In the last issue of each year, we thank all of the talented contributors to The Charlotte News. This year, we want to thank one in particular, who has a big anniversary with the paper next year. Edd Merritt has been volunteering for the paper for just about 20 years, starting as managing editor in 2001. He has strong opinions that he’s not afraid to share, he has great taste in music, and he writes about high school sports, hockey, his youth, and his family with dedication and enthusiasm. We’re lucky to have him and the town is lucky to hear from him every other week. Thanks so much, Edd. See the list of the rest of our contributors here.