The 2011 Preseason Super 6

Our fifth season of presenting our preseason rankings comes with a twist: Only Lake Norman-area teams are included; in previous years, it was countywide.An additional change from last season’s rankings is the exclusion of teams that allow players to “reclassify” and play beyond the eight-semester rule observed by most state high school associations. Last week, we inadvertently included SouthLake Christian […]

A quiet place to pray

Local Scout builds prayer garden at pregnancy centerby Julie ConnellDENVER – Next week Brooke Bennes, a rising senior at North Lincoln High School, will celebrate the completion of a prayer garden she’s created at the East Lincoln Pregnancy Care Center. “I have heard a lot about the pregnancy center at church, and I love what they do for the community. […]

In his words: Patrick McHenry

U.S. Congressman addresses debt ceiling, government dysfunctionMOORESVILLE – Citizens attending an Aug. 11 town hall meeting at the Charles Mack Citizen Center hurled several questions at U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, ranging from his take on the debt ceiling compromise to dysfunction in government. Here’s how McHenry responded to a few of the questions. Remarks were edited for brevity. On what […]

Residents cautious toward housing development

by Alan HodgeDENVER – More than 50 Lincoln County residents turned out Tuesday night, Aug. 16, to learn about a proposed housing development off Graham Road. During a community meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, residents got the chance to offer opinions and ask questions concerning the possible rezoning of the 11.7-acre site near Graham Road and Captains Way from single-family […]

Funeral set for retired fire chief

MOORESVILLE – Carl Philip McLaughlin, who served as the town’s fire chief from 1969 to 1972, died Friday, Aug. 19, at the age of 95.McLaughlin began his tenure with the Mooresville Fire Department in March 1957 and retired Dec. 31, 1981, according to the fire department.Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Central United Methodist Church, 214 […]

School Notes for August 19

Meet East Lincoln’s new principal DENVER – Tim Woody, recently named principal of East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73, will be available Sunday, Aug. 21, to meet with parents, students and the general community. Stop by the school’s media center Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. to get to know him. Catawba Springs wins breakfast grantDENVER – The nutrition […]

Saine takes Rhyne’s place in N.C. House

County GOP chairman wins in 9-4 vote over Houserby Courtney PriceLINCOLNTON – Lincoln County Republican Party Chairman Jason Saine will leave his post to take over as the county’s representative in the N.C. General Assembly. The party’s executive committee elected Saine Tuesday night, Aug. 16, to fill the open seat left when Johnathan Rhyne resigned from his seat in the […]

News Briefs for August 19

Aircraft traffic to increase over Lincoln CountyCHARLOTTE – Lincoln County residents might start to see more aircraft traffic over the next three months because of a runway construction project at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. In the next 70 days, construction crews will complete a major overhaul of Runway 18C/36C, including replacing the middle portions of the runway and lighting. Airport […]

McCrory weighs in on Lake Norman transit projects

by Justin VickDAVIDSON – Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory encouraged Lake Norman leaders Wednesday, Aug. 10, not to give up on securing federal funding for a commuter rail from Charlotte to MooresvilleThe thinking among Lake Norman Transportation Commission members has been that the Red Line project won’t receive any federal funding, said Executive Director Carroll GrayThe commission has launched a […]

Love, marriage begin at Rock Springs Campground

by Erin OdomWhen Mary McCall met George McAlister at the Rock Spring Campground in August 1947, she thought he was “just a camp meeting boyfriend.” “That year, I was attending with a group of girls, and George was tenting about two to three tents above us,” she said. “He just came down there and sat all the time, and we […]