Lake Norman | Columnists


New traffic pattern in effect at Exit 28

Posted at 11:11am on Oct. 24, 2014

The new traffic pattern for the “diverging diamond” interchange over Interstate 77’s Exit 28 is now in effect, and eastbound lanes on the bridge are open.

No-wake report makes waves

Posted at 11:56am on Oct. 16, 2014

A standing-room-only crowd attended the Oct. 13 meeting of the Lake Norman Marine Commission in Mooresville, but the high interest turned out to be the result of misinformation.

Community gardening strong in Charlotte area; Asheville meeting planned Oct. 25

Posted at 8:39am on Oct. 9, 2014

N.C. Community Garden Partners, a statewide nonprofit, will have its popular annual community gardening conference Oct. 25 on the campus of UNCAsheville. It will offer workshops designed to strengthen community gardening skills.

Stories from the edge

Posted at 1:33pm on Oct. 8, 2014

Now that the eastbound traffic at over Interstate 77 at Exit 28 has gotten better – and it’s due to get a bit better soon westbound – several Cornelius residents wanted to share stories of what they saw or experienced in the traffic jam of the one lane.

Charter LNWC member receives state award

Posted at 2:43pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists volunteer Julie Higgie has received the Jerry L. Barrows Osprey Award from the N.C. Wildlife Federation.

Fall is time for the bizarre bazaars

Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014

Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.

Commentary: Century-old oak tree cut down to make way for I-485

Posted at 11:39am on Oct. 1, 2014

A stately willow oak, probably 125 years old, stood in the way of access roads to the final section of Interstate 485. Even the men whose chainsaws did the work felt bad that they had to take it down.

Cornelius launches text-to-911 capability

Posted at 2:17pm on Oct. 1, 2014

The Cornelius 911 Center recently added text-to-911 capability, helping to modernize the emergency calling system. This service is available if you have Verizon, Sprint or AT&T Wireless phone service.

Lake Norman Marine Commission changes charter-boat inspection regulations

Posted at 2:49pm on Sep. 19, 2014

The Lake Norman Marine Commission approved more-stringent requirements for gasoline-powered charter vessels, as well as modifying requirements for navigational aids, at its Sept. 8 meeting.

Cornelius to update parks master plan

Posted at 12:37pm on Sep. 17, 2014

The Cornelius PARC Department is updating the town’s almost-10-year-old comprehensive master plan for parks and greenways. A workshop will be at the Cornelius Town Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9.