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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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Filling for this year’s local elections doesn't start for a couple of weeks, but election-related shenanigans already seem to have started in Davidson. As is typical in small-town politics, accusations are made, emails circulate and unfounded rumors fly. One such issue initiating some of that… read more about Narrow Passage starts Davidson election season early
It’s good to be home. When I left Lake Norman Publications two years ago, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever again be spending much time in this beautiful, vibrant lake area. But I’ve missed these newspapers. I’ve been off to one of those big daily newspapers and a statewide business magazine, and I can… read more about Turns out, you can come home again
The veto used to be a powerful weapon in the governor’s arsenal, but recently it has not been an effective one for North Carolina’s chief executives. With veto-proof super majorities in both houses of the legislature, the General Assembly regularly overrides gubernatorial vetoes – sometimes… read more about Bradford, Jeter not to blame for marriage bill override
By Dr. Donna Warren Ask the expert If you have pets, pet insurance may be something that you should consider. Pet insurance began in Great Britain for horses and livestock in the late 1800s. Sweden and Great Britain still led the world in pet insurance policies. Pet insurance… read more about Pet insurance: Is it right for you?
By Ken Fortenberry I nearly laughed out loud last week when throngs of ga-ga media and ego-inflated state officials converged on a section of Interstate 485 to celebrate the long-awaited, often-delayed opening of the final leg of Charlotte’s so-called Outer Loop. It certainly was reason… read more about State builds roads at snail’s pace
It has been 7.5 years since you could get your oil changed in Davidson. Seven and a half years since you could get your car inspected. Seven and a half years since you could get a flat fixed or your car repaired without having to leave town limits. The days of being able to do all those things… read more about Auto repair returns to Davidson
With summer vacation upon us, here's an idea to try something different and save a few bucks. “Cord cutting.” The idea that consumers can live without traditional pay TV service has been bubbling under the surface for years now, but 2015 is shaping up to be the year when the pieces fall in… read more about 'Cutting the cord' with Sling TV
By Mike Russell As a resident of Huntersville for 16 years, I have spent enough time in Interstate 77 traffic that I could have learned a foreign language or two! Since 2011, I have served on the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce board of directors and serve as board chair. During these… read more about Chamber chairman addresses toll lanes
The following was received by The Herald Weekly from the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Chair Mike Russell regarding the chamber's view on the future I-77 managed lanes. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,000 members and serves Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and the greater… read more about Letter to the Editor: Chamber takes a stand on tolls
Editor’s note: The Herald Weekly received the following letter in support of police: My name is Kate Sirtler, I am 11 years old and I am a fifth-grader at Huntersville Elementary. I am writing this because a lot of people are upset with the police right now, and that makes me mad and… read more about 11-year-old thankful for police
By Nils Lucander What we are witnessing unfold with the Interstate 77 toll lane issue is that profiteers, both foreign and domestic, both distant and local, see that our entire Lake Norman area community is in trouble and trapped in an ever increasing transportation problem. They do not come… read more about I-77 toll lanes part of legal extortion
Politicians at all levels of government had something to say last week about the Interstate 77 toll lanes. Here are a few of the gems collected from cyberspace before and after the project’s financial close amid swelling opposition. In an email to one area resident posted to the Exit 28… read more about Tillis, leaders weigh in on toll lanes
Davidson has a well-earned reputation for being a well-planned town. The town regularly receives awards and recognition for its efforts in promoting walkability, protecting open space and preserving its Main Street area. The most ardent supporters of how Davidson does things are fond of saying… read more about Is Davidson getting too bossy about development?
Once again, the Interstate 77 HOT lanes project has been in the news and not for good reasons. This past week, local elected boards one after the other passed resolutions demanding answers to new questions or asking for outright delay prior to financial close of the contract. On May 11, N.C.… read more about I-77 debt should be ‘junk’
Part 1 of 2: Education, government and nonprofits Women of high stature within their respective fields received the consideration of our 100 Most Powerful Women in Lake Norman, because they have the most potential to influence the community. This week, we focus on 50 women who live or work… read more about The 100 most powerful women in Lake Norman
I’m no parenting expert, but I know a few things about preparing for summer camp experience away from home. I attended a basketball camp every summer from fifth grade to my sophomore year of high school. Here’s some points for parents to consider based on my experiences: 1Build up activity… read more about 15 tips to prepare for a week away
The last column told you about a long-shot opportunity to stop the tolling of Interstate 77 with HOT lanes through a bill submitted at the General Assembly by N.C. Sen. Jeff Tarte. Since writing that piece, the project to build toll lanes has gained some momentum in its trek toward financial… read more about New developments arise in toll road saga
Email us things that make you happy, grateful, thankful, blessed or fuzzy-feeling about living here. Send them to email@example.com. Put the word “happy” in the subject line. Emails will be kept anonymous. Thank you Mayor Jill Swain for suggesting a happy column, and thank you to… read more about Warm fuzzies: Residents share happy thoughts
Email us about things that drive you insane or witty observations that may prompt readers to spit out their morning coffee. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the word “peeved” in the subject line. Emails will be kept anonymous. We will not publish your name or email address. … read more about Peeved: Residents sound off on what bugs them
By Rick Short Last chance to stop Interstate 77 tolls? The answer to that question is a solid maybe – if the stars align correctly, the legislature moves quickly and voters decide that's what they want in the face of what would surely be massive pressure to the contrary. With all those… read more about Governor, legislators grapple over road projects
(BPT) – Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you're looking for, or a Garfield-like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched… read more about How to choose the best pet for your family
By Dr. Lauren Kappers Heartworm disease is a potentially deadly disease in both cats and dogs. Unfortunately, there are many myths that make pet owners believe their animals do not need heartworm prevention or testing. Following are some of these myths and the facts that pet owners should… read more about Looking at myths, facts of heartworms
A few weeks ago, Town Manager Leamon Brice announced his intent to retire later this year after 25 years of service to Davidson. Twenty-five years is a long time. However, there is another official who works for Davidson who has a much longer tenure. That would be Town Attorney Rick Kline. Kline… read more about Time to reappoint Davidson’s town attorney?
By Neana Phillips Line workers are special men and women who live their lives working together as a team. They are a family themselves, climbing, digging, pulling and running heavy equipment to build and maintain the power we all rely on. But when an outage occurs, and the lights go out, the… read more about Responding when the lights go out
Proposed bill could stifle accountability RALEIGH – Most new legislatures in Raleigh see a few proposed amendments to the state constitution, and this one so far is no different. Often, the proposed changes go nowhere. Maybe they are proposed by the party that's not in power, so they do not… read more about Legislators consider extending term limits