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J.V. Washam wins JJ Foundation grant
A local elementary school is racing to put together fundraising and construction plans after winning an education improvement grant from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.
Life insurance has no one-size-fits-all option. Singles with no dependents often need little or no coverage. But it can be an important purchase for people whose families depend on their income to cover daily living costs, mortgage repayment, college, retirement or other major expenses.
Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival
The 16th annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, beginning at 8 a.m. both days. Many of the world's best and brightest border collies will be present to demonstrate their sheep herding skills.
I've never been in war. I have not seen death. I have not been awakened in the night by the sounds of bombs and a horizon engulfed in fire. I have not watched my friends and neighbors suffer. I have never considered what's best for the "greater good" nor had to make a decision for an entire nation. I've never tasted gunpowder and I've never taken aim at anything but dreams. I have never had to worry abeen grazed by a bullet or bled from my pride. I have never known the ache of hunger, of cold, of fatigue, and of despair. I've never laid in a trench and given up hope. I've never risked my life for a stranger. I've never felt the loss of losing a comrade. I've never protected a country nor felt the weight of responsibility to obey, to do my duty. I've never donned a uniform and served my country.
The Lake Norman Home Builders Association held its annual awards banquet Nov. 4 at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver, to announce the winners of the 2011 Best of the Lake design competition.
Our Towns Cinema in Davidson will hold a special series of screenings of the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street, in December with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Ada Jenkins Center of Davidson. Between Friday, Dec. 9, and Thursday, Dec. 15, $1 from each $7.50 ticket purchased for the film will be donated to the center.
Eat some spaghetti and help put vets to work in racing
Manpower to Horsepower, a new nonprofit organization working with racing to meet the transitional needs of post-combat veterans, will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at Manpower to HorsePower at 610 Performance Road in Mooresville. The goal of the dinner is to raise the funds needed to host a Christmas party and to provide gifts for veterans and their families.
Carolina Woman food drive
Carolina Woman of Cornelius is hosting a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank through Nov. 18. Carolina Woman is serving as a drop-off center for nonperishable food items. The most needed food drive items are canned meats, canned fish, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, rice, macaroni and cheese, laundry soap, dish soap, soup, shampoo and deodorant