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49ers football coach Bill Poggi visits John at the basketball game

Indomitable John McCurdy: On a wing and a prayer, plus faith, family, friends

Feb. 8. By Dave Yochum. More than $50,000 has been raised so far as John McCurdy, a resident of the Heritage Green neighborhood, prepares to undertake a new life in the same house he has lived in for 20 years. The immaculate two-story home will have ramps for his high-tech wheelchair, wider doorways and a […]

In His Steps Dance presents free family event Jan.13

Jan. 2. In His Steps, a non-profit dance ministry for girls, will host its annual Elevate event on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 11am to 2pm at The Cove Church in Statesville. Not affiliated with any particular church or denomination, In His Steps offers weekly dance lessons free of charge, along with spiritual development through biblical-based […]

Community Thanksgiving service is this Sunday

Nov. 14. Ten local churches will come together Sunday Nov. 19 for the traditional community thanksgiving service—this year at the Cain Center for the Arts at 6 pm. The “Give Thanks LKN!” service will feature a combined choir and a praise band leading the audience in songs of thanksgiving. The program will also include inspirational […]

Community Thanksgiving service will be Nov. 19

Save the date: The traditional multi-church Community Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday Nov. 19 at the Cain Center for the Arts at 6 pm. The “Give Thanks LKN” event includes a community choir comprised of  11 participating churches. Those who attend are asked to bring canned goods.

A section of Mt. Zion Community Cemetery will be consecrated for Catholics

Oct. 25. Father John Putnam from St. Mark Roman Catholic Church will consecrate a section in Mt. Zion Community Cemetery to open up burial spaces for the Catholic community. A crucifix will be placed in the middle of the Catholic section which will include 275 graves, according to John Kepner, owner/president of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home […]

Prayer Walk from First Baptist July 18

First Baptist prayer walk

July 20. A “prayer walk” starting at First Baptist Church yesterday included stops at Madalina Cojocari’s house, the Cornelius Police Station, and Cornelius Fire Station No. 1 downtown. Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist, led the walk which included young people from the Metrolina Baptist Association.

Prayer walk on July 18 will include a stop at Madalina’s house

Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist Church on Catawba Avenue, will lead a group of young people from the Metrolina Baptist Association in a prayer walk starting at the church at 9:45 am Tuesday, July 18. Stops will include Madalina Cojocari’s home at the corner of Lake Village Boulevard and Victoria Bay Drive. Other […]

Bethel Presbyterian Pastor Aaron Moore / Photo by Bradford MacKay

Bethel Presbyterian has a new senior pastor

April 21. By Dave Yochum. You can call the new pastor at Bethel Presbyterian Pastor, Pastor Aaron, or just Aaron, but know that Aaron is pronounced with a long A, like faith. Moore, who came on board at Bethel in February, comes amidst change in the church nationwide. Bethel is an ECO church, the official […]


Mt. Zion opts to remain affiliated with UMC

March 24. The administrative board of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church has voted unanimously to remain affiliated with the parent church. Some UMC member churches have begun the process of “disaffiliation” from the Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC) as well as the entire UMC. The departures are largely due to theological conservatives’ concerns about LGBTQ […]

Andrew Lovedale

Op-Ed: Sports can inspire, unify and create change

March 22. By Andrew Lovedale. Nelson Mandela once declared that sports “has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” We’ve seen throughout history, on stages big and small, the power of sports to not only reveal […]