Only Love Can Heal the Hate…

We all have prejudices, usually based on our experiences or beliefs. And these prejudices get amplified by the company we keep, as many people like to associate with like-minded people. Unfortunately, this can create a false sense of reality, allowing us to live in an “echo chamber of truth.” It is incumbent upon each of…

“Look for the helpers…”

On days like this (and everyday, frankly), “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers

Make-A-Wish, community members build barn for girl with cystic fibrosis

Alene Campbell, a 9-year-old with cystic fibrosis, cut the bright blue ribbon to officially open her new barn Saturday, made possible through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lowe’s Heroes and community volunteers. Source: Make-A-Wish, community members build barn for girl with cystic fibrosis

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions into a 2018 city measure to tax wealthy companies to pay for homeless services. The…

A True Hero: Student killed in UNCC shooting praised for fighting gunman

Howell was from Waynesville, North Carolina, a city in the western part of the state near the junction where the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains meet. A student athlete who ran cross-country and played soccer in high school, Howell also participated in Evironthons — events designed to raise awareness about climate issues. A close…