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North Meck Community Chorus starts spring season

Posted at 10:16am on Jan. 14, 2015

The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus, organized in 2010, performs holiday shows in December as well as a spring show.

Hiddenite Center gallery commemorates MLK

Posted at 10:51am on Jan. 14, 2015

About 40 artworks featured in a free exhibit at an Alexander County arts and cultural center; the works are based on quotes from the speeches and writings of Martin Luther King Jr.

Towns join to offer special needs programs

Posted at 11:17am on Jan. 14, 2015

The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture department and the Huntersville Parks & Recreation together are implementing new special needs programs in 2015 to reach more participants by offering access to varying sports and activities.

UNCCharlotte panel to discuss why black men matter

Posted at 12:12pm on Jan. 14, 2015

UNC Charlotte’s Real Talk – A Community Conversation series will continue its discussion of the African-American male this month with ‘Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means to the Entire Community.’

Safe Alliance’s Art With Heart hits 15th year

Posted at 12:57pm on Jan. 15, 2015

The annual Art With Heart event has been a key fundraiser for Safe Alliance for more than a decade, but organizers say its mission of helping survivors of abuse is more timely than ever.

‘Oliver Twist’ takes stage in Mooresville

Posted at 11:27am on Jan. 12, 2015

The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will present the Charles Dickens classic “Oliver Twist” at 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 6-7; and at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 8 in the Joe Knox Auditorium at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in Mooresville.

Religion news: Lifetree Cafe meets Tuesdays at New Hope

Posted at 11:32pm on Jan. 5, 2015

Compiled by Erica Batten

Troutman reduces setback for carports

Posted at 9:10am on Jan. 7, 2015

Troutman’s planning board recommended a relaxation in setback requirements for accessory structures in the town’s residential (RT) district.

Mooresville residents set goals for 2015

Posted at 10:08am on Jan. 8, 2015

Magazine and book displays herald January’s arrival as a time to consider the past and plan for the future. It’s a month of reflection and reinvention.

Grateful heart recipient Bobbie Misenheimer from Huntersville urges others to consider organ donation

Posted at 3:10pm on Jan. 7, 2015

Heart transplant recipient Bobbie Misenheimer of Huntersville is looking forward to 2015 with a new heart full of gratitude and energy to spare. She’s excited about telling her story and educating others on the importance of lifesaving organ transplants.

Huntersville’s annual retreat likely to focus on infrastructure, transportation

Posted at 3:33pm on Jan. 7, 2015

Though the agenda for Huntersville town board’s annual retreat has yet to be formalized, infrastructure and transportation are likely discussion topics for the two-day planning meeting later this month, officials said.

Beekeepers’ regional network looks to attract new hobbyists

Posted at 3:18pm on Jan. 8, 2015

Multiple beekeeping groups are preparing to start honeybee schools, where beginners can interact with experienced beekeepers as they learn how to make a hive thrive. It’s a step that could help fight the decline of the species.

Group helps refugees settle in to new home

Posted at 3:41pm on Jan. 8, 2015

It all started with a crib, said Whitney Cassell.

Knitters click with library get-togethers

Posted at 11:06am on Dec. 30, 2014

When skeins of colorful yarn, patterns and knitting needles – along with finished and unfinished projects – spill from bags and baskets at the Mooresville Public Library on Mondays, everyone knows the knitters have arrived.

Mooresville mom donates a kidney to husband who carries a life-threatening disease

Posted at 12:56pm on Dec. 16, 2014

Mooresville residents Andrew and Mary Raddant entered Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte together. She donated one of her kidneys to him.

SouthLake Christian builds learning through LEGOs

Posted at 11:07am on Jan. 7, 2015

SouthLake Christian Academy in Huntersville now has a classroom dedicated solely to learning by playing with LEGOs.

25th year starting for Twisters Shag Dance Club based in Mooresville

Posted at 2:29pm on Jan. 5, 2015

People in the Lake Norman area and beyond who enjoy the dance of the Carolinas have long been able to shag dance at and socialize on a regular basis at parties organized by Twisters Shag Club

Religion news

Posted at 11:13pm on Dec. 29, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Residents can learn more about how Huntersville operates

Posted at 11:16am on Dec. 30, 2014

Huntersville residents have two opportunities to get a more in-depth understanding of town workings.

Lake Norman Chamber to focus on young professionals in 2015

Posted at 3:24pm on Dec. 30, 2014

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce announces new initiatives aimed at helping young professionals become more engaged

Legalities complicate Statesville site plan hearing

Posted at 11:00am on Dec. 30, 2014

Statesville City Attorney Ed Gaines has informed the city council that hearings on proposed site plans require a formal quasi-judicial process, rather than the less formal legislative hearings the council has been conducting for years.

Teen raises money for navigation aids

Posted at 12:33pm on Dec. 31, 2014

When Michael Nutting learned that some of the navigational aids on Lake Norman need replacing or repairing, he took up the challenge.

Two Lake Norman media groups announce partnership

Posted at 9:28am on Dec. 30, 2014

Two Lake Norman media groups announced an agreement Tuesday to jointly sell ads and share some content in their publications.

Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh recaps 2014

Posted at 10:38am on Dec. 23, 2014

Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh delivered his annual “Year in Review” address at the city council's final 2014 meeting Dec. 15. It could best be described as an upbeat economic report tempered by a dose of reality at the start.

LKN law enforcement plans strong DWI enforcement into 2015

Posted at 9:57am on Dec. 24, 2014

Lake Norman law enforcement agencies will have a strong presence on area roads as the 2014 holiday season comes to a close, despite national statistics that show drunken driving-related fatalities were down in 2013 from the previous year.

Religion news

Posted at 2:06pm on Dec. 24, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Pine Lake team creates aerodynamics lesson

Posted at 10:28am on Dec. 24, 2014

The Sporkstirs, a robotics team of fourth- and fifth-graders at Pine Lake Preparatory School, recently took a competitive finish in the 2014 First Lego League Qualifier, with the development of their Classroom Wind Tunnel Kit.

Huntersville family lights up the night for charity

Posted at 9:47am on Dec. 24, 2014

Huntersville Christmas Lights, a synchronized musical display, has raised nearly $1,500 for A Child’s Place

Concord school’s ‘Wrap-In’ nets 1200 toys for kids in need

Posted at 9:05am on Dec. 17, 2014

For the past seven years, Cannon School has organized Project Wrap-In, a community service event in which all students bring a toy to be wrapped and given to needy children in the community and at one orphanage in India. This year’s Dec. 10 event set a school record of 1,200 gifts.

Religion news

Posted at 10:38am on Dec. 16, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Troutman picks consultant for Main Street traffic plan

Posted at 12:45pm on Dec. 16, 2014

The physical appearance of downtown Troutman will undergo major changes in the future, and town officials need to know how the U.S. 21/N.C. 115/Main Street corridor will look.

First runner-up denied vacant Cornelius commissioner seat

Posted at 12:58pm on Dec. 18, 2014

Cornelius Board of Commissioners vote 3-1 to appoint Bruce Trimbur, denying the next top vote-getter, Mike Miltich, the vacant seat

Man charged in Cornelius vehicle break-ins

Posted at 10:01am on Dec. 18, 2014

Investigators said the suspect, identified as Phillip Geoffrey Jordan, admitted to breaking into 80 to 100 vehicles in the area.

Teen-sponsored 5K helps those with ALS

Posted at 10:53am on Dec. 17, 2014

A Giving Spirit Teen Council has already raised more than $12,000 for ALS victims.

Lincoln County shelter gets upgrades with help from PNG

Posted at 12:51pm on Dec. 11, 2014

Piedmont Natural Gas recently helped make upgrades at Lincoln County’s only domestic violence shelter, but further needs persist, officials said.

Kannapolis watercolorist Annie Glacken’s painting is on tour, now at Mooresville Depot

Posted at 12:14pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Watercolorist Annie Glacken ignores the clock when she works in her Kannapolis studio, a former tack room.

Religion news

Posted at 3:25pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

NASCAR greats stand up against child abuse

Posted at 10:40am on Dec. 12, 2014

Hundreds of fans were given first-hand access to dozens of NASCAR drivers at the 25th annual Stocks for Tots fundraiser at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville

Community

Posted at 2:19pm on Dec. 10, 2014

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: Davidson Community Players will present the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Dec. 17-19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Cornelius Board of Commissioners at odds over who should fill vacant seat

Posted at 3:22pm on Dec. 10, 2014

Cornelius Board of Commissioners plan to fill John Bradford’s vacant seat during its Dec. 15 meeting.