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Speakers share experiences in Cuba at Hot Meals

By Leah Schmalz

Gary and Debbie Wilfong spoke about their travels to Cuba at the Hot Meals lunch recently at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.

Gary previously worked as a pilot in the Air Force and for US Airways. Now that he is retired, he has taken several mission trips to Cuba with Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist Church in Monroe, most recently on August 15. Debbie has accompanied him on some of the trips.

“Cuba is becoming more and more accessible,” Gary said. The group has been helping construct an assisted living facility. “When we come back, it’s like a reverse mission trip. We’re the ones who are changed.” […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Food, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Independence vs. Garinger

By Andrew Stark

Who: Garinger (0-8, 0-3) at Independence (4-3, 2-0)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Independence won, 65-0, on October 17, 2014

Key Players: Garinger: running back/defensive back Jorden Freeman, defensive back Jalen Grudy, quarterback Matt Douglas, receivers Jorge Fundora and Isaiah Black, linebackers Lance Gibbs and Delvin Clement, linemen Jackie Jones and Marquel Coleman, running back Derrick Yoko; Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell

The Keys: Independence is in the driver’s seat in the suddenly super-competitive Southwestern 4A race after Butler knocked off Myers Park, the only other conference team other than the Patriots not to lose a league game. […]

Communities In Schools receives Wells Fargo grant

Olga Pichardo, store manager for Wells Fargo’s Mint Hill store, and her team recently presented Communities In Schools (CIS) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg with a $1,000 Wells Fargo Community Connection grant for the work the organization does in the local community. The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Around Town|0 Comments

Group enjoys guided visit to Korean War Veteran Memorial

A group from The Cypress of Charlotte, a retirement community, visited the Korean War Veteran Memorial last Thursday. Members of Chapter 265 of the NC Korean War Veterans Association were on hand to answer questions about the war and the memorial.

Chapter 265 Commander Don Putnam explained how the fountain and benches in the center of […]