Green worms are back, and now they’re being studied

Cankerworms, also known as inch worms or loopers, are appearing now. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Cankerworms, also known as inch worms or loopers, are appearing now. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net/CorneliusNews.net

They’re baaaack … those tiny green worms floating down from the trees on silky strands, blowing in the wind. They’ve been appearing in the Lake Norman area for about a week now, raising concerns about defoliation.

They go by a variety of names – fall cankerworms, inch worms, or loopers – and by the technical name Alsophila pometaria. What we’re seeing this week are the wriggling offspring of moths whose wingless females spent the winter climbing to the tops of trees and laying their eggs. Continue Reading

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Cornelius home sales 04/07/14-04/13/14

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Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period 04/07/14 through 04/13/14 in Cornelius. Properties reported can be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Listings include properties in the Cornelius Zip code

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Davidson home sales 04/07/14-04/13/14

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Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period 04/07/14 through 04/03/14 in Davidson. Properties reported can be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Listings include properties in the Davidson Zip code that may be in Iredell or Cabarrus counties.

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Furniture at High Point, Spring 2014

Gary Iman showed this bureau for a master bedroom.

Gary Iman showed this bureau for a master bedroom.

teal michel bugThe spring High Point Market came with the usual abundance of invitations to view new furniture and furnishings lines as well as opening events to showcase them.  One of them came from a talented interior design friend, Gary Iman. Gary’s designs are beautiful and sleek in design and well thought out.  His furniture details reflect beautifully the personality and style of past style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.  Continue Reading

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Realtors Care Day volunteers up early to help

Volunteers worked on a wheelchair ramp at Fanny Hill's house in Davidson Friday as part of Realtors Care Day. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Volunteers worked on a wheelchair ramp at Fanny Hill’s house in Davidson Friday as part of Realtors Care Day. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

041513RealtorsCareTwo dozen volunteers showed up at Fanny Hill’s house on Cardinal Court in Davidson at 7:30 Friday morning, and quickly went to work. They fixed and painted a front porch railing, cleared yard waste and began building a handicapped access ramp. They were among hundreds of volunteers joining the 2014 Realtors’ Care Day across the greater Charlotte region. Continue Reading

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Davidson hosts Connect Our Future forum on growth

Connect our future logoThe Charlotte region’s population is expected to grow by 50 percent over the next two decades, and to double in the next 40 years. How will we handle all that growth? That’s the question begin asked during the regional planning process known as Connect Our Future.  You can offer your input when Davidson hosts a public meeting on Monday, April 14, from 10am to noon.

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