more »

Runner dedicated to making life better for homeless

Runner dedicated to making life better for homeless

by Kathy Blake CHARLOTTE – The idea was conceived at a “Lunch and Learn” meeting at downtown Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center in 2008. Meredith Dolhare, a local runner and accomplished… Read more »

Belmont Abbey cuts tuition costs by a third

Belmont Abbey cuts tuition costs by a third

BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College recently announced a plan to reduce its tuition beginning next fall to $18,500 a year – a 33-percent cut. The reduction is a savings of… Read more »

Area park named among ‘Nine Not to Miss’

Area park named among ‘Nine Not to Miss’

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s recent list of “Nine in North Carolina Not to Miss” included Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge, which sits near Mountain Island Lake. The list… Read more »

Gaston blood drives planned for December

Gaston blood drives planned for December

GASTONIA – Community Blood Centers of the Carolinas will hold several blood drives in Gaston County in December. • Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gaston County Department of Social… Read more »

Sport Shorts for December

Sport Shorts for December

SouthLake Christian’s Washington commits to Mississippi State HUNTERSVILLE – SouthLake Christian running back Robert Washington Jr., a freshman, became the youngest player to accept an offer from an SEC college… Read more »

Hawks rise from pretenders to contenders under Caldwell

Hawks rise from pretenders to contenders under Caldwell

by Aaron Burns CHARLOTTE – Jeff Caldwell took the reins of West Mecklenburg High’s football program when it was at its lowest point. The Hawks went 1-10 in 2009. Three years… Read more »

New Covenant plans for December events

New Covenant plans for December events

• New Covenant United Methodist Church’s next fellowship meal takes place 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the church. The menu will include chili and baked potatoes. The church is looking… Read more »