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Finding peace in yoga, on the Village Green

Ashleigh LeBlanc participated in a class Saturday at the third annual Yoga on the Green. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Ashleigh LeBlanc participated in a class Saturday at the third annual Yoga on the Green. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Sally Phillips of The Bindu in Cornelius smiled as she watched people young and old reaching and stretching on their mats at the third annual Yoga on the Green in downtown Davidson Saturday.

This year’s event was sponsored in part by Carolinas HealthCare System and included two public yoga classes as well as a food truck and live music on the lawn in front of Davidson Public Library. Read the full story

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Public hearing Tues. night on county smoking ban

Mecklenburg County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at their Sept. 2, 2014, meeting on proposed ordinances to make all Mecklenburg County and municipal government grounds smoke-free, and the county parks tobacco-free.

The meeting begins at 6pm at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte. Read the full story

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Check your well for bacteria and nitrate

082914GroundwaterdaySOURCE: National Ground Water Association
Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test the water to make sure no health risks exist, the National Ground Water Association recommends.

While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not uncommon to rural areas due to its use in fertilizers and because it’s sometimes linked to animal or human waste. Read the full story

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As school sports resume, beware of heat risks

Chris Magryta

Chris Magryta

By DR. CHRIS MAGRYTA

Summer break is ending and competitive athletics are gearing up. Kids of all ages are playing sports during the heat of the day all over the country. This time of year poses a major risk of overheating for children and adolescents engaged in aggressive aerobic outdoor exercise. Read the full story

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