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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.

Troutman agrees to hold ABC vote Nov. 4

Posted at 4:20pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Troutman voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to allow an ABC store to operate in the town. By a 4-1 vote, the Troutman Town Board voted July 10 to hold the special referendum. There is no ABC store in Troutman, so when residents want to buy liquor, they must either travel north to Statesville or south to Mooresville.

Church provides summer meal program

Posted at 2:58pm on Jul. 17, 2014

The Cove Church in Mooresville has officially gone bananas. And they couldn’t be happier about it.

Seminar to teach public speaking to youngsters

Posted at 3:51pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Youth Summit 2014 provides an opportunity for area youngsters to learn about communication, leadership, self-esteem and problem-solving skills.

Friends put out flocks of pink, plastic flamingos to help Huntersville woman Jill Sauer fight breast cancer

Posted at 10:52am on Jul. 9, 2014

Jill Sauer’s friends chose flamingo-flocking fundraiser to help her because the birds are pink – a color that represents breast-cancer awareness.

Religion news

Posted at 2:57pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

BFFs nurture long friendship from a distance

Posted at 3:47pm on Jul. 10, 2014

When one of two best friends moved away, the girls stayed in close touch through modern electronics, and they’re always there for each other.


Posted at 2:38pm on Jul. 9, 2014

Decker visits Lake Norman: North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker will visit Lake Norman 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. July 14 at the Pearl Event Center, 19501 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

City to begin paving roads

Posted at 10:06am on Jul. 9, 2014

A $505,275 road improvement project to pave or repave parts of 25 streets will begin this month in Statesville.

Lake Norman nonprofit lets all kids try board sports

Posted at 9:12am on Jul. 9, 2014

Carter Cornelius created a nonprofit organization, Liquid Movement, to help local children learn board sports

Barnstock rocks out for 6th year

Posted at 1:21pm on Jul. 14, 2014

This is the sixth year for Miles Brown’s philanthropic music festival, Barnstock, which will be held July 19.

Summer reading program is a page-turner in Mooresville

Posted at 12:08pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Excited children kicked off the summer reading program at the Mooresville Public Library on June 14.

Therapists use horses at Mooresville farm program

Posted at 4:01pm on Jun. 26, 2014

Mooresville resident Stephanie Pennell, 42, knew from an early age that she wanted to work with troubled youth struggling with issues of substance abuse. But she also had a strong desire to work with animals.

School news

Posted at 4:09pm on Jul. 2, 2014

Staff appointments: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved Brian Schultz as the new chief academic officer and Akeshia Craven-Howell as the new assistant superintendent of school options, innovation and design at its June 24 meeting. Schultz has held the executive director position for both the Northeast Learning Community and Central Secondary Zone for the past two years. He was a principal at Torrence Creek Elementary 2011-2013. Craven-Howell joined Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2013 as the executive director of transformation. Previously, she was with Chicago Public Schools in the Pathways to College and Career program. These new positions are cost neutral. They are being funded with redirected money.

Religion news

Posted at 3:52pm on Jun. 30, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten