The parenting website BabyCenter released its list of most popular baby names for 2017. Many of the top names from 2016 have returned to the list. See if your baby's (or future baby's) name cracked the top 5.
Aaron Barker was a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard for Olympic High in Charlotte. He was fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Two years earlier, he played eighth-grade travel basketball on former Charlotte Hornets star Muggsy Bogues’ MB1 team. He died unexpectedly this year, but his friends still text him. His mother always replies.
Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. "God bless this young man's heart," she wrote on Facebook with a post of this video. It shows Tyler Opdyke, 18, leaving her husband's wallet stuffed with $1,500 cash to her doorstep in Elk Grove, California after waiting for someone to answer the door. Vang apologized for not opening the door to strangers, but later found the the teen and thanked him for the kind gesture.
Heather Winfree used baseball cards to tell her husband with kidney disease, Steve Winfree, that she is a kidney donor match. She hopes their story will bring more awareness to living kidney donations.
Apex opened its new Elevate Fitness Course Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Apex Community Park on Laura Duncan Road. The course is designed to challenge participants with jumping, balancing and climbing obstacles and draws inspiration from the obstacle course fitness trend.
Ian Pfaff assembles Mad Max-mobiles for his kids from the odds and ends in his garage that might otherwise be mistaken for "junk." His two young children haven't seen the movie, but their customized kiddie cars look like they are from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road.
President Obama got emotional thanking his family during his farewell Tuesday evening. He especially teared up thanking his wife Michelle for taking on a role she didn't ask for, with "grace and grit." Vice President Joe Biden might have received a roaring applause from the Chicago crowd when Obama thanked him.