Nearly 300 people gathered at Shalom Park for Temple Israel’s annual Yom Gemilut Hasadim, or “day of performing acts of loving kindness,” to make sandwiches for the hungry, write letters of support to Israeli soldiers and build suncatchers for hospitalized children.
Not only did Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major political party, lose after her presidential election victory was taken for granted, but she lost to Donald Trump, a man caught on tape boasting about groping women. Now the sadness, alarm and ensuing determination that many young American women felt after the door-slam of the 2016 election have become catalysts for a resurging women’s movement.
Abel Zimmerman, a fifth-grade student at Cornelius Elementary School, shocked his family when he won the the USA BMX Grand National title in Tulsa, Okla., in November only two years after taking up the sport.
Ardrey Kell sophomore Avideep Pradhan is a straight-A student with a wide variety of interests and activities. He’s also responsible for the planning and construction of computer labs in two schools in Kathmandu, Nepal, the capital of a small country situated half way around the world from his Ballantyne area home.
Another CorePower Yoga studio will open soon at the Park Road Shopping Center. The new studio will be at 540 Brandywine Road, Suite 420, in the back lot of the complex that will also include an Amelie’s and a Midwood Smokehouse.
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from North Carolina and a past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday he doesn’t think President-elect Donald Trump is prepared to take office and he’s worried about his ties to Russia. Another N.C. Democrat, U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, also said she’s skipping Trump’s inauguration on Friday, and she criticized the way the incoming president has talked about women, minorities and people with disabilities.
Thanks to an upgraded lighting system atop the Bank of America Corporate Center, the Charlotte skyline has been a little more colorful lately. Changing colors used to be a laborious process, but this fall the bank added new LED lights that can switch colors easily.
Wal-Mart plans to add about 500 retail jobs in North Carolina over the next year as part of a larger initiative to hire approximately 10,000 nationally, as the retailer opens new stores and expands existing locations.
Barbara Demorest has seen “exponential growth” in the last month for her nonprofit organization, Knitted Knockers. The Bellingham organization, which provides free, knitted breast prostheses to women who have recently undergone mastectomies, was featured early December in “Dear Abby,” the newspaper advice column that reaches millions of readers nationwide.