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Search underway for missing girl

Kiley Hegger, a 13-year-old South Charlotte girl, has been missing for more than two days and a search is underway.
The family suspects that Kiley snuck out her bedroom window in only her pajamas, to meet a person the family does not know after communicating with said person on Facebook.
Kiley Hegger is a white female, […]

By |March 7th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

A special birthday request

 

Abigael Aycock is 8 years old. Her birthday was February 9. There was a party with friends, family, games, and fun, but one thing was missing: presents.

Abby didn’t want any presents for her birthday–not for herself anyway. She wanted anyone who was going to buy her presents to buy a pair of shoes, to be donated to those in need.

“We have massive birthdays, and I always try to something really cool and memorable for their birthdays,” said Elizabeth Aycock, Abby’s mother.

The idea came last August, from a commercial about a girl in Texas, who gathered 300 pairs of shoes for charity, and Abby told her mother that she wanted a big birthday party with lots of friends, and for presents: shoes.

Abby’s reasoning behind the charity is straightforward and plain, “It’s nice,” she said. “And I’d be growing closer to God.”

Thirty-one pairs of shoes were gathered at the party and then donated to A Child’s Place, which will give them to homeless children in Mecklenburg County.

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By |February 28th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Rise in flu cases leads to new visitation policy at CHS facilities

Carolinas Healthcare System has restricted its visitation policy in all its in-patient care facilities in the greater Charlotte area in response to heightened risk of influenza. 

Visitations by children younger than 12 years of age is restricted entry to all in-patient hospitals, while previously the restriction had only applied to neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. 
“We had been monitoring the flu situation for a while,” said Kevin McCarthy, communications staff member with Carolina HealthCare System. “And because it had started so quickly and we were starting to see so many cases a lot earlier than we usually do, we felt it was an appropriate step to take.”
In order to hinder the spread of flu further, CHS is also requesting that anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms not to visit anyone in the hospital. 
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By |January 17th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Gift of Adoption helps local family

Last week’s paper reported on the new Gift of Adoption headquarters in Charlotte.

Matthews residents Todd and Cindy Garner know the difference that non-profit groups like Gift of Adoption can make in people’s lives.  The Garner family is comprised of two parents dedicated to creating a family, and their two adopted children, Caleb, 11, and Claire, […]

By |June 24th, 2012|Around Town, Matthews, North Carolina|0 Comments

Adoption in the Carolinas

Adoption in the Carolinas is being made easier with the help of Gift of Adoption, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago and dedicated to providing financial assistance for domestic and international adoptions.

Charlotte is the new headquarters for Gift of Adoption’s seventh regional chapter.  The new chapter will serve North and South Carolina.  Its opening […]

By |June 13th, 2012|Around Town, Non-profit, North Carolina|0 Comments