Tiffany Hines

High School Basketball on Tap for Friday; Hope Women Win Again

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM, Dec. 9, 2022) – In high school basketball at the Heeringa Holland Civic Center Place last night, visiting South Christian swept a doubleheader from Holland Christian by scores of 46-41 for the girls and 75-34 for the boys. Catch girls/boys hoops doubleheader action on our stations this...
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Social News XYZ

Pak tops index measuring global Chinese influence

Islamabad, Dec 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) Pakistan is the country in the world that is the most influenced by China, according to a new study that measures Beijing's expanding global sway.

ATF: QVC fire of 'undetermined' origin

Federal investigators on Thursday announced they ruled the cause of a fire that shuttered the QVC Distribution Center as undetermined after a nearly yearlong investigation. The decision was made public in a news release from the Charlotte Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It said the Charlotte ATF office reached the conclusion along with multiple local and state investigators. The Dec. 18, 2021, fire claimed the...

Five Rivers Senior Living serves up Chef Wayne to community

Recently you may have seen Chef Wayne Hicks living the RV lifestyle in Garibaldi, cruising the docks and enjoying the fishing village with his wife. Hicks recently moved to the area after accepting the role of Dining Services Manager with Five Rivers Senior Living in Tillamook, and since he’s started he’s made a bit of a name for himself in the senior community. “I prefer the title ‘Chef Wayne’ when it comes to what I do,” Hicks said. “I think it fits well with all...
Social News XYZ

Two members of Bhati gang nabbed in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two members of infamous 'Randeep Bhati gang' in the Janata Colony area of the national capital.

Labour would 'fast-track' asylum claims from safe countries like Albania

The Labour Party has announced it would "fast-track" asylum claims made by arrivals to Britain from safe countries like Albania. Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, called for a scheme similar to those operated in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland where cases from a list of nations are prioritised to be dealt with within weeks.

Column: Anti-semites seem to forget: Christmas is a Jewish thing

Don’t get me wrong here. My Jewish friends do not celebrate Christmas. Hanukkah, certainly, but Christmas, no. This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 18, and ends on the evening of Monday, Dec. 26. It is a celebration of the dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the Second century B.C. Each day, an additional candle is lit on the seven-branched menorah. Lots of psalms are read, special hymns are sung, and generous charity is practiced. Many unseen acts of kindness...

Nelson, Weinert lead Spartans over Holton

Mason County Central’s girls basketball team showed a few more of its strengths Thursday night when it registered a convincing 46-27 victory over Holton in the West Michigan Conference Rivers Division opener. Good things were expected from this group by head coach Mike Weinert, and the Spartans are beginning...
The Valley Reporter

Harwood Union High School inducts students into National Honor Society

Harwood Union High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony Sunday, November 20, in the Harwood auditorium. The nominees, all of whom are involved members in their communities, were selected based on the high levels of scholarship, service, leadership, and character they demonstrate both in and out of school. Current members took over the stage and welcomed their peers into the honor society.
Washington Post

When coyotes attacked, a dog killed 8 of them, saving a flock of sheep

John Wierwille sprang out of bed early one November morning when he heard coyotes outside his Decatur, Ga., home. But by the time the sheep farmer made it outside to check on his flock, his sheepdogs were already on the scene. Casper, a 21-month-old Great Pyrenees, soon led a counterattack...

Grondsma scores 20 as Pentwater boys get by Walkerville

It was opening night at home for the Pentwater boys basketball team Thursday, and the Falcons established a quick tempo from the start and never let up in rolling past Walkerville, 59-34 in the Western Michigan D League. Sharing the ball on offense, and hustling on defense, the Falcons opened...

10-year-old wins Big Issue Christmas cover design contest

A 10-year-old boy has won this year’s competition to design the Christmas cover of the Big Issue with his colourful picture of a snowman dressed as one of the magazine’s vendors. Judges praised Fergus Rutherford-Moyler from Glasgow for his collage of a snowman dressed in the famous red...

Dec. 9 Community News

Email announcements to Community Band The Tar River Community Band will present a program of Christmas music at 7 p.m. today at the Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., between Belk and Victoria’s Secret. Community Pops Concert The Greenville...

University Heights: “All Hands” Called to Respond to Fire at Fordham Hill Oval, Now Under Control

A fire broke out at Fordham Hill Oval Housing Co-op in the University Heights section of the Bronx on Thursday evening, Dec. 8, FDNY officials said. According to the FDNY’s social media updates, the alarm was raised at around 8.32 p.m. regarding the fire which reportedly broke out on the 12th floor of Building A, in Apt 12A, at the multiple dwelling, located at 1 Fordham Hill Oval. It was brought under control at around 8.54 p.m.
Wave of Long Island


When restrictions for indoor gatherings were lifted in 2021, Rockaway newcomer Neva Talladen, a freelance writer and editor, reached out to other home-based professionals to see if they’d be interested in creating a coworking space on the peninsula. “I was procrastinating on getting started with the book that I...
Davis Enterprise

‘The Swimmers’: Medal-worthy

Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, occasional profanity, violence and sexual assault. Starring: Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ahmed Malek, Ezzat Suliman, Kinda Alloush, James Krishna Floyd, Nahel Tzegai. Available via: Netflix. Inspirational, fact-based saga is almost beyond belief. Some people are born with a level of grit, determination,...
Wave of Long Island

Gotham Baseball

On Oct. 26, I predicted that Jacob deGrom would sign with the Texas Rangers, Aaron Judge would sign with the San Francisco Giants, and the Angels’ superstar pitcher/slugger Shohei Ohtani would be traded to the New York Mets. The first came to fruition last week, sadly for Mets fans....