Highest ratings: Standard and Poor's Financial Services had given the town its highest credit rating of AAA, meaning Huntersville has an "extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments." The announcement by S&P comes on the heels of Moody's Investors Service affirming the town's Aaa rating, their highest, for bonds set to be issued later this year, as well as the town's general obligation debt. The town plans to sell Build America Bonds this year for the widening of N.C. 73 and construction of the Verhoeff Drive bridge.
Bailey Road resurfacing: N.C. Department of Transportation has started replacing drainage pipes so crews can begin widening and overlaying Bailey Road from the bottom of the hill at Oakhurst to N.C. 115.
"Pave the Way to Save the Library": Contributions in the first week came in just under $20,000, including $12,000 from more than 500 people at an Aug. 3 open house at the branch on the Village Green. The Davidson Library Task Force is trying to raise $175,000 to offset county budget cuts and keep the local branch open.