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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." - AnonymousIt 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 seeWas that night on the marge of Lake LebargeI 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 placeTake 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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SCOTT CLARK AUTO GROUP PARTNERS WITH CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG & UNION COUNTY SCHOOLS, LAUNCHES TRADE INTERNSHIP...

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 23, 2021) – Scott Clark Auto Group (SCAG)- Charlotte’s premier dealer group and one of the biggest local automotive dealers in the region - has partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg and...

Mavericks Down Independence In Season Opener 38-6

CHARLOTTE -  - The Independence Patriots football team played their first game of the season on the road in a non-conference game against Marvin...

Star Siblings Shine In National Sporting Events

WAXHAW, NC - The road to achieving your dreams is not easy, but it is a well-worn path distinguished by hard work, dedication, and...

Arr! You’re Invited to the ’21 Post Plague Pirate Parlay & Party

WAXHAW, NC – The Museum of the Waxhaws and the Carolina Cutthroat Krewe will be hosting the “'21 Post Plague Pirate Parlay & Party”...

Waxhaw Reading Room Is Looking For Book Lovers

WAXHAW, NC – Founded in 2009, the Library Association of Waxhaw (501c3) (LAW) was created with a goal of encouraging the construction of a...