Dear EarthTalk: I know that some large buildings filter some of their wastewater to irrigate exterior landscaping. Is there an affordable way to do this at home?-- Bill P., Salem, OR
Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater—that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines
Nov. 25 Cornelius-based company, O2 Energies, is building a 20 acre solar farm that costs $10 million in Rockwell in Rowan County. The 4.25 megawatt solar farm is the first of its kind in the area and it will generate enough clean electricity to offset the annual electricity usage of more than 500 average American homes.The farm will use an innovative inverter design for the array with SMA Tripower string inverters.
Nov. 25 Carolina Comfort Coalition’s Serenity House of Huntersville received a $5,000 Lowe’s Community Partners grant for kitchen renovations. The Serenity House will use the grant to install new appliances, update cabinetry and fix wall coverings. Individuals, businesses and civic groups completed renovations throughout the house earlier in the year. The kitchen was the last room that needed attention. The Lowe’s Community Partners grant program is focused on improving local communities by assisting nonprofits and municipalities with high-need project.
Nov. 24 The new Publix store in the newly renamed Magnolia Place shopping center is hiring in all departments. Between 9 am and 6 pm each day from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7, Publix will accept applications at the Market Square location in Huntersville, on Reese Boulevard not far from the hospital at Exit 28. Walk-ins are welcome, but applicants may schedule an appointment by registering at www.publixsupermarkets.fullslate.com.
Nov. 25 General Manager Shantae Brown of Lake Norman Realty’s Mooresville office and sales agents, Kay Davis and Gail Huss of the Denver office, have been elected to regional and local real estate boards. Brown was recently elected as the newest board member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Associate’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term. Both Davis and Huss have been elected to the Lincoln County Board of Realtors. Davis will serve as the President for 2015. Huss is the president elect and will take the seat in 2016. Davis will also serve a second term as Secretary for the Board of Directors for the North Carolina chapter of the Council of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) through 2015.
By Dave Vieser
Secure with the knowledge that weekday lane closings at Exit 28 are finally a thing of the past, a group of some 30 local business leaders gathered Wednesday evening at Prosciutto's Restaurant to brainstorm methods of bringing customers back after long traffic delays during the summer kept customers away from the new Diverging Diamond Interchange.
Cornelius' third Annual Light Up Cornelius is this Saturday, Nov. 29 from 4-6 pm on the Town Hall lawn. Festivities will include a visit from Santa, carriage rides, arts & crafts, entertainment, train display and more. The tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm.
By Dave Vieser
Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis says the town will be the first responder for 911 calls on Lake Norman under a tentative agreement with the County and Charlotte. First responses for lake emergency calls have been handled by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police for years.
- Charges, citations and accidents Nov. 4-16, 2014 reported by the Cornelius Police Department.
- Spectacular 38-foot mast and cable system means Catawba bridge closes one last time
- Cornelius PARC Department hosts a public input session Dec. 11
- Elected Officials Power Luncheon to be held Nov. 20
- Ingersoll Rand raises $1.27M for United Way of Central Carolinas
- Peninsula Foundation gala raises $100K for charity
- AmericCarna Live Car Show announces lineup and stars
- Town board can't decide on new commissioner, at least not yet
Events Around Town
Nov. 20 through Dec. 7
By Linda Daley
This weekend is the quiet before the storm of pre-holiday feasts, family, shopping and travel so it might be a good time to unwind and relax. The much anticipated The Hunger Games – Mocking Jay Part 1 is playing at Our Town Cinemas. For the kids, Walt Disney Animation Studios hopes to have another big winner with the action packed comedy in Big Hero.
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