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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Email us things that make you happy, grateful, thankful, blessed or fuzzy-feeling about living here. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the word “happy” in the subject line. Emails will be kept anonymous. Thank you Mayor Jill Swain for suggesting a happy column, and thank you to… read more about Warm fuzzies: Residents share happy thoughts
Email us about things that drive you insane or witty observations that may prompt readers to spit out their morning coffee. Send them to email@example.com. Put the word “peeved” in the subject line. Emails will be kept anonymous. We will not publish your name or email address. … read more about Peeved: Residents sound off on what bugs them
By Rick Short Last chance to stop Interstate 77 tolls? The answer to that question is a solid maybe – if the stars align correctly, the legislature moves quickly and voters decide that's what they want in the face of what would surely be massive pressure to the contrary. With all those… read more about Governor, legislators grapple over road projects
(BPT) – Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you're looking for, or a Garfield-like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched… read more about How to choose the best pet for your family
By Dr. Lauren Kappers Heartworm disease is a potentially deadly disease in both cats and dogs. Unfortunately, there are many myths that make pet owners believe their animals do not need heartworm prevention or testing. Following are some of these myths and the facts that pet owners should… read more about Looking at myths, facts of heartworms
A few weeks ago, Town Manager Leamon Brice announced his intent to retire later this year after 25 years of service to Davidson. Twenty-five years is a long time. However, there is another official who works for Davidson who has a much longer tenure. That would be Town Attorney Rick Kline. Kline… read more about Time to reappoint Davidson’s town attorney?
By Neana Phillips Line workers are special men and women who live their lives working together as a team. They are a family themselves, climbing, digging, pulling and running heavy equipment to build and maintain the power we all rely on. But when an outage occurs, and the lights go out, the… read more about Responding when the lights go out
Proposed bill could stifle accountability RALEIGH – Most new legislatures in Raleigh see a few proposed amendments to the state constitution, and this one so far is no different. Often, the proposed changes go nowhere. Maybe they are proposed by the party that's not in power, so they do not… read more about Legislators consider extending term limits
Is it 2016 yet? One might think so with the first big “scandal” of the presidential election cycle under way after the revelation that Hillary Clinton used private email for public business while she was Secretary of State in the Obama administration. The story was first reported March 2 by… read more about Do local leaders share Clinton's email tendencies
There aren’t too many things more exhilarating than asking someone you are interested in if they would like to go out on a date with you – especially an occasion as memorable as the prom! Most people only have one or two chances to attend the prom. So the anticipation of having a fun evening… read more about 5 ways to ask your date out
Nervous about the prom? Consider sitting on the couch and absorbing the wisdom of 30-minute sitcoms (22 minutes if you’re streaming through Netflix)! Here’s some popular and coming-of-age TV shows tackled the prom: “How I Met Your Mother” • Number: Season 1, Episode 20 (2006) •… read more about Get prom tips from Netflix
Brice's reign in Davidson wasn't without blemishes Leamon Brice revealed his retirement plans during the March 10 town board meeting – announcing the end of the tenure of the one and only town manager Davidson has ever had. In April, Brice will have served the town for 25 years. When Brice… read more about Looking back on town manager's tenure
Veterinary rehabilitation speeds recovery from injury or surgery Humans recovering from surgery or injury often benefit greatly from physical therapy and rehabilitation. Focused exercises and proven therapies can reduce pain and quickly improve mobility. The same is true for our four-legged… read more about Physical therapy for our furry friends
If you've been watching the news much lately, you are probably aware the Federal Communication Commission has been looking for more ways to control the Internet from the federal level. One of those moves came last week when the FCC granted a petition from Wilson, to preempt a North Carolina law… read more about Good news for MI-Connection?
It has been called a bribe, a sweetener and an incentive, but its official name is the “bonus allocation.” The word you use to describe this pot of money likely depends on whether you support the I-77 HOT lanes project. Regardless, a lot of taxpayer money is in the process of being planned and… read more about Concern grows for bonus road money
With the new General Assembly barely underway, multiple bills have already been submitted that put state lawmakers and some local government officials on a collision course over the authority to make local planning decisions. Senate bill 25 (HB36) - Zoning/Design and Aesthetic Controls was… read more about Bills target local government overreach
By Ginny Grimsley If you’re single and in the market for romance, you probably know at least two things: Online dating is a viable and efficient way to find a potential partner, but dating sites cannot guarantee a perfect match. While a third of all married couples started their romance… read more about What if your dog hates your date?
Significant change will likely be coming to Davidson’s Main Street as private sector development picks back up after the Great Recession and the town contemplates getting into the development game. The recent demolition of the old Davidson Clinic on South Main made apparent that some activity… read more about Changes on the way for Main Street
By Kurt Naas Guest editorial Last month, we took the significant step of filing suit to stop 50 years of tolling on Interstate 77. Our objective is, and always has been, to widen the stretch of I-77 through Lake Norman with lanes free and open to the public. Some folks are concerned that… read more about Stopping toll lanes is just the first phase
By Rick Short Guest editorial With the WidenI77.org lawsuit announced days ago, it's worth taking a few minutes to look back and think about that proverbial question – “How did we get here?” The various issues the lawsuit seeks to address can be grouped into two main categories:… read more about H267: Opportunity lost on toll road accountability
By Larry E. Boppe Special to The Herald Weekly After reading last week’s article, “I-77 toll lanes could wind up in court,” Cornelius resident Larry E. Boppe sent the following response to The Herald Weekly, questioning Widen I-77’s plans if the injunction works to stop the planned toll… read more about Stopping toll roads won't solve problem
By Capt. Craig Price Fish on! After a series of summertime striped bass kills starting about 10 years ago, most local fishermen gave up on Lake Norman striper fishing, including area guides. We all had to accept that it was really hard to catch fish that weren’t here anymore. Spotted… read more about Striped bass experiencing lake revival
Tired of high-priced cable packages that force you to buy channels you don’t want? Do you keep your cable solely for ESPN? Have you already subscribed to Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu Plus and realized streaming totally changes how you watch TV? Maybe you’ve thought about joining the small but… read more about Cord cutting, Sling TV and MI-Connection
The North Mecklenburg Republican Women hosted a private reception Jan. 9 for the newly installed junior U.S. senator from North Carolina, North Meckenburg’s very own Thom Tillis. Less of a hardcore political event than an opportunity for the senator and his wife, Susan, to thank supporters for… read more about Tillis thanks supporters at Republican women meeting
In Corporate America, during annual reviews people are often rated on their “accomplishments” as well as their “behaviors.” Said another way, employees are rated on the “what they did” as well as the “how they did it.” Often times, there is a perception that the “what” side of the equation is… read more about Local government should be transparent