Rachel Austin, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

egg prices

Food & Fitness

Avian flu drives local egg price hike

At the beginning of January, the cost of a dozen large Grade A eggs was $3.59. Just two months earlier, you could buy the same ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, February 3, 2023 8:05 am

Business

Sheriff’s Office warns of eBay scam

Online shopping can be a very convenient way to find items at a good price without leaving the house. However, a new scam warns buyers ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00 am

Charlotte County

Mail scams start showing up in county, region

The letters arrive in the mailbox, showing up as “Priority 3 Day” mail. Inside the package, you’ll find two things. First, a check for $2,450. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:26 pm

COVID

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases spike

Charlotte County is seeing a COVID-19 spike right now. The same goes for most of the Piedmont Health District, where six of the seven counties, ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, January 19, 2023 8:00 am

Lifestyles

Don’t expect warmth to stick around

After the winter storm during the Christmas weekend, many residents may wonder when to expect the next round of freezing temperatures and all it brings. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, January 6, 2023 8:30 am

Local

What caused power outages before the storm?

Nearly everyone in this region saw their lights go out just before Christmas. But for one part of Prince Edward County, the problem started several ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, January 5, 2023 10:12 am

Local

With temps dropping, animals need to be inside

By the time Friday rolls around, this warm weather will be gone, replaced with lows dropping into the mid 20s. In fact, from Friday through ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, January 5, 2023 8:30 am

Local

Winter storm packs holiday punch

By Rachel Austin, Brian Carlton and Crystal Vandegrift The Charlotte Gazette The winter storm on Friday, Dec. 23, brought many power outages across the area, ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, December 29, 2022 8:30 am

HEALTH

What changes are coming for Medicare users?

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in August and caught the attention of many due to its sections on clean energy and climate ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, December 22, 2022 11:00 am

WEATHER

Christmas week storm looms for region

Will we get a white Christmas this year? For this region, the jury is still out on that. But one thing the National Weather Service ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, December 22, 2022 8:30 am

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