By Erin Odom Motherhood Last weekend, I worked on one of my most dreaded de-cluttering tasks: cleaning out my purses. I despise this task so much that I will often just change to a new purse when it gets too full. When my husband calls my purse a bottomless pit, he is not kidding! If… read more about Mom cleans out purse, finds memories
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By Sen. Kay Hagan Catching Up With Kay As I travel our state, I regularly meet farmers across North Carolina who are working day in and day out to fuel our state’s thriving agriculture economy. Agriculture is North Carolina’s largest industry, and as a U.S. senator, it is my job to make sure… read more about Working to ease regulations on North Carolina farmers
Charlotte’s Paul Wetenhall to co-chair Hagan’s new advisory committee By U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan Catching up with Kay North Carolina’s economy depends on people like Paul Wetenhall. Paul has started two small businesses and now leads Ventureprise, which fosters and supports start-ups and early… read more about The best way to help economy is by listening to small business owners
By Steve Johnson Guest editorial Recent direction to our county manager in regard to the coming budget has sparked some discussions. The direction given is the right policy at this point in time. The stimulus did nothing to solve our economic problems. Keynesian measures never do. They treat… read more about Johnson gives forecast of economic climate
By Erin Odom email@example.com Two weeks ago, I shared with you five of the 10 things I said I’d never do as a mom that I now do. I sometimes chuckle when I hear a single or married-without-children friend say that they will never do this or that with their future kids, because… read more about 5 more things I said I’d never do as a mom
By Miles Atkins Guest commentary As mayor, I want to express my opposition to House Bill 150 Zoning/Design & Aesthetic. This proposed legislation will eliminate the aesthetics controls we use to enhance the economic vitality of our town. What are aesthetics controls? They are elements of… read more about Bill hinders pursuit of economic vitality
by Erin Odom firstname.lastname@example.org Whenever I hear a single or married-without-children friend comment that they will never do this or that with their future kids, I have to chuckle. I remember a time when I just knew my future children would be well-behaved little angels, that I would… read more about 5 things I said I’d never do as a mom
While it’s still in its testing phase, Mooresville Weekly is proud to announce that we’ve launched a stylish and functional new website to bring you the local news and information you count on. Take a moment to visit the new www.mooresvilleweekly.com, created by Nate Davis, technology consultant… read more about What do you think of our new website?
MOORESVILLE – More than 1 million people in the U.S. have heart attacks each year, but many of them don’t recognize the signs quickly enough to get the help they need.Not everyone experiences sudden, severe chest pain — other symptoms, such as sweating or lightheadedness, can signal a heart… read more about Hospital offers signs of a heart attack
MOORESVILLE – As a new or expectant mother, you want your baby to be healthy. You make sacrifices to benefit your baby – perhaps making healthier diet choices and avoiding unhealthy behaviors. But did you know that making positive lifestyle changes like these may help lower the risk of some… read more about Hospital offers details about congenital heart defect
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?
Guest editorial by Brett LoftisIn addition to my two blue-eyed biological sons, I have a handsome 6-foot-4, 24-year-old African-American son named Martreal. I’ve known Martreal since his teen years, when he was in and out of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.But before we get to… read more about United Way breaks through ‘us vs. them’ mindset
by Erin OdomIt seems like yesterday we were ushering in 2012 and our family was announcing to the world that we were expecting our third baby. And here we are already in 2013! For more than five years now, I’ve been either pregnant or nursing babies back-to-back. Sometimes I wake up and think:… read more about Resolve to embrace your mommy grace
By Sen. Kay HaganCatching Up With KayAs we begin 2013, our country and state face many challenges. Creating jobs and reducing our national debt are two of my top priorities, and tackling them in a meaningful way will require political courage and cooperation from Democrats and Republicans. This… read more about Sen. Hagan: Constituent services will continue to be top priority
If you could write the President and Congress a 100-word letter about the next steps with healthcare legislation, what would you say?“The high cost to provide health insurance for your family needs to be addressed. Being a healthcare provider, I deal with the constant cuts in reimbursement for… read more about Question of the week: Letter to D.C.