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Charlotte Water responds to wastewater spill on Peninsula Club

Sept. 29. A relatively small sewage spill occurred in the 18500 block of Peninsula Club Drive, not far from The Peninsula Club. Charlotte Water said roughly 50 gallons of wastewater reached Lake Norman, out of a total of 75 gallons that spilled. A contractor accidentally broke a low pressure sewer pipe that conveys waste from […]

Wastewater spill near Jetton

Aug. 26. There’s been a small wastewater overflow in Cornelius, this one behind 16607 Jetton Road. An estimated 24 gallons reached Lake Norman. Many homes along the lake are served by low pressure sewer systems. A contractor accidentally broke a low pressure sewer pipe that conveys waste from a home. A total of 94 gallons […]


The little Venus flytrap, native to NC, needs a leg up

Aug. 6. By Dave Yochum. The Venus flytrap—the iconic carnivorous plant that traps insects in its leaves—is at risk of becoming extinct. They’ve been in all kinds of movies, from Nosferatu (1922) to Little Shop of Horrors (1986) but who knew Venus flytraps hailed from North Carolina? Turns out, they only appear naturally within a […]

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No fines for sewage spills on Paradise Cove

July 14. By Dave Yochum. Neither private contractor responsible for sewage spills on June 29 and July 12 on Paradise Cove will be fined according to sources at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. The county-wide agency “typically does not assess penalties for first time offenders where there is no indication of negligence or intent.” —On July […]


Updated: Another sewage spill at Paradise Cove blamed on private contractor

July 12. [UPDATED 9 am July 13] Another no swimming advisory has been issued for the waters behind a home on Paradise Cove Court after an estimated 200 gallons of untreated sewage because a pipe was damaged by a private contractor. The pipe has been repaired and the discharge was stopped. Repair crews were still […]

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Pipeline safety should be on ‘everyone’s radar’

May 19. As most everyone in North Meck knows by now, gas pipelines can leak. The Pipeline Safety Trust, a national non-profit that promotes pipeline safety, is holding its spring conference virtually today and Thursday. PST was formed after the 1999 Olympic Pipeline tragedy in Bellingham, Wash. Nationally known oil and gas analyst Tom Kloza, […]


Noisy jets? Roundtable will air complaints

  May 14. By Dave Vieser. With warmer temperatures and our windows open, many residents in Lake Norman believe the noise from jets at Charlotte Douglas has increased. It’s difficult to know for sure whether that’s a fact, according to Sayle Brown, the Cornelius representative on the CLT Airport Community Roundtable. Thirty-plus members of the […]

Design contest winner Gianna Ziegler

Earth Day: Cornelius student wins Boomerang Water design contest

April 22. Gianna Ziegler, an 11th grader at the Community School of Davidson, has won Boomerang Water’s bottle design contest. The buildings in the Cornelius student’s illustration represent actual structures in Davidson. Her Earth Day-inspired artwork will be featured on 2,000 limited edition glass bottles of Boomerang Water. Craft water in bottles Boomerang is a […]


NC Wildlife Federation gains national recognition

March 25. The NC Wildlife Federation is getting top honors from The Wildlife Society, a nationwide organization. In November, statewide group will receive The Wildlife Society’s Group Achievement Award. The NC Wildlife Federation has worked to protect North Carolina wildlife and habitat since 1945. “This award recognizes an organization or group that accomplishes outstanding achievements […]

Photo: Lisa Sorg/NC Policy Watch

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 […]