601 S. King Dr. 704/333-3472, www.cdwarehouse.com HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 A.M.-9 P.M. Sun. 1-6 P.M.
The CD Warehouse franchise isn’t unique to Newark. In fact, there are locations across the United States and as far afield as Bangkok. But the mass-market appeal has led to a superb collection of CDs, DVDs, and games at great prices. There are even records and VHS tapes in the store. The buy-sell-trade policy means there is always a rotating selection of new movies and music. The staff are music aficionados who know their stuff, so don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations or hum a few bars of the song you’re looking for; chances are they’ll know exactly which album you mean.
1419-A Central Ave. 704/331-0788, www.lunchboxrecords.com
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. noon-8 P.M. Fri.-Sat. noon-9 P.M. Sun. 1-6 P.M.
From the outside, Lunchbox Records looks like just another junk shop on the main drag. But looks can be deceiving. The shop was voted The Best Place to Buy CDs and stocks countless CDs, LPs, and DVDs from up-and-coming bands and well-known musical acts in all genres. Since both new and used merchandise is stocked, it just might be possible to find a rare edition of a favorite album. The store also sells record storage and cleaning supplies and has a small venue where bands perform live shows.
Following the death of a male spouse, women were entitled to the widow’s dower or widow’s third, a law passed as a means of providing for women left without financial support. Newark Map This included the right to use one-third of her husband’s real estate at the time of his death, regardless of how much of it she had brought to the marriage. While she could not sell the land, she could rent it out, farm it, or sell anything produced from it. If the real estate consisted of the house her husband had owned, she had the right to a portion of it, usually one or two rooms. Again, she could live there or rent the space out, but she could not sell it. She also was entitled to a third of his personal possessions, following any sales for debt. If a man died without a will, the widow’s third was automatically assigned to her. If a man wished to leave his wife more than her third, it had to be clearly identified in his will. After her death, her share usually reverted to her husband’s heirs, usually the couple’s children. If they did not have children, it would go to other male members of his family. If the widow remarried, her share became part of her second husband’s estate, although, again, she could safeguard her own children’s interests in a premarital contract.