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Town board adopts ABC profit distribution plan

Posted at 3:56pm on Oct. 7, 2014

A wide array of community services would stand to benefit from any profits generated by an ABC store, should voters approve the special referendum on the town’s Nov. 4 ballot. The distribution plan was approved unanimously at a special meeting held Sept. 29.

Sky’s the limit at Carolina BalloonFest

Posted at 12:33pm on Oct. 8, 2014

The annual Carolina BalloonFest will be held for the 41st time Oct. 17-19 at Statesville Regional Airport. It has often attracted national and international champion balloonists. More than 50 balloons will participate.

Iredell County voters to decide if school bonds merit tax increase

Posted at 3:01pm on Oct. 9, 2014

Iredell County taxpayers could raise their property taxes by nearly 9percent if they approve a school bond referendum on the Nov.4 ballot.

Diane Pike’s studio is one of 19 stops on annual Denver Art Trail

Posted at 5:19pm on Oct. 10, 2014

Diane Pike will be one of the artists featured on the Ninth Annual Denver Art Trail, a free, self-guided tour Oct. 18-19 that offers the public a chance to visit artists’ studios in the East Lincoln/Denver area.

I-77 toll rates uncertain

Posted at 11:33am on Oct. 9, 2014

The company that will build, operate and maintain Interstate 77 toll lanes from Charlotte to Mooresville will know how much drivers will be charged to ride in the lanes once it completes traffic projections for the 26-mile project, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Sheriff’s race has many twists

Posted at 2:04pm on Oct. 8, 2014

This year’s race for Iredell County Sheriff was destined to be different from the start, with incumbent Phil Redmond, a Republican, retiring after 20 years.

DAR rededicates marker at Torrence Tavern

Posted at 2:02pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Area DAR members gathered on Langtree Road near Herring Way on Sept. 20 for the rededication of the 100-year-old marker commemorating the Torrence Tavern Skirmish of 1781.

Cornelius’ Jetton Road upgrades get delayed

Posted at 1:20pm on Oct. 3, 2014

The town of Cornelius agreed to take over maintenance of Jetton Road from the state, but only after the N.C. DOT upgrades the deteriorating four-lane road.

Battle rages over I-77 widening at Lake Norman

Posted at 6:36am on Oct. 9, 2014

Kurt Naas has fought the planned toll roads on Interstate 77 from Charlotte to Mooresville for two years. Construction on the project could start by spring, but Naas’s opposition has resonated with Lake Norman residents.

Huntersville 5K will benefit orphans in Latin America

Posted at 11:01am on Oct. 2, 2014

In Huntersville Oct.11 at Lake Forest Church, the Lake Norman community and the Children’s Impact Network will together raise money for children in Central American and South American orphanages.

Lake Norman scrutinizes growth, transportation needs

Posted at 5:11pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Panelists say expected economic growth will be good for the Lake Norman area, but meeting the resulting transportation needs will require finding ways to replace dwindling state and federal funds.

Ex-Mooresville Middle teacher arrested

Posted at 9:52am on Oct. 1, 2014

Clarence Earl “Chip” Pickard III was charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child, authorities say. But investigators don’t believe he had physical contact with the student, Mooresville police Chief Carl Robbins said.

Religion news

Posted at 4:50pm on Sep. 25, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Groups sell bricks to fund Veterans Park

Posted at 4:10pm on Sep. 25, 2014

Lake Norman-area civic groups are selling personalized bricks as a way to honor veterans and raise money for a portion of the proposed Veterans Park in downtown Huntersville.

Carolina Comfort Coalition’s dinner to raise money for Serenity House locations in Huntersville and Mooresville

Posted at 4:26pm on Sep. 25, 2014

The Carolina Comfort Coalition will host its fifth annual Black & White Night fundraising dinner 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.

Religion news

Posted at 5:33pm on Sep. 23, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Escape from modern times at Carolina Renaissance Festival

Posted at 5:16pm on Sep. 26, 2014

The Carolina Renaissance Festival opens Oct. 4 and continues on weekends through Nov. 23 at its Huntersville grounds.

$30K state grant gets Statesville’s new recycling project rolling

Posted at 4:29pm on Sep. 23, 2014

Backed by a $30,000 state grant, Statesville is preparing to implement a new recycling program Jan. 5.

Lake Norman Folk Art Festival is Oct. 4

Posted at 11:29pm on Sep. 24, 2014

The Hickory Museum of Art’s sixth annual Lake Norman Folk Art Festival, a celebration of folk and local art and a fundraiser for the nonprofit Hickory Museum of Art, will be held Oct. 4 in Sherrills Ford.

Big Sweep is a chance to make Lake Norman sparkle

Posted at 4:16pm on Sep. 23, 2014

On two Saturdays in October each year, crowds of volunteers protect and beautify Lake Norman by collecting trash during the Big Sweep.

Lake Norman region transportation issues are focus of summit

Posted at 11:16am on Sep. 25, 2014

Projected growth around the Lake Norman region – and how to best plan for roads and other transportation infrastructure – will bring elected officials, economic leaders, property owners and interested citizens from more than four counties together during the Lake Norman Transportation Commission’s second annual summit on Sept. 30.

Religion news

Posted at 6:15pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Davidson to revamp its affordable housing program

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

Davidson leaders are seeking public input on proposed changes to the town’s affordable housing program.

Denver CROP Walk to be held Oct. 5

Posted at 2:13pm on Sep. 19, 2014

East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver, an organization that provides food and other assistance to the neediest of East Lincoln’s citizens, faces greater needs for help than ever in its 25-year existence, leaders of the organization say.

Complaints flow as Mooresville’s Doolie Road backs up

Posted at 3:57pm on Sep. 11, 2014

One Mooresville resident isn’t giving up on fixing backed-up traffic on Doolie Road between Lake Norman High and N.C. 150, and he is spreading the word about a plan to extend Doolie through the nearby Morrison Plantation development.

Annual quilt show returns to Mooresville Oct. 10-11

Posted at 6:11pm on Sep. 18, 2014

“Handmade in America,” the annual show of the Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters Guild, will be Oct. 10-11 at Talbert Recreation Center.

Zumba leads to community activism for Denver mom

Posted at 10:32am on Sep. 23, 2014

Denver’s Jennifer Macaluso became immersed in the world of Zumba, a course that would ultimately lead her into the role of community activist.

Troutman offers Barium Springs YMCA support but no money

Posted at 12:13pm on Sep. 17, 2014

The Barium Springs YMCA, which must negotiate a new lease for the land it sits on and has seen chronically low membership since it opened, is looking for support from the town of Troutman to help it continue in the future.

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.

Giving back

Posted at 10:19am on Sep. 10, 2014

Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Huntersville’s economic growth called good; consultant makes recommendations

Posted at 5:50pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Huntersville has been on the right track in its economic development efforts, a national consulting group says, and the group has made recommendations that could help officials guide future growth for at least the next 10 to 15 years.

Huntersville ranks No. 8 in N.C. for safety, real estate website says

Posted at 3:01pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Huntersville has been named one of the top 10 safest places in the state by a national real estate group, a ranking that police believe they can improve even more.

Religion news

Posted at 9:17am on Sep. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Lake Norman nonprofit encourages others to help ‘Save A Life’

Posted at 4:56pm on Sep. 11, 2014

A newly formed Lake Norman nonprofit looks to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation at inaugural Save A Life Golf Classic Oct. 6 at Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville

Blues singer fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, moved to Mooresville

Posted at 8:04am on Sep. 11, 2014

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen has been singing to people since she was six. She’s a favorite at a Mooresville law firm’s annual “Blues & Burritos” charity fundraising event on Sept. 19.

17-year-old’s dog toys help area rescue group

Posted at 11:06am on Sep. 9, 2014

By combining her ambitions of a future in the fashion industry with her passion for helping animals, Emma Hewson began recycling donated T-shirts into dog toys she now sells to raise money for Catering to Cats and Dogs.

Changes considered for accident-prone Statesville intersection

Posted at 12:00pm on Sep. 9, 2014

To increase safety, N.C. DOT has recommended that the median at East Broad Street and Elm Place in Statesville be extended across the intersection, restricting motorists from making most turns.

Veterans to be honored at fairgrounds festival

Posted at 12:05pm on Sep. 9, 2014

A Thank You Festival to honor all veterans will take place on Sept. 20 at the Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman.

Triplett UMC has big plans for new expansion

Posted at 12:09pm on Sep. 9, 2014

Triplett UMC held meetings, looked at plans and raised money for a $2.4 million building project that broke ground in August. The two structures that will total about 23,000 square feet should be finished in about a year.

Bull Shooters hold event to raise money, have fun

Posted at 10:12am on Sep. 9, 2014

The Mecklenburg Bull Shooters will once again Shoot for Joy at Kidd Farm in Huntersville to honor the wife of one of the founders and raise money for several area charities.