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Back to School Extravaganza and Community Health Fair

Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, in conjunction with Walking By Faith Community Church, will host a joint “Back to School Extravaganza and Community Health Fair” on Saturday, August 8, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, 13001 Idlewild Road, Matthews.

Free school supplies will be provided to children, free food, free health screening, diabetic testing and many other professionals will be on sight to provide support with long term care planning and other home care needs for adults.  The public is invited.

For more information, contact Nate Huggins, 704-576-4754, Donna Denson, 704-651-5668 or Betryn Byrd at 816-588-5880. […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Carolina Waterfowl rescues birds living in unsanitary conditions

 

The nonprofit Carolina Waterfowl Rescue took custody of nine roosters and five ducks seized by police in Chatham County late yesterday as part of a large-scale animal rescue.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for the property and found 150 animals living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions and in need of medical care.

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Army’s season falls on hard times

It turns out the third time was not the charm for the Mint Hill Army Juniors American Legion baseball team.

The team used a mid-season push to reel off 11 consecutive wins, turning an unassuming 5-5 beginning into a 16-5 record that had them poised to make a deep run in the legion playoffs.

With its momentum and late-season surge, the Army won the regional championship and was in high spirits as the team headed to Granite Falls to take on Davidson County.

But it didn’t go as planned.

“We had a real good practice three days before we left,” said coach Dan Kerr, who is Queen’s Grant’s athletics director, head baseball coach and guided the 2013 Army to the state title. “We were playing really well, everyone was really high on our chances, we were working as a team and then I’m not sure what happened other than saying we lost those games we didn’t get beat. That’s basically what it boiled down to.” […]

Local veteran supports MS research with Rainier climb

By Leah Schmalz

Jameson Knight was in the Army for five and a half years and served in Afghanistan. While he is now back home with his wife Rebecca and three children, he still strives to impact the lives of others.

Knight plans to climb Mount Rainier in Washington in May of 2016 to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund research into the disease. The funds will be donated in honor of his mother-in-law Marie Russell, who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago.

“I knew it would hold me more accountable if I do it for a purpose,” Knight said. Russell is now in remission from MS and has been symptom-free for years after participating in a clinical trial for a new medication. “She could have had a very different outcome if it weren’t for all of the research that has gone into treatments,” Rebecca said. Knight hopes funding research into the disease could lead to a cure in the future.  […]