Moments before Huntersville commissioners voted unanimously to hire Anthony Roberts as Huntersville’s new town manager during their May 7 meeting, Mayor John Aneralla said the town got exactly what they were looking for. Read more
Mecklenburg County’s next sheriff and district attorney have been selected, and in other races the ballots are set for November after the completion of polling in the May 8 primary.
Voters throughout north Mecklenburg will narrow the field of political office candidates in multiple races between now and the times polls close on primary election day, Tuesday, May 8. Party primaries, most involving Democrats, are being held to reduce the number of names that will appear o…
DAVIDSON – A person familiar with municipal administration matters in the north Mecklenburg area has joined the Town of Davidson staff as town clerk and administrative assistant.
It’s 2 a.m. in north Mecklenburg. In a normally quiet and peaceful neighborhood, a young woman needs help. There’s fear concerning her boyfriend. His quick temper, unstable behavior and violent acts have worsened. She’s afraid of what might happen.
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…
HUNTERSVILLE – A two-day analysis of town priorities and paths to achieve them took a detour when elected leaders and department heads addressed the elephant not in the room: a town manager.
HUNTERSVILLE – One of the next phases of expanding research into the statistically high occurrence rate of a rare eye cancer in the Huntersville area will involve initial compilation of information about a similar medical mystery in Auburn, Ala.
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.
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…
DAVIDSON – Town leaders are looking into expanding historic districts in yet-to-be-determined locations. At the Aug. 22 Davidson Board of Commissioners meeting, Senior Planner Chad Hall noted that the main component in the process is getting the residents and other stakeholders onboard with it.
Barring something extraordinary, Woody Washam will be the next mayor of Cornelius. This became an inevitability when the lifelong resident of the town and its current mayor pro tem was the only person to file for Cornelius’ top elective office when filing period for all North Carolina munici…
Filing period for North Carolina municipal elections begins at noon on July 7 through July 21. For Lake Norman area political aspirants that means that seats on all town boards of commissioners are up for grabs as are school board seats.
DAVIDSON – A plan by Davidson town leaders to put general obligation bond referenda on the November ballot cleared a hurdle at the June 13 regular meeting of the town’s board of commissioners, whose members took their first votes on the matter.
CORNELIUS – At its regular meeting on June 19, the Cornelius Board of Commissioners passed a resolution aimed at making repairs a creek and remove a dam.
DAVIDSON – At its June 13 regular meeting, the Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners are slated to be considering approval of three resolutions related to the placement of a $15 million general obligation bond (GO bond) referendum on the November ballot for voters to approve.
CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee created a list of the 50 most historically significant structures in the town and gave a presentation of its efforts at the Cornelius Board of Commissioners pre-meeting on June 5.
CORNELIUS – With an eye toward the future, the Cornelius Board of Commissioners approved the town’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget by a 4-1 vote at the board’s June 5 regular meeting.
DAVIDSON – Amid the standing-room-only crowd that gathered for the Davidson Board of Commissioners meeting May 23 was a distinguished looking man of mature years who seemingly had been waiting for the exact moment to make his appearance known.
DAVIDSON – The top two officers with the Davidson Police Department made their case to install a number of video cameras throughout the town to help in the police department’s effort to fight crime.
DAVIDSON – Representatives from a development company presented their proposal at the Feb. 27 town board meeting for building on the 19 acres of town-owned land on Beaty Street. It includes affordable housing, a community gathering center, boutique hotel, 6.5-acre park and “lifelong learning…
CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Board of Commissioners approved a resolution at the Monday, Feb. 20 meeting opposing N.C. House Bill 64, which would require towns and municipalities to hold elections on even years.
DAVIDSON – The town board voted unanimously at its Feb. 14 meeting to approve a budget amendment allocating $241,000 for the first phase of developing a new town hall facility.
DAVIDSON – Six companies have submitted proposals to purchase and develop about 18 acres of land currently owned by the Town of Davidson.
MOORESVILLE – Law enforcement officials are urging residents to be more vigilant when it comes to using their debit cards, answering sales phone calls and other methods of unauthorized personnel obtaining personal information.
CORNELIUS – The board of commissioners discussed at length a suggestion by Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle to make the speed limit consistent along Jetton Road at the Feb. 6 meeting.
DAVIDSON – The board of commissioners asked town planning staff at the Jan. 24 meeting for additional information regarding $306,500 of capital project funding to create conceptual designs and host public input meetings to discuss improvements to the town hall building.
DAVIDSON – After nearly a year and a half of creating a plan for managed development in Davidson’s rural areas, residents took the opportunity to voice their frustrations with the plan’s rezoning amendments at the Jan. 10 town hall meeting.
HUNTERSVILLE – Town Mayor John Anerella called the approved transfer and expenditure of nearly $1.4 million from the Huntersville general fund to the recreation center capital project a reluctant one, considering both Commissioners Mark Gibbons and Danny Phillips voted against it.
DAVIDSON – The town board announced a celebration for Davidson being nationally recognized and approved an amendment to a transportation plan during its meeting Oct. 11.
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DAVIDSON – One of the most controversial neighborhood approvals in the more rural part of town will be brought back to the planning and commissioner boards for vote in the coming weeks.
DAVIDSON – Town staff and leaders continue to seek ways to increase parking in downtown, this time by following through with something that has already been on the rule books.
CORNELIUS – Following much community discussion, Cornelius residents will see a 1.5-cent property tax increase, rather than the originally proposed 2-cent jump.
DAVIDSON – Town police have implemented electronic speed-detection devices and will be out enforcing the speed on Davidson-Concord Road, much to the appreciation of nearby residents because it…
DAVIDSON – A North Carolina Department of Transportation speed-limit change for Davidson-Concord Road is too little, too late for nearby resident Jennifer Stuart.
DAVIDSON – Stantec Project Manager Craig Lewis said Davidson is no longer at the edge of the earth with nothing past it. Development has flown over the town leaving the “rural hole in the donut.”
CORNELIUS – It’s only been open for two weekends, yet some Cornelius officials are calling for the Ramsey Creek Swim Beach to be closed, or at least rethought, for safety reasons.
CHARLOTTE – On June 6, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education to discuss capital funding for the next ye…
DAVIDSON – Town officials don’t take residents’ concerns about pedestrian safety lightly, or the fact a walker was recently fatally struck by a truck while in the middle of a crosswalk.
DAVIDSON – Not having more private investment could have a greater impact on residents’ wallets if town officials decide to move forward with some version of the Catalyst Project to build need…