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Signage: Hello Sailor sign will have a retro look

The Cornelius Planning Board has granted a variance for Katy and Joe Kindred’s new restaurant “Hello Sailor.” It means a retro-looking 31.1 square foot sign will go up at the intersection of West Catawba Ave and Henderson Road. The long-awaited opening of Hello Sailor, located in the old Rusty Rudder space, is now projected for […]

Home Decor

Repurpose. Reuse. Rejoice!

Christina Britt Lewis, the co-founder of The Redesign Co. in Davidson, has learned how to live well and spend less. “We discovered that you don’t need much to make a beautiful life,” she said. The Redesign Co. specializes in uniting lifestyle with a contemporary design aesthetic. The results are cool and refreshing. It’s possible to […]


EarthTalk: How does Canada’s newly released “Food Guide” differ from the food recommendations offered up by the U.S. government?    

Dear EarthTalk: How does Canada’s newly released “Food Guide” differ from the food recommendations offered up by the U.S. government?                                    — J. Wheeler, Albany, NY These days, many countries around the world produce food guidelines periodically to help improve nutrition and encourage healthy lifestyles among their populaces. The most recent update for Americans came in […]


Kids fundraise for Cornelius Animal Shelter

Aug. 18. It looks like the Cornelius Animal Shelter is known far and wide among young animal advocates. Four Lake Norman kids, ages 3-6, helped raise $150 for CAS by selling lemonade and muffins on Faith Road in Mooreseville. Target in Huntersville chipped in $150 as well and the kids embarked on a pet care […]


Community prayer vigil in Davidson Wednesday

  Aug. 17. UPDATE/1:00 PM. By Dave Yochum. In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and vandalism at the Confederate soldiers’ monument in Cornelius, clergy in Davidson and Cornelius are organizing a prayer vigil Wednesday, Aug. 23 on the Davidson Village Green. Clergy members said the gathering, which begins at 7:30 pm, is not a […]


EarthTalk: What exactly is Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and how does it work to train activists?

Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and how does it work to train activists?                                                                                                       — Kelly G., Washington, DC The Climate Reality Project (CRP) is a non-profit launched in 2011 by Nobel laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to address climate change following up on the release of […]


Growth drives traffic ahead of schedule on Hwy. 73

  By Dave Vieser. When conversation in the Golden Crescent—the motorsports region from Lake Norman to Cabarrus—turns to traffic, I-77 is normally front and center. However, there’s another traffic corridor that is getting a significant amount of attention: Hwy. 73. A 35-mile stretch from Lincoln County on the west to Concord eastward is like a Main […]


​On the​ waterfront: ​Lake levels ​higher than last year

​By Dave Vieser. What a difference a year can make. That’s certainly true when it comes to Lake Norman this summer. It’s the amount of precipitation our area has experienced which has made the difference. WeatherUnderground says we are more than five inches above average for rainfall through Aug. 6. You can see it in lake levels. […]

Eagle Scouts

Six from Troop 72 become Eagle Scouts

Six Scouts from Troop 72—they began as Tiger Cubs together at Pack 72 at Bethel Presbyterian Church—have earned their Eagle Awards over the past 9 months. Their Eagle projects combined contributed 800 service hours to schools, churches and parks. Troop 72 is led by Scoutmaster Steve Harper. It meets every Tuesday at 7 pm at […]


​Potts Street development hits a bump in the road

By Dave Vieser. ​Crescent Acquisitions’ p​lan to build nine homes in Cornelius as part of an adjoining 295​-unit development in Davidson hit an unanticipated bump in the road ​in July when town officials notified them that the location for a future traffic circle/roundabout had been moved westward, thereby slicing off some of the property within their […]