Posted on 18 November 2014.
A work train with construction equipment pulls through downtown Cornelius on a recent afternoon. Norfolk Southern is replacing ties along the line through north Mecklenburg and South Iredell. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
If you’ve been along the Norfolk Southern “O” line tracks through north Mecklenburg and south Iredell, you may have notice a lot of train whistles lately. And what’s with the fresh railroad ties and stone?
No, it’s not the impending arrival of commuter rail. That project remains at a dead stop at the moment. A Norfolk Southern spokesman this week said it was routine track maintenance.
Norfolk Southern killed state and local hopes for the Red Line Commuter Rail Project in 2013 when it declined to join in planning for the line. The company called commuter rail ‘fundamentally incompatible‘ with its potential future use of the line and ability to grow its business in North Carolina.
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Posted in Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Davidson, Downtown and old Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Transportation
Posted on 30 October 2014.
Jeff Porter will lead the newly merged Our Towns Habitat for Humanity as CEO. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
The Lake Norman and Iredell County chapters of Habitat for Humanity have agreed to merge in a move their leaders say will cut expenses, improve leadership and strengthen the organization. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, based in Cornelius, will acquire Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County and its Statesville ReStore. Jeff Porter, previously executive director of the Iredell chapter and a former Baptist minister, will lead the combined organization, which will be based in Cornelius.
The boards of the two groups unanimously approved the merger Wednesday. The two boards now will combine to oversee the newly merged Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, the organization announced. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Nonprofits
Posted on 29 September 2014.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Mooresville