Cornelius goes paperless, buys iPads

by Frank DeLoacheCORNELIUS – Town Manager Anthony Roberts estimates the town is saving the cost of new iPads with the money it no longer spends printing meeting agenda packets and the time that saves Town Clerk Lori Pearson.Mayor Jeff Tarte and the town’s five commissioners displayed their new town-issued iPad 2s at the town board meeting Monday, June 20. Tarte […]

Orange-tinted title

The Orange Crush won the 9- and 10-year-old Minors division championship of the Stewards of the Game baseball league. The Orange Crush roster includes (front row, from left) Anthony Woodruff, Chase Bingham, Taylor Woodruff, Eli Denton, Tyler Denton, Tucker Watson; (middle row) Austin Koppenhofer, Jack Mariner, Josh Welborne, Cade McGahan, Jacob Welborne; and (back row) coaches Mary Lynn Welborne, Neil […]

Red Cross sets July blood drives

The American Red Cross has scheduled three north Mecklenburg blood drives in July. They are:• July 9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Harvest Community Church, 13301 Eastfield Road, Huntersville.• July 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s, 202 S. Main St., Davidson. Those donating a pint of blood get a pint of ice cream.• July 16, 8:30 a.m. […]

Lake Norman restaurants to participate in 2011 Queen’s Feast

Ninety-two restaurants in Mecklenburg County are participating in the semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week this summer, including several in the Lake Norman area.Charlotte Restaurant Week is a promotion in which upscale restaurants offer a three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity).During Charlotte Restaurant Week in January, 83 restaurants served 85,000 dinners, which generated […]

Journey Church holding auditions for drama ministry

HUNTERSVILLE – Journey Church, 15771 Brookway Drive, will hold an open casting call for its new Adult Drama Ministry on July 11 at 7 p.m. in the church’s small auditorium. No experience needed. For more information, contact Sheila Murphy at 704-562-0086 or

New Stumptown Road school still a no-go despite county issuing bonds

CHARLOTTE – Despite severe overcrowding, Torrence Creek Elementary School may not see relief any time soon.A list of bond issues for upcoming school projects released after Mecklenburg County announced its decision to lift its three-year moratorium on borrowing money does not include the construction of a new elementary school on Stumptown Road in Huntersville. The school would have taken students […]

Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville gets new director

HUNTERSVILLE – Discovery Place Inc. recently named Barrett Long the director of Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville.Long, who has served as interim director of the museum since February, will oversee all operations and administration for Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The museum, part of the Discovery Place Inc. family, opened in October.A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Long has worked […]

Huntersville Methodist offers Country Cookin’ Lunch

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, invites the community to its monthly Country Cookin’ Lunch on July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Lunch costs $6 and comes with barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, fresh vegetable medley, biscuits, lemon bars or sheet cake, tea and lemonade. Visitors also can get meals to go. For more information, […]

Three green businesses join Davidson incubator

DAVIDSON – Project for innovation, Energy and Sustainability, the business incubator known as PiES, has attracted three new business in 2011: Energy River, Eco-Revolution and Climate Control Systems of the Carolinas.Energy River is a home-energy management and utility services company dedicated to providing home solutions for the consumer and answers for utility providers to reduce their peak demand. The firm […]

Davidson Methodist volunteers working at Brookstone School

DAVIDSON – Families and staff of Davidson United Methodist Church will take field trips on Friday, July 1, and July 8 to Brookstone School in one of Charlotte’s needy communities to work with children there.Rev. Kevin Turner led a handchime camp on June 24 at the school at 2461 Arty Ave., and Menita Mercuri will lead Hometown Nazareth vacation Bible […]