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Statesville eyes single-stream recycling

Posted at 11:37am on Apr. 15, 2014

Statesville officials are considering changing their current residential recycling pick-up procedure to a single-stream process – similar to the type successfully implemented in Troutman and Mooresville.

‘Bailey School Kids’ author Marcia Thornton Jones visiting Davidson Elementary

Posted at 11:48am on Apr. 15, 2014

The kids at Davidson Elementary have been eagerly devouring books in the wildly popular “Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series, in anticipation of a visit by its author, Marcia Thornton Jones.

Grow your garden skills at Denver festival

Posted at 2:22pm on Apr. 16, 2014

The East Lincoln Community Garden Club will host its first-ever Gardening Festival and Plant Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, from at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, on Webbs Chapel Road in Denver.

Davidson College students show a flair for bracketology

Posted at 5:20pm on Apr. 16, 2014

Though their brackets weren’t perfect, Davidson College students created brackets this year that were more accurate than at least 80 percent of others submitted to ESPN’s online tournament, said Tim Chartier, associate professor in the department of mathematics and computer science.

Iredell nabs 1, seeks 2 more in store break-ins

Posted at 11:45am on Apr. 16, 2014

The break-ins took place Feb. 28 and March 21 at Beaver Country Store on Mocksville Highway, deputies said.

Power lines trap trucker in Mooresville

Posted at 11:01am on Apr. 14, 2014

The incident was reported shortly before 10 a.m. in the 300 block of Plaza Drive West (N.C. 150), a short distance east of Interstate 77.

Mooesville resident has ‘a story that must be told’

Posted at 1:44pm on Apr. 10, 2014

A movie being made by Mooresville’s Jack Grossman will tell the story of a girl who survived alone in the forest after escaping the Nazis.

Parent gets $18K grant for Troutman Elementary School

Posted at 1:56pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Paula Miller knew that Troutman Elementary School students were being honored by the Town Board at their March meeting.

Religion news

Posted at 1:46pm on Apr. 10, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Mooresville couple built their company on wife’s desire to create

Posted at 10:30am on Mar. 19, 2014

In retirement, Bo and Mary Ann Forehand are pouring all of their energy into Little Birdie certified organic artisanal soaps and bath products, a company they began about two years ago out of their home in The Harbor in Mooresville.

CSD students compose, perform 50-minute opera based on true story of a slave who ships himself to freedom

Posted at 2:10pm on Apr. 10, 2014

Fifth-grade students at the Community School of Davidson recently composed and performed a 50-minute opera based on the book, “Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.”

Faith focus: What would Jesus say? Find out at Radiant Life Fellowship in Huntersville

Posted at 11:15am on Apr. 9, 2014

A new teaching series at Radiant Life Fellowship in Huntersville will consider what Jesus have discussed with Pope Francis, Miley Cyrus and Ellen DeGeneres.

NC has a bidder for I-77 toll lanes

Posted at 3:22pm on Apr. 11, 2014

The creation of toll lanes on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte took a big step closer to reality after the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Friday it has picked a bidder to build the 26-mile road expansion.

Tony D’Souza, visiting professor at Davidson, will read from his work

Posted at 2:12pm on Apr. 10, 2014

Tony D’Souza, a journalist, novelist, travel writer and short-story writer who is a visiting professor at Davidson College this spring, will read from his work at a public appearance this week.

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 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.