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Cornelius planning board members want the Lake Norman YMCA to consider adding another entrance through the Catawba North neighborhood to increase connectivity. The Y wants to maintain a good relationship with its neighbors and left the cut-through to Church Street off its application for a parking… read more about What do YOU think about the YMCA entrance?
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Editor,I am totally shocked by the facts in your article concerning the Lake Norman Charter School. Whatever the situation might be with the students involved, the very fact that a student was “detained” for five hours while the school administration refused to call his parents and forced this… read more about Lake Norman Charter actions ‘shocking’
Editor,I am writing to say kudos to New York for passing the same sex marriage bill. This is important on so many levels deeper than just “Yes, of course you can marry who you love.”It’s “Yes, let’s leave that small, close-minded, judgmental, self-righteous person behind and step into our humanity… read more about NY legislators right on with marriage bill
Editor’s note: This letter was sent as an email from the mayor to the Cornelius town board members and town manager. Editor,You know at the end of the day I am not really sure there is anything to be gained by a public statement from Cornelius at this point in time, other than we may desire to have… read more about Put hurt feelings aside and push on with tourism discussions
Editor’s note: Davidson resident Vince Winegardner sent a longer version of this letter to Mayor John Woods and members of the Davidson Board of Commissioners on Monday, June 27, and Winegardner edited the letter to comply with the Herald’s letter-to-the-editor policy. Honorable mayor and… read more about Davidson should reverse purchase of homes – in public
Editor,It took a few months of education, but I think most people will agree that the flashing left-turn lights help traffic flow. They are basically yield-right-of-way signs overhead instead of on a post at the side. And they are an admission by the state and traffic engineers that the good sense… read more about Take lesson from flashing left-turn lights
Editor,House Bill 508 and the loss of funding by local elected officials. Huntersville tax bills going up. County tax bills going up. Cornelius tax rate going down. Davidson providing costly cable service. Election 2011. Wiener, Obama, Tillis!All of these events affect our lives and provide great… read more about It’s bigger than taxes, politics
Editor,I’m writing to address some inaccurate information included in the June 17 Herald Weekly article “Saying Goodbye to Davidson IB.” Much of this information was also previously given to your staff in October 2010, when the paper wrote an article that we felt was similarly inaccurate.There are… read more about Inaccuracies in your story
Editor,I am writing to commend the drivers who traverse through the construction zone on Highway 73. I am sure others have had different experiences, but as a resident of Cambridge Grove, I must say that I am very impressed with the courtesy demonstrated on a daily basis.I enter and exit Cambridge… read more about Kudos to Lake Norman-area drivers
by Sam SpencerImagine if every person in a town about the size of Huntersville, Mooresville, Monroe or Matthews were suddenly out of a job. Imagine if they no longer had the money to frequent local businesses or contribute to our economy. Imagine the strain on our government to pay the unemployment… read more about GOP’s ‘false austerity’ doesn’t create jobs
Editor,After reading about Gorman’s resignation, I was not surprised. I, too, would resign after doing such a below-expectation job. Especially when I can be rewarded with a bonus, full pay, work less than a required notice, get retirement pay, no need to give an explanation, disappear, go on… read more about School board members should be ashamed
Editor,After reading of the resignation of Paul Herbert as the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department director, I feel a few additional facts need to be addressed.I have lived in Cornelius for the past 36 years, and after retirement, I was asked by Bob Race, town manager in 2000,… read more about Thanks for 11 great years, Paul Herbert
By Karen BentleyI came to you earlier this year with a column outlining the process used for the county-wide reassessment of properties. Today, the tax assessor’s office is in the midst of reviewing more than 41,000 appeals. The rest of the story lies in the adopted tax rate set by county… read more about Don’t be fooled: County budget includes tax hike
by N.C. Rep. Ruth SamuelsonIt is often noted – and rightfully so – that throughout its history North Carolina has been blessed with many great government leaders. These praiseworthy men and women were effective, in large part because they recognized the critical needs of the state and then worked… read more about Republican-led legislature passes ‘budget for 21st century’
Editor,What could be more democratic than the Davidson town board deciding – on Tuesday, June 14 – to require a public referendum before an ordinance lengthening the mayor’s term and commissioners’ terms from two-to-four years, would come into effect? Recall that there was no provision for such a… read more about Four-year term question could rebound against incumbents
Editor,My letter is in reply to Coach Gobble. Coach Gobble, your 53 student-athletes do as well as they do because of you. Half the students at Lake Norman Charter High School may not even know who Mr. Riemer is. You are an excellent coach, and Lake Norman Charter has a lot of excellent teachers… read more about Lake Norman Charter parent not proud of school administration
Editor,Last month, Business Today published an article where anonymous sources were cited stating the Lake Norman Chamber will work to defeat a current elected official this November. This article was referenced by Molly Patton in a letter to the editor.The chamber promotes good government and… read more about Chamber does not endorse, support local candidates
Lake Norman will be abuzz with boating activity during Memorial Day weekend, making it a great time to review safety techniques. After all, May 21 to 27 is known as Safe Boating Week.With no highways, stoplights or road signs on the water, it is imperative that you know and practice the boating… read more about Fishing with Gus: Tips for staying safe over Memorial Day weekend
Editor,When the rumors are rampant that Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell is actively working to unseat Mayor Jill Swain, is it any wonder that Cornelius “business leaders” would give her a low rating in business relations?Mayor Swain’s biggest fault may well be that she won’t… read more about Defending Swain’s record for working with businesses
Editor,After reading the last few negative letters you have published about Mr. (Tim) Riemer, (managing director at Lake Norman Charter School), I hope that you provide me the opportunity to share with you the other perspective. I would like to do so by responding to the statements and questions… read more about Riemer shows coach, players ‘utmost respect’
Editor,This letter is in response to your April 29 article “Charter School Director Sends Parents Message on Bullying.”I feel it is ironic that Mr. Riemer, managing director of Lake Norman Charter School, sends a message to parents about stopping bullying when his leadership style reflects the… read more about Does board support Riemer ‘tactics’?
Editor,Friends, as Huntersville commissioners ponder the upcoming budget vote, it appears to be a foregone conclusion that they will raise property taxes this year. That’s right, during the worst economic times in our lifetime, surrounded by unemployment numbers not seen in our area in over 85… read more about Tax increase unnecessary
Editor, When there is a clear and definitive option that will establish a revenue-neutral budget, which is what government should always strive to achieve, then it is incumbent upon the elected officials of Huntersville to do the right thing for our citizens. The options are simple: vote for a tax… read more about So-called fiscal conservatives must act that way
Editor,Thank you for the opportunity to respond to a recent email that was sent out by Commissioner Charlie Jeter. I have reviewed the minutes from our budget discussions and have a copy of the digital voice recording. It is unclear to me where Commissioner Jeter came up with his “foregone… read more about Jeter not prescient, budget discussions ongoing
Editor, In response to the letter by Michael Price (May 5, Herald Weekly) concerning Tim Riemer, managing director of Lake Norman Charter School.Kudos to Michael Price for saying what many people are thinking concerning Tim Riemer and his bullying message sent to parents. As a parent of a Lake… read more about Lake Norman Charter director hurt morale
Editor,MI-Connection Board Chairman John Venzon stated, “We have done nothing but accomplish what people asked: Give us better service.” That may be, but people were also told that purchasing a cable company would be a “cash cow” for the towns of Davidson and Mooresville. Instead, it has been a… read more about Citizens ‘gripe’ about MI-Connection decision, not service