Scout builds outdoor classroom

MOORESVILLE – Cody Story earned the rank of Eagle Scout for constructing an outdoor classroom next to the softball field at Mooresville Middle School.Story is a member of Troop No. 166, which is supported by First Presbyterian Church.He joined Troop No. 166 seven years ago upon moving to Mooresville from Nashville, Tenn.

Flatiron chefs boast creativity, comfort in the kitchen

by Molly ReitterDining Out DAVIDSON – If you were blindfolded and taken to Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse, it’s a sure bet you’d think you were in New York City.It feels like a quaint bistro on the Upper East side – the kind that are on every corner up there.But this restaurant is in the heart of Davidson, although it is […]

Deputies arrest two men on felony drug charges

STATESVILLE – Deputies arrested two men from out of state Nov. 27 after finding 277 grams of high-grade marijuana in their vehicle, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies stopped the vehicle for multiple traffic violations and searched it after smelling marijuana, officials said. In addition to $5,540 worth of marijuana, deputies found $10,000 in cash.Adam Daniel Dagenais, 29, of […]

Speed Reads for Dec. 7

Inception Motorsports becomes Swan RacingMOORESVILLE – Inception Motorsports, one of the smallest teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, no longer exists.However, the crew, team members and driver David Stremme still have their jobs.Brandon Davis, CEO of Swan Energy, an independent oil and gas company, bought the race team and will operate it as Swan Racing in 2013.Davis signed veteran […]

Obituaries for Dec. 7

Brenda Brooks MillerMOORESVILLE – Funeral services for Brenda Brooks Miller, 65, were held Nov. 28 at Centre Presbyterian Church.She died Nov. 25, at her home.Miller was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Cabarrus County, to the late Homer Jackson and Beulah Mullis Brooks. She retired from the Cabarrus County Tax Office, where she worked for 24 years.She is survived by her […]

Sport Shorts for Dec. 7

Nine area players picked for I-MECK 4A teamMOORESVILLE – Five Lake Norman High players and four Mooresville High players were named to the I-MECK 4A all-conference football team, which was voted on by the league’s coaches.Hough High won three of the six individual awards – Destry Barnwell was punter of the year, Tim Gawert was kicker of the year and […]

Atkins reflects on first year as mayor

by Lauren OdomirokMOORESVILLE – The approach of the holiday season brings with it religious services, long shopping days, evenings with family around the fireplace and if you’re Miles Atkins, a little space for reflection.After a year as mayor, Atkins took time to consider his accomplishments and contemplate what’s to come for Mooresville in 2013.What follows is a paraphrasing of his […]

Popeyes sets sights on first Lake Norman site

by Aaron BurnsMOORESVILLE – Lake Norman’s fried chicken fast food market has no shortage of options, including KFC, Bojangles’ and Chick-fil-A. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken will soon jump into the mix, as well.The Sandy Springs, Ga.-based chain -– whose only location in the area is in the food court at Concord Mills – will open a Popeyes restaurant at 379 W. […]

Senior community sponsors Angel Tree

MOORESVILLE – Senior Helpers of Concord and Emeritus at Churchill of Mooresville are sponsoring children and seniors in need this holiday season through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree initiative.The Angel Tree is also benefiting children and seniors served by the Winnie Hooper Center.The Angel Tree can be found in the lobby at Emeritus at Churchill, a senior care community located […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary seeks active volunteers

Looking for a special volunteer opportunity in 2013?If so, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is looking for you.And, with three flotillas in the Lake Norman area, the opportunities begin at the local level.The auxiliary, called “America’s Volunteer Lifesavers,” is the uniformed component of the U.S. Coast Guard and is actively seeking members to serve their communities and their country.Local units […]