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Author Archives: Josh Whitener

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

As November wanes and people eagerly anticipate Christmas, a handful of churches are taking time to help members reflect on their blessings in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Several churches in… Read more »

Thanksgiving Day tradition returning to Ballantyne

Thanksgiving Day tradition returning to Ballantyne

People in the Ballantyne and Blakeney areas who are looking to start a new Thanksgiving tradition and help those less fortunate during the holidays should look no further than their… Read more »

Sharpening skills while fighting cancer

Sharpening skills while fighting cancer

Niki Shenise thought it would be a normal checkup when she took her 12-year-old son, Eli, to his pediatrician in May. The following week brought the news no parent wants… Read more »

Art, girls and granddaughters

Art, girls and granddaughters

Kay Jaitly has enjoyed writing ever since her first writing assignment – an essay on raccoons she wrote in the second grade. “I couldn’t wait to get home after school… Read more »

Helping wishes come true

Helping wishes come true

Philanthropy has always been important to Anjali Arnold. The Ballantyne resident has participated in a number of charity endeavors throughout her life, so it seemed natural for Arnold to take… Read more »

Fiction focuses on God’s love

Fiction focuses on God’s love

Susan Wright Beard has always considered herself to be a “progressive Christian.” Beard grew up attending a Southern Baptist church in Louisiana and attended a Baptist college and seminary, where… Read more »

Racing in the name of Taylor

Racing in the name of Taylor

One local woman is lacing up her running shoes to bring awareness of rare diseases to people across the United States. Avid runner and south Charlotte resident Laura King Edwards… Read more »

Exploring barrier island nature through literature

Exploring barrier island nature through literature

If you want something done, sometimes you have to do it yourself. That’s the lesson south Charlotte resident Catherine Farley and her daughters, Madeline and Mary Catherine, learned through collaborating… Read more »

Spooky celebration helps fight skin cancer

Spooky celebration helps fight skin cancer

David and Donna Hodgkins’s lives changed forever when their daughter, Jessica, was diagnosed with melanoma in September 2007. Jessica lost her battle with the disease at 30 years old in… Read more »

Author’s debut novel brings Italian history to life

Author’s debut novel brings Italian history to life

Kimberly Cross Teter had long thought about writing a book, but it wasn’t until she discovered a piece of Italian history that she felt inspired to pursue her dream of… Read more »