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Lake Norman towns making progress with county property tax revaluation refunds

Posted at 1:39pm on Jul. 24, 2014

Lake Norman residents who qualified for a tax refund following the state-mandated property revaluation could see their checks in the coming weeks and months, if they haven’t already. Homeowners whose properties were overvalued during the 2011 property tax revaluation will be refunded, with interest, following a bill signed by Gov. Pat McCrory last July and later approved by the state’s General Assembly.

Statesville Man honors fallen soldiers

Posted at 9:51am on Jul. 23, 2014

Faded photographs of men of all ages, some dressed in uniform, line a hall at Signal Hill Mall in Statesville. They are the work of one man who has made it his mission to honor and support veterans from Iredell County.

Cornelius girl, 12,excels at gymnastics

Posted at 3:02pm on Jul. 15, 2014

At the 2014 Junior Olympic USA Gymnastics Eastern Nationals Competition, 12-year-old Kinsey Davis, daughter of Kevin and Elizabeth Davis, won the gold medal for the uneven bars, balance beam, and the all-around title. This competition is the highest for Level 9 gymnasts in the United States. Because of her wins, later this summer, Kinsey will attend the Region 8 All Star Camp in Las Vegas. Kinsey is one of six top Level 9 and Level 10 gymnasts at Nationals from Region 8 invited.

Religion news

Posted at 3:15pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Videos by Iredell County veterans tell the stories of hometown heroes

Posted at 3:35pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Tommy Rieman speaks calmly and matter-of-factly about his life’s extreme highs and lows since he deployed to Iraq as a 21-year-old in 2003.

Faith focus: Charlotte woman mixing marketplace and ministry

Posted at 10:00am on Jul. 16, 2014

This month, Marisa Sellman opened the second location of The Marketplace, a Christian fair-trade store that sells internationally made products, in Cornelius.

Troutman agrees to hold ABC vote Nov. 4

Posted at 4:20pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Troutman voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to allow an ABC store to operate in the town. By a 4-1 vote, the Troutman Town Board voted July 10 to hold the special referendum. There is no ABC store in Troutman, so when residents want to buy liquor, they must either travel north to Statesville or south to Mooresville.

Huntersville vote; new road, could bring industrial park growth

Posted at 1:45pm on Jul. 17, 2014

A recent vote by Huntersville’s town board could help make a Lake Norman industrial park more attractive to potential tenants by allowing it to more quickly adjust to market demands.

Church provides summer meal program

Posted at 2:58pm on Jul. 17, 2014

The Cove Church in Mooresville has officially gone bananas. And they couldn’t be happier about it.

Seminar to teach public speaking to youngsters

Posted at 3:51pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Youth Summit 2014 provides an opportunity for area youngsters to learn about communication, leadership, self-esteem and problem-solving skills.