Police respond to robbery
HUNTERSVILLE – Shortly after 2:45 a.m. on Monday, March 20, officers with the Huntersville Police Department were dispatched to the McDonald’s restaurant at 14220 Boren St. in reference to an armed robbery.
The suspect allegedly entered the business through the drive-thru window. He is described as a black man wearing a black hooded jacket, black athletic pants with white stripes down the legs, gloves and black shoes. The suspect was also said to be armed with a black rifle, according to a Huntersville Police Department news release.
After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect allegedly fled the scene in a black passenger vehicle, according to the release.
The Huntersville Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this investigation to please contact Lt. A. S. Dempski at 704-464-5400 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.
Fire breaks out on Havenview Drive
CORNELIUS – The night of March 16, fire departments from Cornelius and Huntersville responded to a structure fire at Havenview Drive.
Due to information from a dispatch call, the fire was upgraded to a working fire, which brought in Engine 3 from the Davidson Fire Department, according to a post on the Huntersville Fire Department Facebook page.
When firefighters arrived, they found a large deck on fire that was extending into the residence.
The house was 400 feet from the road, which caused one engine to use the home’s driveway for access. The fire was under control after approximately 25 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office, according to the post.
Open positions available on HYAA Board of Directors
HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) has a number of open positions on its board of directors.
The open positions are president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and member at-large.
Those interested should send an email to Todd Mack, HYAA treasurer, at email@example.com.
Blood Center blood drives scheduled
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host the following blood drives in April.
• From 3-6 p.m. Saturday, April 1,there will be a blood drive at Regal Theaters Birkdale 16 at 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. in Huntersville.
• From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2,there will be a blood drive at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church at 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson.
• From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5,there will be a blood drive at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Merancas at 11930 Verhoeff Drive in Huntersville.
• From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9, there will be a blood drive at St. Mark Catholic Church at 14740 Stumptown Road in Huntersville.
• From 3-6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, there will be a blood drive a Regal Theaters Birkdale 16 at 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. in Huntersville. A free ticket voucher will be given to donors.
Red Cross blood drives coming
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive 1-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at CVS Pharmacy at 127 S. Main St. in Davidson.
In Huntersville, there will be blood drives 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1; 2:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 3; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7, 8, 14 and 15; and 2:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the Huntersville Blood Donation Center, 9800 Kincey Ave., Suite 110.
Lake Norman Healthcare Forum provides donations to clinic
HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Healthcare Forum has donated a new laser printer to the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic. The clinic is a nonprofit agency that offers medical services to underserved residents in the Lake Norman region.
Recent growth had created a need for additional printing capability at the clinic, and the forum organized a fundraiser to purchase the needed equipment.
The Lake Norman Healthcare Forum is a volunteer organization that exists to encourage and facilitate education and growth of individuals by providing free meetings and presentations on local health services.
Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville.
Anyone interested in more information about the forum can call 704-909-7958 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/lknhcf.