Articles touting higher high school graduation rates need to factor the following: Required credits lowered from 32 to 24 and if test scores too low, you take over. Most articles on this are disingenuous to say the least since these changes aren't mentioned. Dumbing down continues in the schools! read more about Dumbing down continues in the schools
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What propaganda about recent graduation rates at local high schools. No wonder! They ran me off? MA in English ... gave my job to a reading teacher for ninth grade. After I failed 12 rich lazy seniors, the principal passed them anyway. My job teaching honors/advanced seniors went to uncertified… read more about Rates are up, but diplomas are free
I appreciate the long article on discrimination in west Davidson and the space it gave to Mr. Brice's careful detailing of the actual record of town services there. The Davidson administration surely realizes that some in west Davidson will always have a grievance, will remain unappeased, will… read more about West Davidson will always have a grievance
Peeved that Mecklenburg County Commissioners, including our own Karen Bentley, are trying to ban tobacco from all county property in an effort to save lives while ignoring other heart disease-linked behaviors like obesity and unhealthy diets. Why not ban all unhealthy behaviors from county property? read more about Why not ban all unhealthy behaviors from county property?
I appreciate that bicyclists love their sport and respect their right to share the roads. In our area, the rural roads are often narrow, two lanes with winding curves and hills, making it impossible for automobiles to safely pass a group of bicycle riders and leaving cars trailing behind the pack… read more about Bicycle riders - extend the courtesy
Have they poured enough cement for the Diverging Diamond at Exit 28? I have traveled to every state in the great USA. You do not see cement medians! Also, I think the NCDOT missed the geometry class on hypotenuses. Straightest line is the most direct route. Even a marathon runner will clip a mm off… read more about Only in Cornelius!!
We all have places to go and things to do. Yes, this diamond interchange at Exit 28 is a royal pain. For now anyway. People, quit blocking the bloomin’ intersections. It's the law first and foremost. Emergency vehicles can't get through (I witnessed that one). Others can't turn or go straight if… read more about We all have places to go and things to do
Is anyone else fed up with medical software? Why is it that every time you make an appointment with a doctor office they have to ask your age? Why couldn’t they use the last four digits of your social? Very hard to tell your birth date when you are at work or in public. That is extremely personal… read more about Must have been a man that wrote that software
I now have a better understanding of the events in Ferguson, after dealing with an illegal parking problem with the Davidson Police Department. It seems that it is OK to park on Bailey Springs Road unless you are a student. The officer’s explanation: it’s OK if you are only breaking the law a… read more about I now have a better understanding of the events in Ferguson
Bridge over I-77 at Exit 28. It easy for those responsible for the construction to blame this mess on traffic on the “budget.” Of course, this hell of traffic is directly related to lack of good planning!!! Just wait for none of my vote to you guys. read more about Just wait for none of my vote to you guys
My pet peeve is the citizen who moves to a politically conservative state like North Carolina from a liberal state to escape high taxes and big, oppressive government that robs him of his liberties, and then votes for liberal Democrat politicians whose policies raise his taxes and rob him of his… read more about My pet peeve is...
I am confused by the decisions of the Davidson town leaders. They want to ease the flow of traffic on Main Street, the town's commercial area, and reroute it into the residential areas of Potts-Sloan-Beaty. Potts and Sloan seem too small to handle this traffic and Beaty already has enough traffic… read more about Davidson town leaders: I am confused
I am peeved over an apparent total lack of enforcement of traffic signs on West Catawba Avenue approaching the Exit 28 construction site. Signs indicate that all traffic in the left lane MUST TURN LEFT. Despite these signs having been up for awhile, most vehicles in the left lane pass up the longer… read more about Signs indicate that all traffic in the left lane MUST TURN LEFT...
What has become of the dog park at Ramsey Creek Park?Shame on the town for not keeping it manicured. Shame on dog owners for not picking up after their dogs. Of course, it's hard to find and pick a pile clean in a tall field or without baggies people have become accustomed to, but mostly shame on… read more about What has become of the dog park at Ramsey Creek Park?
I am confused by the decisions of the Davidson town leaders. They want to ease the flow of traffic on Main Street and reroute it into the residential areas of Potts-Sloan-Beaty. Potts and Sloan seem too small to handle this traffic and Beaty already has enough traffic issues especially when school… read more about Confused by the decisions of the Davidson town leaders
Why on earth would the new Cornelius police boat be harassing boats coming in and out of Port City Club, a business that depends on part of its revenue coming in by boat? If nothing else, wait out by the no wake zone to stalk your prey and quit scaring the customers that want to take a nice boat… read more about If nothing else, wait out by the no wake zone to stalk your prey
NCDOT and Blythe could take a lot of lessons from CalTrans. Send some of these jokers out there to learn how to build roads and bridges. I watched CalTrans take down a four-lane overpass on a major freeway in one night. One night! I didn't see anyone working on Exit 28 this weekend. read more about NCDOT and Blythe could take a lot of lessons from CalTrans
After the neighbor's house burned, a solution to finding houses on this street was to change the street name. Today, on one end of Country Club Lane, the street sign says Sandy Shores Drive, but on the other end: Sandy Shore Lane. I warned Cornelius that a Sandy Shores existed in Bahia Bay!!!! Now,… read more about Now, everyone is LOST!
I do understand why the construction above the I-77 at Exit 28 is taking so long. It is because there are no people working full-time there. I have pictures of beautiful days and no one is working. At night when I travel though that bridge, I see a few workers. One is working another three or four… read more about It is going to be a hell!!!!!!!!
Looks like we are getting a toll road right or wrong. The latest studies report that traffic will increase, not decrease. Oh, and no one can even estimate the cost of the toll. That's a red flag. Along with forgetting how to build cars and appliances and outboard motors, I guess we also forgot how… read more about It seems to me that it would be much cheaper...
When NCDOT opens the second lane on Exit 28, they should make it a toll lane and charge people $9 to get to the other side of town. That way we'll always have at least one lane that never gets congested and they'll be “giving drivers a choice.” Makes about as much sense as I-77 tolls. read more about Makes about as much sense as I-77 tolls...
To the northern-accented couple by the original candy at The Fresh Market on Aug. 13 … the metal scoop is not to pour yourself a handful of candy while you browse, waiting for your wife … who is taking the top off a candy container to pick out a piece with her fingers. Wife: “I'm not going to buy… read more about Nothing entitles you to steal!
I am peeved with people that really have a need to show that they are helping with donations for this or that reason. My God! If you are able to donate ... great ... good for you and for whatever you are donating to ... but please ... there is no need for publishing as a HERO … read more about There is no need for publishing as a HERO
Anyone been to the Cornelius exit lately? They call it a "Diverging Diamond." I call it a "Diverging Disaster!!!” read more about I call it a "Diverging Disaster!!!