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News Briefs for 01.08.21

Beyond the Carolinas

News briefs from across the globe for 01.08.21.

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A Commitment to the Queen City

Connie Vetter, QNotes 2020 Person of the Year

Since coming to Charlotte in 1993, Connie Vetter has served in nearly 20 community organizations in a board or committee member role, not to mention the countless times she has volunteered her skills as one of the city’s most recognizable LGBTQ attorneys.

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From 100 mph to COVID-19

A Former Elected Official Journey

Dec. 4, 2019 was my last official meeting on the Charlotte City Council. My closing remarks included words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” in which he highlighted his “shattered dreams.”

Chamber Hires First CEO, Unveils Future Plan Path

Chad Turner Assumes Helm of Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce

At the 2020 Annual Meeting the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 15, it was announced that after serving three terms as president, Chad Turner was unanimously selected as the chamber’s first staff member in the role of chief executive officer.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Health & Wellness: Two Local Residents Volunteer for Testing

After only nine months there are already multiple potentially-viable vaccines available around the world to inoculate people against the novel coronavirus.

‘The Big Tow: An Unlikely Romance’

Out in Print

Two wheels hooked. That was your vehicle: two wheels on the ground, the other two in the air, safely attached to a bar hooked on both ends to a big truck. Oh, how you hate shredded tires, check-engine lights, busted radiators, dead batteries, and the guy with the rig, but in the new book “The Big Tow” by Ann McMan, a wired starter isn’t the only thing that’s hot.

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