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Community prayer vigil in Davidson Wednesday

  Aug. 17. 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 protest. “This […]


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. […]

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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 […]

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Sue Beard’s pound cake is just a fine Southern dessert

When Sue Beard tells you about her favorite recipe, the aroma from days long past comes back. “I like sharing this recipe not only because it is such a traditional southern dessert but primarily because it brings back so many wonderful family times and aromas from my grandmother’s kitchen in Alabama that I remember as […]


It may not be popular, but the DDI is safer

  By Dave Vieser. There has been a 58​ percent​ reduction in accidents at the Exit 28 interchange in Cornelius since the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) opened in 2014. ​Our stats tend to mirror those from other parts of the country where ​the innovative interchange has been implemented.​ Cornelius was the first in the state. It’s […]


Jeff Tarte: Mayor, NC Senator and a Harvard grad

By Dave Yochum. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte attended the Executive Education program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for senior government executives in July. Tarte, the former mayor of Cornelius, landed a $13,000 scholarship to attend the $14,000 program. The scholarship was funded by venture capitalist Charles Kahn whose plan is […]


Interview: What’s on the (next) mayor’s mind

  By Dave Yochum. When he officially takes office in December, Woody Washam will bring a sense of old and new as well as east and west to the center  seat at the dais in Town Hall. He was born and raised here and vividly remembers the way Cornelius was: From Mrs. Harrill’s five and dime […]