If anyone in the Charlotte area has a TV, you probably heard the story of “raising the minimum wage.” Which is a joke. Let’s look on the reason why this is going to be proposed. It is because people can’t afford the basic living necessities that is currently upon us. The cost would be raised to… read more about Letter to the editor: Rethink minimum wage
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Guard Vander Blue's left-handed layup with one second left gave Marquette a 59-58 victory against Davidson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's East Regional on Thursday in Lexington, Ky. Davidson's loss snapped a 17-game winning streak, the longest in the nation. The Wildcats, a No. 14… read more about Marquette's late rally bounces Davidson from NCAA Tournament
Contact legislators to protect mental health care Editor, My husband and I are natives of North Carolina. We are the parents of a son with a mental illness that he did not choose. When our son became sick in his late teens, this began the battle for my son’s very life. Once our son was… read more about Letters to the Editor – March 8
Paulette Ballard A moment from Haley Carter I'm here to tell you about a real “pink lady.” Not the “pink ladies” from the movie “Grease,” but a kind of pink lady who learned she had a huge battle to fight. She was the one-in-eight diagnosed with breast cancer. Her name is Kerrie, and she is… read more about My favorite 'Pink Lady'
Huntersville property owners oppose HOT LanesEditor,The Northcross Property Owners Association represents over 60 properties covering an area of about 280 acres straddling Exit 25 on Interstate 77 in Huntersville. These businesses and apartments are a major contributor to local property and sales… read more about Letter to the editor: Huntersville property owners oppose HOT lanes
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked two alleged romantics, “How did you propose to your spouse?”“Before I actually proposed, I made sure I asked my wife’s late father for her hand and had the engagement ring with me. At her parents’ home after they both gave me their blessing, I called Val into… read more about Question of the week: How did you propose to your spouse?
A moment from Brandon Johnson Growing up in Atlanta, Ga., and moving to Huntersville was one of the greatest experiences of my entire life.My mom was single and raising three children with me in the middle. We grew up very poor, and life handed our family more than its fair share of difficulties.… read more about Huntersville man recalls most important moment
How can I break out of a slump?Because this issue of the Herald Weekly includes a Health & Wellness section focused on staying well and healthy, motivation and setting realistic resolutions and goals for 2013, we added these tips from Leo Babauta, a motivator and blogger.• One Goal. Whenever… read more about Question of the week: How can I break out of a slump?
Reader weighs in on gun law debateEditor,In recent headlines we have heard the issue of gun laws. Political figureheads have told us that we need to outlaw guns. The guns are the one committing the crimes.I am sorry, but when did a gun pick itself up and fire on its own? Someone is holding that… read more about Letter to the editor: The gun law debate
If you wrote the President and Congress a 100-word letter, what would you say? “In today’s society, we tell our children to compromise, to share, to be understanding of the viewpoints of others, and bullying is unacceptable. And yet, when they can start reading the newspaper or watching the news,… read more about Question of the week: Presidential letter
HOT lanes are the ‘wrong way’ for Lake NormanEditor,Everyone agrees we need a solution to Interstate 77 traffic in the Lake Norman area. Rush hour is unbearable for those stuck on I-77 north of Exit 23. An accident on I-77 brings gridlock to N.C. 115 and the main streets of our north Mecklenburg… read more about Letter to the editor: HOT lanes are the ‘wrong way’ for Lake Norman
What are your most important resolutions or professional and personal goals for 2013?“The New Year is a great opportunity for a fresh start, and I try to take advantage of that every year. Goals work better than resolutions for me and my three goals for 2013 are:1. Listen more than I speak ...… read more about Question of the week: Dec. 30
“What does Christmas mean to you and your family?”“Some of my earliest Christmas memories involve helping people. At Christmas time, not only would we help people as my mom did all year long, but we also cooked and baked for family, friends, neighbors as well as the folks in the nursing homes who… read more about Question of the week: “What does Christmas mean to you and your family?”
“Why is protecting the Second Amendment so important to Lake Norman residents?”“I believe that protecting the Second Amendment is vitally important to all U.S. residents, because it’s the amendment that historically has guaranteed all of our other freedoms.On an individual level, the Second… read more about Question of the week for Nov. 16
by Sandi Huddleston-EdwardsHUNTERSVILLE – Do you want to spice up your holiday gifts with tasty treats and unique gifts? If so, consider a trip to your nearest farmers’ market to buy locally grown food and chat with the growers. You might enjoy the pleasant surroundings, oftentimes augmented by… read more about Spice up gift-giving at a local farmers market
How do you prepare for the holiday season without making it stressful?“Preparing for the holidays conjures up to-do lists that include: shopping, cooking, travel and a myriad of external chores that we perceive must get done. This is the root cause of holiday stress. While I understand that tasks… read more about Question of the week: Dec. 2
by Jackson SveenCORNELIUS – Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to let Santa know what you want so he can get his toy makers working early on your presents.We have it on good authority that he is increasing his elf staff this year to handle the large numbers of good boys and girls.So,… read more about Santa’s mailbox at the Community Arts Center
What specific steps are you taking to grow your business in 2013?“We live in such a hectic and stressful world where tension has become a part of our lives. I am a self-employed therapeutic massage therapist in downtown Davidson who helps with physical and emotional management. In 2013, I will pray… read more about Question of the Week for Nov. 25
What are the keys to getting area residents to shop in the Lake Norman region this holiday season?“Publicity is crucial in keeping holiday spending local. Marketing directly to area residents through digital options like LKN Savings or Living Social and advertising with local publications can… read more about Question of the Week for Nov. 11
What can the Lake Norman region do to best support our young and aging veterans?(The Marine Corps’ 237th birthday is Nov. 10 and Veterans Day, Nov. 11) “There are many area homeless vets that desperately seek jobs and homes, but are struggling to get by. It could make difference if local businesses… read more about Question of the Week: Nov. 4
As a two-term Town of Huntersville Planning Board Commissioner and a semi-retired corporate senior retail executive, I am a strong supporter of all three of the Huntersville bonds on the Nov. 6 ballot. More importantly as a citizen who believes in investing in our future quality of life, I… read more about Resident: Passing Huntersville bonds is necessary to continue quality of life
Editor,I, unfortunately, am one of the parents on that awful line in the mornings dropping off my two children that attend Hough High School. I and most others on that line would prefer not to be on it.I think it’s the transportation department and the busing situation that needs to be addressed… read more about Parent: Buses are the real problem with Hough parking
Cornelius leader critical of interstate toll lanesby Kurt NaasOver the past several months, you’ve probably heard about plans to widen Interstate 77 using toll lanes. Like you, I was thrilled with the idea that any lane – even a toll lane – would help reduce the awful traffic tie-ups we see on I-77… read more about An open letter to area I-77 drivers
DAVIDSON - Davidson College men’s soccer fans are encouraged to wear red to Tuesday’s 7 p.m. home match against nationally-ranked Wake Forest at Alumni Stadium.It will be “North Meck Soccer Club Night,” and club members will be admitted free if they wear their red club jersey.Davidson is 4-4-1, and… read more about Fans are encouraged to wear red Tuesday
Editor,In the coming days, more than 35,000 people are expected to fill the Charlotte region for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Our hotels will be filled and Lake Norman businesses are excited about the prospects of getting a boost in sales. When asked recently what I thought of the… read more about Letter: "Who built this city…"