Posted on 06 April 2013.
A crisp spring morning and cash prizes welcomed runners to the inaugural American Two Mile Road Race at Jetton Park in Cornelius. The road through the park was a “phenomenal setup” for the approximately 70 local and out-of-state athletes, according to organizers. Darren Brown and Heidi Dahl, both of Knoxville, came away winners. Story and photos in SPORTS»
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson, Jetton Cove, Jetton Village, Peninsula, Photo of the Day, Sports
Posted on 05 March 2013.
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department responded to 41 calls over the past week, including 3 motor vehicle accidents, 3 calls for outside fires, 3 smoke investigations, and 7 fire alarms. More information about these below, along with a tally of this weeks’ medical calls. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Glen Ridge, Jetton Cove, Magnolia Estates, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 25 February 2013.
Electricity went out Monday morning for 856 Duke Energy customers in Cornelius, including the Jetton Village area off West Catawba Avenue.
The power went out shortly after 10:30am, and a repair crew was dispatched just before 11am. The electricity was restored by 11:45am, according to Duke Energy. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Jetton Cove, Jetton Village, Public safety, Torrence Chapel, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 16 January 2013.
A left turn lane was removed and another push button crossing light added near Jetton Park. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Town officials said this week that improvements are now finished at the pedestrian crosswalk on Jetton Road near Jetton Park. Commissioners approved the project last summer after what were described as several “near misses” at the intersection. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Jetton Cove, Jetton Village, Peninsula, Photo of the Day, Public works, Torrence Chapel, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, West Catawba Avenue
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 27 November 2012.
The developers of the proposed 50-unit Jetton Cove at Charles Towne Lane, off Jetton Road, have put the project on hold indefinitely, citing problems with the soil at the site. Town officials have canceled a planned community meeting about the project Tuesday night. Read the full story
Posted in Jetton Cove, Peninsula, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 26 November 2012.
Architect’s rendering of proposed homes at Jetton Cove, near Charles Towne Lane.
Community meetings are planned this week to give neighbors a chance to learn more about developers’ plans for two new developments off West Catawba Avenue, one Tuesday on a proposal for 50 single-family homes at Jetton Road at Charles Towne Lane and one on Thursday on plans for a development of single-family homes off Jetton Road Extension near Magnolia Estates. Meanwhile, two town advisory boards this week also will review a proposal for a Bank of the Ozarks branch on West Catawba Avenue and plans for an expansion of Lake Norman Hyundai. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Jetton Cove, Planning & Development, Town Hall, West Catawba Avenue
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