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NCDHHS coronavirus data for Jan. 25

Jan. 25. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen again, with the total statewide now at 3,287, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Meanwhile, there were 4,633 new cases of the coronavirus, 32 percent below the median of the past month, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. (See chart.) The median […]

Should cell towers be closer than they are now?

Jan. 25. By Dave Vieser. On the heels of approving a controversial cell tower near Jetton Road, the Cornelius Town Board now wants to evaluate a possible reduction in permitted distances between cell phone towers. The issue will be discussed at the Monday Jan. 25 Land Development Code Advisory Board (LDCAB) meeting. The recently approved […]

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The biggest gasoline spill in the US this century was Colonial in Huntersville

Jan. 25. By Lisa Sorg/NC Policy Watch. When Colonial Pipeline initially estimated it had spilled 63,000 gallons of gasoline from a ruptured pipeline in Huntersville last August, that sounded like a lot—about twice the amount in a backyard swimming pool. Now, five months after the disaster, town residents’ fears have come true: At 1.2 million […]

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NCDHHS coronavirus data for Jan. 22

Jan. 22. By Dave Yochum. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen three days in a row, with the total statewide now at 3,512, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. There were 125 new COVID-19 deaths, however, but that’s down from 139 new deaths yesterday. There were also 7,436 new coronavirus cases […]

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Colonial spill: Estimate doubled from Jan. 6

Jan. 22. By Dave Yochum. In the space of two weeks, Colonial Pipeline has again revised the size of the gasoline spill, doubling it to roughly 1.2 million gallons. The spill in Huntersville this past August was originally estimated at 272,000 gallons, then 354,000 gallons in November and, as recently as Jan. 6., at nearly […]

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Sold out: Speedway COVID vaccine appointments are full

Jan. 22. All 16,000 slots for COVID-19 vaccinations at Charlotte Motor Speedway are already booked for this weekend. “We will have more mass vaccinations sites, in addition to our ongoing and regular vaccinations, in the future with more openings,” an Atrium spokesman said. The mass vaccination, which opened at 7:30 am, is a partnership between […]

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New concept Juan Loco will open in Magnolia Plaza

Jan. 21. By Dave Yochum. Juan Loco, a new Mexi-Cali themed restaurant, will open in the former Little Big Burger space in Magnolia Plaza. Co-owner Eddie Chavez expects opening day to be around Feb. 1 after a $100,000-plus build-out is completed. The 1,600 square foot restaurant is expected to employ at least a dozen people. […]

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Town planners recommend approving new medical building near Antiquity

Jan. 21. By Dave Vieser. A proposed medical building to be built near the Antiquity development moved a step closer to reality this month when the Town Planning recommended approval at their January meeting. The applicant, MVP Properties of Charlotte, seeks to develop a one-story 16,000 square feet building devoted to professional/general office uses focusing […]

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NCDHHS: 139 new deaths attributed to coronavirus

Jan. 21. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 7,187 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, up from 6,415 new cases yesterday and 4,058 new cases on Tuesday. It’s about equal to the average of the past 30 days, but it’s well below the 11,000-plus new cases logged on Jan. 9. “There is […]

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NCDHHS: 6,415 new cases, hospitalizations decrease

Jan. 20. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 6,415 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, up from 4,058 new cases yesterday, but down considerably from 11,000-plus cases reported back on Jan. 9. The entire state of North Carolina has had 690,912 cases of the coronavirus during the pandemic. Data […]

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