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The Avett Brothers help put Cabarrus incubator farm in national spotlight

Posted at 9:07am on Aug. 22, 2014

When the Avett Brothers promised financial help to keep the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park operating after it was cut from the county budget, donations and other offers of came pouring in from Avett fans.

Minnie Mouse painting in Statesville must come down

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

A painting of the Disney character Minnie Mouse that has graced the south wall of the New South Gallery and Studio on Center Street in Statesville for the past several months must come down.

Autumn is season for arts in Mooresville

Posted at 2:48pm on Aug. 19, 2014

Individual studios housing potters, wood turners, watercolorists, oil painters and other artisans dot the Mooresville landscape – a sign the arts are growing in the area.

Troutman replacing aging water meters

Posted at 12:21pm on Aug. 19, 2014

The Troutman Town Board authorized spending $812,000 to improve the efficiency of the town’s water system, including the replacement of nearly all of the town’s aging water meters with new radio operated instruments.

Cornelius business leaders: Don’t let Exit 28 mess keep you away

Posted at 9:37am on Aug. 19, 2014

Local business leaders are pleading with shoppers and diners to continue patronizing their favorite Cornelius stores and eateries, despite the construction project at Interstate 77’s Exit 28.

Religion news

Posted at 8:40am on Aug. 13, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religion news

Posted at 9:11am on Aug. 13, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Commissioner to host meeting in Davidson

Posted at 7:53pm on Aug. 17, 2014

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Davidson Town Hall.

Relief a decade away for N.C. 150 congestion in Mooresville and Catawba County

Posted at 11:24am on Aug. 15, 2014

Construction on NCDOT’s $117 million widening of N.C. 150 could begin as early as 2019.

Queen City Corvette Club celebrating 46th anniversary

Posted at 4:49pm on Aug. 7, 2014

The Queen City Corvette Club is celebrating its 46th birthday this month.

Vettes provide milestones for this fan’s life

Posted at 9:18am on Aug. 6, 2014

Driving by the home of Bill Cruthis in the Sailview community of Denver reveals an unusual sight, a Corvette on a lift in the three-car garage. The lift is necessary so Bill can park two other Corvettes in the garage, together with his 2000 Cadillac.

Developer plans 202-home community on Lake Norman

Posted at 10:38pm on Aug. 14, 2014

Mooresville development would include $1 million waterfront homes facing the Cornelius Creek section of the lake.

Visitor center takes shape at Lake Norman State Park

Posted at 3:41pm on Aug. 12, 2014

Lake Norman State Park fans who have remained patient during a year of construction-related closures are starting to see their eventual reward: The new 11,000-square-foot visitor center– built on the opposite side of the parking area from the Itusi Trailhead.

Attraction signs a tough sell at Statesville City Council

Posted at 3:34pm on Aug. 12, 2014

A proposal by the city’s planning department to spend close to $150,000 on new “wayfinding” signs in Statesville ran into a brick wall of sorts during the City Council’s July 21 meeting.

Chemical spill reported at Mooresville plant

Posted at 11:02am on Aug. 13, 2014

The spill was reported shortly after 7:15 a.m. at the Bestco (Best Sweets) plant in the 200 block of Mazeppa Road. Bestco produces a variety of health-related products, such as throat lozenges.

Religion news

Posted at 3:17pm on Aug. 12, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

UNC Charlotte Confessions website builds student community

Posted at 12:15pm on Aug. 11, 2014

A website where UNC Charlotte students can make anonymous confessions is building a sense of community among the student body, faculty, alumni and the greater Charlotte area, site administrators say.

Troutman launches civic Citizens Academy

Posted at 10:16pm on Aug. 10, 2014

For the first time in its 109-year history, the Troutman government is opening up the doors at Town Hall to show its citizens the behind-the-scene steps needed to keep the town's services functioning smoothly. The initiative is called the Troutman Citizens Academy and the first class will begin in January of 2015.

Arts nonprofit ends operation

Posted at 10:43pm on Aug. 9, 2014

The Community Arts Project, a Lake Norman nonprofit that brought “art within reach” to the community, closed its last open art session Friday after 15 years of operation.

North Carolina Research Campus scientists create gold standard for measuring oxidative stress

Posted at 11:01am on Aug. 7, 2014

A team of scientist at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis developed a less-costly, more efficient way to measure free radicals in athletes

At 70, Cotton Ketchie is quite the active artist, writer

Posted at 4:32pm on Jul. 29, 2014

Mooresville native Cotton Ketchie claims he doesn’t like change; however, talk to him a few minutes and a different picture emerges. Change drives Cotton.

NC mayors back national ‘Bully’ effort

Posted at 11:58am on Jul. 31, 2014

Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins recently announced his support for The Mayors Campaign to End Bullying. Started in June, the campaign has gathered support from more than 170 mayors nationwide through a partnership between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Bully Project.

Statesville Fire Department responding to medical calls

Posted at 2:22pm on Jul. 29, 2014

The Statesville Fire Department has begun responding to all medical calls in the city to which the Iredell County EMS teams are dispatched, to determine if such a response will enhance first responder coverage for the city without imposing a significant fiscal burden on taxpayers.

Vehicles and homes can be popular targets for summer crime in the Lake Norman region, police say

Posted at 2:46pm on Jul. 30, 2014

Police around Lake Norman are working to raise public awareness that summer can be a busy time for crimes of opportunity.

Housing Coalition raises $32K with more to come

Posted at 11:25am on Aug. 7, 2014

The Davidson Housing Coalition has raised $32,000 since the beginning of July to replace lost funding from Raleigh in the Campaign for Hope and Housing.

Home Meals delivers more than lunch to seniors in east Lincoln County

Posted at 10:05am on Jul. 24, 2014

Senior citizens of east Lincoln County who are homebound and unable to prepare a mid-day meal for themselves can have a hot lunch delivered five days a week through the Home Meals program.

Religion news

Posted at 10:15am on Jul. 22, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville among thousands of communities worldwide to host National Night Out events

Posted at 12:17pm on Jul. 24, 2014

Three Lake Norman town to host National Night Out events Aug. 5

Mooresville and Troutman among thousands of communities worldwide to host National Night Out events

Posted at 10:02am on Jul. 25, 2014

Mooresville and Troutman will be among more than 16,000 communities that will host events as part of the 31-year-old National Night Out campaign on Aug. 5.

Statesville Council revokes fee inteded to fund greenway development

Posted at 10:10am on Jul. 23, 2014

Complaints from nonprofit groups and others about a new fee designed to raise funds for greenway development in Statesville prompted the City Council to rescind the fee just two weeks after it went into effect.

Alexander County woman lived in the footlights

Posted at 10:00am on Jul. 23, 2014

When Peggy Barringer Baum of Alexander County was 4 and living in Hickory, her aunt, who taught drama at a Caldwell County high school, invited her niece to appear in a play.

Denver’s Rock Spring Campground to host 184th annual camp meeting

Posted at 9:37am on Jul. 23, 2014

Denver’s Rock Spring Campground is preparing for its 184th annual Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting, to start on July 28 and span the first two weeks of August. Thousands of people attend the old-fashioned religious revival program, which consists of singing, daily worship and sermons led by local clergy.

Statesville to host bicycle race Aug. 1

Posted at 1:41pm on Jul. 22, 2014

On Aug. 1, Statesville will host the Statesville Criterium Bike Race, one in a series of five races in different cities over six days. Professionals and amateurs alike will race in the criterium, which will cover 0.6 miles in downtown Statesville in several races lasting 30-60 minutes, depending on the rider’s ability.

Lake Norman towns making progress with county property tax revaluation refunds

Posted at 1:39pm on Jul. 24, 2014

Lake Norman residents who qualified for a tax refund following the state-mandated property revaluation could see their checks in the coming weeks and months, if they haven’t already. Homeowners whose properties were overvalued during the 2011 property tax revaluation will be refunded, with interest, following a bill signed by Gov. Pat McCrory last July and later approved by the state’s General Assembly.

Statesville Man honors fallen soldiers

Posted at 9:51am on Jul. 23, 2014

Faded photographs of men of all ages, some dressed in uniform, line a hall at Signal Hill Mall in Statesville. They are the work of one man who has made it his mission to honor and support veterans from Iredell County.

Cornelius girl, 12,excels at gymnastics

Posted at 3:02pm on Jul. 15, 2014

At the 2014 Junior Olympic USA Gymnastics Eastern Nationals Competition, 12-year-old Kinsey Davis, daughter of Kevin and Elizabeth Davis, won the gold medal for the uneven bars, balance beam, and the all-around title. This competition is the highest for Level 9 gymnasts in the United States. Because of her wins, later this summer, Kinsey will attend the Region 8 All Star Camp in Las Vegas. Kinsey is one of six top Level 9 and Level 10 gymnasts at Nationals from Region 8 invited.

Religion news

Posted at 3:15pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Faith focus: Charlotte woman mixing marketplace and ministry

Posted at 10:00am on Jul. 16, 2014

This month, Marisa Sellman opened the second location of The Marketplace, a Christian fair-trade store that sells internationally made products, in Cornelius.

Videos by Iredell County veterans tell the stories of hometown heroes

Posted at 3:35pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Tommy Rieman speaks calmly and matter-of-factly about his life’s extreme highs and lows since he deployed to Iraq as a 21-year-old in 2003.

Huntersville vote; new road, could bring industrial park growth

Posted at 1:45pm on Jul. 17, 2014

A recent vote by Huntersville’s town board could help make a Lake Norman industrial park more attractive to potential tenants by allowing it to more quickly adjust to market demands.