Published 10:20 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Happy birthday wishes to Cassidy Osborne, Saxe, April 25; James Friend, Charlotte Court House, April 26; Lisa Walton, South Boston; Elaine Walton, Charlotte Court House and Mariene Davis Teaneck, New Jersey, April 27; Rosalee Skipper, Red Oak and Janiyah Friend, Keysville, April 28; Cindy Inge Atkinson, Virginia M. Freeman, Saxe, John L. Austin, Keysville; Virginia Gregory, Drakes Branch, April 29; Mary Nicholas, Keysville and Nancy Carwille, Cullen, April 30; Calvin Stovall, Drakes Branch May 1. Today is your birthday, the day you have waited for. Take blessings, celebrate and have fun. Happy birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers and thoughts for a quick recovery.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. Sympathy to the Foster family of Clover on their loss. You and all other families who lost someone so special and so loved, you have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: If you’re awake, you are blessed. Life is a priceless gift, appreciate every minute of it.


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be. Every end is a new beginning.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at