This letter is from Mark J. Neroni, who lives on Sandyedge Drive in Cornelius. He is a former management consultant with Accenture. He is now a senior relationship manager for FNC, a mortgage lending software company. He has a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in MIS and marketing from Indiana University. He is also a volunteer for the WidenI77.org group.
Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me
By now, everyone in the Cornelius area has suffered through the congestion resulting from the Diverging Diamond Catawba Avenue bridge project over I-77.
By Linda Daley
The heat is back on for the weekend so stay inside and be cool! We have some great indoor events going on this weekend. Bella Love is debuting its Spoken Word and Poetry night on Friday night at Kadi Fit. The performance of “Red” at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center will continue through August 23. If you still want to be outside, come out and cheer on the throngs of triathletes competing in the Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon.
Aug. 22 The Sea Scouts, an arm of the Boy Scouts of America, is forming a new Ship on Lake Norman. A “Ship” is comparable to a troop. It will initially have 20 members, boys and girls ages 14 to 20. The kids will choose and plan activities such as boating, white-water rafting, and SCUBA.
The Ship will hold open houses for information and registration at the Peninsula Yacht Club Sept. 10th and Sept. 18, both from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. to provide information and register members. Weekly meetings begin in late Sept.
Aug 19 The public is invited to the first meeting of the newly formed North Branch of the Mecklenburg Historical Association (MHA). The meeting will be held September 9 from 7:00 to 8:30PM at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 19600 Zion Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031off Old Statesville Road in Cornelius, NC. (Room 209, use cemetery side entrance ramp.)
The speaker will be Dr. Jan Blodgett of Davidson College who will discuss her project to identify what was covered by Lake Norman and is now “Under the Lake.”
Aug. 22 On Aug. 20, NCDOT and Cintra, the private company selected to operate proposed toll lanes on I-77, held three closed-door meetings with elected officials from Lake Norman towns. The meetings took place at Mooresville Town Hall, Davidson Town Hall and Huntersville’s Water Treatment Plant.
Aug 21 Inc. magazine ranked Cornelius-based Park Avenue Properties No. 1,352 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's 5000 fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
Dear EarthTalk: To what extent is Antarctica really melting and what impact might it have on coastlines around the world?
Andrea Hutchinson, Cary, NC
The Antarctic continent, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting into successive layers of ice, and they eventually move downhill toward the coasts and “calve” into the ocean as icebergs and eventually melt out into the sea. Antarctica and Greenland combined hold about 99 percent of the globe’s freshwater ice.
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