7th annual Jacob’s Run raises money for children’s hospital

WINTERVILLE, NC (WITN) – The 7th Annual Jacob’s Run is being held on September 16th in memory of Jacob Floars, who was killed in an auto accident at 17 years old back in 2000. Jacob’s parents, Allen and Catherine Floars, started the fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital shortly after their son…

Two Grand Rapids boys throw pizza party for homeless, those in need

  GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A local 10-year-old younger brother spent their summer this year collecting pop cans and fundraising because they wanted people in need to have a chance to enjoy their favorite food — pizza. When the Graves brothers saw a homeless man panhandling on a family vacation, they became inspired to raise…

Firefighters plan fundraiser for cancer-stricken comrade

  Bryan Carper has been a familiar sight at fires in Scott Township. Paralyzed in an accident in his younger days, he could not actually fight the blazes. But he came in his wheelchair and did what he could to help to his fellow members of the volunteer fire department, passing out food and drinks…

Sylvania family battling cancer in three generations

  Cancer is the leading cause of death and the number of people it affects continues to rise. One Sylvania family is dealing with it right now. In fact, three generations are all fighting the good fight together. Brooke Robbins is entering her senior year at Northview High School with stage four cancer. It’s a…

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…

Surfside Beach woman anonymously donates stem cells to young woman

One Surfside Beach woman has dedicated her life to helping others, and on Monday, she gave the ultimate gift of all – a second chance at life.Stevielyn Winfield, a firefighter and EMT loves spending time with her husband, and their two sons, Grayson and Garrett. She also has a passion for helping others. Winfield donates school…

Together We Are Stronger!

We have allowed religion and politics to divide us, and many of those with or seeking power use these levers to further divide and conquer, making them stronger and “we the people” weaker.  It is up to us to reject those who divide us and embrace our common humanity as husbands and wives, sisters and…

Pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, Dexter woman delivers healthy baby

It was one of the happiest times of her life, a Dexter woman learned she was going to have a second baby. But just a couple months into her pregnancy a potentially deadly diagnosis: stage three breast cancer. But her story became one of strength, hope and love. Source: Pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, Dexter…

8-YO and mom hand out supplies to Oakland’s homeless 

Eight-year-old A.J. Jackson is a little boy with a big heart, especially when it comes to homeless people. “When I see them on the street I feel bad because they are on the street. They don’t have any shelter or food or water. I just wanted to help them,” said A.J.For the past few months,…