Candidates speak: Candidates and elected officials will speak at a Jan. 11 meeting of Stand Up North Carolina. The free meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St. Among the speakers will be Mike Beitler, candidate for N.C. Secretary of State, and James McCall, candidate for N.C. Insurance Commissioner. Newly elected N.C. Sen. Chris Carney and Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins also will speak. Everyone's invited.
Six new Eagle Scouts: In a ceremony Dec. 18, Boy Scout Troop 171 at Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church awarded the Eagle rank, Scouting's highest, to Robert Arland, Josh Babich, Ryan Darge, Edward DeSaussure, Curtis Needham and Kyle Scruggs. Each performed a service project:
At Lake Norman Elementary School, Robert put in landscaping, benches and pavers; Ryan built a drainage area and picnic tables; and Edward put in bike racks and a concrete pad. Josh installed a sprinkler system on the athletic fields at Mount Mourne IB School.
Curtis installed a cross country running trail at Brawley Middle, and Kyle put in a hiking trail and fencing at the church.
Alderman retires: At its December meeting, the Troutman Board of Aldermen unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the eight years of service to the town by retiring alderman Amanda Weiser. The resolution noted that Weiser was instrumental in implementing the town's centennial celebration in 2005 and in organizing the town's first tree lighting ceremony in December 2006.