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Posted at 1:53pm on Oct. 22, 2014

ReadDavidson: ReadDavidson continues its 2014 season with a book discussion featuring Davidson College psychology professor Cole Barton 7-8:30p.m. Oct.27 at the Davidson Public Library Community Room.

Town maps a plan for the future

Posted at 7:51am on Oct. 23, 2014

The Huntersville town board last week unanimously adopted a plan to guide the town’s economic development for the next 10-15 years, though it likely will be months before the next steps are formulated.

Rotary Youth Exchange program creates cultural ambassadors

Posted at 5:56pm on Oct. 20, 2014

Lake area Rotary clubs seek families to host foreign exchange students as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program

Google: Town is online leader

Posted at 2:33pm on Oct. 15, 2014

When you think of cities considered to lead the country as technology giants, a cozy town such as Cornelius might not be the first place that comes to mind.

Troutman board accepts grants, endorses vote for school bonds

Posted at 3:24pm on Oct. 14, 2014

At the Oct. 9 meeting of the Troutman Town Board, aldermen accepted $175,000 in grants and unanimously urged residents to approve the school bond referendum before Iredell County voters in November.

Deputies save man who tried to swim across Lake Norman

Posted at 11:47am on Oct. 17, 2014

Authorities said they believe the man was in the water at least four hours last Saturday night before being rescued.

Teens charged with dropping rocks from I-77 overpass

Posted at 1:50pm on Oct. 14, 2014

The teens were arrested this week and charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of damage to property, authorities said.

Iredell detectives seek help with equipment theft

Posted at 8:40am on Oct. 14, 2014

The sheriff’s office said someone stole several thousand dollars’ worth of equipment off two Asplundh bucket trucks parked in the 1900 block of Old Mountain Road.

A steward of the great outdoors

Posted at 3:27pm on Oct. 9, 2014

On a dreary afternoon, voices of hummingbirds, kingfishers and an angry wren provided sound effects while Reed’s Creek Wetlands on Lake Norman formed the backdrop for a conversation about preserving our natural resources.

Women Build working on 8th home in Norman Park

Posted at 9:32am on Oct. 8, 2014

If you’ve driven through the Norman Park community in Huntersville lately, you may have been surprised to see that the construction crew working on one particular home looks a little unusual: Many of these builders are women, some of whom are picking up a hammer for the very first time.

Religion news

Posted at 8:29am on Oct. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

MGSD preps for partnership with Rosetta Stone

Posted at 4:07pm on Oct. 14, 2014

Known as a pioneer in digital education, Mooresville Graded School District this year is using Rosetta Stone language instruction to introduce 3,000 students to Mandarin, Latin or Spanish

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.

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.

Religion news

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

Compiled by Erica Batten

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

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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.