The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 20, 2013

Local Business Teams-Up With Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to “Give Today For More Tomorrows”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 — A six-year-old girl who goes through more in a day than most of us could handle in a year is the inspiration for her family in Charlotte to raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. That’s why Chris and Sally Ware, the new owners of Papa Murphy’s of Charlotte, are celebrating their grand opening on Saturday, March 2, by hosting a “Fueling the Fun and Adding Tomorrows” event that will raise money to help create more birthdays for not only their child, but other local children and families living with this disease.


“Our young daughter, Vivian, has cystic fibrosis and this disease has changed all of our lives. This community has given my family so much support since Vivian’s diagnosis that we really want to give back as part of our grand opening celebration,”says Sally Ware, owner of the new Papa Murphy’s of Charlotte. “Vivian is a vibrant six-year-old who has taken this disease in stride. In honor of her, we started “Team Vivi” as part of the CFF’s annual Great Strides Walk.  The money we raise goes toward research in hopes of one day finding a cure, and allowing all of our children with this disease the chance to celebrate more birthdays and create more memories.”


In honor of Vivian, the Wares are raising money by hosting a “Fueling the Fun and Adding Tomorrows” event at Ballantyne Elementary on Saturday, March 2 (details below). With every lap each child completes, the Wares will donate $1 to Team Vivi to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

They will also donate 15% of their sales at their new Papa Murphy’s store (located at 16015 Lancaster Highway, Suite C, in Charlotte), from March 2 through March 9, in Vivian’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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  • Environmental Professional to Speak on Water, Air Pollution at Catawba College

    Rick Dove, environmental consultant and former Southeastern Representative for the Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak on “North Carolina’s Environment in the Eye of the Perfect Storm” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Catawba College.

    April 22, 2014

  • N.C.’s longest-serving university president announces retirement

    Wingate, N.C. – Dr. Jerry E. McGee, Wingate University’s 13th president, announced plans today to retire in May 2015. McGee is N.C.’s longest-serving university president. At the time of his retirement, he will have served at Wingate for 23 years. McGee’s remarks are available on YouTube:

    April 22, 2014

  • NCSU STUDY: Finding the Mix: Solar Cell Efficiency a Delicate Balance

    Research from North Carolina State University reveals that solar cell efficiency is based upon a delicate balance between the size and purity of the interior layers, or domains. These findings may lead to better designs and improved performance in organic solar cells.

    March 30, 2014

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    Prepare to boldly go where no man has gone before.

    March 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding

    Charlotte - Heavy rains over the last several hours have prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close several roads in Cabarrus County flooded by rising waters. Sections of Rocky River may reach 17 feet and spill over its banks today, while localized flooding is still possible across parts of the Charlotte region through this afternoon.

    March 7, 2014

  • Highlight of Town Creek Under the Stars will be the Moon on March 15

    Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Participants will view the nearly full Moon and learn fun moon facts.  The March full moon, called many different things by various American Indian tribes, was an important one in that it marked the end of cold weather and the beginning of spring

    March 3, 2014

  • NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue in Concord at 8 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through November 1.

    February 25, 2014

  • Concord Mills adds Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its brand of shopping

    CONCORD – Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, has added Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its roster of popular retail stores, plus family dining and entertainment options. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord will further solidify Concord Mills’ position as a leading attraction for local shoppers and visitors from across the U.S. and beyond, according to the shopping giant.

    February 20, 2014

  • GRITS: The Musical returns to Wingate University this weekend

    Wingate, N.C. – GRITS: The Musical (Girls Raised In The South) returns to The Batte Center at Wingate University this weekend. Based on southern stories in the book by Deborah Ford, Erica McGee, president of McGee Productions, wrote the script and songs for the musical. The musical premiered at Wingate University in 2008.

    February 18, 2014

  • DENR staff working with utility at site of Dan River spill in Rockingham County

    RALEIGH – Staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been alerted to a spill of coal ash from a stormwater pipe into the Dan River in Eden and are on-site working with Duke Energy officials to control the spill to protect public health and the environment.

    February 4, 2014

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