by Capt. Craig Price Fish On! I' ve been struggling with how to get a point across to inconsiderate fishermen. Then it occurred to me that maybe I can wrap the message up in some good news, and it won’t sound quite so bad. First the good news. The Lake Norman hybrid striped bass bite has… read more about Be considerate of other anglers
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By John Gillette The key concern people have about boat clubs is, on weekends (the high demand times), how far in advance do you need to plan in order to reserve a boat? During weekdays, boats are widely available. So weekend availability is the big question. The member-to-boat ratio… read more about The key concern about boat clubs – availability
By George Bell Guest editorial My life changed last spring at Grace Covenant Church one Saturday at 7 a.m. when I showed up for an all-men's, free boot camp workout group called “F3.” “I'm Springfield,” the soul-patched warrior said to me as he reached out his hand to give me a fist bump.… read more about Camaraderie gained from working out changed my life
By Paulette Ballard As told by Dr. Herbert Mills A parishioner in New York, where I was in dental school, asked if I could help a Cambodian family with some of their dental care. The mother and father could not speak English; therefore, it was difficult to communicate with them. The… read more about Sharing my services with a family in need
Before man created Lake Norman, he lived off the land. Our European ancestors settled onto the trading grounds of the Catawba Indians. Wilderness gave way to farmland. Neighbors established churches, spawning communities. What I love about history is that you can adjust the zoom level based… read more about Leadership program begins with history lesson
By Jim Fuller, Rodney Graham, Brian Jenest, and Connie Wessner On Election Day, you may find you're offered a hand-out urging a "vote against toll lanes." Here's the problem: You can't. Toll roads aren't on the ballot. Nor can the opposition group's de facto slate of candidates make any impact… read more about Davidson incumbents weigh in on I-77 toll issue
By John Woods Guest editorial As I reflect on 16 years of service, first on the town board and now as your mayor, I am extremely grateful for the support the citizens of this great community have offered me. I am running unopposed in this election, but this election, like every other… read more about Davidson mayor endorses town board incumbents
By Paulette Ballard Moments column As told by Rockie Sain The summer after my college graduation, my girlfriend and I went backpacking in Europe for six weeks. We flew into New York City first. I had not bought my Eurorail Pass (to travel by train in Europe) so we had to go to downtown New… read more about Bad encounters nearly spoil European trip
By Bill Russell Guest editorial On Nov. 5, voters in Mecklenburg County will consider approving $290 million for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and $210 million for Central Piedmont Community College. In Cornelius, voters there will also decide $20.4 million for transportation, parks and… read more about Chamber president says vote yes for bonds
I wasn’t surprised to learn that Dale Beatty was among 10 finalists in CNN’s Hero of the Year campaign. The Iraq War veteran has already appeared on the cover of Time Magazine for the remarkable story of how he lost both legs from an explosion only to come home and create Purple Heart Heroes, a… read more about Help us honor active military, veterans
Readers can submit letters to the editor by emailing to email@example.com, or mailing to The Herald Weekly, attn: Letters, 209 Delburg St., Davidson, NC 28036. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Food Lion employee thanks community By now, most of you probably… read more about Letters to the Editor - Week of 9/20
By Paulette Ballard As told by Steve D’Agostino from Mooresville My unforgettable moment was just before the start of my senior year in high school. I was seeing a rheumatologist, who was performing numerous tests to determine the cause of my chronic joint and muscle pain. This severe… read more about Football coach offers compassionate leadership
By Kurt Naas Guest editorial For years now, the transportation needs of the Lake Norman area have been a funding afterthought. The genesis of this problem is the organization that sets regional transportation priorities, the Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Organization (MUMPO). With… read more about Towns vote for decade of transportation futility
By Paulette Ballard Moments As told by Angie Sizemore of Huntersville: I was excited to begin my first day of kindergarten and looked forward to making new friends. After entering the school and finding my room, I sat down at a colored table. Our teacher entered the classroom,… read more about Teacher thought left-handers weren't as smart
By Del Arrendale Guest commentary Issuing bonds to pay for Cornelius infrastructure has been a point for discussion in meetings I have attended at town hall since 2010. As chairman of the Parks Arts Recreation and Culture Board, and past chairman of the Transportation Advisory Board,… read more about A case for bond referendum in Cornelius
By Justin Vick LKN World Headquarters My third grade teacher didn’t like tattletales. Whenever we got the urge to tell on a classmate, she encouraged us to write anonymous letters and slip them in the pouch of the class “tattle turtle.” One day, I just had to visit the tattle turtle. A… read more about You know what makes me mad?
Muntazir Somji fought back tears on national television as he told the “CBS Evening News” about a 6-year-old Afghani boy’s recovery from eye surgery. The boy is staying at Somji’s Mooresville home this summer. The Lake Norman chapter of Solace for the Children brought Sajad to the United… read more about Nonprofit offers solace for country
By Robert Pittenger Guest editorial We all know strong students who want to go to college, get good-paying jobs and build flourishing, independent lives for themselves and their families. On May 23, I joined House Republicans in passing a long-term solution for the Federal Stafford Loans… read more about Pittenger: Democrats hamper financial aid plan
Mrs. Sarah McAuley Town of Huntersville, My name is William Rakatansky and I am a former Cornelius Town Commissioner who served the Town from 1993 to 1995. My single term was a result of a decision I made not to campaign for re-election because my job at that time was getting more intrusive… read more about Letter to the Editor: MUMPO vote
Dear Commissioner McAulay, The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MUMPO) Public Involvement Plan states that MUMPO is “committed to meaningful public involvement in the regional transportation planning process. MUMPO believes public participation is not a simple “add on” or… read more about Citizen calls for commissioner resignation
This entire Cornelius Update is focused on the critical I-77 Toll Lanes issue - arguably the most important question currently facing North Meck and one that will fundamentally impact our daily experience and quality of life for several decades to come. Public frustration levels on this issue are… read more about Letter to the Editor: Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy on toll lanes
Those of us engaged in the battle against High Occupancy Toll lanes on Interstate 77 have learned a lot about how our roads are funded and why north Mecklenburg and south Iredell are faced with such a terrible “non-solution” as the I-77 HOT lanes. We have found that the biggest barrier to building… read more about Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban and HOT Lanes
– A moment from Anna Caffrey I attended a Christmas dinner dance with a good friend, but an unfamiliar group. It was the holidays and I had a new dress, so I decided to go. My friend introduced me to people as soon as we arrived, but my attention was immediately drawn to a distinguished… read more about Ballard's Column: Woman recalls her most enchanted evening
Auto club opposes motorcycle helmet bill Editor, On May 8, the House Judiciary B Committee adjourned without taking a vote on House Bill 109, which would eliminate North Carolina's mandatory motorcycle helmet law. AAA Carolinas is strongly opposed to any changes in the state's current… read more about Letter to the editor: motorcycle helmet bill
Cornelius’ I-77 vote was the wrong decision Editor, I am William Rakatansky, a former Cornelius Town Commissioner (1993-1995), and I would like to express my thoughts on Monday nights' divided (3-2) vote by the Cornelius Town Board to support the proposed High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes and… read more about Letter to the editor: Cornelius' vote on toll roads
By Bill Russell Last week, I was speaking to a chamber member who had called me from his car in a rural area of South Carolina. While we did not experience the familiar “dropped call,” our reception was poor and he said he would have to call me back when he reached the city. Each week… read more about N.C. needs wireless tech to gain advantage