Those of us living in Cornelius are very well familiar with the debacle called the Diverging Diamond and the disappointing "gateway to Lake Norman" poles/masts. Now comes news that a roundabout is planned for N.C. 21 and Catawba Avenue (Cashion’s intersection). Drivers are already confused by… read more about Please don't do it!!!
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Last week while in my yard at 6:45 p.m., I observed a child in a motorized go-cart whiz past my house in the middle of the street. Willow Pond Road starts at Floral Lane and ends in one of the cul-de-sacs in the community and has a number of intersecting cul-de-sacs. It is also the main road within… read more about Wake up!
How come every time I leave my neatly bagged and stacked pile of lawn clippings and 3 feet or shorter sticks on the curb, I return home to a mess left by the sanitation crew? What's the point of leaving it on the curb if I wind up having to throw half of it in the garbage can anyway! read more about What's the point?
The latest revelations about the toll road contract for I-77 should have every taxpayer alarmed at the terms for repaying the loans to rebuild the interstate between Charlotte and Mooresville. While the governor campaigns for his next job, the NCDOT is moving in an ugly direction. If only 25… read more about Where is the money going?
To further challenge one's driving skills, now the Town of Cornelius is planning to add a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 21 and Catawba Avenue. That alone is enough to peeve the average person, but add to that the fact that very few drivers use their turn signals when intending to exit… read more about Another roundabout...
I was walking my dog on a leash in Davidson. As I walked past a construction site near town, a construction worker had left his front window completely down. As we got close, not one, but two large dogs jumped out of the truck and attacked my dog. He ran over and asked, “Did they jump out of the… read more about Leashless and clueless
Why so much road litter in Huntersville? Here's the answer: I had the misfortune of following a garbage truck down McCoy Road for about a mile. During that time, 11 pieces of garbage flew out of the top and all over the road, including one can that bounced and hit my car! And this no doubt happens… read more about Cover them, please
When I need to see a physician, I'd rather go to my dog's veterinarian. They are more organized, pleasant and professional. Just trying to coordinate medical information and referrals between doctors' offices is like trying to scale Kilimanjaro. New plan: Don’t get sick. read more about It's like trying to scale Kilimanjaro
I must comment on a video aired on a local channel showing a teacher assaulting a 10-year-old student. That is bad enough but the teacher was dressed like a gangster with half his rear-end hanging out of his pants. I have to believe that our children are better served in a wholesome, nurturing,… read more about Needs class
Peeved that Mayor Swain voted for an arbitrary increase to the town manager's salary while publicly bemoaning the uncertainty and loss of revenue due to tax changes in Raleigh. If future revenues are so uncertain, shouldn't the town be saving money instead of giving arbitrary raises? read more about Shouldn't the town be saving money instead of giving arbitrary raises
As a driver in Huntersville, I have noticed a lot of these flashing yellow turn signals around town. Recently, my mom was in an accident due to this yellow flashing light during a left-hand-turn confusion, and it makes me wonder about the safety of these lights. I have found mixed reviews in areas… read more about Those yellow flashing lights...
I recently heard Cornelius Police Chief Hoyle speak at an event. He said crime rates are way down (mostly due to national trends). Now the chief wants a half-million-dollar software that provides enhanced information on criminals. They should be reducing the police force and cutting the budget.… read more about When in Cornelius...
I-77 toll lanes to continue even though most of the public thinks the deal stinks. I-485 extra lane to remained closed to anyone for 5 years. Sure glad I sat through construction traffic to build a completed lane that can't be used for 5 years. What's the common theme here? $$$$$$$$ and how the… read more about Totally disgusted
I just heard on “NBC Nightly News” that the day after Daylight Saving Time begins is considered the most dangerous day in the USA. I agree and wish that the time would just stay one way or the other. I would ask our representatives in Washington to do something about this, but I do not think either… read more about Could not agree on the time of day...
Just experienced the “diamond” ... old Catawba was way better. New Exit 28 Catawba – crazy! Driving north on I-77 under the “mast,” couldn't see it unless I looked really hard and I was right under it. A lot of money spent on something one can hardly see. read more about Just experienced the "diamond"
Our town leaders seem to just adding to their tax pool but the town is outgrowing its ability to serve its residents. A new development on Huntersville Concord Road, numerous units behind the library, Vermillion never stops (how many units are they squeezing into that small area on Huntersville… read more about Overwhelmed
For those who are sick of the unthoughtful litterbugs out there, take action yourself. Here is how: Take down the tag number, the date, the street where you witnessed the littering and the time. Send this information or you can call it in and those irresponsible people will receive a letter. We… read more about Take action
Anyone notice the two very tall commercial city street lights on Liverpool Parkway that fell over for no reason during the big 12 hour, 1/2" snow event last week? Hope the installers were not the same ones involved in the sailing masts on the diverging diamond. read more about Let's hope...
Peeved the town board approved a three-year tax rebate scheme or "incentive grant" for a single existing business, Forbo Siegling LLC. What objective criteria exists to weigh future incentive grant applications? And how can the town now decline similar requests from any existing business in… read more about What objective criteria exists
It's so annoying how rude people on cell phones are to others. They must think when they answer their phone a soundproof bubble encircles them. No matter how loud they talk, the people around them can't hear them. I was in line to return something at Kohl’s and hear someone talking loudly about… read more about How rude!
Our government at work: Feb. 6 - 11:18 a.m. - mailed envelope with return receipt requested at Huntersville PO. Feb. 8 - 6:25 p.m. - arrived Charlotte PO. Feb. 10 - 12:29 a.m. - departed Charlotte PO. Feb. 12 - 3:22 p.m. arrived Mobile Al PO. Feb. 14 - 2:47 a.m. departed Mobile… read more about Our government at work ...
It's 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and the package I'm suppose to receive today via the United States Postal Service hasn't been delivered. The tracking information states there was a "deliver attempted" at 5:30 p.m. today. I think it's funny how I was casually shoveling the one inch of snow we got from my… read more about Didn't see hide nor hair...