Published 11:00 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Damian Dixon, Nov. 1, Texas; Tajir Cook, Nov. 2, South Hill; Shirley A. Jones, Nov. 2, Washington, D.C.; Brain ‘Jun’ Coles, Nov. 2, South Boston; Russell Foster, Sr., Nov. 2, Randolph; Tanisha Pugh, Nov. 4, Atlanta; Rochelle Smith, Nov. 5, Saxe; Jay Burton, Nov. 5, Richmond; Carlton Vaughan, Sr., Nov. 5, Cullen; Tiffany Davis, Nov. 6, Randolph. Happy birthday to all of you. We wish you many more. Happy birthday!

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

Thought for the week: Don’t keep all your feelings sheltered express them. Don’t ever let life shut you up.


Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. It is easier to believe than to doubt. If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.

Never dull your shine for somebody else. It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. I am blessed beyond belief.

The Singing Stars Gospel singers 28th Anniversary on Sunday was a success, due to all of our friends and loved ones and all of the Gospel groups that took part. We appreciate all of you, and my sister Ruth Davis for her support. May God bless all of you.

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