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Indian Trail-based food pantry Common Cupboard, a branch of local nonprofit Common Heart, has begun collecting turkeys and other groceries this week for its Seventh Annual Great Turkey Countdown.
United Way is giving $200,000 in Critical Need Response Fund grants to Second Harvest and Loaves & Fishes to help with hunger issues ahead of the difficult winter months. Second Harvest will receive $170,000 and Loaves and Fishes will receive $30,000.
The Highway Patrol ended its Operation Stop Arm campaign on Oct. 24. The campaign began Oct. 20 and was focused on promoting traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops.
Halloween is the only time of the year when it is acceptable to put on a disguise and go door-to-door begging. However, amid the costumes, decorations, sugar highs and inevitable sugar crashes, it is important to remain safe.