Council seeks to improve accessibility for disabled

MOORESVILLE – The Mayor’s Council for Individuals with Disabilities seeks people who are interested in improving accessibility for Mooresville residents with disabilities.Openings are available for the following committees: healthcare, infrastructure (including housing and transportation), public awareness, public education, culture and recreation, and workforce development.Applications are available at town hall, 413 N. Main St., or by calling Lisa Hammond at 704-663-3800.

Nonprofit could use volunteers

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission needs volunteers in the following areas:• Pantry distribution (Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)• Grocery store pick-up drivers (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday routes available)• Administrative/receptionist (daily opportunities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.)Details:

Peoples Bank veteran promoted

NEWTON – Vickie Miller, whose career has spanned more than 40 years at Peoples Bank, has been promoted to senior vice president. Lance Sellers, president and CEO, made the recent announcement.Miller joined the bank in 1970 and has held several positions, including her most recent role as retail support coordinator. Miller and her husband Steve have two children.Peoples operates 22 […]

New reporter joins Denver Weekly team

DAVIDSON – Denver Weekly is proud to welcome Melissa Gute as its newest editorial staff member.As a staff writer for Denver Weekly, she will cover news, education and events in eastern Lincoln County in addition to reporting for Lake Norman Publications’ sister papers.Gute graduated from John Brown University with a degree in journalism and worked for the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader […]

Davidson football hires one coach, retains another

DAVIDSON – New Davidson College football coach Paul Nichols on Jan. 21 hired Mike LaFleur as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and wide receivers coach, and retained defensive line coach Brett Hayford.LaFleur comes to Davidson from Saint Joseph’s College, an NCAA Division II school in Rensselaer, Ind., where he served in the same capacity and also was the recruiting coordinator.“Mike […]

Proposed calendar allows for fall break

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Graded School District has proposed a school calendar for 2013-14 that includes a four-day fall break.Under the proposal, students would have Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 off, allowing for a four-day weekend.Other highlights include:• The year starts Aug. 19 and ends June 11. Graduation follows June 14.• Students will get two full weeks off for the […]

Christian Mission offers free income tax services

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Christian Mission will provide free income tax preparation services for households with annual incomes of $49,000 or less.Volunteers will be available 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays, Jan. 22-April 15 at the mission, 266 N. Broad St.Both spouses must be present to sign the required forms for electronic and joint returns. For details on what items you need […]

How local restaurants fared in health inspections

Health departments in Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg counties inspected the following restaurants Jan. 7-11.Cornelius• Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, 19918 N. Cove Road. Inspected: Jan. 10. Scored: 97.5.• Ferrucci’s Old Tyme Italian Market, 20910 Torrence Chapel Road. Inspected: Jan. 10. Scored: 100.• Harris Teeter, 19815 N. Cove Road. Inspected: Jan. 8.- meat market, Scored: 99.- seafood, Scored: 99.5.• Mama’s Pizza Express, […]

Bradley Middle wins FBI safe Internet challenge

Bradley Middle School was awarded the FBI Safe Online Surfing trophy during an assembly Jan. 16 after coming in first place in the nation in the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge. The free, web-based program is designed to assist teachers with educating students about cyber safety. Assistant Special Agent in Charge for FBI Charlotte James Jewell presented the trophy […]

Month-long course explores Jewish-Christian relations

DAVIDSON – Rabbi Michael Shields will instruct a course addressing the parting of ways between Judaism and Christianity as well as the socio-political realities underlying writings by Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.The course will look at the interrelation of Jewish, Christian and Roman history of first century Palestine and Asia Minor.Specific discussion topics may include:• Is the New Testament “anti-Semitic?”• […]