Nightmare on Catawba Ave.: UNCC prof says DDI traffic flows decrease 7.6 percent during afternoon commute
|West Catawba Ave. Congestion|
By Dave Yochum
While some Cornelius business owners are looking for heads to roll at Town Hall because of the troubled Diverging Diamond Interchange construction, town officials are privately saying the NC Department of Transportation and Blythe Construction have them over an orange and white traffic barrel.
By Dave Vieser
At their Monday September 15 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider relaxing town regulations which require a 300 foot separation between breweries/micro breweries and churches, schools and residential areas.
Dear EarthTalk: I thought that putting ethanol in our gas tanks was going help fight climate change, but lately I’ve heard reports to the contrary. Can you enlighten?
Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs as well as our reliance on fossil fuels. But recent research has shown that the federal government’s push to up production of corn-derived ethanol as a gasoline additive since 2007 has actually expanded our national carbon footprint and contributed to a range of other problems.
Sept. 11 The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius is presenting the second show of its Plays & Pastries Reader’s Theatre Series: “Nana’s Naughty Knickers." As the show begins, Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!
Sept. 13 I-77 south bound is shut down just south of Catawba Avenue due to an early morning fatality. Traffic is being re-routed off the interstate on W. Catawba towards Torrence Chapel (west bound). Please avoid that area if possible. No ETA on when it will re-open. Northbound 77 is open and traffic is moving, albeit slowly.
Sept. 11 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Chamber will host Brenda Berg, president and CEO of BEST NC and Pat Riley, President and COO of Allen Tate Cos. Sept.18, 11:30-1:00 at Pine Island Country Club. The "Power Luncheon" is sponsored by Business Today and Cornelius Today.
Sept. 11 Four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. endorsed Natasha Marcus in her bid to fill the open NC House District 98 seat. Hunt, who served as governor from 1977-1985 and 1993-2001, endorsed the Democrat from Davidson in her first bid for public office. She is running against John Bradford III, a Republican from Cornelius who is also a town commissioner.
September 4 - September 7, 2014, as reported by the Cornelius Police Department.
Garrett, Wayne Thomas (W M, 25) Charge of Failure To Appear, M (M), at 20673 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, on 09/04/2014.
Donnell, Nicholas Antonio (B M, 20) Charge of Failure To Appear, M (M), at 19413 Lake Edge Dr, Cornelius, on 09/04/2014.
- Events all around town: Sept. 11 - 27
- Lake Norman Realty hires five new associates
- Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg to hold charity golf tournament
- Composer Pepper Choplin performing at Mt. Zion Sept 20
- Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce to appoint board of directors
- Face2Face with Mayor Travis
- Bethel Presbyterian BBQ to benefit Barium Springs Home for Children
- Lake Norman Realty office to host Denver Community Appreciation Day