If you had $20 what would you buy to feed your family for the longest period of time?
This is a question many families face every day. Whether it is the result of a natural disaster, financial difficulties or general hardship, families who struggle to make ends meet need assistance and support. Many immediately think of the Red Cross or the local food banks for aid, but fail to realize that there are a number of smaller organizations that strive to help those in their own community.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry, a food pantry and financial aid organization serving residents of Apex, Holly Springs, New Hill and Friendship, provides immediate assistance to people experiencing emergency situations related to food, shelter and other basic human needs.Read more
The Wake County Board of Education voted in June to appoint Dr. Jim Merrill as superintendent of the Wake County Public School System, effective Aug. 1.
Merrill, a former Wake County associate superintendent of finance and assistant superintendent of human resources, began his career in 1973 as an English teacher, spending a total of 16 years in Wake County.
He returns to the area after serving as superintendent of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
Merrill’s accolades include:Read more
Faced with unspeakable loss — the death of a child — Jim and Terri Wasley transformed their grief into love. Love for their daughter, Meg, and her memory. Love for families and children faced with serious illnesses. And love for their community and “extended family” of support.
Their love can be felt through the work of Meg’s Smile Foundation, a Holly Springs-based nonprofit the Wasleys founded in honor of their daughter, who lost a battle with an inoperable brain tumor in early 2011.Read more