Latest Catawba River Stories

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Steve Lyttle, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 20--A city planner says residents will get another chance to get involved in helping develop a comprehensive plan for growth in western Mecklenburg County. Residents had been invited to a pair of meetings July 8 at Shady Brook Baptist Church, but a severe thunderstorm curtailed the first of two workshops that evening and postponed the second. The storm knocked out power to the church, on Belmeade Drive near Interstate 485 and Moores...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

By Jonathan Allen and Jenny Overman, Fort Mill Times, S.C. Jul. 9--Despite Sunday's rain, regional drought monitors are likely to recommend local water authorities enact tougher restrictions or eliminate outdoor water use altogether during a conference call set for Thursday. "The drought indicators have stopped moving up and are starting to regress," Fort Mill Engineering Director Paul Mitchell said Monday. "It actually seems to be getting worse," Rock Hill Utilities Director Jimmy...

2008-06-30 03:02:29

By Anonymous It's not always good to be No. 1. In April, the waterway that courses through the center of the Charlotte region was at the top of America's Most Endangered Rivers, compiled by American Rivers, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group. The Catawba-Wateree faces an "uncertain future," it says, because unwise public policies have focused on siphoning off water to sustain and promote development. "Lawmakers in the Carolinas are among the first to reach this ominous fork in the road, and...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Jonathan Allen, Fort Mill Times, S.C. Jun. 25--Despite a slowdown in national building trends, development continues unabated in Fort Mill Township. Several major projects have already broken ground, and several more are in the early planning stages. Homes are already built and on the market in Springfield and Massey, two massive projects annexed into Fort Mill two years ago. In Tega Cay, Drake Capital has installed roads and other infrastructure in Lake Ridge -- formerly Gardendale...

2008-03-03 12:00:24

ROCK HILL, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Duke Energy Foundation is giving $1 million for development of the Museum of Life and the Environment on the Catawba River at I-77 in York County. The museum and its surrounding park will tell the story of the river and feature its continuing impact on the area and its people. Duke Energy's first hydroelectric dam is near the site that is on the outskirts of Fort Mill. The gift, announced Monday (March 3, 2008), is to the Culture &...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'