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COVID update April 9: More than 2,500 new cases reported by NCDHHS

April 9. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,509 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, ahead of yesterday’s 2,087 new cases and the median of 2,001 daily new cases over the past month. (See chart; data provided by Johns Hopkins University. We do not count zero days, which would include Saturdays and […]

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Smithville revitalization: How best to fight gentrification and preserve history?

April 9. By Tonya Rivens. At the first open community Zoom meeting of the Smithville Community Coalition, approximately 23 residents along with Mayor Washam and several Town Commissioners heard about their ambitious revitalization plan for the Black community just east of I-77. Observers say there is no consensus yet as to how to revitalize and […]

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Police blotter: Incidents, arrests, citations March 31-April 6

Reported by Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 210331048 Fraud 18706 Silver Quay Dr 10:53:00 03/31/21 ASN Rife, James 210331056 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 13:09:00 03/31/21 CLO Home Depot 210331059 B&E Vehicle 15912 Trenton Place Rd 13:23:00 03/31/21 ASN Wyattworks Plumbing 210401065 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 13:36:00 04/01/21 CLO Home […]

April 8 COVID update: NC is 28% fully vaccinated

April 8. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,087 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. Meanwhile, 40 percent of North Carolinians have been partially vaccinated; 28 percent are fully vaccinated. Today’s NCDHHS new case count is higher than any day since March 26. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations fell to 1,004, […]

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Charlotte Water not associated with ‘free community’ water test offer

April 8. If you’ve gotten a “free community water test” invitation in the mail, be prepared for a sales pitch. Charlotte Water, the publicly owned utility, says to proceed with caution. “Charlotte Water is not affiliated with this or other similar vendors offering free water quality tests,” said spokesman Cam Coley. According to marketandresearch.biz, the […]

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Our little systems have their day. Pancakes, for instance

MODERN DAD | By Jon Show In the opening scene of My Blue Heaven, when Rick Moranis comes home from work … Wait, do I need to provide context about the movie I’m referencing? My Blue Heaven. Steve Martin as Vinnie Antonelli, a former NYC mobster turned informant. Moranis as FBI agent Barney Coopersmith. Best […]

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Symphony at the Explorium cancelled, but Bailey Road Park is a ‘go’ for June 19

  April 7. An amazing Lake Norman tradition—the Charlotte Symphony performance at the Energy Explorium—has been cancelled for a second year due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to sources. In the past, thousands of people brought a picnic and a blanket to the annual event, some coming by land, some by the Inland Sea. McGuire […]

LNCHC will take over and expand Ada Jenkins medical services

April 7. The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC) of Huntersville is taking over the services of the Ada Jenkins Center Free Medical Clinic. Effective immediately, LNCHC is welcoming uninsured patients formerly served at AJC. “By not duplicating services, we are able to work together to touch more lives in a more efficient manner,” said […]

CHART NOTES: Only days in the past 31 days, which had new cases, were counted. If those days didn't have cases, they weren't counted. We went back to March 7 for the 31-day median/averages. For the seven days, we went back through 7 days, each of which had cases. In reality, we went back 10 days, as there was three days worth of 0 cases. Data from Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 update April 7

April 7.  By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,380 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, for a total of 924,810 since the outbreak began. In Mecklenburg County, the NCDHHS is reporting 141 new cases. The median of the past seven days of reported results statewide is slightly ahead of […]

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Vaccinations open for anyone over 16 in NC

April 7. By Dave Yochum. As a highly contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK reaches every state in the US, North Carolina appears to be holding its own COVID-wise. To date, the state has administered over 5.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. Forty percent of those 18 and up are at least partially […]

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