A summer of giving backMini golf course to celebrate five years with a community hug. CORNELIUS, N.C. -- It's been an interesting five-year journey for the owner of Lake Norman Miniature Golf in Cornelius. When Huntersville resident Kip Zent and his wife made an impromptu Google search looking for something fun to do with their… Read More
Lawsuit looms over I-77, work starts this weekLAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Crews are set to begin work as early as Wednesday night on the controversial express lanes on Interstate 77 between Mooresville and Charlotte. On May 20, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and I-77 Mobility Partners, the private contractor set to build and manage toll lanes… Read More
Fitting end: Ellington caps career on topMalia Ellington is a distance runner, but she says her high school career has flown by, more like a 100-meter dash than a marathon. Read More
NCDOT responds to towns, I-77 Mobility Partners executes financial closeLAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The recent upswell of questions and concerns expressed by local governing bodies about the proposed managed lane project on Interstate 77 generated a direct response from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), but it did not derail financial close for the project, which occurred one week… Read More
Horse's Mouth for May 27, 2015
"Our military veterans have sacrificed so much for our country that it only made sense to offer our support back. We're just honored to be able to help. We really do live up to our motto of 'helping Americans achieve their dreams.'"— Aquesta Bank President and CEO Jim Engel on…Read more...
Happiness is a northbound Yankee
In the April 22 edition of Lake Norman Citizen (Lori) Helms tells me that I "should hug a Yankee" today. Well Mrs. Helms, with all due respect, I think I will pass. Not because I view Yankees as "sub-human" or something, or even that I dislike them. I just can't…Read more...
Reality not 'Lost' on political theater
At times, I tend to embrace some television shows perhaps just a little too tightly. I was an every-afternoon Gilligan's Island fanatic and, sometimes late at night, I still catch myself running through the characters on M*A*S*H trying to remember their home towns (just to keep you from losing any…Read more...
Talk of the Towns for May 27, 2015
Political cover Talkers, just like politicians, Lake Norman-area residents and those who commute here for work, are no fans of the idea of toll lanes on I-77, despite the fact that their nuts-and-bolts approach to covering the story over five years has drawn the ire of many toll opponents. But…Read more...