Posted on 08 August 2014.
Red highlights the section of Torrence Chapel to be widened, between Senlac and John Gamble roads.
By JONATHAN COX
The NCDOT has enlisted contractor Ferebee Corp. to widen Torrence Chapel Road by four feet in a project expected to begin in September. At just 16 feet across, Torrence Chapel is relatively narrow for its volume of traffic, and the widening is aimed at improving traffic flow and safety on the busy street.
The widening project, which is just one of several resurfacing projects Ferebee will be undertaking around the county this year, will bring Torrence Chapel to a standard width of 20 feet. The work will go on between John Gamble Road and Senlac Lane, toward the northern end of Torrence Chapel. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Public works, Torrence Chapel
Posted on 02 August 2014.
Three former Navy SEALs came ashore at The Rusty Rudder in Cornelius at 7:15 pm Friday night, after a day-long swim across Lake Norman that began at Queens Landing in Mooresville before noon. They trio - Shannon Rusch, Rich Graham, and Troy Pusateri – finished on schedule, despite a grey skies and choppy conditions on the lake.
Rusch, Graham, and Pusateri made the 12.2-mile swim to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), a Colorado-based non-profit that works to rehabilitate veterans suffering from combat-related stress disorders.
Here’s a gallery from the post-swim celebration by Jonathan Cox. Click any image to launch the slide show.
A large crowd gathered at the Rusty Rudder to welcome the SEALS ashore.
SEAL Rich Graham climbs ashore after the marathon 12.2 mile swim.
Together after their 12.2 mile swim, from left: Rich Graham, Troy Pusateri, and Shannon Rusch.
Shannon Rusch spoke with alumni of the Operation Restored Warrior program.
A color guard of students from Hough High School’s JROTC program.
Aug. 1. 2014, “SEALs’ lake swim goes on, despite rain: ‘Getting wet anyway’”
July 30, 2014, “Navy SEALs swim the lake Fri. for veterans’ health”
Find reports about the swim on Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/theofficialLKNSEALswimpage
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Lake Norman, Life in Cornelius, Mooresville
Posted on 01 August 2014.
Matt Milburn, owner of Parker Banner Kent & Wayne, in downtown Cornelius. (Jonathan Cox/CorneliusNews.net)
Matt Milburn has been selling comic books since he was 14 years old, at a stall in a Florida flea market. Thirty-one years and many issues of “Amazing Spiderman” later, he is the owner of Parker Banner Kent & Wayne, a comics and games shop in downtown Cornelius.
That mouthful of a name comes from the alter egos of four iconic superheroes: Spiderman, The Hulk, Superman, and Batman. Comic book covers featuring these characters line the shop’s walls, a life-sized mannequin of the character Deadpool stands by the cash register, and half of the store is devoted to tables for weekly board game sessions that can draw crowds of 75 or more. It’s a nerd’s dream come true. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown and old Cornelius, Small Biz Spotlight