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This week’s headline

Racer hopes to bring awareness to brain injuries

 by James Matthews


An Erwin High School student is combining his passion for racing with his compassion.
Anthony Miller is a race car driver who hopes to bring awareness to brain injuries with the help of his car.
“He has just partnered with the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC),” explains Miller’s mother, Christy.

We were looking for some charity work, to help people and use racing to help other people.” A connection at church led to the partnership. Speaking of BIANC, Christy explains, “They work with people who have brain injuries, to help them cope with their daily life.” Miller plans to be involved with them both off and on the track. Aside from sporting decals with their logo on his car, “He will be going to some of these places and hands-on working with people, but a big part of his involvement will be promoting the awareness of it.” Read more...

Last week’s headline

Child receives big surprise

By James Matthews


Despite a difficult start to the year, the Landreth family got a big yellow surprise over the weekend.
Due to a defect in her heart called Atrioventricular Septal Defect, Olivia Landreth required a heart transplant, which she received on January 16. The surgery and treatment forced her to miss her first day of kindergarten.
A successful heart transplant allowed her plenty of time to recover in time for her birthday party, held Saturday (February 14).
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