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    Robin Kanady

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    Hey, Hey Carolinas! I'm doing the job I love in the place I love, my hometown. I grew up in Concord and I'm grateful to be back home telling the stories of such wonderful people in and around the Charlotte area.
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    Central United Methodist Church in Concord has raised, harvested, and donated 1600 pounds of food since May to the Cooperative Christian Ministry's Food Pantry. The church has a plot of land at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, and this year's crop has been the most plentiful in three years.
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Shaleek Williams, the 16 year-old student who was shot outside the gym at Salisbury High School last week, came to support his teammates Monday night in their first basketball game since the shooting. Williams did not suit up for the game against North Rowan High School. He says he’s thankful to be alive. Williams says, “I was in shock. I thought I was about to die, and I wasn’t going to see my mother no more.”

Williams says the shooting was over a dispute between two groups of people. He says, “I was trying to break up a fight, and I ended up getting hurt.” Dajuan Russell has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.

The shooting has caused some parents to be worried about safety. Renee Cowan’s daughter is a cheerleader at Salisbury High School. Cowan says, “When my daughter just called hysterical (after the shooting), I just couldn't believe what she had said, and my first thought was to get in the car and go get her. I did just that, It was just such a shock.”

Cowan says she wanted to make sure she was at the game Monday to make sure her daughter was safe. She says, “Especially after the incident last week, they all were shook up, so I just wanted her to be able to look out and see me and just feel like everything was going to be ok today.”

Shaleek says he'll be back playing basketball again soon. The Rowan-Salisbury School System says extra police officers were on hand for Monday’s basketball game. A district spokeswoman says the shooting is prompting an in-depth review of security procedures to determine if any changes in policies need to be made.

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