William S. Lind submitted this column as a counterpoint to a speech given last week by Randal O’Toole, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. O’Toole condemned the Red Line as outdated and overly expensive.Real conservatives like commuter trains. Why? Because we ride them and we usually don’t ride… read more about A conservative who’s for the Red Line
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by Phyllis RozzelleTen years ago this week, Feb. 8, 2002, to be exact, the first issue of the Herald arrived in thousands of homes throughout Huntersville. With the publication of that paper, Tucker Mitchell realized his dream. Those of you who lived in Huntersville during that time, probably… read more about The Herald turns 10
I am writing in response to your opposition of a Behavioral Health hospital being built near your neighborhood.There is no greater responsibility of a parent than to keep your child safe. There are a lot of issues and problems that require our attention, but I am pretty sure that this is not one of… read more about Community needs a mental health hospital
I wasn’t sure whether to get involved with the controversy about the new proposed behavioral health center in Huntersville or not.However, the Monteith residents should know that it is very unlikely that any inpatient would get out into their community once hospitalized. CMC Randolph in Charlotte… read more about Life inside a CMC mental health hospital
Sounds like the start of an old kids joke right? Unfortunately at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the joke is on the kids! On Jan. 10, my daughter was assaulted in the early hours on the North Meck High School campus under the cover of missing and broken lightbulbs. After meeting with the school… read more about How many school employees does it take to replace a light bulb?
The obviously failing Red Line Rail effort championed by our liberal-leaning North Meck mayors in concert with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Department of Transportation is welcome news for taxpayers. The real tragedy however is that this aggressive, extremely… read more about The Red Line’s failure is a good thing for area
Editor,I rely on “The Herald Weekly” as an in-depth, objective source of news for issues regarding the Lake Norman area. But when it comes to the Red Line commuter train, over the course of several articles it’s become clear you have left objectivity at the station.The most egregious example was… read more about ‘Heralding’ the Red Line
Fishing with GusIn the world of bass fishing, a rig can be defined as any combination of line/wire, terminal tackle, gadgets or lures attached in a way that will catch fish.The most popular one for a long time was the Carolina Rig, a bottom-bumping rig primarily used to catch bass on soft plastic… read more about Alabama Rig has proven popular among anglers
Editor,I attended the Station Area Development meeting last week and came away disheartened. Perhaps horrified is a better word.The stated purpose of the meeting was to garner public input for anticipated development in the area surrounding the Red Line commuter rail station. Unfortunately, it… read more about Red Line is a ‘train wreck’
Editor,I wonder how many people in Huntersville know that The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (CMHA) is planning to put an in- and out-patient psychiatric hospital right in between a quiet, family filled subdivision and a public charter school? As a homeowner in the aforementioned… read more about Hospital will only hurt neighborhood’s value
Real Help for Real Livingby Rev. Tony MarcianoLast Spring my wife and I had boarded a tour bus to visit Brookgreen Gardens near Myrtle Beach. It’s a beautiful spot, and I encourage you to visit it the next time you are at the beach. Just as we arrived, my wife’s flip flop broke, rendering it… read more about How a pair of flip flops reminded me of hope
Editor,Most of you know by now that I had a massive heart attack on Tuesday, Dec. 6. It was called a widow maker as the survival rate is less than 5 percent. I experienced a God miracle. When I told my wife, Janet, I wasn’t feeling well and she suggested calling 911, I told her to just drive me to… read more about I learned God is in control
Editor,Here are our bottom-line conclusions from experience with the Fireboat in Cornelius and a recent fire at a large home on Norman Shores Drive.1. Our first responders performed superbly. They were on the scene in 7 minutes and suppressed this garage fire on Norman Shores completely and safely… read more about Cornelius’s fireboat is a regional asset
Real Help for Real LivingOn Thanksgiving Day, the Charlotte Rescue Mission pulls out all the stops to make that day extra special for our community guests.We begin at 6 a.m. with a hot breakfast. Through the generosity and partnership of the Dilworth Neighborhood Grill, homeless men will be able to… read more about He walked his daughter down the aisle – so what, you say?
Fishing with GusA look at history tells us that seafood was so plentiful, that striped bass, eels, clams and lobster shared the table with turkey at the Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving.So the story goes, the Wampanoag Indians not only taught the Pilgrims how to catch fish for food, but also how to use… read more about Tired of turkey? Give striped bass a taste