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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,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
Fishing with GusThis is a fish tale, because it begins with the words, “This is no lie.”Two brothers had fished for years. Both were competitive, but Larry was the better angler.On a trip to Canada, Larry and Jim hired a guide to take them fishing. Day one was a success, with both anglers catching… read more about Something’s fishy about brother’s big haul
Reader: Myrick puts herself before constituentsEditor,On Veterans Day, it is important to remember and honor the great sacrifices of those who have made our freedoms possible. Far too often, we forget how truly blessed and fortunate we are to live in the United States of America. Through the years,… read more about Letters to the Editor for November 18
by Carroll GrayThree years ago, the four Lake Norman towns adopted an interlocal agreement to create the Lake Norman Transportation Commission. Since then, we’ve lobbied to keep the concept of the Red Line rail project alive, so the issue could be framed for our consideration. The state has played… read more about Moving forward on the Red Line
Fishing with GusThis column will attempt to answer a frequently asked question among anglers: “Why do I see fish on the depth-finder screen, but I can’t get them to bite?”The answer to this question begins with another question: Is your depth finder set to show fish images or arches? Fish images… read more about How to use your depth finder
Now is not the time for massive Red Line debtEditor,Paul Morris, Deputy Secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation was quoted as informing local officials that the initial cost estimate for the Red Line is $450 million and that 50 percent of the cost is to be borne by Cornelius,… read more about Letters to the Editor for November 11
Fishing with GusMuch has been written lately about the drought and low-water conditions on area lakes. Below are some do’s and don’ts to help make your next fall boating experience safer.• Do run the middle of the channel, not the edge. Don’t take high water short cuts. Stay in marked channels.• Do… read more about The do’s and don’ts of low-water boating
Advanced Disposal made my son’s dayEditor,I would like to share a wonderful experience I had with our local trash company, Advanced Disposal. As a newer company to the area, I wanted to let readers know about a fantastic service the company offers, especially if they have small children like I… read more about Letters to the Editor for November 4
Real Help for Real Living By now you’re thinking, “Hey Josh – you’re the editor of this paper. We trust you to provide good journalism. Who’s this guy from Jersey? Did you vet him? What do you know about him? You’re going to trust him to write a regular column to us.”Okay, now hold on. I’ll admit,… read more about What’s an Italian guy from Jersey doing in our local paper?
Fishing with GusThree simple things can help you catch more fish this fall. Fish in the right place, at the right time and with the right bait.• The right places and best spots to begin fishing on Lake Norman are in and around points. Points are extensions of land masses that jut into the lake. The… read more about Three ways to catch more fish this fall
Swain has the qualities needed in a mayorEditor,I have served as fellow mayor with Mayor Jill Swain for the past three terms. During that time I have found Mayor Swain to bring a positive and problem-solving mind set to each situation.Mayor Swain works hard on issues involving her constituency,… read more about Letters to the Editor for October 28
Editor,Working with Commissioner Danae Caulfield since May 2010 concerning the expansion of the sidewalk on Stumptown Road has truly been a blessing. We started the campaign for the sidewalk expansion in fall 2009. The day that Danae got involved with this project was a key turning point not only… read more about Caufield was big help in getting things done
Editor,In these times of political disillusionment and uncertainty on the national level, we are fortunate to have a handful of candidates running for Huntersville town board who have proven records of integrity. Having been involved in a citizen group trying to get its voice heard by the… read more about The best candidates for Huntersville are …
Editor,I am a parent of a fifth-grader at Torrence Creek Elementary School. The Torrence Creek Parent-Teacher Association is in the midst of a fundraising effort.The Parent-Teacher Association is attempting to raise money to replace one of the two computer labs that was taken away by… read more about Why I gave to school fundraiser
As a Cornelius commissioner, I have worked with Danae for the last two years in her capacity as a Huntersville commissioner. I have experienced her passion for representing the citizens of Huntersville and the residents of the Lake Norman region. It is rare to find an elected official who is so… read more about Caulfield gets my letter of recommendation
Due to necessary editorial length restrictions in this election season, I excised some positive introductory comments about former Davidson Mayor Randall Kincaid from my Oct.14 letter in the Herald Weekly (“Government in Davidson: The reality.”)Kincaid, a longtime friend and former colleague, was… read more about Former Mayor Kincaid fostered Davidson’s healthy government
Fishing with GusThere was a time when the only worms used to catch bass were dug from the ground.Earthworms caught a lot of fish and still do. As time passed, live worms were raised commercially, packaged and sold in bait shops and convenience stores, and people stopped digging for them.When… read more about Digging, hooking worms evolved to plastic
by Frank DeLoacheHUNTERSVILLE – My wife gave me a hawk for my birthday. No, not with the savings from switching car insurance companies that many of you have seen on a TV commercial.I never got to hold the hawk either, but my wife, Kathy; my daughter, Alyssa; our granddaughter, Riley; and I got to… read more about I watched a hawk fly free for my birthday
N.C. 73 realignment good for some, very bad for othersThis letter is in response to one published in the Sept. 30 edition of the Herald Weekly regarding the recent vote to realign N.C. 73.Editor,In his letter about the N.C. 73 realignment, Dr. Ken Hotje went on at great length telling us that… read more about Letters to the Editor for October 14
Chamber ‘shadow government’ should ceaseEditor,Given the controversial role of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce president, Bill Russell, in matters pertaining to local government, I suggest that the Chamber should be dropped as a co-sponsor of the scheduled Oct. 18 forum featuring candidates for… read more about Letters to the Editor for October 7
Everyone agreed: Option 3 was best decisionEditor,Finally, after more than 3 1/2 years, the stigma of a four to six lane limited access, divided highway on top of extending N.C. 73 between Beatties Ford Road and the McGuire Nuclear Plant is gone. Also gone is the estimated $12 million loss in… read more about Letter to the Editor for September 30
Fishing with GusFishermen who regularly ply Lake Norman know water levels have been considerably lower than normal this summer.In fact, the current lake level is at 755 feet above mean sea level or five feet below full pond.Low water levels bring an increased risk of boat groundings and a higher… read more about Use caution when water levels are low
‘Another Davidson scam’Editor,I was amazed to read the article regarding Davidson receiving a $350,000 grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study “healthy community initiatives.” Apparently, the town isn’t satisfied with wasting local tax dollars on useless projects.… read more about Letter to the Editor for September 23