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What a day at the office looks like is beginning to change. As independent and co-working spaces are becoming readily available, experts say employers want to shift from a traditional office scene. With strong emphasis coming from supervisors to create a work-life balance and cater to mental…

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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Pastor Mary John Dye recently announced she will be finishing her service at the Cornelius church in July to move to a Statesville church closer to her home. She recently reflected on her time at Mt. Zion and her hopes for its future.

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After being in the corporate world for 25 years, artist Karen L. Dortschy rediscovered her passion for painting during a wine and paint party with friends in 2015. Today, she owns Haute Dauge Portraits, where she gets to create portraits of honorary four-legged furry family members. Here, Do…

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The lake isn’t only for boating, swimming and fishing. Consider these events and outdoor activities happening right on Lake Norman when planning family adventures or solo trips. Celebrate spring and summer days off with boat rides or lake concert series or simply enjoy the breathtaking views…

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CHARLOTTE – A $3.2 million LYNX Red Line/North Corridor Study introduced last year by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will continue to analyze alternative commuter rail routes around the Lake Norman area following a favorable 7-1 endorsement at the March 28 Metropolitan Transportati…

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CATS staff conducted several public meetings and forums in 2017 to get resident feedback about the Red Line study. 

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Since February, when the Herald Citizen published a photo of the apartment complex under construction in the 16000 block of Old Statesville Road in Huntersville (across from Primal Brewing), members of the newspaper staff (as well as Huntersville town officials) have been bombarded with inqu…

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CORNELIUS – North Mecklenburg elected officials, parks and recreation professionals from throughout the county and hundreds of area residents gathered at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius on March 10 for a three-hour “public kickoff” for a regional recreation facility envisioned for nearly t…

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When schools end and the summer session begins, many parents are left with a void in child care and for children, a void in daytime activities. Through summer camps offered by local town government parks and recreation departments and private camps by churches or businesses, parents can find…

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“Invent the Future Today” is the theme of this year’s Camp Invention summer program. The weeklong sessions take place in 1,300 elementary school districts throughout the country, under the auspices of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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MOORESVILLE – While the summer season may seem far away, summer camp coordinators are preparing residents in and around Iredell County for the activities, games and trips kids will get to experience. The Herald Citizen talked to Jen Winters, recreation program administrator for Iredell Count…

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CORNELIUS – The perfect coffee experience is more than just a cup of joe and a place to sit. People pick their chosen cafe based on multiple factors, including how well they relate to the baristas behind the counter. The Herald Citizen met Dillon Stevens at What the Cup to talk about his pre…

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Not expected to be named the Cornelius Arts Center for much longer, what is envisioned as a regional destination for arts and culture is on the path to fruition within the next two years. This year, according to Executive Director Justin Dionne, is a year of definition. So what does it look …

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Last week Herald Citizen analyzed pay scale levels for law enforcement officers with local police chiefs agreeing that differences in departmental salaries – with specific reference to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD ) – and opportunities in the private sector were making i…

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CORNELIUS – The idea of a tax increase can sound heavy, with North Carolina already levying the one of highest state gas taxes in the country and the litany of other taxes already coming out of a normal paycheck. But there is room for consideration of a penny tax, or something similar, for t…

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CORNELIUS – The Cornelius town board decided in January to revive the dormant Transportation Advisory Board, better known as TAB, to be led by Commissioner Kurt Naas. On Feb. 5, the commissioners were tasked with whittling down a list of names of possible board candidates to just six. They h…

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DAVIDSON – A group of town residents and property owners have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Davidson and other entities challenging the legitimacy of the process that led to zoning changes related to plans for a new hotel on Griffith Street.

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DAVIDSON – Department updates and an updated compilation of priorities – along with the picking of “low hanging fruit” to signal progress at the start of their terms – were just some of the steps town leaders took in a week that included a regular town board meeting and a two-day planning retreat.

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CORNELIUS – Bearing tools to weld, carve or mold materials into a fixture to inspire others, sculptors make art in a unique and technical way. Receiving works ranging from a variety of metals mixed together to form an abstract loop or wood-carved so ornately that the wings of an eagle look r…

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Kenney family opened Kilwins in Birkdale Village seven years ago. One year later, they began the practice of coordinating an extended end-of-year food drive to help the Loaves & Fishes food pantry at Huntersville United Methodist Church serve families in need throughou…

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DAVIDSON – Detailed analysis of specific topics like mobility and housing have been folded into the composite review of a master plan for Davidson’s future by the town’s mostly new collection of town government officials.

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CORNELIUS – In the mid 2000s, the Town of Cornelius had a Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) comprising residents and town officials. It didn’t accomplish much, admitted Mayor Woody Washam, who participated on the board, but he hopes to change that now.

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DAVIDSON – The week before Christmas, a Lake Norman family lost everything except what was in their suitcases when they were dropped off at the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center (DCCDC) after what the family’s matriarch said was a domestic dispute. The mother’s two youngest childre…

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DAVIDSON – Main Street Books in Davidson will host a “meet the authors” gathering on Tuesday, Jan. 9, featuring the release of a new picture book designed to help young people gain a better understanding of health problems that impact the elderly.

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With the swearing-in ceremonies and seasonal celebrations behind them, governing bodies in north Mecklenburg’s towns are now set to begin a new year of municipal decision-making. In each of the three towns – Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville – town boards have new members and, after a sch…

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HUNTERSVILLE – December is a tranquil time at Historic Rural Hill. The colorful pastures where bagpipers parade each April now have just a faded tint of green, and the 7-acre plot where the Amazing Maize Maze sprouts to life each fall is now a flat expanse of dark, rich soil.

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CORNELIUS – Jace Thompson, the 4-year-old son of Cornelius police Captain Jennifer Thompson and N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Thompson, was diagnosed with an aggressive kind of brain cancer in October, and he wasn’t expected to be able to walk at Christmas. 

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During the holidays, people are trying to balance their work and family obligations, and one of the things that commonly falls through the cracks is blood and platelet donation at local centers such as the Red Cross. 

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HUNTERSVILLE – Growth and development has been a trend in Huntersville for nearly two decades, but 2017 will stand out as the year that projects – including some items that lingered on the town’s “to-do list” dating back to the 1990s – made the transition from on-paper plans to in-progress i…

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HUNTERSVILLE – As the town embarks on the detailed and expensive process (a new contract will pay an outside firm more than $1 million to supervise it) of acquiring property needed to proceed with long-planned road improvements, right of way will become a common point of discussion for the m…

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HUNTERSVILLE – Novant Health Systems debuted its new Eurocopter EC135 helicopter, the first helicopter for critical care for the healthcare system, at its Gilead Road location last Thursday. The addition of the new mode of transportation means faster and more reliable access to nearby hospit…