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    I thought I Was MacGyver When The Cell Phone Went Dead, Part 1

    CHARLOTTE - The best two days of boat ownership are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. Wanting to avoid...

    The Answer Was Right In Front of Me, Part 2

    CHARLOTTE - Many people said it is a great refrigerator except that it has this design flaw. Defrost didn’t work. Ice formed under the...

    The Answer was Right in Front of Me- Part 1

    CHARLOTTE - Several years ago, my sister bought a house that came with stainless steel appliances. The stove, refrigerator, and microwave all matched. In...

    Where Were You On 9/11?

    CHARLOTTE - I was on Park Road, returning from a meeting with the Board Chair of the Charlotte Rescue Mission. I had just traveled...

    I Can’t Believe I Said That, Part 2

    Charlotte, NC - God is also not aggressive. He doesn’t attack him as in a “Win/Lose” scenario. He doesn’t scream at him.Rather, God is...

    I Can’t Believe I Said That- Part 1

    Charlotte, NC - Did you ever have a really bad day? I wasn’t having a bad day. Stretch that thirty times. I was having...

    I Gave him Something Better than $5, I Gave him… Part 2

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Then I didn’t see him anymore. I was concerned. Was he dead? The nature of addiction is that it is fatal....

    I Gave him Something Better than $5, I Gave him… Part 1

    CHARLOTTE, NC - I’m often asked, “Should I give money to someone who is panhandling?” No one wants another person to suffer. As a...

    My new Favorite Place to Pray is the Pasta Aisle at my Grocery Store

    CHARLOTTE, NC - When I attempt to pray while kneeling alongside my bed, I fall asleep. Not just a quiet sleep, but full-blown deep...

    We Were Given a New Commandment

    After the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, I met with the black female staff of the Charlotte Rescue Mission women's division Dove’s Nest to...

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    Novant Health recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion’ for 2nd...

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 13, 2021 – Novant Health announced today that it has been recognized for the second straight year as one of the...

    Casting a Vision for our Children

    MINT HILL, NC - Oxford Language’s definition of vision is “the faculty or state of being able to see” and “the ability to think...

    Independence Patriots Has 4 Players Selected To All-Conference Team

    MINT HILL, NC - The Independence High School baseball team has had four of it's players selected to the Southwestern Conference 4A All-Conference Team....

    Mending Strides Ranch Invites Veterans, Teachers To “Hang With The Herd”

    MINT HILL, NC - This June, Mending Strides Ranch launched a new program that invites Veterans and Teachers to “Hang with the Herd.”Not therapy...

    Should You Test Popcorn Ceilings for Asbestos?

    MINT HILL, NC - From the 1950s to the 1980s, popcorn ceilings were incredibly popular. This was the time before the dangers of asbestos...

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    Independence Patriots Has 4 Players Selected To All-Conference Team

    MINT HILL, NC - The Independence High School baseball team has had four of it's players selected to the Southwestern Conference 4A All-Conference Team....

    Mending Strides Ranch Invites Veterans, Teachers To “Hang With The Herd”

    MINT HILL, NC - This June, Mending Strides Ranch launched a new program that invites Veterans and Teachers to “Hang with the Herd.”Not therapy...

    Mint Hill American Legion Wins Game 1 of State Playoffs 13-6 Over Hickory

    MINT HILL, NC - The Mint Hill Patriots defeated Hickory 13-6 in the first round of the playoffs recently. The 'Boys of Summer' took...

    Reflections On Getting To Know Your Local Farms

    CHARLOTTE - Over the past three months, I have had the privilege of visiting and chronicling the story of local farms and their owners. ...

    4th Of July Celebrations In Our Area

    MINT HILL, NC - The summer vibe is back and summer 2021 is turning out to be a wonderful time to get out and...