Lake Norman & Mooresville

Briefly: News in Lake Norman, July 29


Fee set: The Board of Commissioners set the amount for a payment-in-lieu fee in the Village Parking Overlay District in downtown. The ordinance calls for a fee to be paid in lieu of providing parking spaces for all new development, but the fee amount was not listed on the fee schedule. The Board of Commissioners in July approved a $3,000 fee per space not built. Town leaders will revisit in a year to ensure that this is effective.

Meeting: The Davidson Connections meeting will be held 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Rumor Mill Market on Depot Street.


Chili cookers needed: The Great Chili Cook-off will be held 4-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Mooresville Town Square. Sponsored by area Rotary Clubs, the event needs cookers, sponsors and vendors for the eighth Annual Great Chili Cook Off. Call 704-230-0050 to sign up or for information.

The event includes a Chili Competition for Home Town Cookers and The Best Restaurant Chili, chili tastings, beer tent, huge kids zone and entertainment.

Proceeds benefit local charities. Admission is $10 and kids 9 and younger get in free.


Seminar: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a free seminar on “Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft.” Hosted by the United Methodist Women. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Triplett United Methodist, 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville.

N.C. Wildlife Federation

53rd Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards: This year’s winners include Link Grass of Denver as Hunter Safety Educator of the Year; ReVenture Park, Charlotte, Business Conservationist of the Year; and Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District, NCWF Affiliate of the Year.

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation first presented its conservation awards in 1958. These are the highest natural resource honors given in the state. By recognizing conservation leaders, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation hopes to inspire all North Carolinians to take a more active role in protecting the natural resources of our state.

Grass has educated thousands of new hunters about hunting safety and conservation. Grass has introduced hunter education into the Lincoln County school system.

ReVenture Park, a “brownfield” restoration site, is transforming more than 600 acres of Superfund-designated land into a hub for renewable energy, recycling and wildlife habitat restoration. The ReVenture Park includes wildlife meadows, riparian buffers, a conservation easement protecting land, prescribed burns for management, and public use of nature trails.

The Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District is a leader in farmland preservation and a model for a natural resources conservation district. The district contributed a prairie tract to North Carolina’s nature preserve system, championed amphibian and reptile sustainability and has served as a leader in youth conservation education.


Give Back Boutique: Becky Swartz is a team leader at the store in Mooresville. Her last name was incorrect in Lake Norman News on July 27.