Posted on 11 November 2013.
Veterans listened to speeches by authors Lonnie Long and Gary Blackburn. More photos below. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
A large American flag hung from a fire department ladder truck during the ceremonies. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
As a massive American flag flew overhead from a Cornelius Lemley Fire Department ladder, several hundred people gathered behind Town Hall Monday morning as the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 hosted the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies.
The day’s co-keynote speakers were Lonnie Long and Gary Blackburn, co-authors of the new book “Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency’s Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973.” Long, who lives in Davidson, set the stage for the gathering, telling the crowd: Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Photo of the Day, Photo of the Day, Town Hall
Posted on 26 August 2013.
This large common snapping turtle was spotted ambling across the parking lot at Antiquity Heights one day last week. (Barry Pulver photo)
Our reporter Barry Pulver spotted this large snapping turtle one day last week in the parking lot at Antiquity Heights Apartments. He says it measured nearly two feet.
“We put him back in the pond where we think he was heading,” Pulver said.
Biologist Mike Dorcas of Davidson College confirms the ID – it’s a common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina. According to the website “Turtles of North Carolina,” these are the largest fresh water turtles in our state. They eat just about everything, from aquatic plants and fish to reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Dorcas studies reptiles and amphibians for a living. He says: “They are such cool turtles … Like dinosaurs.”
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Posted in Antiquity, Environment, pets, Photo of the Day, Photo of the Day
Posted on 08 August 2013.
Elie Bou Zeidan began work Monday the mural at 21314 Catawba Ave. (Jessica Boye photo)
Work started on the blank wall Monday. (Jessica Boye photo)
Artist Elie Bou Zeidan has started work on a temporary mural that will decorate an abandoned storefront in downtown Cornelius. It’s the
It’s the first of what could be a series of public art projects by the Cornelius Cultural Arts Group, all aimed at “aesthetically enhancing the downtown district,” the group says. CCAG is a new non-profit focused on transforming downtown Cornelius into a hub for local artists and small businesses. Read the full story
Posted in Arts, Cornelius, Cornelius People, Downtown and old Cornelius, Photo of the Day, Photo of the Day, Public art