Help, I have insomnia!

Q: I have insomnia and nothing I do fixes anything. I take prescriptions and they don’t help either.  What do you recommend I do? A: I’m really sorry to hear that you aren’t sleeping and nothing is helping. I suffered from a busted hip joint for a year and half and there was no rest from pain. I also barely slept so I understand […]

2022 Rock Springs Camp Meeting

Community comes together to ‘Stuff the Bus’

DENVER – Community organizations are partnering with the public for Stuff the Bus 2022, an annual campaign aimed at providing Lincoln County children with the essentials needed for a successful school year.  “It’s an annual event designed to restock all of our local resource centers across the county that serve all students in Lincoln County,” United Way of Lincoln County […]

Lincoln Charter teacher of the year prepares to welcome new students

DENVER – While placing the finishing touches on her classroom and mapping out lesson plans for the upcoming school year, reigning Lincoln Charter School Teacher of the Year Trisha Amos took time to organize a summer camp for her rising sixth graders in an effort to help calm the nerves that can arise on the first day of school.  “It’s […]

Camp Meeting history reveals unity amid community

DENVER – The annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting dates back more than 200 years and the gatherings of today still resemble those early congregations. While the world around the campground has changed exponentially, for two weeks each summer the faithful tenters of Rock Springs ditch the modern conveniences that have become so commonplace to reconnect with family, friends, food and […]

Christ the King’s new gym coming as school grows, wins championships

HUNTERSVILLE – Coming off a year winning two state championships, Christ the King High School is elevating itself further with a new gymnasium. The new facility, being built essentially on top of the previous gym, will hold 700 people, have a full stage and six basketball goals. The significant increase in space for both athletes and spectators is going to […]

CMS leadership talks goals, staffing, new facilities

CORNELIUS – As the new school year approaches, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School leaders addressed the district’s course of action it addresses challenges – ones seen statewide and across the country – it is facing. Interim Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh, Board Chairperson Elyse Dashew and North Learning Community Superintendent Tangela Williams met with residents and local leaders Aug. 1 to discuss questions related to staff […]

Activities with a ‘back to school’ finale fuel fun in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – Brainstorming about a back-to-school event morphed into a full week of community festivities in Huntersville resulting in a “Week of Fun” hosted by Huntersville Parks and Recreation, Huntersville Presbyterian Church and the Huntersville Police Department that drew hundreds of participants. Last summer, Lindsay Small, HPRD’s downtown events and facilities coordinator, and Lisa Wilson, lay pastor for families at HPC, […]

First-day photos bring back fond school memories

As parents take a quiet, joyful deep breath on the first day back to school, this momentous occasion is marked by the traditional first-day photo. Children – posed with ultra-chic backgrounds like the front door or a tree in the yard – sport too-short haircuts and leftover tans from summer vacations, their shoes and sneakers are as yet unblemished, and jam-packed backpacks’ […]

Cornelius theater shutters for regional organization

CORNELIUS – The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, an intimate professional theater, is no more as part of a transition to a regional organization. Just before reaching its 10th anniversary, Warehouse co-founder Marla Brown made the move to create a producing company with a new vision. The Charlotte Conservatory Theatre is now home to area artists uniting with the goals of […]