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Residents sound off on what bugs them

Residents sound off on what bugs them

Email us up to 50 words about things that drive you insane or witty observations that may prompt readers to spit out their morning coffee. Send them to news@mimonitor.com. Put… Read more »

Browsing through the pastors’ bookshelves

Browsing through the pastors’ bookshelves

by Angie Moses churchnews@mimonitor.com I asked some local pastors to name a few books that have been important to them in the past year. Here are some of the responses:… Read more »

Students find spiritual growth in morning seminar

Students find spiritual growth in morning seminar

GASTONIA –  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gastonia recently held seminary graduation for 165 seniors from nine Latter-day Saints (Mormon) congregations. Graduating seniors for the Mountain… Read more »

Mother’s Day, Pentecost have a lot in common

Mother’s Day, Pentecost have a lot in common

by guest clergy Wade Ogle This year, the month of May has two special Sundays. On May 12, we celebrate Mother’s Day, and on May 19, we celebrate the birthday of… Read more »

Thirty years of fear mongering wilt under scrutiny

Thirty years of fear mongering wilt under scrutiny

This is in response to Richard Lynch’s column (which ran in the March edition of the Monitor) concerning the Middle East. The U.S. has lost thousands of soldiers, wasted trillions… Read more »

Resident reflects on nuclear threats

Resident reflects on nuclear threats

Recently, I was surfing the channels for something of interest and ran across the meeting of the United Nations with the prime minister of Israel speaking.  He was concerned with… Read more »

River district plays many roles along the Catawba

River district plays many roles along the Catawba

by Edna Chirico Hopefully you have heard of the Catawba River District, but even those who have might lack a clear idea of our work. Protecting the Catawba River? Helping the… Read more »

Charter school benefits the community

Charter school benefits the community

Editor, There has been so much criticism about Mountain Island Charter School recently and the perception that the school does nothing but take from the community. This is just not… Read more »

City receives educational return from school

City receives educational return from school

Editor, This short article responds to “Residents: Charlotte school location unsafe for school traffic” and comes from a parent volunteer at Mountain Island Charter School. As the mission statement of… Read more »

Don’t let the jerks get the best of you

Don’t let the jerks get the best of you

Real Help for Real Living A few years ago, after having a bad day, I walked into Books-A-Million at Concord Mills Mall and asked the clerk, “Do you have the… Read more »