Growth, change, excellence in education and especially choice have been characteristics of education in the north Mecklenburg area for the past decade. I experienced and observed changes in local schools every decade since 1950. I grew up in the area, attended school at Long Creek and North… read more about The Herald’s 10 years have seen changes in schools
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Fishing with GusThis is a fish tale about Rusty Hook, a retired Native American medicine man. Some might find it hard to believe, but there is a little bit of truth in every fish tale.Rusty Hook began handcrafting fishing lures and opened a tackle shop after being forced to retire when his powers… read more about Did medicine man transfer power to lure?
Editor,Two weeks ago, the professional, highly competent public information officer for the Town of Davidson was summarily replaced by a public relations specialist who had been an adviser to Mayor John Woods in his last political campaign. Why does the mayor – or Town Manager Leamon Brice -- need… read more about Who governs in Davidson?
Editor,I believe congratulations are in order to the Davidson Town Board for its skillful handling of the Davidson East property issue.First, the owner of a large parcel of land (Davidson East) along Sam Furr Road encountered financial difficulty, and his lender took over the property. The property… read more about Davidson East financially mismanaged
Editor,News delivered last week at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce that Carolinas HealthCare System plans to build a 66-bed behavioral health hospital in Davidson was welcomed. While it could be argued the former site in Huntersville was appropriate given the dramatic increase in the population… read more about Hospital in Davidson is a great decision for region
Editor’s note: This letter was originally sent to Davidson Mayor John Woods, commissioners and media.Editor,I have been traveling and have just learned of the planned sale of the property on N.C. 73 to the Carolinas HealthCare System for a mental health facility.I guess I am puzzled as to why the… read more about Hospital takes away potential revenue
Commentary by Amanda NetschThe past four years in the Lake Norman area have been an amazing evolution from quaint local towns to a self-sufficient, booming community. A community that shares desirable neighborhoods, family-friendly recreational activities, and state-of-the-art medical facilities… read more about Relay For Life of Huntersville sees growth and change
On May 8, we will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution. As proposed, Amendment 1 says: “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this state.”There are many objections to Amendment 1.… read more about To the North Mecklenburg Community,
Editor,Next Tuesday, on May 8, voters wield the power to add another significant barrier to non-traditional couples getting equal treatment in North Carolina by supporting Amendment One. Many people are glad of that for religious reasons or other opposition to gay rights. But everyone, regardless… read more about Amendment One won’t protect families
Editor,Before you read this I want you to close your eyes. That is who you are helping. The Lions Club wants to thank the local media for being so supportive of our 10th Annual Lions Regional Golf Tournament. We had our best year, netting more than $9000. So far the grand total for the 10 years is… read more about Lions Club golf tournament a success
Editor,As a member of Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center, I must say I really enjoy the facility, staff, classes, equipment and especially the wonderful childcare. I am very happy there is such a place in our town to take swim lessons or find a Zumba class and just be active in… read more about HFFA: Please staff splash pad gate
by Rev. Allan PurtillThere was a time in Huntersville when a ride to the hospital would end in Charlotte or Mooresville; a time when Gilead Ridge was just a sloping narrow hill; a time when discovery was left to what could be imagined on a vacant lot; and a time when information came from talkers… read more about Huntersville’s progress seen from the pulpit
Fishing with GusSpring has yielded some of the best fishing on Lake Norman in decades.Those targeting crappie have filled stringer after stringer with fish up to 17 inches long, more than double the minimum size limit of eight inches.Crappie can be found in almost every shallow cove on both sides… read more about Abundance of crappie leads to great catches
Editor,Recent discussion on the Red Line Regional Rail Project has been intense – and so has the dissemination of misinformation about the project. This discussion is the result of the Red Line Task Force’s referral of a draft business and finance plan for review by the communities along the… read more about Red Line is part of a bigger system
Fishing with GusA story published in the March 16 edition of this newspaper mentioned that the largest fish population in Lake Norman was the striped bass and that the introduction of hybrid striped bass would diminish an already limited food supply. Both statements are without merit.There are so… read more about Fishermen say hybrids won’t hurt food supply