Awards: Piedmont Advantage Credit Union gave five high school seniors $1,000 scholarships during its 67th Annual meeting on May 17. This year, a record number of applications were received. Winners were judged on their academic performance, extracurricular activities and an essay. This year’s winners include Laura Hay, Mooresville, who plans to attend Emory & Henry College, and Ashley Rankin, Charlotte, who will attend UNC Charlotte.
Police satellite office: The Police Department invites the community to attend the opening of the Huntersville Police Department’s new satellite office 10 a.m.-noon June 11 at 16915 Birkdale Commons Parkway located above Brixx Pizza in Birkdale Village. Birkdale Management made this office space available to the department.
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Come meet Huntersville officers and see police vehicles and equipment.
Road work: A portion of N.C. 115 will close temporarily June 14 while Norfolk Southern and the N.C. Department of Transportation makes repairs to a rail spur.
Crews will complete the work in one day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in an effort to avoid effecting commuters. On the south end of the road closure, crews will block N.C. 115 just north of Bailey Road to allow access to the main entrance of FXI Foam plant. On the north end, the road will be closed just south of Meadow Crossing Lane.
The detour for through traffic will direct motorists from N.C. 115 to Catawba Avenue, then from U.S. 21/Statesville Road to N.C. 73/Sam Furr Road and back to N.C. 115. Local traffic will still have access to both Bailey Road and Washam Potts Road.
During the repairs, Norfolk Southern will remove the old track, lay new track, and then pave between the rails and 10 feet out from each side of the track. NCDOT maintenance crews will then come in with a contractor to resume the paving operations where the railroad’s work ended. Finally, NCDOT crews will repave the road out to at least Norfolk Southern’s right of way, which will address the road’s subgrade issues at this location.
Should inclement weather occur the day of the closure, the work will be rescheduled for the next dry day.
You now can publish your events each week online and in the Community News sections of The Charlotte Observer.
You can enter the “Happening nearby” calendar items yourself. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com, click on “Add Event,” and enter your information. Enter items at least two weeks in advance.