|Exit 28 now has two lanes open east-bound|
Sept. 29 Both east-bound lanes on the I-77 bridge are open, a few days ahead of schedule. Mayor Chuck Travis, who was surprised by the news, said he hopes both westbound lanes will reopen early as well. According to Town Manager Anthony Roberts' email newsletter last week, the additional west-bound lane of Catawba Avenue is supposed to open at the end of October.
|Hannah Blackburn and James Kim|
Sept. 29 Electricty went out at around 10:40 a.m. to an area along Jetton Road that includes some 870 customers. Duke Energy expects power to be restored around 2:30 p.m. Stores in Jetton Village could not ring up transactions, but on the Harris Teeter, side of Jetton, it was business as usual. We caught a picture of Hannah Blackburn and James Kim at Waterbean Coffee.
The street lights at West Catawba and Jetton Road are operating normally.
Cornelius PARC Department asks citizen to help with the Comprehensive Parks and Greenways Master Plan
Sept. 29 The Cornelius PARC Department will hold a workshop Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss updating the Comprehensive Parks and Greenways Master Plan. The workshop will be at Cornelius’ Town Hall (2144 Catawba Ave., Cornelius). Due to unprecedented growth within the community in the past decade, the current plan is out of date. Citizens will be asked to brainstorm ideas and provide insight on new park and greenway needs within the community. One agreed-upon aspect of the new plan includes bike lanes on Jetton Rd. More information: Cornelius.org/parc.
Sept. 29 Cornelius Today’s “Old-Fashioned BBQ and Candidate Forum” Oct. 17 pits NC House District 98 candidates John Bradford and Natasha Marcus against each other. The setting is a traditional barbecue, with community-wide conversation and one-on-one time with the next person to represent North Mecklenburg in Raleigh.
Sept. 29 The Cornelius PARC Department and Bella Love Inc. will host the brew and music festival, LaketoberFest, Oct. 18 at Bailey Road Park. Concerts from local bands Blue Monday and Simplified will be held at the park’s amphitheater. Local, craft beers and food truck fares will be available; including tastes from community favorites such as Juan’s Taco Truck, Masterbacon, Cuzzo’s Cuisine Food Truck and The Twisted Farmer. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. More information: bellalove.org.
Smokestack: Pascal Kammer
Dear EarthTalk: What are some of the more dangerous threats to our air quality and what can be done to eliminate them so we can all breathe more easily?
The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year. The American Lung Association (ALA) reports that almost half of all Americans live in counties where air pollution routinely reaches unhealthy levels and can therefore make people sick or exacerbate pre-existing health conditions.
Sept. 29 Huntersville’s second Community Fall Festival will be Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held at Barnette Elementary School (13659 Beattis Ford Rd., Huntersville). Festival activities will include carnival games, children’s crafts, silent auction baskets, 20+ art vendors, a pumpkin patch with an adjoining pumpkin decorating booth, food trucks, hay rides and live entertainment. Participating vendors include Champion Sports Performance, Smoke & Go, Librettos Pizza, Kilwins, Mike & Diana Shaved Ice, Fun-Oh-Cakes, Old Store Local Produce, Lenux Stables, 103.7 FM and many more. More information: Huntersvillefallfest.com.
By Dave Vieser
Sept. 29 The NC DOT has scheduled two public information sessions in Mooresville and Huntersville regarding the I-77 toll lane project. The sessions will be on Wednesday Oct. 8 at the Charles Mack Center in Mooresville, and Thursday Oct. 9 at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville. Both run from 4-8 pm.
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- McCrory endorses Bradford for NC 98
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