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Print Edition 2021-01-22 – QNotes

Save the Date to Save the Bartenders

Hunky Calendar Sales Provide Support to Local Bartenders

What distinguishes the Great Recession from the Pandemic? The former affected the rich, the latter is affecting the middle class and the poor.

Millen Retiring

Long-time Staffer will be Missed

This newspaper, qnotes, has been serving the LGBTQ community here and parts of North and South Carolina for 35 years. In that time there have only been five production managers, graphic designers, typesetters or whatever term you want to describe the art of putting the pages of a paper into the format that you see as the end reader. … Lainey Millen has done this job (these job’s) for a little over 20 of the 35 years, and she is retiring.

It’s More than a Farewell

Saying So Long is Never Easy

A tear. It is one of many that will be shed as I experience the last days working as a staffer for qnotes as I begin my retirement. Yes, I am leaving.

Vaccination in North Carolina

Health & Wellness: What to Know About Getting It

After Operation Warp Speed, the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine has happened much more slowly than originally hoped, and there has been no federal effort to standardize distribution amongst the states.

Screen Savor: Bottom’s Up

A Review of ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Sadly, the late, prolific playwright August Wilson who died in 2005 never got a chance to see the movie versions of two of his plays; “Fences” from 2016 and 2020’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix). He probably would have been particularly pleased with the performances of Viola Davis, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Fences” and appears to be a shoo-in for an Oscar nod for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”