Posted on 25 June 2012.
<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-52159" title="special-buttons_letter-to-e" src="http://corneliusnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/special-buttons_letter-to-e.gif" alt="letter How To Get You Boyfriend Back to the editor” width=”110″ height=”63″ /> The economic recession has claimed quite a few businesses in recent years and no one has been left untouched by its effects. However, just as the sun emerges after a devastating storm, signs that we have turned the corner are abundant.
Perhaps none are more striking than last week’s announcement that MSC Industrial Direct Inc. will bring 400 new jobs to Davidson. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Letter to the Editor, Mooresville, Planning & Development
Posted on 24 May 2012.
Bicyclists on the Southeast Greenway. (Hans Diessel photo)
By MARY KIM FOLDS
I love the greenway. A run or walk on it with my dog is part of my daily routine and I am so grateful for that. The natural beauty and peace and quiet are so rejuvenating no matter the weather. I enjoy seeing the familiar faces who share my routine as well as the robins, blue birds, hawks, deer, …whatever might cross my path.
Most days I have a lovely experience. Some days, however, I have encounters that make me wonder if we are all using our best judgment on the trail. In particular, I have concerns about people with dogs and cyclists.
Also today, a Letter to the Editor
“Is someone poisoning the squirrels?” See PETS & ANIMALS»
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Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Hudson Place, Letter to the Editor, River Run
Posted on 14 May 2012.
To the editor:
Last week’s announcement at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce that Carolinas HealthCare System plans to build a 66-bed behavioral health hospital in Davidson was welcome. While it could be argued the former site in Huntersville was appropriate given the dramatic increase in the population of that area, the new site, with its easy access to both I-77 and I-85, may prove to be more accessible for our region. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Letter to the Editor, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Town Hall
Posted on 02 May 2012.
To the North Mecklenburg Community:
On May 8, we will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution. As proposed, Amendment 1 says: “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this state.”
There are many objections to Amendment 1. Legal scholars believe that, if passed, the amendment would create significant harm to hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians, including stripping them of healthcare benefits and legal protections against domestic violence. Read the full story
Posted in Church news, Cornelius, Letter to the Editor
Posted on 23 April 2012.
Former mayoral candidate Vince Winegardner recently emailed Town Board members and other town officials to propose a new way of paying for the annual subsidy to MI-Connection Communications System – the local communications network the town owns with Mooresville. There are many questions about how it might work and whether it’s even legal. Here’s his proposal.
To the editor:
MI Connection is no longer a funny joke about questionable decision making by a few. The debt is a serious threat to Davidson’s ability to fund its legitimate needs. In FY 2011 it was a $1.9 million subsidy, in FY 2012 it is a $2.4 million subsidy, and in FY 2013 it is expected to be approximately $2.4 million. These numbers represent about 24% of the budget and overshadow every town decision. The citizens continue to patiently wait for the situation to resolve itself but this non-governmental expense is unlikely to be addressed by the current leadership. Read the full story
Posted in Cable TV, Letter to the Editor
Posted on 27 March 2012.
To the Editor:
I’ve been pretty outspoken about pedestrian safety in Davidson over the past few months. (See Dec. 26, 2011, “Pedestrian safety, through the eyes of an obssessive walker”) But I want to report that I’m finding pedestrian safety along Griffith St., between Watson St. and the new convenience store/gas station, is surprisingly safe. I have been walking from Armour St. (along Watson) and crossing Griffith, heading toward Snap Fitness, for three months now and have never had a close call. Read the full story
Posted in Exit 30 area, Letter to the Editor, Public safety, Transportation
Posted on 14 March 2012.
To the Editor:
The recent rejection of the mental health hospital in Huntersville was troubling to me. (See March 6, 2012, “Huntersville board rejects mental health hospital, 4-2.”) It seems that many people just do not understand the actual safety procedures that would be in place and/or the myths about those diagnosed with a mental disorder and in need of hospitalization are still alive and well. It appears the “not in my backyard” argument has won out over the actual reality and ramifications of such a facility.
The stigma attached to mental illness has defeated our responsibility to raise awareness of mental illness and help make sure that there is a place where the thousands of people in the lake Norman region who struggle with mental illness can find help if needed. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Health & Fitness, Huntersville, Letter to the Editor
Posted on 08 March 2012.
To the Editor:
In the recent tradition of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Ben & Jerry’s in Davidson is sponsoring Occupy the Green this Friday, March 9, after school. Whether you agree with Occupy Wall Street or not, it was founded on the idea of taking a stand against perceived injustice. And that is what we want to do. It saddens us the way that 5th Grade Fridays on the Green was ended. It’s part of what makes Davidson, well, Davidson. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, kids, Letter to the Editor, Schools