Posted on 10 October 2011.
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Posted on 13 September 2011.
Posted on 08 September 2011.
It may seem like we’ve had a lot of rain lately, as hurricanes and tropical storms sent their effects our way. But folks who monitor lake water levels in the area say it hasn’t been enough. With August drier than usual, officials have declared that the region is back at a Stage 1 drought level – the second lowest of five stages. Read the full story
Posted on 05 September 2011.
The National Weather Service had a tornado warning in effect for Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties through 4 p.m. and the entire region is under a tornado watch through 11 p.m. See the weather statements from the weather service at weather.gov.
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Posted on 01 September 2011.
Electric vehicles could become a viable option for motorists in the coming years, but not without a place to charge up. Add South Main Square to the list of places to plug in. Thanks to a federal stimulus grant awarded through the state of North Carolina, the South Main Street shopping center is getting one of the region’s first electric vehicle charging stations.
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Posted on 24 August 2011.
By DAVID BORAKS
Why was Tuesday’s 5.8 earthquake in Virginia felt over such a wide area, from the Carolinas to Boston? The answer has to do with the nature of the rock on the East Coast, geologist Brad Johnson of Davidson College says.
Professor Johnson, who started work this month as Davidson’s first full-time professor of Environmental Studies, said the unusual quake sent ripples north and south and even to the Midwest. Read the full story
Posted on 23 August 2011.
An earthquake in northern Virginia shook buildings up and down the East Coast, including the Lake Norman area, shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake that registered 5.8 on the Richter scale, centered near Mineral, Va., northwest of Richmond. News reports said major buildings were evacuated, from the Pentagon in suburban D.C. to office towers in Manhattan. No damage was reported in the Lake Norman area.
“Something geological just happened,” said Gary Kerr, who owns an art and photography printing shop in Davidson. “I’m on the second floor of a building and this whole place is just wobbling.”
“My floor was bouncing,” said Julie Davidson, who lives in Cornelius’s Jetton Cove neighborhood.
People at Davidson College also felt the quake. “Am I crazy, or did we just have an earthquake?” said Davidson political science professor Shelley Rigger, who reported the old building she works in was shaking.
“I didn’t know what it was,” Davidson College art professor Nate Rogers said. “I just assumed somebody had dropped some giant sculpture in the art building.”
Cornelius Town Manager Anthony Roberts was in his office on the second floor of Town Hall when he felt the quake. “The whole dadgum building – like a ripple – just swayed,” he said.
Marianna Champlin, writing on DavidsonNews.net‘s Facebook page, said she was sitting on the couch with her daughter, who was shaking her leg.
“I told her to stop and she did. The couch kept shaking and she said, ‘That isn’t me.’ I wondered if there was road construction or something in our neighborhood but nope, there wasn’t. I found it odd and almost began wondering if we had just felt an earthquake. A few minutes later I checked the USGS website to find out there was an earthquake in VA!!!”
See a map of the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey site. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/
See more about the quake and a link to some local earthquake history on the Davidson Lands Conservancy site.
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