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MONROE — For a second Tuesday in a row, more than 1,000 food boxes were given out to residents in need this week. The boxes, distributed at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church (503 Maurice Street), are donated by Produce Alliance and are the result of a partnership between the church, Produc…

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INDIAN TRAIL — Common Heart’s food pantries received 5,254 pounds of nonperishable from four local Boy Scout troops who chose the nonprofit as the recipient for their annual Scouting for Food collection. That’s enough to provide a week’s worth of food to 155 local struggling families!

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With a new year comes resolutions to change, and that often includes getting into shape, losing weight, or eating healthy. A simple and easy start to creating healthier habits can start off with small tweaks like eating a variety of food groups and portioning foods.

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MONROE — President of CrimeStoppers Reid Helms expressed his appreciation for the community and the outpouring of support they displayed at the annual barbeque fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Union County Agriculture Center.

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MONROE — Shelby Adams received the John H. Crowder Service Award during the Union County Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 12) for “making a difference” at her school and in her community.