New neighbor in the Peninsula: Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan home

Here’s Michael Jordan’s new view from the house on Capstan Lane. (Carolina Multiple Listing Services)

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan watched a 2010 game between his Bobcats and the Golden State Warriors at Time Warner Cable Arena. (Tim Cowie/CorneliusNews.net)

Michael Jordan, the former NBA star and now Charlotte Bobcats owner, has bought a big house in the Peninsula neighborhood in Cornelius. A trust controlled by Jordan bought the 12,310-square-foot waterfront mansion at 18227 Capstan Greens Road out of foreclosure on Feb. 19, according to real estate records and news reports.

Jordan apparently got a good deal on the home. The Carolinas Multiple Listing Service reported the asking price had been $3.5 million.

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Plan board backs ending APFO, opposes auto shop

Woodies Auto Service is proposed for Davidson Gateway Drive, at Peninsula Drive, near the Harris Teeter and Community School of Davidson.

Woodies Auto Service is proposed for Davidson Gateway Drive, at Peninsula Drive, near the Harris Teeter and Community School of Davidson.

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

DAVIDSON – The Davidson Planning Board voted 8-1 Monday night to recommend eliminating the town’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and to strike related language from the town rules. The board also voted against a rezoning for a proposed Woodies Auto Service shop at Peninsula and Davidson Gateway drives, near the Harris Teeter. Continue Reading

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Davidson plan board to review auto shop, eliminating APFO

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

DAVIDSON – With the tide of court rulings now flowing against it, the town of Davidson is taking steps to eliminate its Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, or APFO. The big change is among the items up for review at the Davidson Planning Board Monday night, Feb. 25.

The board also will review plans for a one-story auto repair shop at Davidson Commons East, off Griffith Street near the Harris Teeter and Community School of Davidson. The meeting begins at 6pm at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., Davidson. Continue Reading

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Horticultural Symposium brings experts March 5

022513HorticulturalSymposiumThe 29th annual Davidson Horticultural Symposium is scheduled Tuesday, March 5, at Davidson College, this year on the theme “Beyond the Garden Gate: Exploring Creative Spaces.”

What do you find when you open the garden gate? What’s being done to expand and enrich the garden, to make it a sanctuary from the everyday world? Join fellow gardeners to explore creative solutions and inspired garden designs. Renowned horticulturalists and garden gurus will be speaking on topics ranging from the private spaces of leading designers, creating contemplative gardens, vertical gardens, and terrariums. Continue Reading

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Cornelius home sales 02/18/13-02/24/13

18227 capstan
Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period 02/18/13 through 02/24/13 in Cornelius. Properties reported can be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Listings include properties in the Cornelius Zip code

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Band your trees this year? If not look for those worms

tree bands for canker worms

Residents on South Street in Davidson have banded some of the trees to prevent canker worms (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

It's all about these little green worms. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net file photo)

It’s all about these little green worms. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)

It’s a bit early to bring it up this year, but those small green worms always prompt questions as they begin dangling from trees during the march toward spring.

They’re called canker worms, and they can wreak havoc on the foliage. Many of our neighbors prepared this year by banding their trees. Did you? Continue Reading

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