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Knowing genetic history can save your life

Posted at 12:48pm on Jul. 24, 2014

When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May 2011, I learned that the pathologist who found my cancer also saw markings consistent with the BRCA genetic mutation that is prevalent among people with Ashkenazi Jewish lineage.

Southern accent: Katy Perry, Emily Dickinson compete for memory space

Posted at 1:59pm on Jul. 22, 2014

Part of my educational philosophy is that atmosphere is crucial. What we read, watch and listen to will become the gallery of our minds. Now Pandora is gumming up the works.

Fishing with Capt. Gus: Try these baits for hot-season fishing

Posted at 1:15pm on Jul. 22, 2014

August is good for sunfish, white perch and channel catfish – which bite throughout the day.

SouthPark Eats Alternative: Keep on truckin’

Posted at 1:30pm on Jul. 15, 2014

SouthPark Eats Alternative hosts Food Truck Wednesdays each week in SouthPark’s Fairview Plaza.

Late blight threatens Carolinas tomatoes

Posted at 2:00pm on Jul. 18, 2014

Late blight, the dreaded disease that wiped out the East Coast tomato crop in 2009, has shown up again in North Carolina.

Newcomers are this Pa. native’s business

Posted at 3:05pm on Jul. 11, 2014

Lisa Todd knows how to embrace change.

Steak sale wasn’t a scam, but it felt like one

Posted at 11:38am on Jul. 11, 2014

Something seemed shady about the guy who recently pulled his dark brown pickup into our driveway, but I put my blinders on.

Waxhaw Farmers Market has some new offerings

Posted at 10:53am on Jul. 11, 2014

Visit the Waxhaw Farmers market any Saturday until autumn and your eyes will dance from the plethora of colors, and its only going to get brighter and more varied.

Restaurant news

Posted at 2:37pm on Jul. 2, 2014

Restaurant news from south Charlotte.

Being a mother is south Charlotte woman’s most important job

Posted at 4:07pm on Jun. 24, 2014

We can learn so much from other people and how they have handled obstacles.