(November 20, 2018) – Today, U.S. Cellular announced the three winning coaches of the Most Valuable Coach program, which honors current coaches of K-12 school-affiliated sports teams who connect to the good in all of us, by inspiring their players through true leadership and community involvement. U.S. Cellular is committed to investing in the communities it serves and is rewarding those coaches who do the same.
Grand prize winner Chris Metzger of Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines received a $50,000 donation for his school and will also be awarded with a Samsung tech prize package, valued at $30,000, for Pinecrest High School. Chris Metzger has served as the head football coach for Pinecrest Crest High School for the past 11 years. Metzger is the coach with the highest number of wins in school history, with 84 wins to date.
(Raleigh)- A popular holiday chain letter has resurfaced and is making waves across social media. Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) first warned of the “Secret Sister” gift exchange back in 2016. The social media campaign claims participants will receive up to 36 gifts in exchange for sending one gift valued at $10. Users are encouraged to invite others to participate in the holiday gift exchange, where they will receive information on where to mail gifts.
Sandhills Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP) will be accepting online applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, beginning at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Requires SS # and birthdate for all household members.
Local law enforcement officers conducted a day long speed enforcement operation in and around Cameron Thursday. From 8:00 am in the morning until 5:00 pm that afternoon officers endured cold rainy weather to enforce speed and other traffic laws in the area.
(Pinehurst) – The North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council (DAC) has recently honored heroes in the fight against diabetes in North Carolina. The 2018 DAC Awards, which were held on October 26th, recognizes individuals and organizations that encourage diabetes prevention and self-management through promotion of eating healthy, being physically active, living tobacco free, getting adequate sleep and participating in a diabetes program or adhering to a personalized diabetes treatment plan. Awards recognize diabetes prevention and management efforts at worksites, in the community and in health care settings.
Melissa Herman, R.D., LDN, CDE, with FirstHealth’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education program, was recognized this year in the Health Care Provider Award category.