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T his week, the Town of Davidson relaunched its sales pitch for the so-called Downtown Catalyst Feasibility Study. That’s the effort to study/plan/propose redevelopment of roughly 3.5 acres of town-owned land surrounding and including Davidson Town Hall. The renewed effort to sell this to… read more about Davidson revisiting Catalyst Project study
The meat-free diet of Lent This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of… read more about Letter to the Editor – Week of 2/12
There are lots of sayings in the rough and tumble game of running for public office. One of them is “money is the mother’s milk of politics.” With last Friday’s deadline for submitting campaign finance reports now in the rear view mirror, we get the first glimpse at how candidates are doing in… read more about Candidates flying together this election cycle
HFFA is a good investment A recent column referred to Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics as a “gym.” It’s much more than that. It has an extensive number of services for children, including a Summer Camp, ChildWatch, PreSchool, and AfterSchool programs. Kids and their parents love using… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 2/5
by Capt. Caig Price Fish On! I n late fall 2015, observant anglers may have noticed orange buoys along the banks of local lakes including Lake Norman. The buoys were marked “do not disturb, property of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.” I spoke to Lawrence Dorsey, a biologist and… read more about States conducts crappie survey
Recently, several events in the swirl of activity around the I-77 high-ocupancy toll lanes project have shaken the confidence of Lake Norman residents. We’ve seen the Charlotte City Council throw its regional weight around by pushing the project forward in the face of overwhelming opposition… read more about What can citizens do to regain control locally?
Food for thought Last night me and my daughter were on our way to softball workouts on a very dark two-lane road with a 55 mph speed limit. We were the third car back, all of sudden traffic came to a dead stop. A Toyota in the oncoming lane crossed the yellow line and was T-boned in the driver… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/29
Time to dump McCrory It’s about time that we dump Gov. Pat McCrory and Charlotte’s Council Member Vi Lyles, who do not even live in the affected I-77 toll lanes area, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville etc., since they do not listen to the local community. – Juergen K. Schrebler,… read more about Letters to Editor – Week of 1/22
The Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics facility located on Verhoeff Drive is partially funded by taxpayers. This may be common knowledge to longtime Huntersville residents, but many newer residents are likely unaware that tax dollars are used to support HFFA. You definitely wouldn’t know it… read more about Taxpayers still keeping HFFA afloat
Consumers not fooled by diet guide The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released last week by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption.… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/15
It is that time of year again – time for the annual request for our local town governments to be as open and transparent as possible. In last year’s New Year’s resolution column, three requests were made of the towns: improve email collections for public records requests, follow the spirit of… read more about Policies towns should consider for transparency
The drumbeat of development keeps pounding in Davidson, and as has come to be expected, nothing is ever straight forward. Long-swirling development rumors for the 169-plus acre Westmoreland Farm property off Davidson-Concord Road are finally coming true with the planned development of roughly… read more about Historic designation affects big new development
Consider healthier foods this year Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve our diet and exercise routine. Share your resolution It’s that time again. What are you resolving to do this year? How are you going to stick to it? Share your New Year’s… read more about Letter to the Editor – Week of 1/7
Time to end the contract As we quickly approach Jan. 4, there is no question that the I-77 toll deal needs to be shown the door. This is like going to see a movie that has a bad review. We pay a ridiculous price to get in and find out halfway through the reviews hold true. Back in 2002 Cintra… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 12/31
Among many small family traditions during the holiday season, my wife and like to watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at least once or twice between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year we also threw “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” into the mix. These are two classic movies, with… read more about Slowing things down with this New Year's resolution
Louise Korver From L’s Kitchen Having just moved back this summer from Dallas, Texas, to our Westport lake house, I spend every spare moment tackling boxes in the garage. Easy Holiday Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients For the dough • A good-sized peeled red potato in water to cover… read more about Fill your home with the scent of cinnamon rolls
The following are a few random thoughts and questions (a la the great Thomas Sowell) on town government in Huntersville to close out 2015. I would like to thank those readers who have taken the time to email responses to my columns. My intention in writing was to start a dialogue on issues that… read more about Thoughts on Huntersville as we close 2015
On Monday, the anti-toll movement put a big exclamation point on last month’s elections. At the swearing-in ceremonies in Huntersville and Cornelius the newly sworn boards ratcheted up the pressure against the toll project. In Huntersville, after an historic election that saw the defeat of an… read more about Share your thoughts about transit board
Local streets aren’t paved with gold The NCDOT Czars think the Lake Norman Area is paved with gold streets and every home has boat loads of money in it. Both Warren Cooksey said in so many words, you people can afford to pay tolls, and at the summit Tennyson said if we can’t build toll roads in… read more about Letters to the editor
The Board of MI-Connection, the cable company owned by the towns of Davidson and Mooresville, met last week to hear the latest numbers on its operations. Fortunately, while the company is still a long way from being profitable, the numbers are at least headed in the right direction. A press release… read more about Towns should keep MI-Connection sale as goal
Proud to shop local I didn’t find your article “interesting” or “meaningful” at all. Frankly, content to publish must have been at a low point this week for a local paper to have such uninformed guest as editorialist. I couldn’t help but notice that all the paid ads were from the various local… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 12/4
Legislators’ last-minute effort won’t save their skins In the 15 years my family and I have lived in Cornelius, traffic on Interstate 77 has gotten much worse – especially during the past few years. I think we all recognize that the traffic on I-77 and the parallel roads will only get worse even… read more about Letter to the editor – Week of 11/26
Mayor Jill Swain issued a proclamation at last week’s town board meeting celebrating local small businesses and declaring Nov. 28 as “Small Business Saturday” in Huntersville. What is Small Business Saturday you ask? Small Business Saturday or “shop small” Saturday is not unique to Huntersville. It… read more about Buy local or buy anywhere this holiday season
I am thankful for Jesus, above all, for protecting and guiding me and my family and pets. I am thankful and appreciative of the smile of a stranger and most of all kindness of coworkers and people I meet and deal with in my daily life. Life is so difficult today, people have so many issues and… read more about Giving thanks
Each week, we bring you anonymous comments from readers in our Peeved and Warm Fuzzies column. It's usually filled with folks who are ticked off about other people's bad driving habits. Sometimes we have people commenting on politics, toll roads, smoking, national controversies and Donald… read more about What are you thankful for?