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Local Girl Scouts Council gets $1.1 million from billionaire MacKenzie Scott

Oct. 26. Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council recently announced a $1.1 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of the founder of Amazon. The gift to the Charlotte region is part of an $84.5 million donation awarded to Girl Scouts of the USA  and 29 local councils selected by Scott, making this investment […]

Peninsula Community Foundation has new web site in time for 20th anniversary

Aug. 30. By Dave Vieser. The Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF) will be launching a new website later this week, along with a new tagline, “Uniting a Generous Community.” It will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the foundation which is based in The Peninsula. Mobilize donations, volunteers “We will be using this site to mobilize […]

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Afghan family of six will start a new life in Cornelius

Aug. 20. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius is rallying behind an Afghan family of six that has been evacuated from Kabul by the US State Dept. They will move into an apartment in Cornelius next week. The family includes an interpreter—a 37-year-old father—who assisted US forces and the CIA. Meredith Romley organized a GoFundMe account for […]