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We oftentimes say we have to learn to live with COVID, but we don’t really know what that means. So I’ve been talking to some of my friends in the medical field to kind of understand. What they’ve said to me is – I don’t know how true all this is but just repeating – that COVID is almost goi…

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Having been inspired by a Ted Talk by Shawn Achor, I begin journaling over two years ago. The instructions were to write down three things I was grateful for, journal one positive experience, and do one random act of kindness. I was also to exercise and meditate. I ignored those last two ite…

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent, or have friends or neighbors who are. Baby Boomer, Gen X or Millennial – the K-12 school scene has changed so much since we were kids. Understanding these changes can help moms and dads guide their children to greater learning, success and…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the United States Capitol.

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2021 continues to be very untypical. You and I have wrestled with vaccines, masking and all that is involved with trying to avoid the virus.

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This December, you may be thinking about your holiday plans or finding the perfect gift for a loved one. As we embrace the joys of this season, make sure you don’t get Scrooged. Take precautions to protect yourself and your money from holiday scams. The “most wonderful time of the year” is a…

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With the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law last month, and Vice-President Kamala Harris and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visiting Charlotte recently, I have been reflecting on the work that still must be done before better quality infrastructure becomes a real…

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As we close out this year with life giving us glimpses of what “normal” looks like, I am reminded of how many incredible women we have in our communities who have carried us through the past 18 months by giving of their time, their talents and their resources.

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There is a person in my neighborhood who spends 15 minutes a few days a week raking leaves from the gutters leading to the storm drains to the top of the hill. He then puts them in an old garbage roll-out marked “Yard,” but he then takes them to his backyard. He’s been doing this for the pas…

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At the end of the year and during the holidays, people are at their most generous. We spend time with loved ones, buy gifts for each other and give back to our communities through charitable donations.

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On Nov. 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France, “Armistice signed at 11 o’clock. Grand celebration all over France. War is at last over and I am still alive!”

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WAXHAW – Martin Lane said it’s easier to get elected to office than it is to be re-elected, but I don’t think that logic will apply to Waxhaw’s 2021 election after watching the Waxhaw Business Association candidates forum Oct. 20.

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The pandemic has disrupted all or parts of three academic years for students. Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of confusion about COVID-19 student loan policies and the possibility of debt forgiveness. During this stressful time for student loan borrowers, criminals are using your confusion a…

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MATTHEWS – The 2021 election features fewer candidates and less animosity than the 2019 race. Two years ago, we watched an escalating war between two factions. This year, we're treated to a friendly game of musical chairs.

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We don’t lack for crises these days, but one in particular affects North Carolina’s youngest citizens, their families and the people who care for them.

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Editor’s note: Jennifer De La Jara, a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education, took time from a meeting this month to express how the community can move forward on issues of racism and sexual assault. Her remarks were edited slightly for clarity. 

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I was at the store while on vacation buying items for lunch. My wife and I picked up the cold cuts, cheese, bread, mayonnaise and mustard. I also went down the pickle aisle to get some toppings for our sandwiches. There, I found a jar of roasted peppers. I love them. My mother loved adding t…

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The real estate market is booming in many North Carolina communities as many families move to neighborhoods, towns or states. We’re glad so many people want to live and work in our beautiful state, but moving can be stressful.

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It has been said in different times, in different ways, under different circumstances: Crisis brings opportunity, if you are willing to seize it.

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Former Gov. Pat McCrory is something of a political punching bag in North Carolina. But he could go from chump to champ in 2022 if he shatters the conventional wisdom that the state Republican Party belongs to Donald Trump.

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[Editor note: Union County Commissioner David Williams took time at the end of the July 19 meeting to address concerns from four speakers during the informal comments period. Each talked about the county's fiscal year budget.]

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[Editor's note: Jessica Cook was among four residents to speak out during the Union County Board of Commissioners meeting July 19 about the recently passed fiscal year budget. Here are Cook's remarks from the informal comments portion of the meeting.]

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Editor's note: Que Tucker, commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association made these remarks July 20 regarding House Bill 91 being introduced to the N.C. General Assembly's Senate Committee on Education/Higher Education. The bill, described as "Accountability and Fair Play in Athl…

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Earlier this summer, North Carolinians saw just how troubling a ransomware attack can be as the Colonial Pipeline shutdown wreaked havoc at gas stations across the Southeast. But this wasn’t a one-time thing – ransomware attacks are on the rise. Last year alone, nearly a quarter of the 1,644…

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We Americans have a contradictory history when it comes to tolerating, or not tolerating, dissent. The latest chapter is the Nikole Hannah-Jones controversy at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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To many Americans, especially Democrats, Boris Johnson is a clownish British version of former President Trump. But Democrats might take a page from Johnson, especially on how to talk to people.

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Recently, The Weekly shared a pro view on the proposed sales tax increase for the light rail. I want to offer a different perspective on this proposal. As someone who has witnessed the continued growth of my town, I am completely in favor of properly planned, budgeted and implemented infrast…

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Editor's note: Stallings is trying to gain support to place a referendum on Union County fall ballots for a quarter-cent sales tax to pay for transportation needs, including light rail. Mayor Pro Tem Lynda Paxton gave these remarks during the June 8 meeting of the Union County Board of Commi…

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Hurricane season is here again – and while we’re thrilled with the season the Carolina Hurricanes have been having, we can all do without any tropical storms or hurricanes that may reach North Carolina this year. Unfortunately, experts are already predicting another above-average hurricane s…

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As I write this, the Charlotte region is projected to be entering its first “heat wave” week of 2021. This means daily high temperatures will be 90 degrees or more. Coinciding with this, we are entering drought conditions as we’ve not seen a soaking rain for a few weeks with little rain anti…

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Some of you may remember from previous columns I've written that my mother passed away a couple days before my high school graduation. I relive a lot of those moments every time I hear pomp and circumstance.