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My Breast Friend holds first fundraiser Sept. 11

Posted at 2:29pm on Sep. 8, 2014

When Tempi Wilkinson had her first mammogram in November of 2013, she realized two things. One, the experience brought her a lot of unexpected anxiety and misery. And two, it shouldn’t have to be that way.

Green Teacher Network blossoms in first year

Posted at 1:17pm on Sep. 9, 2014

A local network of teachers and organizations that hopes to use schoolyard gardens as a way to reach students has grown dramatically during its first year and is looking to expand even more.

Teen’s soap charity helps those in need

Posted at 10:13am on Sep. 9, 2014

Alexandria Mills, 15, has been collecting toiletries for people in need since she was about 7 years old.

DAR rededicates historical marker

Posted at 11:11am on Sep. 4, 2014

Cameras clicked as traffic whizzed past a landmark on Langtree Road near Herring Way, but no one took photos of passing cars and trucks. Instead, members of the Mary Slocumb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and interested observers focused on a granite marker.

Traveling 9/11 exhibit calls Mooresville home

Posted at 2:46pm on Sep. 10, 2014

Mooresville-based Specialized Mobile Exhibits created a nationally touring 9/11 exhibit for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and it will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the road on Sept. 11

Religion news

Posted at 11:03am on Sep. 4, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Colleges cautious about Ebola risk

Posted at 2:47pm on Sep. 10, 2014

A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus thousands of miles away has raised concern among local university and college officials that study-abroad programs and independent travel to affected regions could bring the deadly disease onto their campuses.

Funding cut for interstate improvements

Posted at 10:54am on Sep. 3, 2014

Under a new procedure this year, funding for the second phase of the Interstate 40/Interstate 77 interchange improvements in Statesville has been bumped downward on the state’s transportation priorities list, potentially delaying completion of the project.

Guest chef’s meal at Davidson College spiced with perseverence

Posted at 12:33pm on Sep. 3, 2014

When the 1999 Davidson College alum Randall Mardus prepares Italian dishes and speaks to diners as the college’s first guest chef of the school year, he might also serve some humble pie.

Katherine and Anne: an 8-decade friendship

Posted at 11:11am on Sep. 3, 2014

When Katherine Dellinger Helton and Anne Sherrill Eudy began attending school at the old Rock Springs campus on N.C. 16 in Denver (now a Catholic Church), they couldn’t possibly imagine that they were beginning a lifelong friendship.

Mile-long stretch of greenway to open in Huntersville

Posted at 3:06pm on Aug. 28, 2014

A grand opening ceremony Sept. 9 will open a new segment of Torrence Creek Tributary greenway. Plans for the trail began taking shape in the county’s greenway master plan, which was adopted before 1990.

Religion news

Posted at 8:19am on Aug. 27, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Lake Norman Big Band delights bowling alley restaurant crowd

Posted at 11:57am on Aug. 29, 2014

The three-year-old group sells out its monthly shows at The Finish Line restaurant, inside George Pappas Victory Lanes in Mooresville.

Analytics bring life to fantasy sports

Posted at 11:47am on Aug. 29, 2014

A Davidson College professor and a recent graduate created an algorithm for the online fantasy sports gaming website Major League Fantasy

No injuries in Mooresville house fire

Posted at 6:52pm on Aug. 30, 2014

The blaze broke out about 3:50 p.m. at a single-story frame residence in the 500 block of North Church Street, fire officials said. That is about two blocks from the downtown district.

Catawba County ready for new Sherrills Ford/Terrell area library

Posted at 2:16pm on Aug. 26, 2014

Anticipating the eventual need for a larger library in the Sherrills Ford/Terrell area, Catawba County commissioners, with the support of county leadership, began several years ago to set money aside for a new building.

Mooresville teacher sets out on sea expedition

Posted at 2:19pm on Aug. 27, 2014

Lindsay Knippenberg, an earth and marine sciences teacher at Mooresville High School, will join an expedition to explore uncharted areas of the ocean floor between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Isles this month.

New grant program to stimulate business interest in Davidson’s historic district

Posted at 11:11am on Aug. 29, 2014

Davidson invests in downtown spaces

Cornelius man wins 2nd national water skiing title

Posted at 12:15pm on Aug. 26, 2014

Cornelius resident Don Aschenbrenner recently competed in the 72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships in Florida, where he won his division for the second time

Mothers of Multiples hosts annual sale

Posted at 11:02am on Aug. 26, 2014

For shoppers seeking bargains on baby gear and children’s clothes, an upcoming sale may appear to give them double vision.

The Avett Brothers help put Cabarrus incubator farm in national spotlight

Posted at 9:07am on Aug. 22, 2014

When the Avett Brothers promised financial help to keep the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park operating after it was cut from the county budget, donations and other offers of came pouring in from Avett fans.

Religion news

Posted at 12:17pm on Aug. 19, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Troutman replacing aging water meters

Posted at 12:21pm on Aug. 19, 2014

The Troutman Town Board authorized spending $812,000 to improve the efficiency of the town’s water system, including the replacement of nearly all of the town’s aging water meters with new radio operated instruments.

Autumn is season for arts in Mooresville

Posted at 2:48pm on Aug. 19, 2014

Individual studios housing potters, wood turners, watercolorists, oil painters and other artisans dot the Mooresville landscape – a sign the arts are growing in the area.

Minnie Mouse painting in Statesville must come down

Posted at 10:01am on Aug. 20, 2014

A painting of the Disney character Minnie Mouse that has graced the south wall of the New South Gallery and Studio on Center Street in Statesville for the past several months must come down.

Cornelius business leaders: Don’t let Exit 28 mess keep you away

Posted at 9:37am on Aug. 19, 2014

Local business leaders are pleading with shoppers and diners to continue patronizing their favorite Cornelius stores and eateries, despite the construction project at Interstate 77’s Exit 28.

Religion news

Posted at 8:40am on Aug. 13, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religion news

Posted at 9:11am on Aug. 13, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Commissioner to host meeting in Davidson

Posted at 7:53pm on Aug. 17, 2014

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Davidson Town Hall.

Relief a decade away for N.C. 150 congestion in Mooresville and Catawba County

Posted at 11:24am on Aug. 15, 2014

Construction on NCDOT’s $117 million widening of N.C. 150 could begin as early as 2019.

Vettes provide milestones for this fan’s life

Posted at 9:18am on Aug. 6, 2014

Driving by the home of Bill Cruthis in the Sailview community of Denver reveals an unusual sight, a Corvette on a lift in the three-car garage. The lift is necessary so Bill can park two other Corvettes in the garage, together with his 2000 Cadillac.

Queen City Corvette Club celebrating 46th anniversary

Posted at 4:49pm on Aug. 7, 2014

The Queen City Corvette Club is celebrating its 46th birthday this month.

Developer plans 202-home community on Lake Norman

Posted at 10:38pm on Aug. 14, 2014

Mooresville development would include $1 million waterfront homes facing the Cornelius Creek section of the lake.

Visitor center takes shape at Lake Norman State Park

Posted at 3:41pm on Aug. 12, 2014

Lake Norman State Park fans who have remained patient during a year of construction-related closures are starting to see their eventual reward: The new 11,000-square-foot visitor center– built on the opposite side of the parking area from the Itusi Trailhead.

Attraction signs a tough sell at Statesville City Council

Posted at 3:34pm on Aug. 12, 2014

A proposal by the city’s planning department to spend close to $150,000 on new “wayfinding” signs in Statesville ran into a brick wall of sorts during the City Council’s July 21 meeting.

Chemical spill reported at Mooresville plant

Posted at 11:02am on Aug. 13, 2014

The spill was reported shortly after 7:15 a.m. at the Bestco (Best Sweets) plant in the 200 block of Mazeppa Road. Bestco produces a variety of health-related products, such as throat lozenges.

Religion news

Posted at 3:17pm on Aug. 12, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

UNC Charlotte Confessions website builds student community

Posted at 12:15pm on Aug. 11, 2014

A website where UNC Charlotte students can make anonymous confessions is building a sense of community among the student body, faculty, alumni and the greater Charlotte area, site administrators say.

Troutman launches civic Citizens Academy

Posted at 10:16pm on Aug. 10, 2014

For the first time in its 109-year history, the Troutman government is opening up the doors at Town Hall to show its citizens the behind-the-scene steps needed to keep the town's services functioning smoothly. The initiative is called the Troutman Citizens Academy and the first class will begin in January of 2015.

Arts nonprofit ends operation

Posted at 10:43pm on Aug. 9, 2014

The Community Arts Project, a Lake Norman nonprofit that brought “art within reach” to the community, closed its last open art session Friday after 15 years of operation.