Jan. 26, 2013 @ 10:23 PM

Good Steward Ministries / Crystal Oliver

Crystal Oliver, manager of Good Steward Ministries Thrift Store in Marshville preps a pair of black and pink leather heels for display in the window of the store on Main Street Saturday afternoon. Good Steward Ministries, a non-profit entity with a retail store in Marshville and Monroe, accepts and resells donated items to benefit numerous local charities and community assistance programs.

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 11:08 PM

Jimmy Rainey

Misty Miracco, marketing manager for Logan's Roadhouse restaurant, autographs manager Jimmy Rainey's freshly shaved head after the restaurant's employees hosted a 'head shaving and support' party for him. After a diagnosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in November, Rainey, scheduled for his third chemo treatment on Friday, didn't want to lose his hair gradually due to the treatments. His employees wanted to emphasize their support for Rainey.

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 09:13 PM

Thumper's Holiday Charity Run

Dozens of bikers from various regional clubs gathered at Iron Horse Motorcycles Saturday to participate in the 5th annual toy run to benefit Turning Point and victims of domestic violence. Saturday's event marked the 6th annual event for Carolinas Motorcycle Organizations United (CMOU). More info can be found on the groups website:

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 05:50 PM

Jill Pleimann retires

Lee Myers, left, former mayor of Matthews, relates stories about Matthews town clerk, Jill Pleimann, right, during his term as mayor. Pleimann, of Monroe, retiring after 21 years of service, worked with Myers during his 18 year term as mayor and was honored Saturday with a reception at Matthews Town Hall. December 28 will be Pleimann's last day as town clerk.

Nov. 29, 2012 @ 09:59 PM

Featured: Photo of the Day

Jessica Mangum, of Monroe, captured this photo of five of her pets peering inquisitively out the window after they spotted the neighbor's dog outside Thursday morning.

Nov. 16, 2012 @ 09:39 PM

Parkwood students & faculty square off to raise funds.

Amber Dennis, vice president of the student body at Parkwood High School, made her rounds across the campus this week, chalk in hand, to spread the word about the school's upcoming student-faculty basketball and volleyball competition. On Tuesday, the two entities face off on the court, all in good spirit, to raise funds for community projects. Spectators, as well as the competitors, will fork over $1 to be a part of the event.