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Troutman library builds on community momentum

Posted at 10:50am on Nov. 11, 2014

It’s been more than four years since the J. Hoyt Hayes Troutman Memorial Library opened, and by all indications the community likes it more and more.

East Lincoln Christian Ministry, once small, grew to meet needs of area’s needy

Posted at 12:13pm on Nov. 11, 2014

Beginning with a $500 donation from an anonymous benefactor in east Lincoln County in 1983, a nonprofit now serves the neediest of individuals and families in the greater Denver community

Nearly 2,000 trees to be planted around LKN

Posted at 2:06pm on Nov. 12, 2014

Volunteers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ Creek ReLeaf program will plant roughly 2,000 trees in Huntersville and Davidson during two events in November.

Huntersville seeks redevelopment, purchase of downtown Anchor Mill property

Posted at 9:28am on Nov. 13, 2014

The town of Huntersville is seeking proposals from companies to buy and redevelop the downtown property known as the Anchor Mill. Interested companies and private sector developers have until the afternoon of Feb. 4 to submit a conceptual master plan for the nearly 31-acre site, which sits to the northeast of Town Hall.

Religion news

Posted at 1:46pm on Nov. 6, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Huntersville physician: People confuse living will, DNR order

Posted at 1:53pm on Nov. 6, 2014

End-of-life directives, and the efforts they direct on behalf of terminal patients, aren’t like what people see on television, a local emergency medicine and hospice physician said.

Students, volunteers help make a ‘MegaMenger’

Posted at 4:31pm on Nov. 5, 2014

Davidson College was one of more than 20 sites engaged in a global effort to create the world’s largest model of a MegaMenger sponge, built out of business cards. A Menger sponge is a three-dimensional fractal compose of many cubes of varying yet corresponding sizes.

Cornelius adds 11 park properties to gardens program

Posted at 1:51pm on Nov. 5, 2014

An idea that started as a local community project has blossomed into a townwide initiative, as Cornelius seeks groups and individuals to sponsor community gardens.

Students With a Goal to help their community

Posted at 11:23am on Nov. 11, 2014

In working with students at Torrence Creek Elementary in Huntersville over the years, teacher Lorri Whisenant and parent volunteer Cindy Cooper saw that community service projects such as canned food drives and coat drives are needed at the school.

Statesville High students delve into energy consumption

Posted at 1:52pm on Nov. 5, 2014

Students in Statesville High School’s AP Earth Science classes tracked temperatures and electricity usage for six weeks, logging in temperatures every day to better understand the relationship between weather and electricity use at home.

Huntersville utility poles being removed from downtown

Posted at 10:26am on Nov. 6, 2014

About 14 utility poles around parts of downtown Huntersville will be removed over the next few weeks, as the last set of lines are moved into conduits underground.

Dr. Oz’s sleep prescription appeals to Mooresville students

Posted at 9:03am on Oct. 29, 2014

A group of 46 students from Brawley Middle School were among the excited crowd that welcomed television’s “Dr. Oz” to Mooresville on Oct. 9. He visited the school for a health and wellness event that’s part of the Integrative Health program created by a Brawley Middle teacher.

Woodworking turns into passion for Mooresville man

Posted at 11:47am on Oct. 28, 2014

Turned and carved bowls along with vases repose atop glass shelves at Andre Christine Gallery. They’re part of the collection Michael McNeilly, a woodworker, has amassed as his hobby has grown.

‘Tastes of Habitat’ to raise money for Women Build

Posted at 9:20am on Oct. 29, 2014

On Nov. 6, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will host the annual Tastes of Habitat, a fundraiser for the Women Build program. The event, which sold out last year, is the biggest yearly fundraiser for Women Build.

Religion news

Posted at 8:45am on Oct. 29, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cornelius looks to update its sign ordinance

Posted at 8:00am on Oct. 31, 2014

The Town of Cornelius looks to update its sign ordinance that could possibly allow more freedom for churches and nonprofits that need to advertise for fundraisers

Paw Festival benefits Humane Society of Iredell County

Posted at 4:19pm on Oct. 28, 2014

All proceeds from the fifth annual Paw Festival on Nov. 8 will goes into the rescue, rehabilitation and veterinary care of animals procured. The event will be held at the Humane Society of Iredell, 110 Robinson Road, Mooresville.

Statesville fire department to respond to all city emergency calls

Posted at 12:07pm on Oct. 28, 2014

The Statesville City Council has authorized the city’s paid fire department to respond to all emergency medical calls within the city.

Jail restoration efforts gain traction

Posted at 9:23am on Oct. 30, 2014

Raising the money to restore Huntersville’s historic old jail could be the biggest challenge facing a group of volunteers working to turn the building into a public, multi-use space.

PFLAG offers support, education on LGBTQ issues

Posted at 10:23am on Oct. 29, 2014

PFLAG Cornelius/Lake Norman, an acronym for Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays, offers a safe place for friends and relatives of gay and lesbian individuals to come for support.

First responders, military thanked at luncheon

Posted at 2:00pm on Oct. 21, 2014

The staff joined at Lowe’s YMCA in Mooresville organized an Oct. 17 first-responder and military appreciation luncheon called Celebrating Our Heroes.

Halloween’s a ghastly success for Concord artist

Posted at 12:15pm on Oct. 28, 2014

For many, Halloween is a one-night deal spent in costume, mingling under store-bought cotton-spun spider webs and sipping “eyeball” punch in someone’s living-room-turned-ghoul-den.

Religion news

Posted at 3:05pm on Oct. 23, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Concord mother’s baby credited with bringing her back from brink of death

Posted at 7:34pm on Oct. 23, 2014

The miracle of giving life would have been enough, but the miracle of Shelly Cawley, 23, of Concord and her healthy baby girl has given her family and friends much more to cherish.

Wanted: Candidates for Statesville City Council’s Ward 6

Posted at 1:37pm on Oct. 21, 2014

Statesville is now accepting applications from those who like to fill the City Council’s Ward 6 seat, following the resignation of Councilman Flake Huggins.

Teen Council plans busy year in Lake Norman area

Posted at 1:53pm on Oct. 21, 2014

The Lake Norman Teen Council has kicked off its 2014-15 year with a new executive board of teens from local schools. Already, the council has many plans to serve the community and hold social outings throughout the school year.

Tabletop decorations with a purpose

Posted at 12:14pm on Oct. 28, 2014

Members of the North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club have turned an interest in tabletop decorations into a way to help women who want to go to college.

Lowe’s volunteers rehab youth home

Posted at 11:12am on Oct. 22, 2014

More than 65 Lowe’s employees from the Mooresville Customer Support Center stepped away from their offices and computers last week, and picked up paint brushes and tools to update the King Home at Barium Springs Children’s Home.


Posted at 1:53pm on Oct. 22, 2014

ReadDavidson: ReadDavidson continues its 2014 season with a book discussion featuring Davidson College psychology professor Cole Barton 7-8:30p.m. Oct.27 at the Davidson Public Library Community Room.

Town maps a plan for the future

Posted at 7:51am on Oct. 23, 2014

The Huntersville town board last week unanimously adopted a plan to guide the town’s economic development for the next 10-15 years, though it likely will be months before the next steps are formulated.

Rotary Youth Exchange program creates cultural ambassadors

Posted at 5:56pm on Oct. 20, 2014

Lake area Rotary clubs seek families to host foreign exchange students as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program

Google: Town is online leader

Posted at 2:33pm on Oct. 15, 2014

When you think of cities considered to lead the country as technology giants, a cozy town such as Cornelius might not be the first place that comes to mind.

Troutman board accepts grants, endorses vote for school bonds

Posted at 3:24pm on Oct. 14, 2014

At the Oct. 9 meeting of the Troutman Town Board, aldermen accepted $175,000 in grants and unanimously urged residents to approve the school bond referendum before Iredell County voters in November.

Deputies save man who tried to swim across Lake Norman

Posted at 11:47am on Oct. 17, 2014

Authorities said they believe the man was in the water at least four hours last Saturday night before being rescued.

Teens charged with dropping rocks from I-77 overpass

Posted at 1:50pm on Oct. 14, 2014

The teens were arrested this week and charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of damage to property, authorities said.

Iredell detectives seek help with equipment theft

Posted at 8:40am on Oct. 14, 2014

The sheriff’s office said someone stole several thousand dollars’ worth of equipment off two Asplundh bucket trucks parked in the 1900 block of Old Mountain Road.

A steward of the great outdoors

Posted at 3:27pm on Oct. 9, 2014

On a dreary afternoon, voices of hummingbirds, kingfishers and an angry wren provided sound effects while Reed’s Creek Wetlands on Lake Norman formed the backdrop for a conversation about preserving our natural resources.

Women Build working on 8th home in Norman Park

Posted at 9:32am on Oct. 8, 2014

If you’ve driven through the Norman Park community in Huntersville lately, you may have been surprised to see that the construction crew working on one particular home looks a little unusual: Many of these builders are women, some of whom are picking up a hammer for the very first time.

Religion news

Posted at 8:29am on Oct. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

MGSD preps for partnership with Rosetta Stone

Posted at 4:07pm on Oct. 14, 2014

Known as a pioneer in digital education, Mooresville Graded School District this year is using Rosetta Stone language instruction to introduce 3,000 students to Mandarin, Latin or Spanish