Posted at 8:52am on Nov. 25, 2014
Campfire training isn’t enough to put out a fire in your home fireplace. Baking soda and sand work better than just water and stirring embers.
Posted at 12:20pm on Nov. 20, 2014
The Lake Norman Marine Commission recently approved an application from the Tweed Place Homeowners Association to install no-wake-zone buoys at the entrance to a cove off the McCrary Creek section of Lake Norman.
Posted at 6:37pm on Nov. 20, 2014
Sometimes visiting someone else’s home makes me nervous.
Posted at 8:20am on Nov. 21, 2014
Vivian Blackmon, 86, of Cornelius still hosts family holiday celebrations. She stays busy, painting and writing poems.
Posted at 12:26pm on Nov. 12, 2014
We in Cornelius don’t have to go to a mall to see Santa.
Posted at 7:54am on Nov. 7, 2014
The Lake Norman Covekeepers environmental group will hold its first joint meeting with the Mountain Island Lake Covekeepers next week in eastern Lincoln County.
Posted at 12:12pm on Nov. 5, 2014
At its annual public safety luncheon in October, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized Officer Jeff Heinz as the Officer of the Year for the Cornelius Police Department.
Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 28, 2014
They say that nothing brings out your inner control freak better than letting a child “help” you.
Posted at 9:33am on Oct. 29, 2014
This month, stay on top of basic garden chores: Clean up summer crop remains, prepare for frost, bring houseplants indoors, hoe and mulch against cool-season weeds. Band trees against cankerworms between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Posted at 9:50am on Oct. 30, 2014
Lots of Cornelius residents walk for exercise and to meet neighbors, heeding safety rules. But drivers are making that hazardous by not paying attention to who’s around or in front of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014
Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 8:34am on Sep. 10, 2014
Marie Alexander loved the lake so much that she saved her elder care earnings and bought her dream retirement home there.
Posted at 10:19am on Sep. 4, 2014
This year’s Oyster & Shrimp Fest will be held Sept. 20 at the Langtree of Lake Norman complex, located on Langtree Road in southern Iredell County.
Posted at 12:05pm on Sep. 3, 2014
It’s time to prepare your gardens for the new plants you’ll set out next month, to shop for bulbs you’ll be planting in October; and to plant leafy greens that can mature in around 50 days.
Posted at 8:26am on Aug. 27, 2014
A meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the town hall will have information about a proposed swim beach at Ramsey Creek Park. Those attending will be able to review the proposed design and ask questions of staff and consultants.
Posted at 10:48am on Aug. 27, 2014
At the beginning of 2015, after 72 years, Organic Gardening magazine will cease publication. Rodale Inc., Organic Gardening’s publisher, says it will rebrand the magazine as Rodale’s Organic Life, offering ‘a fresh spin on food, garden, home and well-being.’
Posted at 10:43am on Aug. 21, 2014
Work will involve grinding and repaving the road surface, and sandblasting, repairing and repainting the steel support structures underneath the bridge.
Posted at 3:52pm on Aug. 12, 2014
I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.
Posted at 8:56am on Aug. 13, 2014
A participant in the Lake Norman YMCA’s OWLS program – “older, wiser, living stronger” – handed out small rectangles of fabric to other members to sign with permanent markers. Then she stitched them together in a goodbye signature quilt to the departing program coordinator.
Posted at 3:31pm on Aug. 12, 2014
Big bass will eat insects, larvae, snakes, worms, frogs, crayfish, grass shrimp, rodents, baby ducks and even their own offspring, as well as bream, crappie and white perch.
Posted at 9:42am on Aug. 8, 2014
Three former SEALs complete 12.5-mile course to raise money for veterans