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MARSHVILLE — Students at East Union Middle School collected 1,790 food items for a drive hosted by Kiwanis of Monroe on Nov. 24, according to the school’s Facebook page.

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For me, and most Americans, an oven roasted turkey is the iconic symbol of a Thanksgiving feast. Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers, said, “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.” To this day, turkey is still part of any proper Thanksgiving celebration.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Local nonprofit Common Heart is seeking donations to provide 1,500 frozen turkeys with all the fixin’s to 1,500 local families in need so they can prepare their own Thanksgiving feasts. It’s the 14th annual Great Turkey Countdown.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the need to be as self-sufficient as possible, and that includes the ability to grow food. At Western Union Elementary School in Waxhaw, the outdoor learning lab exposes students to preparing the soil, planting a garden and maintaining it. B…

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As we all go through these times of uncertainty, suffering through the coronavirus pandemic, we are longing for anything that feels the least bit normal. It is upsetting to think that our everyday routine six months ago is now considered, “the good ol’ days.” Simply put, that way of living i…

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The Union County Community Shelter (UCCS) got an assist from the boys soccer team at Union Academy Charter School on Tuesday (Aug. 11); they volunteered for the Shelter’s public food distribution event. The Shelter's drive-thru pantries are held every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. at 160 Meadow St. …

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If you are new to vegetable gardening, you may have already learned that you are most likely going to have insects feeding on your vegetables. The first year you have a garden, the insect pest pressure may be almost non-existent, but by the second year the insects will have found your garden…