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Live, Laugh and Love

By Michael J. Neddo

Not In My Backyard

Not In My Backyard... The voice on the other end of the phone was familiar and tinged with a bit of anxiety. I knew who...

The List

Lists. They can be an organizer's tool, a disorganized person's crutch, a spouse's bane. One thing about lists, they take a complex set of...

Why I Choose To Stand

"Oh, say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave? Francis Scott Key -...

And It Was Blue

"What the caterpillar sees as the end of the world, the butterfly sees as the beginning." - Anonymous It was the call you do not...

Oh, You Don’t Have To Do That?

One of the things that surprises many people when I speak to them are the things that do NOT have to be done. I...

Of Cremation, Options, Costs… and Zombies?

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee. ...

The Man in the Mirror

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. If you wanna make the world a better place Take a look...

On the other hand… Tradition!

“Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!”  - Tevye from Fiddler on...

The Power of a Name

“Hollerbach Funeral Home”, “Amigone Funeral Home”, “Burns Funeral Home and Crematory”, “Staab Polk Funeral Home”, and yes even “Ronald McDonald Funeral Home”, just some...

A Hearse With A View

“Daddy, did you get the hearse with the windows in the back so the dead people can look out?”    - Marissa Neddo, age...

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Greetings!! Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is about to celebrate its first year anniversary, and we want to invite our ladies to join...

Five North Carolina Fairs and Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

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Team of Volunteers Bring The Moving Wall to Mint Hill

The Moving Wall will be in Mint Hill at Veterans Park Oct. 10 to 14, thanks to a committed group of Veteran volunteers along...

Have a seat at the table

Charlotte, North Carolina can rightfully be called a food and drink destination.  Boasting many locally owned restaurants, some of which are now national chains,...

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...