Lake Norman Regional volunteers become N.C. hospital volunteers

MOORESVILLE – Two Lake Norman Regional Medical Center volunteers have accepted volunteer positions with the North Carolina Hospital Volunteers Association. Nancy Gutowski and Daisy Colaianni have been selected to serve on the NCHV Board of Directors due to their contributions as volunteers to the hospital. Gutowski will function as the special projects chair and Colaianni as the NCHV District 3 […]

Centuries-old mill to open as event venue

LINCOLNTON – After about five years of restoration efforts, an almost 200-year-old Lincoln County historic landmark will get to show off its new makeover to the public by June.Lincolnton residents John and Cyndi Dellinger are in some of the final stages of converting The Laboratory Mill, located at 848 South Fork Road, into an event venue for weddings, receptions, reunions, […]

State jobless rate declines

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 9.7 percent in August to 9.6 percent in September, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce.The number of people employed (seasonally adjusted) increased by 29,232 to 4,225,436 over the month and by 61,656 over the year. The state jobless rate in September 2011 was 10.7 percent.Iredell County’s unemployment rate was […]

Football Notebook for Oct. 26

Mooresville High rebounds with convincing home winMOORESVILLE – Mooresville High’s football team celebrated Senior Night Oct. 19 with its most dominant performance this season. The Blue Devils crushed North Mecklenburg 31-0 in an I-MECK 4A conference game at Joe Popp Stadium. Mooresville improved to 4-6 overall. North Mecklenburg fell to 2-7 overall and 1-5 in conference.Mooresville’s Dre Howell, a tight […]

Rivals hook up for annual battle in Mooresville

by Cliff MehrtensMOORESVILLE – The two high schools share the same town. When Mooresville and Lake Norman meet in a football game, only the winning team walks away with bragging rights. The losing team? It lives nearby and has to wait a year for a chance at redemption.“It means who gets to run the town,” Lake Norman wide receiver Jake […]

McDowell looks to take the next step

by Aaron BurnsMOORESVILLE – Michael McDowell’s goals as a NASCAR driver haven’t changed since his Sprint Cup Series debut on March 30, 2008, at Martinsville Speedway.He’s always wanted to win.But McDowell’s career has been all over the place since his first Cup start. He lost his job with Michael Waltrip Racing after 2008 and bounced around teams.McDowell got the ride […]

Campaign 2012 – School board candidates share election goals

Joan Avery – at large • Age: 67• Address: P.O. Box 831, Lincolnton• Contact: 704-735-5263 or• Education: B.A. in health and physical education from Lenoir Rhyne College and media specialist degree from Queen’s College in Charlotte.• Political experience: Former Lincoln County Board of Education member• What inspired you to run for office: “Several factors inspired me to run for […]

Eat, drink and be merry: A return to the Renaissance

by Lauren Odomirok HUNTERSVILLE – The year is 1533, and the place is the sprawling, fictional village of Fairhaven where the English king and queen wave to their adoring subjects at a joust full of revelry.Since 1994, the Carolina Renaissance Festival has delighted visitors by transporting them back in time to a 22-acre story-book village set against a forest ablaze […]

10 ways to celebrate Halloween in Lake Norman

Lake Norman offers plenty of Halloween-themed events in the coming days. Find your way out of a mazeHUNTERSVILLE – People use flashlights to navigate through a seven-acre corn maze at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze.The event takes place 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 4 at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road.Tickets cost $15 for ages 13 and older […]

Try a mix of Asian flavors at Noodletasia

by Molly ReitterDining OutHUNTERSVILLE – Noodletasia is a mixture of Asian and American, an emulation of owner Tommy Hong who was born in Hong Kong but moved to New York City at age 1.The front room of the restaurant has low benches with cream leather seats invoking the feel of a Japanese tearoom. The middle room is similar to an […]