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COVID-19 update May 13

May 13. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,394 new COVID-19 cases, down slightly from 1,493 new cases yesterday. The median of the past seven days of reported results (1,493 cases) statewide is 24.8 percent below the median of the past 31 days (1,985 cases). (See chart; data from Johns Hopkins.) […]

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Gasoline supplies: This may take a while

May 13. By Dave Yochum. Even with higher gas prices theoretically putting a crimp on demand, it could take days for supplies to return to near-normal levels in and around Charlotte. Petroleum distributors are telling Lake Norman gas station operators to prepare “to be without fuel for 4-7 days.” Colonial Pipeline has restarted operations but […]

Plan your weekend starting May 13: Concerts, street festival, outdoor movie and Cain Center for the Arts groundbreaking

Events in Lake Norman are  being organized as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 and  gathering restrictions change. Some events require registration, social distancing and wearing face masks. Huntersville is  partnering with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and adding a Growers’ Market on Tuesdays starting May 25 at the hosptial’s front lot off Gilead Road. […]

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Gas: With pipeline restart, ‘normal’ will return

May 13. By now it seems everyone has gotten gas, even people with Teslas. How soon the act of purchasing gasoline can get back to normal could take some time, according to oil industry analyst Tom Kloza. (We interviewed him for a story Wednesday in Business Today.) Station outages will peak today and tomorrow, the […]

COVID-19 update May 12

May 12. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases, up from 699 new cases yesterday and 1,468 exactly one week ago. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations were at 933, down from 968 yesterday. Deaths There were 29 new deaths attributable to COVID-19 statewide in today’s report. Testing The statewide positive […]

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COVID-19 update May 11: Drop in new cases

May 11. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 699 new COVID-19 cases, a steep decline from the volume earlier this year. The median of the past seven days of reported results (1,932 cases) statewide is 10.8 percent below the median of the past 31 days (2167 cases). (See chart; data from […]

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Symetra golf tour provides economic boost for LKN

May 11. There’s an international cast of players coming to River Run Country Club for the $175,000 Symetra Classic May 14-16. Defending champion  Peiyun Chien  (Pingtung, Chinese Taipei) is among the competitors as well as university students from Sweden, Belgium, Israel, Slovenia and the People’s Republic of China. More than 300 women from at least […]

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Dante Lewis, Eli Yacinthe performing at Jazz Fest May 22

May 11. The Cornelius Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 22, includes performances by Dante Lewis as well as the Eli Yacinthe Band. The in-person event, which runs from 5 pm to 8 pm, is free. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors, but COVID-19 regulations will apply including social distancing. Attendees must pre-register. The […]

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Rate hikes will generate income for Town-owned electric utility

Analysis | By Dave Vieser In 2007, Cornelius commissioners turned down a chance to invest in the debt ridden Adelphia Cable System, a wise move as it turned out. However, the town still does own and operate another utility: ElectriCities, and it’s going to cost their customers a lot more during the next decade. How […]

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Hurricane season: Hugo bossed us around in 1989

May 10. If you think hurricanes don’t affect Charlotte, that’s not the case. Hurricane Hugo knocked out power for days in 1989, destroying homes and businesses in its path. Hugo was the second-worst storm in modern history after making landfall in Charleston SC as a Category Four monster with wind speeds well over 130 mph. […]