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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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LKN Marine Commission stocking lake with sterile carp

May 14. By Dave Yochum. The world, according to sterile carp, is an aquatic environment with Hydrilla, and Lake Norman apparently has plenty. Look for a lot more fish—as in 10,200 more—in Lake Norman starting tomorrow, thanks to the Lake Norman Marine Commission. The fish, which will be placed in the lake at Blythe Landing starting […]

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Not quite a border war, but Cornelius defends northern edge

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will look into how to write a resolution in opposition to the Potts Street Development that straddles the Davidson town line near the YMCA. Although the Cornelius portion of the rezoning application from Crescent Communities for nine homes has been withdrawn, plans for a 295 unit complex […]

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It’s our lake, our drinking water

  May 6. OPINION. In an open letter to legislators, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett has called on them to revise SB 434 so that  cities, towns and counties can regulate environmental buffers on rivers, streams and lakes. The proposed legislation, approved in the Senate, would eliminate the 50-foot shoreline buffer that protects the Catawba and Lake […]