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The Gutter Gorilla Difference

When it comes to gutter cleaning in Waxhaw, NC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Waxhaw.

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Gutter Cleaning in Waxhaw, NC

We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.

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Foundation Damage

The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.

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Wood Damage

Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.

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Landscaping Damage

If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.

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Gutter Damage

When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.

If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Waxhaw for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.

Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Waxhaw, NC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.

Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:

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Sagging Gutters

When debris like pine needles and leaves begin to build up in your gutters, the increased weight can cause your gutters to bend and sag. When this happens, your gutters can’t do their job of directing water away from your home. If your gutters appear to be sagging, chances are they are clogged.

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Birds and Pests

Animals like birds find gutters a very appealing place to make a nest. If you notice birds or other critters scurrying around in your gutters, it can be a tell-tale sign that your gutters are clogged with nest-making materials.

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Stains on Your Siding

If you see stains on your siding, there is a good chance that your gutters are clogged, and standing water is overflowing onto your siding. This overflow of water can damage the fascia boards behind your gutters and can also affect your roof’s shingles.

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Plant Life

It might sound far-fetched, but if your gutters have enough dirt and debris buildup, seeds within that dirt can sprout, causing a garden to grow in your gutters. If you notice signs of plant growth in your gutters, they are most likely clogged and need to be cleaned ASAP.

In today’s fast-paced world, we understand that your time is precious. If you believe your gutters are clogged but don’t have the time to check, we would be happy to travel to your home for an initial gutter inspection.

During your inspection, our team will check your gutters for clogs and debris. While we are inspecting your gutters for clogs, we will also keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear and other issues that might cause damage to your home. When we’re done, we will go over what we found and provide you with a cost-effective solution for any problems that arise. That way, you can spend more time focusing on your family and your life and less time worrying about fixing your gutters by yourself.

Gutter Installation in Waxhaw, NC

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.

Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.

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At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Waxhaw, NC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.

When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.

Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Waxhaw:

  • We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
  • Our installation methods are tried and tested.
  • Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
  • We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
  • We are licensed and insured.
  • Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.

When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Waxhaw. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:

  • Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
  • Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
  • The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
  • Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
  • Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
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Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Waxhaw, NC

Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.

Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Waxhaw, NC:

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Pooling Water
Puddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
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Leaks
The next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
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Displaced Hardware
If you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
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Mold
Check your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
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Peeling Paint
Have you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
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Uneven Gutters
If your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.

The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Waxhaw

At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.

Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in Waxhaw. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!

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Sculpture in the Landscape

Over the next year, 10 sculptures will be on display around Van Wyck as part of an ongoing public art promotion.The sculptures are part of the town’s Sculpture in the Landscape exhibit that will be on display for about a year. Eight of the artworks are within sight of the Van Wyck Community Center at the intersection of Old Hickory and Rebound roads.The other two are nearby – on at the corner of S.C. 5 and Rebound Road and the other one near the corner of Steele Hill Road and Old Hickory Road, across the street from...

Over the next year, 10 sculptures will be on display around Van Wyck as part of an ongoing public art promotion.

The sculptures are part of the town’s Sculpture in the Landscape exhibit that will be on display for about a year. Eight of the artworks are within sight of the Van Wyck Community Center at the intersection of Old Hickory and Rebound roads.

The other two are nearby – on at the corner of S.C. 5 and Rebound Road and the other one near the corner of Steele Hill Road and Old Hickory Road, across the street from the post office.

The pieces on display are part of a juried exhibit chosen from about 40 entries, said Van Wyck Town Councilman Bob Doster, a metal sculptor.

The Town of Van Wyck is sponsoring the exhibit, which was recently installed.

“Hopefully, people will see something of interest and talk about it and discuss it,” he said.

Doster said a group of 10 Van Wyck citizens chose the different pieces.

“I was pleased with how the jurors did,” he said. “You don’t have to have a background to have a good eye.”

The pieces came from artists all over the country and most are for sale, but are fairly expensive. One piece came from Rhode Island, while the closest one came from nearby Waxhaw. Prices for the pieces range from $5,200 to $40,000.

Doster said he hopes to have an interactive aspect to the pieces, so when people look at them they can learn more about the artist and the ideas behind the sculptures. He hopes to eventually have QR codes on the sculptures so you can scan them with your phone.

“It will be educational, too,” he said.

The exhibited sculptures are from the following artists, followed by the cost of each piece:

It Takes Three – Christian Hansen, Cary, N.C., $6,800

The Upside Down – Tom Risser, Waxhaw, N.C., $10,000

Neutron Star 1 – Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, N.C., $40,000

Collusion – Mike Hansel, Middletown, R.I., $32,000

Orpheus – Charles Pilkey, Mint Hill, N.C., $9,000

The Dancer – Steve Zawistowski, Jacksonville, N.C., $5,200

Limestone Lady – Doug Day, Matthews, N.C., no price listed

Nova – Charles Pilkey, Mint Hill, N.C., $9,000

Sustain – Charlie Brouwer, Willis, Va., $8,500

Pixel – Adam Wells, Blacksburg, $9,600

Follow reporter Mac Banks on Twitter @MacBanksFM or contact him at 803-283-1155.

N.C. pastors urge SBC EC to comply with messengers’ directive, waive attorney-client privilege

In a letter addressed to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee (EC), a group of North Carolina Baptist leaders and pastors called on the EC today (Sept. 30) to abide by Southern Baptist messengers’ expressed will and waive attorney-client privilege for an investigation into its handling of sex abuse allegations.“While we desire to assume the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ, each day this step is delayed erodes trust among us,” the letter read. “More importantly, the surviv...

In a letter addressed to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee (EC), a group of North Carolina Baptist leaders and pastors called on the EC today (Sept. 30) to abide by Southern Baptist messengers’ expressed will and waive attorney-client privilege for an investigation into its handling of sex abuse allegations.

“While we desire to assume the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ, each day this step is delayed erodes trust among us,” the letter read. “More importantly, the survivors of sexual abuse are waiting for their brothers and sisters to act in a way that not only honors Christ but also demonstrates love for them by doing what is right.”

Signatories include Micheal Pardue, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), Quintell Hill, BSC first vice president, Jason Miller, BSC second vice president, and Matt Capps, president of the BSC’s board of directors.

The EC voted 39-35 against waiving attorney-client privilege during a special called virtual meeting Tuesday. The meeting was a second attempt to negotiate an agreement between the EC, the Sexual Abuse Task Force appointed by SBC President Ed Litton to oversee the investigation, and Guidepost Solutions, the third-party firm the task force chose to conduct the review.

The task force previously asked for transparency and cooperation, specifically requesting the EC to waive attorney-client privilege to ensure “complete accountability and transparency” and to “properly assess steps for reform.”

Messengers to the SBC annual meeting overwhelmingly approved a motion initiating the independent investigation in June, following allegations that EC members defamed sex abuse survivors, bullied advocates and resisted reform efforts. By approving the motion, messengers had asked EC members and staff to waive attorney-client privilege.

“The only appropriate course of action is to follow the directive of the Convention as expressed in the votes of the messengers,” the signatories said. “In this case, it is not only appropriate in light of our polity, but it is also the only morally acceptable course of action.”

Todd Unzicker, BSC executive director-treasurer, also released a statement earlier today regarding the EC’s actions, saying the “resistance has damaged trust within our family of churches, and far worse, has devastated survivors of sexual abuse. These vulnerable men and women deserve the full truth. We grieve with them and pray for justice.”

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 40 pastors and leaders had signed the letter. The full text follows.

To the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention:

As Southern Baptist pastors and leaders from North Carolina, we unequivocally support the collective work of the churches in the Southern Baptist Convention as expressed in our financial support of the initiatives and institutions funded through Cooperative Program giving. Furthermore, we resolutely stand behind the voice of the overwhelming majority of messengers at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville who called for a thorough, transparent, and independent investigation into the Executive Committee regarding its handling of sexual abuse allegations.

In order to fulfill the will of the messengers as directed, we implore the Executive Committee to comply with the best standards and practices as recommended by the commissioned third party, including but not limited to waiving attorney-client privilege in order to ensure full access to information and accuracy in the review. While we desire to assume the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ, each day this step is delayed erodes trust among us. More importantly, the survivors of sexual abuse are waiting for their brothers and sisters to act in a way that not only honors Christ but also demonstrates love for them by doing what is right.

For these reasons, we stand behind Bruce Frank’s leadership and believe that the Sexual Abuse Task Force should have complete access to all records and information in order to conduct a full and effective investigation, as demanded by the messengers at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention.

We disagree with the Executive Committee member who erroneously stated that 15,000 messengers cannot direct the Executive Committee. In fact, it is historically unprecedented for the Executive Committee to reject the expressed will of the messengers. The only appropriate course of action is to follow the directive of the Convention as expressed in the votes of the messengers. In this case, it is not only appropriate in light of our polity, but it is also the only morally acceptable course of action.

Therefore, we strongly petition that the Executive Committee staff and trustees abide by the stated will of the messengers. Refusal to comply with the will of the messengers will threaten the unity, identity, and polity of our Convention of churches and continue to harm our public witness.

Signed,

Matt CappsSenior Pastor, Fairview Baptist Church in Apex, NCPresident of the Board of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Casey NorkettMissions Pastor, Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NCVice-President (President-Elect) of the Board of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Steven WadeLead Pastor, Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville, NC Professor of Pastoral Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Board of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Chris GriggsLead Pastor, Denver Baptist Church, NCBoard of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North CarolinaCurrent Vice-Chair, Nominating Committee for the Southern Baptist Convention

J. Allen MurraySenior Pastor, Centerville Baptist Church in Kelly, NCBoard of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Micheal S. Pardue, Sr. Senior Pastor, First Baptist Icard, NCCurrent President, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Quintell HillLead Pastor, Multiply Community Church in Monroe, NC Current Vice President, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Jason MillerLead Pastor, Dutch Cove Baptist Church, Canton, NCCurrent 2nd Vice President, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Zeb A. CookLead Pastor, Apex Baptist Church, NCBoard of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Andrew DavisSenior Pastor, First Baptist Church in Durham, NC

Steve ScogginsSenior Pastor, First Baptist Church Hendersonville, NC Former President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Clint PressleySenior Pastor, Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC

Branton BurlesonLead Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, West Asheville, NC

Dwayne Milioni Lead Pastor, Open Door Church, Raleigh, NC

Will ToburenSenior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Ronnie ParrottLead Pastor, Christ Community Church in Huntersville, NC

Nate Akin Associate Director, The Pillar Network

Robert WelchSenior Pastor, First Baptist Charlotte, NC

Jordon WillardSenior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Weddington, NCBoard of Directors, The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Chris HefnerSenior Pastor, Wilkesboro Baptist Church, Wilkesboro, NCChair, Board of Directors, Biblical Recorder

Spence SheltonLead Pastor, Mercy Church in Charlotte, NC

Daniel Dickard Lead Pastor, Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC

Clint DarstLead Pastor, King’s Cross Church, Greensboro, NCBoard Member, The Pillar Network

Robert HefnerSenior Pastor, Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, Pleasant Garden, NC

Barry MurryLead Pastor, Point Church Fort Bragg, Cameron, NC

Justin DeeterLead Pastor, Redemption Church, Wilson, NC

Justin CarmonaLead Pastor, Redeemer Church, Cary, NC

Gerald HodgesLead Pastor, Westwood Baptist Church, Roxboro, NC

Jason PurdyLead Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Rocky Mount, NC

Mark EtheridgeLead Pastor, Resurrection Church, Statesville, NC

Ian KitchenLead Pastor, Risen Church, Concord, NC

Aaron P. SwainPastor of Students & Operations, Freedom Church, Lincolnton, NC

Dale DuBosePastor, Main Street Baptist Church, Spindale, NC

Kelly BullardSenior Pastor, First Baptist Church Summerfield, Summerfield, NC Board of Directors, Biblical Recorder

Kyle SmithPastor, Grace Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC

Jonathan HomesleyPastor, Lake Wylie Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

Alex DiPrimaSenior Pastor, Emmanuel Church, Winston Salem, NC

Nathaniel MartinPastor, Hermon Baptist Church, Waxhaw, NC

Jonathan BrooksLead Pastor, Refuge Church, Raleigh, NC

Cody Evans Pastor of Preaching & Vision, Covenant Hope Church, Wake Forest, NC

Michael WhiteLead Pastor, Freedom Church, Lincolnton, NC

Joshua YatesPastor, Wakeminster Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

Ben McRoyDiscipleship Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Youngsville, NC

Jeremy MahaffeySenior Pastor, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Vale, NC

Duke in the NFL: Crowder makes season debut, Jones propels Giants to first win

As the NFL's first month of play comes to a close, the Blue Zone takes a look at how former Blue Devils across the league performed in Week Four:The third-year signal-caller is clearly having a breakthrough season as he sits in the top seven players in the league in passing yards and is third among quarterbacks in rushing yards. The latest installment of Giants football saw the Jones-led offense take down the New Orleans Saints on a touchdown run by Saquon Barkley in overtime, 27-21. The game was well-managed by the Charlotte...

As the NFL's first month of play comes to a close, the Blue Zone takes a look at how former Blue Devils across the league performed in Week Four:

The third-year signal-caller is clearly having a breakthrough season as he sits in the top seven players in the league in passing yards and is third among quarterbacks in rushing yards. The latest installment of Giants football saw the Jones-led offense take down the New Orleans Saints on a touchdown run by Saquon Barkley in overtime, 27-21. The game was well-managed by the Charlotte, N.C., native, who piled on a career-high 402 yards with a solid 70% completion rate. Jones’ career day also served as a breakout game for first-round rookie wideout Kadarius Toney, who rounds out a surprisingly solid offense alongside Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay and a healthy Barkley.

As a result of the performance, which featured a comeback from a 21-10 fourth-quarter deficit and a 6-for-6, 75-yard overtime drive, Jones was selected as NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career.

With their first win of the new season under their belts, the Giants can now look forward to a date with the rival Dallas Cowboys. If Jones picks up where he left off in New Orleans, a shootout may be on our hands with more surprises from “Danny Dimes” left to come.

He’s finally back.

After missing the first three games of 2021 due to COVID-19 and then a groin injury, the seventh-year pro is back on track as a key part of the Jets’ new-look offense. Crowder’s return also propelled rookie Zach Wilson to a breakout game and the Jets to their third win since the beginning of the 2020 season. Duke’s second all-time receiving yards leader totaled seven catches on nine targets for 61 yards and a score.

Notably, Crowder’s return and threat in the passing game opened up opportunities for vertical runner Corey Davis, who made a catch on a 53-yard Wilson bomb with former Blue Devil defensive back Breon Borders draped all over him. If Crowder returns to the level of consistency he found at the beginning of 2020, more opportunities may arise for Wilson and the offense. With the upgrade, the Jets might just be finding their stride out of the cellar of the league.

In Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady’s return to New England, the Tampa Bay defense had its work cut out for itself against rookie passer Mac Jones. The Patriots led with under two minutes left and the Buccaneers ultimately won on a missed field goal. Earlier in the game, Cockrell made several big plays while covering the slot—he officially tallied three tackles and a defended pass. That defended pass became a huge play for the defending Super Bowl champions, as a deflected ball in the face of Cockrell’s coverage was picked off to terminate a first-quarter New England drive.

The Waxhaw, N.C., native is still on pace to set a career-high in tackles in his second year in Tampa Bay.

Editor's note: This article was published before Daniel Jones was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. The Chronicle updated the article after the news broke.

COVID-19 cases rising at Thales Academy in Union County, where quarantining is left up to parents

At Thales Academy in Waxhaw, parents are authorized to make their own decision regarding quarantine and masks.WAXHAW, N.C. — As the debate over masks inside schools continues, Lincoln County Public Schools and Thales Academy in Union County have also made quarantining optional as well.Editor's Note: Some of the parents interviewed for this story wished to remain anonymous to protect their children's privacy. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NCDHHS StrongSchools NC Toolkit a...

At Thales Academy in Waxhaw, parents are authorized to make their own decision regarding quarantine and masks.

WAXHAW, N.C. — As the debate over masks inside schools continues, Lincoln County Public Schools and Thales Academy in Union County have also made quarantining optional as well.

Editor's Note: Some of the parents interviewed for this story wished to remain anonymous to protect their children's privacy.

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NCDHHS StrongSchools NC Toolkit advise that it is essential for people who are not fully vaccinated to quarantine after close contact with someone with COVID-19 unless universal masking is properly practiced.

At Thales Academy, a private K-7 school in Waxhaw, masks are optional. Parents, however, say they only learned of the option to quarantine after the school notified them that a kindergarten student had recently tested positive.

The message read, “Due to your child having a possible close contact with this student you are receiving this message.”

The school however said quarantining was optional, saying “Thales will no longer require quarantine for those who have had close contact with a student who tests positive for COVID,” and that “parents will be authorized to make their own decision regarding quarantine and masks.”

Concerned with this policy, several parents reached out to WCNC Charlotte saying the school’s original ‘Beginning of the Year Protocols’ form sent to parents never made mention of an optional quarantine policy.

“This is a very unsettling feeling when you want your child to get the best in-person instruction but you feel like you’re risking and waiting for them to come home with COVID,” said one parent, who wished not to be identified for fear of any repercussions toward her child.

The parent said she loves the school and can’t say enough great things about it or its staff, but questions how this policy could be permitted or supported.

Another parent, under a condition of anonymity, said parents who voice concerns over the COVID-19 protocols are bullied by other parents.

“They spread misinformation and you can’t say anything to the contrary otherwise you set yourself up for a blistering attack about infringing on people’s liberties," that parent said.

Other parents say they fully support the school’s protocols and say they believe keeping kids at home is more harmful than catching COVID-19.

“When my son comes home from school, he washes his hands, changes his clothes and I feel comfortable with the protocols that Thales has in place,” parent Melissa DiBattista said. She said mandating a quarantine is “totally unnecessary.”

After WCNC Charlotte's story aired Wednesday, another parent reached out saying they just discovered their 2nd grader at Thales is also positive with COVID-19. That parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “They should have to make parents informed of every single case.”

WCNC Charlotte reached out to Thales Academy to hear from them, but the person who answered said, “We are not interested.” At this time, WCNC Charlotte is unable to confirm exactly how many students have tested positive.

SCDR Fundraiser Pups ‘N Pints coming to Waxhaw on Sept 25

WAXHAW, NC – It’s time for the Fourth Annual Pups ‘N Pints South Charlotte Dog Rescue (SCDR) Fundraiser. On September 25 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Pups ‘N Pints will be held under the water tower in downtown Waxhaw and on Main Street in front of Mary O’Neills. Featuring a Beer Garden, live music, food trucks, vendor fair, and much more, this event will raise money for SCDR to help with vet costs as well as fostering costs. After Pups ‘N Pints, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sonic AlgoRythym will be playing live....

WAXHAW, NC – It’s time for the Fourth Annual Pups ‘N Pints South Charlotte Dog Rescue (SCDR) Fundraiser. On September 25 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Pups ‘N Pints will be held under the water tower in downtown Waxhaw and on Main Street in front of Mary O’Neills. Featuring a Beer Garden, live music, food trucks, vendor fair, and much more, this event will raise money for SCDR to help with vet costs as well as fostering costs. After Pups ‘N Pints, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sonic AlgoRythym will be playing live. Tickets for the concert are only $5 per person, and kids 10 and under are free! All proceeds directly support the medical needs of the dogs that SCDR rescues and those they assist in the community.

Danielle Spuler, SCDR Board President, shared, “We are very excited for the expansion of this year’s event after missing last year due to the pandemic. Pups ‘N Pints is back and bigger than ever! We have added a larger vendor fair, which will be featured on Main Street in front of Mary O’Neills. Live music from various local artists will be playing throughout the day as well as a new after-hours concert featuring a local favorite band, Sonic AlgoRythym. There will be something for everyone who visits the festival whether they want to shop the vendor fair, eat from the various food trucks in our Food Zone, visit with adoptable puppies in our Puppy Zone, let the kids have fun in our Kids Zone or, for the grownups, drink a few pints from the Beer Zone. There will be raffles available for purchase, a DJ to keep things fun and exciting, and so much more. We are looking forward to an awesome day!”

You can support SCDR at Pups ‘N Pints by participating in a raffle contest, buying a t-shirt, and purchasing tickets to see Sonic AlgoRythym. Spuler continued. “This is our first after-hours Pups ‘N Pints concert, and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the wonderful talents of Sonic AlgoRythym! Tickets are $5 per person, and kids 10 or under are free. The tickets are available for purchase in advance at both Mary O’Neill’s and Passionate Paws Animal Hospital, as well as at the welcome table during the Pups ‘N Pints event. There will be food trucks and vendors available during the concert. Our Beer Zone will remain open as well during the concert.”

Spuler finished, “It is so important to us that our amazing sponsors are recognized for their support of our biggest fundraiser of the year. This fundraiser makes a huge impact on our ability to support the many dogs in need in our community. We could not put on an event of this size without the support of our title sponsors, Passionate Paws Animal Hospital, McDermott Law PLLC, Paws Up Pet Sitting, Mary O’Neill’s, and the many other event sponsors and vendors who have made this day possible. Our volunteers are also an integral part of everything that we do and we are so thankful for their service to the animals and our cause! The success of this event will impact the lives of so many dogs for the better!” So grab the family and some friends and head to downtown Waxhaw on September 25 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm for fun, music, and a good cause!

South Charlotte Dog Rescue – southcharlottedogrescue.com or (877) 745-7237

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