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Re: “Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the election of George Bell as District Court Judge in Mecklenburg County. It has been my privilege to know George as both a client and a friend for over 5 years. He has a genuine love for the law as well as respect and empathy for people he deals with in his profession. I have known him to be a person who is dedicated, and works tirelessly and energetically for his clients. He will undoubtedly bring these qualities to the bench, if elected.

He will be a breath of fresh air to our local judiciary, promoting accessibility that we have not usually seen from those on the bench. Additionally, he will demonstrate compassion to all while taking care to apply the law in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties without regard to status or influence.

These are qualities that are sorely lacking in many public officials in our current political situation. To start making a positive change, I would encourage all to "Ring the Bell for change" by joining me in supporting George Bell's candidacy.

Kenneth C. Jackson
Stanley, NC

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Posted by ken jackson on 10/21/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Question the Queen City: Who was Virginia Dale?

Thank you so much for writing this article. Virginia Dale Paxton was my great grandmother, and I was absolutely delighted to find that someone (you) saw her for the diamond that she was. I could not be more proud, after reading this article, to call her my relative. Thank you for unearthing a lot of the family history--my history--that I never imagined I would find in a Google search.

Posted by Madison Shepard on 10/21/2016 at 4:31 AM

Re: “The Birth of a Nation: Not Black and White

I don't agree movie not a 3 star movie it was one sided showed the cruel slave owners while the majority treated them fairly as valuable property. ownership and use of slaves was wrong as a whole to make movie one sided is also wrong

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Posted by Joe g on 10/20/2016 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Lunch Break (10/19/16): Charlotte Uprising organizer turns self in after press conference in Uptown

Well written. Gloria is an amazing person, as are all these freedom fighters. They give selflessly and, often, suffer greatly for their convictions to see this country fulfill its potential of "freedom for all." Glad to know she's out of lockup safely.

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Posted by Luis Rodriguez on 10/20/2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Write a review get free sex toys

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Re: “Write a review get free sex toys

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Posted by Alyri27 on 10/19/2016 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Greed seen as the church's top problem — so why isn't Elevation angrier at pastor's excess?

What you need to do is leave this situation alone, because as I know for a fact even poor church's withold their pastor salaries from public view. In fact, it is the norm in most churches to not discuss salary. How much do you make since you don't think it is offensive to ask questions like this.

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Posted by gmanhum on 10/18/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “The Girl on the Train: Next Stop, Mediocrity

I have not read any mention, in any reviews of this movie, of the monumental way one can resonate with the main character as an alcoholic who has suffered blackouts. The humiliation of the disease itself, the danger of what happens during a blackout, and the manipulation of other people serve to render this movie as powerful a statement as I have seen in a long time, maybe ever.

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Posted by Gianna on 10/17/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Wednesday 13 talks life, death and Condolences

Wednesday 13 a really great musician I seen him in Asheville North Carolina I can check that off my bucket list I love for him to come back to Asheville North Carolina again I wish wednesday 13 get recognized more in music a great songwriter in a great live performer

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Posted by Michael Lee on 10/17/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Co. traces Concord history

I love knowing the history behind the name!

Posted by Louise McCall on 10/17/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Larkin Duran is keeping the reins at Lupie's Cafe

We know her well at the Huntersville location. We would always take our son to eat and get a friendly hello from her and all the staff. I'm sure she will do great!

Posted by Sara C on 10/15/2016 at 1:46 AM

Re: “A moment of recognition from one of the privileged

Thank you for acknowledging, Alison. I sent another emai not realizing I could post here online. Sandy

Posted by sandy on 10/14/2016 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Does Charlotte have a gayborhood?

There are many great communities and Neighborhoods in Charlotte. I don't know that they are Gayborhoods but they are diverse and amazing! I moved to and I have 2 gay neighbors and many straight ones. I love them all.

Posted by Katherine Beckstrom on 10/14/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Middle of October is here and no sign of Tommy's Pub. It's dead.

Posted by BobJ on 10/14/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Larkin Duran is keeping the reins at Lupie's Cafe

Built by the "we work for food construction company" . .anyone know who those guys were?

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Posted by Mark Sprinkle on 10/14/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “CL goes undercover in a Charlotte 'crisis pregnancy center'

I took my 14 yr old daughter here to discuss ALL of her options as a pregnant young lady in a crisis. I felt that she needed to know all of the options that were available to her. What happened in this facility was like something out of a movie. We went there to get an ultrasound to confirm just how far along she was, so that we would be able to navigate what her choices would be. She had an appointment and was taken behind a locked door... mind you she is a MINOR, where I was left out in the waiting room. Upon being taken to the back of the office, I noticed a cross hanging from the door handle on the inside of the door. I thought that was odd, then started to put things together... like how nice the furniture was in the facility, the lack of state licenses on the wall, no literature available, AND the fact that after 20 mins and ringing the service bell several times to inquire about my daughter. I was finally led into a room where two women had been talking with my daughter, without me present. One was the " bouncer"... she actually leaned back against the door as if to prevent anyone from leaving the room. The other woman spoke to my daughter and explained that there were consequences to every decision she made. "There are consequences to saving a life and taking a life". She also stated that her pregnancy test came out negative, and that she should come back in two weeks to retake a test. Mind you, she had already had a blood test from a physician that confirmed the pregnancy. And by all calculations that would have put her past the time frame to get a legal abortion, IF she wanted to make that choice. We went there to get an ultrasound so that she would be able to make an informed choice on what she would be able to do. I feel like their agenda was being forced on a young woman who was already traumatized by her circumstances... and to me that was a very scary situation to be in.... creating further trauma to an already traumatic situation. Needless to say... we abruptly left.
If you find yourself facing a decision like this, I believe it is best to explore ALL options that are available to you. It is not right to force your will, and your beliefs on someone who is already under a lot of stress and uncertainty, for your agenda!
I don't condone the irresponsibility my daughter showed. But here we are faced with the consequence. My daughter is mentally ill, and we are fighting her illness everyday. It has been such a struggle. Her illness causes her to do things that aren't always good choices. So please take that into consideration before making a nasty comment. We struggle on a daily basis with the most basic tasks.... we are doing our best.
I just wanted to alert anyone who may be considering going there, what they will be up against.

Posted by Tracie Tracie on 10/13/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Larkin Duran is keeping the reins at Lupie's Cafe

Love the Monroe store. Been eating there since they opened.

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Posted by Jeff Heinz on 10/13/2016 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Why does Richard Burr favor a pass for congressional insider trading?

Here's another thought. The other two weren't from NC. This being a NC news site of some stripe, it concentrated on the Senator from NC. If only you could see around your bias and try some critical thought. But, that might be asking too much.

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Posted by eaglesfanintn on 10/13/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Fairplay & Special Guests

Great Tuesday Night Band!!! A Must See.. Chill, Local Vibe with Great Food.

Posted by Junior on 10/13/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Co. traces Concord history

Wow Joel......Sounds great!!! Can't wait!!

Posted by Ceal Richardson on 10/12/2016 at 8:36 PM

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