Posted on 14 February 2013.
Cornelius and Davidson emergency units responded to a report of a wreck on I-77 southbound Thursday morning that brought traffic to a standstill at one point.
The wreck, which dispatchers initially reported as a rollover, happened around 9am.
One of the two lanes reopened around 9:15am, according to a radio report from Cornelius units on the scene.
It wasn’t known if anyone was hurt in the wreck. No further information was immediately available.
A passerby told us he saw two cars, a Mercedes that appeared to be totaled and a minivan. He said there did not appear to be any serious injuries.
Firefighters were busy Thursday morning. Earlier, both Cornelius and Davidson units were called to Davidson College’s Patterson Court for a report of smoke in a fraternity house.
Meanwhile, another wreck with injuries, involving a truck and a car, closed NC 150 in Mooresville Thursday morning. See more on the Mooresville Tribune website.
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Exit 30 area, Fire calls, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Traffic alerts
Posted on 13 February 2013.
Tedd Duncan (center) of Stantec Consulting, and Dan Dodd (left) of Dodd Studio go over a map at Tuesday’s workshop on the Caldwell Station greenway plan. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Cornelius some day could have an “emerald necklace” of greenways and trails around town, the town’s parks and recreation director says. And that network will begin with a $2 million, 2-mile greenway connecting Bailey Road Park on N.C. 115 with US 21 near the Home Depot.
About two dozen citizens came to a workshop at Town Hall Tuesday night to learn about possible alignments for the trail, which is being called the Caldwell Station Greenway. Officials have discussed several routes: One following Caldwell Station Creek, one that would run along along Bailey Road, and a third that could go through or behind the Oakhurst neighborhood. Read the full story
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Cornelius neighborhoods, Davidson, Downtown and old Cornelius, Huntersville, Oakhurst, PARC, Planning & Development, public spaces, Statesville Road/US 21
Posted on 11 February 2013.
Woodlawn School has hired a new head of school. Edward B. Hollinger joins the private school north of Davidson on July 1 after a term as the head of a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade Montessori school in Evanston, Ill.
Mr. Holliner replaces Angela McKenzie, who stepped down last November. She moved to Pittsburgh with her husband and family.
Here’s the announcement from Woodlawn School: Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Schools
Posted on 11 February 2013.
Lindsay Greene got fourth at Monday’s competition at ImaginOn.
Bailey Middle School sixth grader Lindsay Greene finished fourth among 27 of the area’s top spellers at the 59th annual Charlotte Observer Regional Spelling Bee in Charlotte Monday.
Lindsay, who was this year’s Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ champion, lasted 25 rounds. She got knocked out on the word “disavowed.”
Lindsay is the daughter of Gretchen and Brian Greene, and lives in Davidson’s McConnell neighborhood. “We are so proud of her,” Gretchen Greene said in an email.
The regional spelling title went to Claire McCrea, a seventh grader from Hickory. The Charlotte Observer reported that she grabbed the title by correctly spelling “condescension.” She won a trip to the National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.
EARLIER STORY, Monday, 6:27am
Bailey’s Greene, 26 others face off in regional spelling bee
Bailey Middle School sixth grader Lindsay Greene will be among 27 spellers competing for the title Monday at the 59th annual Charlotte Observer Regional Spelling Bee in Charlotte. The competition begins at 10 a.m. at ImaginOn.
Lindsay qualified by winning the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ championship on Jan. 16. She is the daughter of Gretchen and Brian Greene, and lives in Davidson’s McConnell neighborhood.
The top speller in the contest will get a free trip to Washington, D.C. in May for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Observer will pay for the trip.
See previous coverage of Lindsay Greene’s run through the 2012-13 spelling bee competition.
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Cornelius People, Davidson, kids, Schools
Posted on 10 February 2013.
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Schools