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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Recently, several events in the swirl of activity around the I-77 high-ocupancy toll lanes project have shaken the confidence of Lake Norman residents. We’ve seen the Charlotte City Council throw its regional weight around by pushing the project forward in the face of overwhelming opposition… read more about What can citizens do to regain control locally?
Food for thought Last night me and my daughter were on our way to softball workouts on a very dark two-lane road with a 55 mph speed limit. We were the third car back, all of sudden traffic came to a dead stop. A Toyota in the oncoming lane crossed the yellow line and was T-boned in the driver… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/29
Time to dump McCrory It’s about time that we dump Gov. Pat McCrory and Charlotte’s Council Member Vi Lyles, who do not even live in the affected I-77 toll lanes area, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville etc., since they do not listen to the local community. – Juergen K. Schrebler,… read more about Letters to Editor – Week of 1/22
The Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics facility located on Verhoeff Drive is partially funded by taxpayers. This may be common knowledge to longtime Huntersville residents, but many newer residents are likely unaware that tax dollars are used to support HFFA. You definitely wouldn’t know it… read more about Taxpayers still keeping HFFA afloat
Consumers not fooled by diet guide The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released last week by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption.… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/15
It is that time of year again – time for the annual request for our local town governments to be as open and transparent as possible. In last year’s New Year’s resolution column, three requests were made of the towns: improve email collections for public records requests, follow the spirit of… read more about Policies towns should consider for transparency
The drumbeat of development keeps pounding in Davidson, and as has come to be expected, nothing is ever straight forward. Long-swirling development rumors for the 169-plus acre Westmoreland Farm property off Davidson-Concord Road are finally coming true with the planned development of roughly… read more about Historic designation affects big new development
Consider healthier foods this year Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve our diet and exercise routine. Share your resolution It’s that time again. What are you resolving to do this year? How are you going to stick to it? Share your New Year’s… read more about Letter to the Editor – Week of 1/7
Time to end the contract As we quickly approach Jan. 4, there is no question that the I-77 toll deal needs to be shown the door. This is like going to see a movie that has a bad review. We pay a ridiculous price to get in and find out halfway through the reviews hold true. Back in 2002 Cintra… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 12/31
Among many small family traditions during the holiday season, my wife and like to watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at least once or twice between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year we also threw “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” into the mix. These are two classic movies, with… read more about Slowing things down with this New Year's resolution
Louise Korver From L’s Kitchen Having just moved back this summer from Dallas, Texas, to our Westport lake house, I spend every spare moment tackling boxes in the garage. Easy Holiday Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients For the dough • A good-sized peeled red potato in water to cover… read more about Fill your home with the scent of cinnamon rolls
The following are a few random thoughts and questions (a la the great Thomas Sowell) on town government in Huntersville to close out 2015. I would like to thank those readers who have taken the time to email responses to my columns. My intention in writing was to start a dialogue on issues that… read more about Thoughts on Huntersville as we close 2015
On Monday, the anti-toll movement put a big exclamation point on last month’s elections. At the swearing-in ceremonies in Huntersville and Cornelius the newly sworn boards ratcheted up the pressure against the toll project. In Huntersville, after an historic election that saw the defeat of an… read more about Share your thoughts about transit board
Local streets aren’t paved with gold The NCDOT Czars think the Lake Norman Area is paved with gold streets and every home has boat loads of money in it. Both Warren Cooksey said in so many words, you people can afford to pay tolls, and at the summit Tennyson said if we can’t build toll roads in… read more about Letters to the editor
The Board of MI-Connection, the cable company owned by the towns of Davidson and Mooresville, met last week to hear the latest numbers on its operations. Fortunately, while the company is still a long way from being profitable, the numbers are at least headed in the right direction. A press release… read more about Towns should keep MI-Connection sale as goal
Proud to shop local I didn’t find your article “interesting” or “meaningful” at all. Frankly, content to publish must have been at a low point this week for a local paper to have such uninformed guest as editorialist. I couldn’t help but notice that all the paid ads were from the various local… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 12/4
Legislators’ last-minute effort won’t save their skins In the 15 years my family and I have lived in Cornelius, traffic on Interstate 77 has gotten much worse – especially during the past few years. I think we all recognize that the traffic on I-77 and the parallel roads will only get worse even… read more about Letter to the editor – Week of 11/26
Mayor Jill Swain issued a proclamation at last week’s town board meeting celebrating local small businesses and declaring Nov. 28 as “Small Business Saturday” in Huntersville. What is Small Business Saturday you ask? Small Business Saturday or “shop small” Saturday is not unique to Huntersville. It… read more about Buy local or buy anywhere this holiday season
I am thankful for Jesus, above all, for protecting and guiding me and my family and pets. I am thankful and appreciative of the smile of a stranger and most of all kindness of coworkers and people I meet and deal with in my daily life. Life is so difficult today, people have so many issues and… read more about Giving thanks
Each week, we bring you anonymous comments from readers in our Peeved and Warm Fuzzies column. It's usually filled with folks who are ticked off about other people's bad driving habits. Sometimes we have people commenting on politics, toll roads, smoking, national controversies and Donald… read more about What are you thankful for?
With all of the attention given to the election results in Huntersville, it might be tempting to forget that all of the local municipalities had elections two weeks ago. Not much has been said about the elections in Cornelius and Davidson, but voters there also trekked to the polls earlier this… read more about Cornelius and Davidson had elections, too!
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. Guest contributor This Veterans Day, Americans came together to honor and thank the brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect our nation’s values. It was a particularly special occasion for North Carolina, a state blessed with a rich military… read more about There's still a lot more to do for our veterans
Huntersville is heading in a new direction over the next two years. As reported in the Herald last week, the voters who turned out voted overwhelmingly in support of a new mayor and change in the balance of the Huntersville Town Board. Not since 2001 has there been such a shift in town… read more about Huntersville votes overwhelmingly for change
There’s a great line in the the movie, “The Usual Suspects,” where the con man Verbal tells the interrogator interviewing him, “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” As the Town of Davidson works its way through the planning process of the… read more about How much for your soul, Davidson?
On November 11, our country will celebrate Veterans Day. This day of remembrance coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which have been celebrated in other parts of the world since the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. In… read more about EDITORIAL: Legion welcomes veterans to serve community