Lake Norman & Mooresville

Briefly: News items in Lake Norman, June 29, 2016

Humane Society of Charlotte

Summer Food Drive: Temperatures are on the rise, placing more cats, dogs and other animals in the community at risk. At the same time, The Humane Society of Charlotte’s supplies to care for them are running critically low. You can help give local animals the food, shelter and medical care they need this summer by making a donation at

Humane Society of Iredell

Summer Wish List: The need for food is high in the summer and the Humane Society appreciates donations from the public. Our greatest needs are:

▪ Dry cat, kitten, puppy and dog food

▪ Wet cat, kitten, dog and puppy food

▪ Cat and dog treats

▪ Clumping unscented cat litter

▪ Puppy pee pads

▪ Kitten milk replacement

▪  Dental bone chews for dogs

The Humane Society offers credit for school service hours for food and litter drives. Check the group’s Facebook page for regular posts needs for specific food/supplies, as well as office supplies, electronics and furniture. The Humane Society offers tax receipts for donations.


School tours: J.V. Washam Elementary, 9611 Westmoreland Road, is offering school tours 10 a.m. July 6 and 20, Aug. 3 and 17. Visitors should report to the main office for the tours. To sign up for a tour or request an alternate date, go to


Library grants: The Lincoln County Public Library has been awarded two Library Services and Technology Act grants totaling $69,350 to be used for Early Childhood Literacy Programs and Facility Planning at the three library branches, including the Florence S. Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road.

The Library will use the $50,000 EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant to implement new and enhanced early literacy programs that will train caregivers how to prepare preschool children for reading.

A $19,350 EZ Planning Grant will be used to facilitate a conversation about the future of library services and the spaces needed to adequately accommodate the community’s vision for the library.

Iredell County

Service day: Doosan Portable Power employees volunteered in the second Doosan Days of Community Service on June 22. The first day was in April. One of June project was to sort food and do light maintenance and cleaning at the Iredell Christian Ministries in Statesville.

In the region

Firetrucks: To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Kannapolis Fire Department, the town is having a parade 10 a.m. Oct. 1. After the parade, the celebration continues with an open house at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way.

If you are a fire department or an individual with a firetruck who would like to participate in the parade, contact Kirk Beard at 704-920-4272 or