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Tate Realtors, staff give $145K to arts, non-profits

May 25. Allen Tate Realtors and employees recently contributed more than $145,000 to local arts and cultural programs and United Way agencies in the Carolinas through the Tate Cares combined giving campaign. Allen Tate has important local branches in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. During the month-long campaign, contributions were targeted to local and regional arts and […]

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K-2 Academy: ‘Micro’ school coming to Lake Norman

May 15. Dave Vieser. Local education leaders are launching a new private school called the K-2 Academy with its first campus to be in Davidson. K-2 is currently enrolling their inaugural class of 20 lower elementary students from Kindergarten through second grade for the 2017-2018 school year. They will add upper elementary level students in the 2018-2019 […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast: How SC is going after our freight

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett and former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer will be in the hot seat(s) at Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast May 17 at The Peninsula Club. The topic during the audience-driven question and answer session is South Carolina’s growing advantage in interstate commerce. Both men are active in the anti-toll leadership, […]

Upcoming events: May 4 – May 14

Professional paddleboarders from across the Southeast will dock in Cornelius for Saturday’s Stand Up for Autism races. Ray Evernham and My Aloha Paddle and Surf host the event, which includes recreational races open to the general public. History buffs can relive WWII at the re-enactment at Latta Plantation, also on Saturday. Thursday, May 4 LangTree […]

Upcoming events: Apr 27-May 7

‘Tawba Walk XIII is a​ fun​ street festival with music, artists, performers, kids’ zone and pet treats. More than 80 artists will showcase their work and offer demonstrations. The festival is 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Street Mill. Small Business Week kicks off with a luncheon at The Peninsula Club on Tuesday. Speakers include former McCormick […]

Dive into​ Big Day at the Lake​ ​with the Beach Bash April 27​

Big Day at the Lake ​2017 officially ​gets under way Thursday April ​27 with the Beach Bash at Port City Club in Cornelius. ​Put on your beach clothes and enjoy food and drink specials, ​shag DJ​ “Youngblood” Scott Smith​ from 97.1 WSGE and a silent auction and raffle. ​All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters […]

Upcoming events: April 20-30

Celebrate all things summer this Thursday at the Beach Bash at Port City Club. Don beach garb and enjoy food and drink specials, plus a shag DJ, a live auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. Monday, April 24 Alzheimer’s Respite Ministry Dedicated volunteers will offer respite to caregivers and socialization for their […]

The melting of the ice sheets around Illulissat, Greenland and elsewhere in the Arctic is accelerating thanks to global warming. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten, FlickrCC.
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EarthTalk: Global warming

Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their commitments? To date, 197 countries have signed onto 2015’s landmark Paris climate accord (“The Paris Agreement”), which aims to limit global warming to […]

Upcoming events: April 13-23

The North Carolina Science Festival is now running at full S. T. E. A. M.! Featured local events include physics exploration this Saturday at the Cornelius Library and a backyard habitat expo at the Carolina Raptor Center. Later this week, head to Lake Norman State Park for stargazing with the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers. For a full calendar […]

EarthTalk: Environmental justice

What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration? Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of […]

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