Posted on 01 May 2013.
Scouts planted cucumbers on Saturday at the garden. From left, the boys are Ethan Dahmer (blue shirt), Tyler Owens (red shirt), Parker Miller (green shirt), DJ Willoughby (lower white shirt), and Ben Ziegler (top white shirt). See more photos below.
Boy Scouts from Troop 72 in Cornelius spent Saturday planting vegetables in the community garden across from Bethel Presbyterian Church, on Bethel Church Road.
This is the third year for the 1/4-acre garden, which is a community service project for the scouts. All food grown is donated to the Loaves & Fishes food pantries in Davidson and Huntersville, and the Angles & Sparrows and Bread of Life soup kitchens. In total over the past two years, the garden has yielded 4,500 pounds of produce annually. Read the full story
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Calendar, Church news, community service, Cornelius, Fund-raisers, kids, local food
Posted on 27 March 2013.
Bethel Presbyterian Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, from 3 to 4:30pm. This year’s Rock-n-Roll Easter Event will be held in the Family Life Center and will feature crafts, games and an Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through fifth graders, along with a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Church is at 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius.
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Calendar, Church news, Cornelius
Posted on 15 December 2012.
About 850 customers of Duke Energy in the West Catawba Avenue area lost power for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon. The culprit? A critter that strayed into a electrical substation. Read the full story
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, Jetton Cove, Jetton Village, Public safety, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 11 December 2012.
Cornelius firefighters responded to two small house fires over the past week, on one Deep Cove Court, the other on Brinkley Street, where a fire-pit fire spread and ignited the side of a house. Firefighters also were dispatched to three traffic accidents and seven fire alarms, and the Cornelius fire boat took part in the Christmas Boat Parade at the Peninsula Yacht Club. Details about those and other incidents, a tally of the week’s medical calls, and an advisory about carbon monoxide alarms below.
DRY WEATHER WARNING
Fire Officials advise this: Due to the very dry conditions lately, refrain from an outside burning as vegetation is very dry and can spark easily. The recent falling leaves only add to the risk here.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 3:50pm, 20320 Deep Cove Court – Firefighters responded to a call for a structure fire and arrived to find a toaster oven on fire. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished and the smoke was promptly removed.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 6pm, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd. – Firefighters aboard Fire Boat 4 took part in the Christmas Boat Parade at the Peninsula Yacht Club.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 4:43am, 21020 Brinkley St. – Firefighters responded to a call for an outside fire that was extending to the adjacent home. Upon arrival firefighters found leaves on fire and some of the home’s vinyl siding also ablaze. The fire was quickly extinguished and the source was identified as hot ashes from a fire pit, placed in a trash can.
Firefighters this week, also responded to three traffic accidents with no patient injuries found, as well as seven fire calls that turned out to be false alarms.
MEDICAL CALLS DEC. 4 – DEC. 10
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department responded to the following medical calls Dec. 4- 10. Patient privacy laws prohibit public release of addresses or other details.
- Overdose- 4
- Breathing Problems- 2
- Falls w/ Injury- 5
- Chest Pain- 3
- Unconscious Patient- 6
- Diabetic Problems- 2
- Psychiatric Patient- 1
- Assault- 1
- Back Pain- 1
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Posted in Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Peninsula
Posted on 28 November 2012.
A rainbow soars over an old barn on Bethel Church Road. (Christy Carper photo)
Christy Carper captured this amazing rainbow over an old barn on Nov. 15. She writes:
This is the old barn at the end of Bethel Church Road, owned by neighbors of mine, JW and Deen Washam. Though I drive past this barn every day, and always think how wonderful it is, on Nov. 15 there was a rainbow behind it!
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Posted in Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, Environment, Huntersville, Photo of the Day
Posted on 28 November 2012.
Cornelius firefighters were dispatched to two inside gas leaks, a brush fire that endangered a house, and smoke from a home furnace over the past week. Details about those and other incidents, along with a tally of this week’s medical calls are below. Read the full story
Posted in Bailey Road, Bethel Church Road, Downtown and old Cornelius, Fire calls, Smithville
Posted on 27 November 2012.
Thanksgiving week was relatively quiet around Cornelius, with a few minor accidents, two wrecks caused by deer leaping out from the side of the road, and one report of a woman who cashed a bogus $753 check at the First Community Bank. Meanwhile, someone side-swiped the drive-up ATM at the Wells Fargo Bank on West Catawba, triggering an alarm Saturday afternoon. Read those and other police reports below. Read the full story
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Business, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Torrence Chapel, West Catawba Avenue, Westmoreland
Posted on 13 November 2012.
Old N.C. 73 Beatties Ford Bridge over the Catawba River was demolished as part of the lake’s construction. (Under Lake Norman project)
Lake Norman will be 50 years old in 2013, and the Davidson College Archives staff is in the midst of a project titled “Under Lake Norman” to collect stories, photos and other information about the hidden history that now lies below the lake. The lake was created in 1963 when Duke Power built a hydro-electric dam on the Catawba River at Cowans Ford, leaving behind plantations, old bridges, mills and home sites.
Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett and librarian Craig Milberg hope to gather images, stories and information about those historical sites and structures that were covered when the lake filled. So far, they’ve gathered information on a 10 sites that they’ve mapped on an interactive web page, in the Daivdson Archives Community space at sites.davidson.edu/archives/community/under-lkn.
The early 18th-century Elm Wood plantation is now under the lake. (Under Lake Norman)
Sites already on the map include several historic plantation houses, Sherrills Ford across the Catawba River; the old Highway 150 bridge; the home site of George Davidson, who was the father of Revolutionary War General William Lee Davidson; and the site of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford, where General Davidson was killed fighting British troops.
ADD YOUR HISTORY
If you’ve got information, photographs or stories to share, visit sites.davidson.edu/archives/community/under-lkn/map.
For more information on the project, people may contact Blodgett and Milberg at 704-894-2632, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Blue Stone Harbor, Cornelius, Davidson, Davidson College, Davidson history, Environment, Huntersville, Jetton Cove, Lake Norman, Marina Shores, Mooresville, Peninsula, Photos