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Gene Franklin is in it for the long haul

Posted at 11:44am on Apr. 9, 2014

You may not know him by name, but if you’ve been to the Webbs Road solid waste convenience site recently, you’ve undoubtedly exchanged friendly greetings with him.

Mooresville boil-water advisory lifted

Posted at 12:48pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Residents had been advised early Tuesday to boil water before using it to prepare food, or to wash hands, wash dishes or brush their teeth.

Centralized location provides fuel for business incubator’s growth

Posted at 2:32pm on Apr. 15, 2014

When Nicole Filion-Ashline relocated her member-based business center, she hoped a more visible and accessible location would be the key ingredient for continued success.

Mooresville Middle School library changes to meet the times

Posted at 12:50pm on Apr. 8, 2014

The Mooresville Middle School Media Center is a welcoming hub of activity, a place where students read, work or sometimes hang out. Inside the double doors, digital numbers flash the number of days until an award-winning author visits.

Mooresville issues ‘boil-water’ advisory

Posted at 7:40am on Apr. 8, 2014

The outage affected about 13,000 customers in Mooresville, according to the city.

Davidson Wine Shop opens

Posted at 2:35pm on Apr. 3, 2014

Owner Robin Gardner features hard-to-find yet affordable wines from around the world

Religion news

Posted at 2:08pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religions news, April 9: Palm Sunday services commence

Posted at 11:58pm on Mar. 31, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Partnership to promote downtown Statesville

Posted at 12:38pm on Apr. 2, 2014

The Statesville City Council has agreed to partner with the Centralina Council of Governments and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to develop a comprehensive plan that would generate additional growth in the city’s downtown area.

Dramatic Easter reading has medieval roots

Posted at 10:11am on Apr. 2, 2014

Traditionally read as part of the Sunday service four weeks before Christmas, the Magnificat recounts Mary’s reaction to the annunciation by the angel Gabriel that she will bear a child and call him Jesus. Such dramatic renderings of passages from the Bible during church services can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

Cornelius library wins award for improving service, efficiency

Posted at 1:15pm on Apr. 1, 2014

For a small neighborhood branch, the staff at the Cornelius Library on Catawba Avenue has received some lofty praise, from both the library administration as well as library patrons. Their most recent achievement: being the first neighborhood branch in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system to achieve a bronze award for the Work Smart initiative.

5 months of closures planned for construction of Diverging Diamond Interchange in Cornelius

Posted at 8:18am on Apr. 4, 2014

5 months of closures planned for construction of Diverging Diamond Interchange in Cornelius

Leadership skills cited for new chief

Posted at 11:26am on Apr. 3, 2014

A high-ranking law enforcement official from a Washington, D.C., suburb will take over as Huntersville’s new police chief May 5.

“Uncle Fran” turns 105

Posted at 12:11pm on Apr. 3, 2014

Not even a broken wrist and hip can stop Francis Mariea of Mooresville from celebrating a milestone birthday

Iredell 14-year-olds found, safe in Arkansas

Posted at 2:27pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Que Crawford and Faith Burdge allegedly ran away from their homes early Saturday.

Iredell reports counterfeit check case

Posted at 11:31am on Apr. 1, 2014

The checks were passed around March 19 at the Market Basket on Taylorsville Highway in Statesville, according to the sheriff’s office.

Iredell man accused of cable hook-up fraud

Posted at 11:12am on Apr. 1, 2014

Deputies said Randy James Sigmon, 30, of Statesville was charged Friday with obtaining property by false pretense and cable theft.

Iredell deputies seek runaway 14-year-olds

Posted at 1:23pm on Mar. 31, 2014

Describing the two as “runaways,” deputies said Que Crawford and Faith Burdge left their Mooresville homes in the early-morning hours.

Religion news

Posted at 10:33am on Mar. 25, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Mooresville family’s video at school gets White House mention

Posted at 12:38pm on Apr. 2, 2014

With the considerable help of Coddle Creek Elementary staff and participation from first graders, Becky Fox and her twins put together a catchy three-minute rap video featuring the boys that was a national finalist in the White House Student Film Festival.

Building proposal gets new life

Posted at 1:40pm on Mar. 27, 2014

If approved, a rezoning could allow for more than 400 single-family homes to be developed on nearly 200 acres of northeast Huntersville, between Ramah Church and Huntersville-Concord Road.

Troutman to keep its ban on open burning

Posted at 10:24am on Mar. 25, 2014

Any chance a Troutman ordinance that prohibits open burning within the town limits might be repealed or modified was quickly shot down by the town’s Board of Aldermen after a 15-minute discussion March 10.

Disease doesn’t stop Sherills Ford resident Patti Meese from her art: Her work is featured in national calendar

Posted at 2:51pm on Mar. 25, 2014

Sherrills Ford resident Patti Meese will have her quilltng featured in the 2014 Parkinson’s Disease Foundation calendar, “Creativity & Parkinson’s.”

Former drag racer from Mooresville publishes book on surviving cancer

Posted at 10:22am on Mar. 28, 2014

Physician said he had three months to live

Mooresville robbery suspect arrested

Posted at 10:23am on Mar. 25, 2014

Desi Arnez Glaspy, 44, is jailed in Iredell County under $100,000 bond, police said.

Religion news

Posted at 9:58am on Mar. 25, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Statesville couple face drug charges

Posted at 2:53pm on Mar. 24, 2014

Brandon Lamar Adams, 28, and Kayla Latrice Daye, 26, were taken into custody Sunday evening at their home in Statesville, deputies said.

Iredell man charged with violating domestic violence order

Posted at 12:49pm on Mar. 24, 2014

Deputies said Stafford Grant Evans, 48, was charged with violating a domestic violence protection order and possession of a firearm in violation of a domestic violence protection order.

Genealogy leads to revealing family book

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

 Leslie Dula McKesson of Caldwell County wrote “Black and White: The Story of Harriet Harshaw and ‘Squire’ James Alfred Dula” because her father asked her to. Honoring dad Harold Dula’s request set McKesson on a course fraught with mystery, complexity and amazing revelations.

Statesville Fire Department earns accreditation

Posted at 12:52pm on Mar. 19, 2014

The Statesville Fire Department has received official accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, making Statesville one of fewer than 200 fire departments throughout the country to achieve this status.

Nurse group helps area students get needed medical care

Posted at 3:54pm on Mar. 18, 2014

With Healthy Kids Learn Better Fund, a child can receive $100 per year that is paid to the service provider. If a bill exceeds that amount, the doctor and family can devise a payment plan.

Church member designs stained glass window

Posted at 3:36pm on Mar. 19, 2014

When Pastor Travis Norton of Community in Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius, set out to find an artist to design a stained glass window in their new sanctuary, he didn't have to look beyond the pews of his church.

Decision needed soon on intersection

Posted at 2:53pm on Mar. 19, 2014

Huntersville officials must decide in the next month if they will pay for intersection improvements at U.S. 21 and Gilead Road and where the money will come from.

Artist explains ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture in Davidson neighborhood

Posted at 10:04am on Mar. 20, 2014

Ever since St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson installed Timothy Schmalz’s “Homeless Jesus” sculpture a few weeks ago, the work has caused controversy, even landing a spot on CNN’s religion blog (http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/28/homeless-jesus-statue-sparking-debate/).

Live burn in Mooresville provides unmatched training opportunity

Posted at 9:43am on Mar. 19, 2014

A live burn provides a training exercise as close to what a real-life fire might be. Last year the firefighters of the LNVFD trained 4,900 hours. “We do it because it’s our calling,” Deputy Chief Kevin Clark said.

Area musicians park a song on TV car show

Posted at 12:52pm on Mar. 17, 2014

Musicians Jem Crossland of Mount Holly and Tommy Ray Long of Huntersville write song that closes Jan. 28 episode of “Americarna” TV series.

Iredell veterans offered meals, solidarity

Posted at 1:35pm on Mar. 14, 2014

Ken Marsh of Statesville, a retired Army colonel who served for more than 34 years, greets veterans, their children and war widows as they peruse the tables of bright produce and baked goods awaiting them.

Religion news

Posted at 3:41pm on Mar. 11, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Farmers Market to add craft vendors

Posted at 12:46pm on Mar. 12, 2014

The Troutman Farmers Market will add a special section for craft vendors this year to supplement its existing farm and produce merchants.

Golf pro overcomes tough foe

Posted at 10:20pm on Mar. 16, 2014

Karen Palacios-Jansen, the 2008 Ladies Professional Golf Association National Teacher of the Year, is happy not to be among those who no longer suffer from depression. She’s just as happy to tell her story, if it can help others.