Sow Much Good re-opens market with demonstrations

CHARLOTTE – Sow Much Good re-opens its market to the community April 12 for the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Serving more than 73,000 people living in urban food deserts, the farm grows and sells – at a low cost – chemical-free produce, eggs and honey.

Coming off the heels of her Top 10 CNN Hero selection, Executive Director Robin Emmons is excited to be back at the market serving her community.

"While I am extremely grateful for all of the wonderful and amazing honors that came last year, the work that connects me with the people we serve is what fuels and inspires me most,” Emmons said.

Cooking demonstrations will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. at 3400 Sunset Road. The market opens 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at 3400 Sunset Road.

 

NCDOT offers part of Jetton Road to Cornelius

CORNELIUS –The town may take over maintenance and ownership of part of Jetton Road if the N.C. Department of Transportation holds up its end of the deal.

During an April 7 meeting, Town Manager Anthony Roberts relayed a message from NCDOT that it would repair the state road from John Connor Road to West Catawba Avenue if the town took over the roughly two-mile stretch upon completion. The state has patched it several times over the years but hasn't solved the problem.

Full road reclamation, as they are proposing, entails repairing highly deteriorated areas by pulverizing the existing road, stabilizing it and then adding asphalt on top. Roberts believed it could have a 12-15 year life expectancy and that it has been successful for other area roads.

Recommending the project, Roberts said there is a chance NCDOT may unload the street on them anyway at a later time without repairs and that the town had proposed the matter in the past.

Added town expenditures would include painting crosswalks and other items, but Roberts said the additional state-given Powell Bill funds should cover the cost for now.

The board approved it if the road is appropriately repaired. 

 

Meeting to discuss Exit 28 construction project

CORNELIUS – The Town of Cornelius and The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce are hosting a public meeting on the diverging diamond interchange project at Exit 28.

A presentation will be provided at 7 p.m. April 24 at town hall that reviews the project, the new traffic pattern, and the construction schedule, which includes upcoming daytime lane closures. 

Blood drive held to honor others

LOWESVILLE – Herald Weekly staffer Racquel Cooke is hosting her first “Give in Honor of Others” blood drive.

The Lowesville resident plans to hold four drives a year in memory of her grandma, who battled leukemia, and in honor of those still fighting for their lives.

“Not many people like giving blood because of their fear of needles,” Cooke said. “Those who have to receive blood don’t like needles either, but they don’t have a choice. I encourage everyone who is eligible to donate in honor or memory of someone they know who battled cancer or another disease that required blood transfusions.”

The American Red Cross drive will be held 12:30-5 p.m. May 11 at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 S.

Details: recooke7@gmail.com or 704-621-7708.

 

Volunteers needed to develop preserve

CORNELIUS – Leaders from the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists seek volunteers to clear a walking trail for a new section of Robbins Park, starting at 9 a.m. April 19 at 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

The job involves pruning, raking and shovel work.

Details: don.west@lakenormanwildlife.org or grizzer2010@yahoo.com.