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Gold Hill Christmas dinner celebrates compassion

Posted at 1:42pm on Dec. 16, 2014

Folks who don’t have a place to go for Christmas dinner can once again head out to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

Girl proves wrestling is a golden chance

Posted at 11:28am on Dec. 12, 2014

My 12-year-old son, Danny, started seventh grade this fall. That meant meant he was old enough to try out for a team sport at his school, Harris Road Middle.

Why can’t we let go of trivial things this time of year?

Posted at 11:39am on Dec. 10, 2014

Every year I ask myself how we can divest. How can we use this time of year to let go of things that don’t matter so we can focus on the things that do?

In December, rest, read up after a few chores are done

Posted at 8:30pm on Dec. 9, 2014

December is time to band trees against cankerworms; plant bulbs, trees, shrubs and woody herbs; start early vegetables indoors; and prepare spring beds.

Mount Pleasant starts holidays with parade, tree display, home tour

Posted at 2:54pm on Dec. 2, 2014

It’s time for some annual traditions, of the happiest kind, in Mount Pleasant.

Cabarrus County commissioners, please restore public library’s reach

Posted at 12:18pm on Nov. 25, 2014

In June, the county commissioners reduced the Cabarrus County Public Library’s staff and hours of operation. They should expand staff and extend hours of this institution, which exemplifies our highest civic standards.

Concord First Assembly to stage “A Christmas Carol”

Posted at 11:54am on Nov. 25, 2014

When we were in the middle of sweltering summer this past August, the last thing on our minds was Christmas.

Successful season for Mount Pleasant band

Posted at 12:08pm on Nov. 25, 2014

The Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band just finished one its most successful seasons in years, capped by an impressive performance at a Bands of America competition in Atlanta.

Make Thanksgiving dinner more local, authentic

Posted at 12:38pm on Nov. 20, 2014

Devotees of local food have a tough time at Thanksgiving. The modern Thanksgiving dinner bears almost no resemblance to the simple and unavoidably local fare that probably waas served at the Plymouth colony in 1621.

Thanksgiving begins season of giving

Posted at 4:25pm on Nov. 19, 2014

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church starts season reaches out to all.