The Boy Scouts of America is changing its name as part of a push to be more inclusive. The 114-year-old organization will be known as Scouting America, announcing the change Tuesday at its annual meeting. President and CEO Roger Krone said “In the next 100 years we want any youth in America to feel very, […]

The French Bulldog has overtaken the Labrador Retriever as America’s favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. The Frenchie’s popularity has surged in recent years, with over 108,000 registrations in 2022. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Lady Gaga have helped boost the breed’s profile. However, the French Bulldog’s rise is not without controversy, […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it won’t be necessary to isolate for five days if you test positive for COVID-19. Instead, the CDC advises those who test positive and who show symptoms just to stay home until their fever has disappeared for at least 24 hours without the use of medication. […]


It’s National Walk Your Dog Day . . . so if you only do it once a year, today’s the day.  (???)  Seriously though, here’s why getting lazy and skipping those walks might be a bigger deal than you think. “The Washington Post” just did a big story about how skipping walks can “significantly affect your dog’s emotional and […]


An expert on longevity says five minutes a day might be all it takes to add years to your life.  Here are a few simple things that can improve your health and extend your life . . . 1.  Habit stacking.  Starting a new habit is hard.  But adding a new habit onto an existing one […]

The Tega Cay Wildlife Conservation Society in South Carolina has received approval from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation to use ZonaStat-D, also known as PZP, to control the city’s growing deer population. PZP is a natural protein that prevents pregnancy in deer by boosting their immune system. The method involves darting the protein into […]

33 U.S. states are suing social media giant Meta over claims that its platforms are harming children’s mental health. The lawsuit claims that Meta Platforms Inc. collects the data of children under 13 and without parents’ consent. “Meta has harnessed powerful and unprecedented technologies to entice, engage, and ultimately ensnare youth and teens. Its motive […]

SHINE A LIGHT ON PINK October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all month-long Mix 1079 is Shining a Light On Pink. Each week we will shine a spotlight on local breast cancer survivors and thrivers as they share their breast cancer journey. This week we highlight Melissa from Pineville who shares her breast cancer […]


SHINE A LIGHT ON PINK The support for breast cancer is 365 days but all month long we’re Shining a Light On Pink. This week we highlight Charmaine from the Charlotte area living with Stage 4 breast cancer. Charmaine shares her passion for helping women every day diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Charlotte. Charmaine’s Story: […]


SHINE A LIGHT ON PINK October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Each week we will spotlight local breast cancer survivors and thrivers. This week we are spotlighting Maren, Maggie and Stacy three women in the Charlotte area living with metastatic breast cancer. Maren’s Story: I was diagnosed with stage 4 MBC in 2019 […]