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Life in the Living Room — the Heart of the Home

By Angela Lindsay The living room is like the heart of the home — a symbol of love. The first room people often see when they enter a house — it’s usually decorated with things the owner loves the most such as paintings, pictures, mementos and other sentimental items.…
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Teen Creates Map Showing the History of Slavery in Charlotte

By Brenda Porter-Rockwell What started as a Girl Scouts service award project for 18-year-old Alexia Alexander, has blossomed into a long-term partnership with two local museums. Enslaved individuals were buried in a separate section of Setters Cemetery in Charlotte on the Poplar Street side where the land was low and swampy.…
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Area Colleges Focus on Keeping Students Healthy

By Cheryl Clemmons Today’s college students face pressing physical and mental health issues, and student health centers locally and nationally are now expanding to offer more inclusive services. According to national student health organizations such as the American College Health Association and the Southern College Health Association, students need access to on-campus services that include mental health counseling, virtual appointments, and pharmacy services to deal with important issues including depression, stress, fear of mass shootings and inflation, all of which are prevalent today.…
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Bank of America column

Charlotte Is Your Home. It’s Ours, Too. By Kathy Cummings, Senior Vice President, Homeownership Solutions & Affordable Housing Programs At Bank of America, our investment in communities extends beyond the locations of our financial centers. We’re committed to strengthening our communities because they’re our communities too.…
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Executive Functioning

Teaching Children to Manage Their Lives and Emotions By Shavonda Bean These challenges can occur for several reasons. One of the most common contributors can be weaknesses in executive functioning skills. This is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of skill sets necessary to manage our lives, emotions and behaviors — much like an executive manages a business.…
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The Write Brothers Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders

By Anders J. Hare These four Black men — Rev. Reggie Tuggle, Dr. Augustus Parker III, Patrick Diamond and Ron Ancrum — didn’t form their writing collective just to tell their individual stories. They wanted to teach readers that no matter where they come from or what their circumstances are, they have the power to accomplish their goals.…
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Dragon helps put out fire: Charlotte Knights mascot seen helping put out uptown Charlotte fire

This time, the dragon helped extinguish a fire. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Knights mascot Homer the Dragon flipped the script Tuesday: he helped put out a fire.  When a small brush fire broke out in a flower bed near Truist Field and Romare Bearden Park, the Charlotte Fire Department said, “Homer was in the neighborhood and assisted Charlotte Fire Engine 4 with putting the fire out.”…