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October 18, 2008 – Page 3 – QNotes

Dark City

New book spotlights events from Charlotte’s lurid history

Freelance writer and former Q-Notes editor David Moore has recently published his first book, “Charlotte: Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.” The 127-page tome throws over the decorative rocks in the flower garden to reveal the creepy-crawlies that lurk beneath the Queen City’s manicured landscape. It’s a compelling compilation of calamities. For instance, there’s the twisting tale …

History’s hidden: Gay Winston-Salem

Historian sheds light on off-unheard gay Carolina history

October is LGBT History Month. Every day since Oct. 1, Q-Notes Online has partnered with the Equality Forum to present web videos on historic LGBT icons. Remembering the past and the legendary leaders who helped to shape our community is important. Often, however, LGBT history seems to only go back as far as the mid-20th …

Greening Condos: New movements in building

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve followed the trends in “eco-homes” now for many years. Are there equally encouraging things happening in the world of condos? — Charlie Anderson, Seattle, WA Believe it or not, condominiums might be some of the most environmentally-responsible housing out there today, especially since more and more developers are paying attention to sustainability …

Six secrets to buying real estate in the off season

Don’t let bad market keep you back

As summer comes to a close and kids go back to school, the home buying season typically winds down before heading into hibernation mode during the dead of winter. That makes it one of the best times of the year to go shopping for a home, because with fewer buyers on the prowl is it …

Out in the Stars: Oct. 18-31

Sun enters intense Scorpio and makes a sterling aspect to Saturn. Not only can we charm shining stars from the skies but we can also store them up for a dark day. LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Proud Libras can become more acquisitive than usual. Embrace your inner consumer and see what delightful objects catch your eye. However, …

Don’t delay important home repairs

The longer you wait, the more you will pay

Increasing costs have become evident in every aspect of our lives. In addition to daily expenses like gas and groceries, home improvement costs are escalating across the nation as well. The cost of construction materials has risen more than 10 percent during the past year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In addition, the American …

Will I ever see my ex with someone else and not want to barf?

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, I see my ex-lover around town from time to time. But this time I saw her at a party passionately kissing someone else. Now its been bothering me for days. I can’t get the picture of them out of my head. And, it’s been three months since we broke up! Does that feeling …