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Exit 28 bridge to close for the weekend of Jan. 10-12.
Friday, 19 December 2014 14:53

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- As part of the diverging diamond interchange at Exit 28 in Cornelius, a mast and cabling system will be installed across the Catawba Avenue bride. A partial bridge closure, similar to the closure in June, will be necessary to ensure safety during this construction.

North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the partial bridge closure will occur the second weekend in January to install the mast and cabling system. The closure will begin at 12:01 Saturday, Jan. 10, and remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, when the bridge will be re-opened and normal traffic flow will resume. This schedule is subject to change should weather conditions require.

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Sports
Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Lady Titans top North, share MECKA lead

Three games into the MECKA Conference season, the Hopewell Lady Titans are where they want to be.

Out front.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00

Vikings roll past Hopewell, stay unbeaten

For Duane Lewis, it's a win-win.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for December 17, 2014
    "He's got big shoes to fill, and they're here today."— Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy about former Commissioner John Bradford's task in assuming the North Carolina House of Representatives District 98 seat, referencing the presence of its prior occupant, two-term Speaker of the House and now U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis, who…
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  • Letters to the Editor for November 5, 2014
    Someone please explain the DDI Editor, I would like someone to explain to me how four vehicle traffic lanes crossing each other ... TWICE ... is more efficient than the old-fashioned, run-of-the-mill four lanes passing each other ... ONCE. I am referring to the disaster under construction at I-77 Exit…
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Final Thoughts

  • Sights and sounds of Saturdays will never be the same
    If you had told me 10 years ago that I would spend the second Saturday of December 2014 on a parade field at Camp Lejeune, shivering in spite of the warm, bright morning sun, watching my kid and 900-plus of his brothers with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to…
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  • Talk of the Towns for December 17, 2014
    A bridge too far (gone?) Talkers are aware that in Herman Wouk's classic The Caine Mutiny, later immortalized in a movie version starring Humphrey Bogart and Van Johnson, one of the most poignant moments, when it becomes clear the case against the alleged U.S. Navy mutineers has merits, is when…
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  • Where is This? for December 17, 2014
    Where is This? for December 17, 2014 This photo was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area. Do you know where? Let us know by e-mailing the Citizen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Make sure to include your name. Last week, Cindy Johnston, Andy White, Dan Boone, Laura Carter, Steve Joseph, Rachel Oswald, Susan Hansen, Vilma Cortez, Nancy Christian, Melody…
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Image of the week

  • One last festival Huntersville wrapped up the official town-sponsored holiday festival season last Saturday with Christmas in Huntersville, which followed the Light Up Cornelius, the Mooresville Christmas parade, the North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade and Christmas in Davidson all held on prior weekends. See more photos on Page 28.