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Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
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The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
President Barack Obama's 26-hour whirlwind visit to Berlin caps three days of international summitry for the president, and marks his return to a place where he once summoned a throng of 200,000 to share his...More >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50...More >>
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A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. The study by the Tax Foundation says federal funding accountsMore >>
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. More >>
CHERRYVILLE, NC (WBTV) -
Kimberly White has never been one to see hills as hurdles.
"I could tell it was harder for my manager to tell me than I think it was for me to take," Kimberly said of the day in February 2011 when her boss told her she was being let go from her administrative job, because of company downsizing.
"I told him, that's fine I understand."
Her new job became finding a new job. She handed her resume to anyone who'd have it. Two weeks ago her unemployment ran out. Even nibbles now, are priceless.
"I had gotten a flyer in the mail and it had a job listing and I knew in advance that I was not going to have a vehicle," Kimberly said.
Kimberly needed to drive from Cherryville to Lincolnton to apply for a job with a payment center. But she had no money to buy gas to get there.
"That's a great opportunity and I wasn't going to let that slip by."
This is the part where the rubber meets the road. When 4 wheels wouldn't work, she improvised with 2.
A two county trip that takes about 25 minutes in a car, took Kimberly 3 hours.
She had no GPS or computer map to tell her it was 13 miles.
So she just kept pedaling.
Determination took Kimberly all the way to Lincolnton on a bike. She admits it was grueling, she was sweaty, but she can't find any reason it wasn't worth it.
"I got to exercise and apply for the job at the same time," Kimberly says with a laugh. It's her refusal to see anything but a silver lining that's kept her smiling through her struggle. So far no phone calls for the job she rode so far to apply for. But she's intent on seeking only the positive.
"It's good to know this is the path that God intended for me, or at least I'm making do with," Kimberly said with another laugh.