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This Week’s Headline:

Family gets culture shock

By James Matthews


The Hutchinson family recently had a very exciting two weeks.
Beginning June 16, the family traveled to the Good Samaritan Children’s Home, which is an orphanage in Mapanga, Malawi, Africa.


Nine-year-old Lindsey Hutchinson, a student at West Buncombe Elementary, got to experience a very different culture.
“It was just our family,” explains Sandra Hutchinson, Lindsey’s mother. “We stayed most of the time at an orphanage.” While there, the family worked to improve the lives of the kids there. “We gave the kids candy,” she explained. “We taught them how to color; they had never seen crayons before.” Sandra adds, “Lindsey and my son were the first white children they had ever seen in their entire lives.”

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Leicester Leader.



Last Week’s Headline

Fire Chief recovering from illness

 By James Matthews


French Broad Fire Chief Matthew Shelton was recently hospitalized after complications with an existing illness.
Shelton suffers from Crohn’s disease, which is an illness that affects the gastrointestinal tract. He has already undergone two previous surgeries. “They took out about three feet of large intestine. Then I had another resection in 2006. They took out an additional foot. So I’m missing four feet of intestines,” Shelton explained. Read more...

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