Maintenance worker receives award

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Graded School District has awarded Jeff Little its ABCD Award, given to support staff that goes above and beyond the call of duty.David Martin, acting director of maintenance, credited Little for taking on a key role as an electrician in the district’s maintenance department for the past two months. He helped with maintenance work orders and […]

Small business competition kicks off Jan. 24

MOORESVILLE – The 2013 Small Business Competition offers entrepreneurs a series of free workshops to help get their businesses off to a good start.The following business leaders will share advice improving an entrepreneur’s chances for success: Jim Andrews, president of the Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg LLC; John Dodson, community/NASCAR team relations director of NASCAR Technical Institute; and Maria Haughton, president of […]

Chamber of commerce holds free business counseling

MOORESVILLE – Suzanne Wallace offers free and confidential business counseling geared toward entreprenuers considering starting or expanding a business.Wallace, director of the Small Business Center at Mitchell Community College, offers the service by appointment on the second Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon, at the chamber office, 149 E. Iredell Ave.Details: 704-664-3898 or email

Hospital welcomes spring intern

MOORESVILLE – Rachel Beran has joined Lake Norman Regional Medical Center as its spring marketing intern.She will work with Leigh Whitfield, marketing and public relations director, and Mitzie McCurdy, community outreach director.Beran will graduate from UNC Charlotte in May with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations. In her final semester, she will split time among […]

QuikTrip to open second location on River Highway

MOORESVILLE – QuikTrip expects to open its second convenience store in town by February.The first QuikTrip opened at 161 W. Plaza Drive. A second one is under construction on River Highway. Operating two stores in Mooresville is part of QuikTrip’s expansion into the Carolinas.“We wouldn’t go there if we didn’t expect to be successful,” QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said. “It […]

CONNECT Our Future to host open house

LINCOLNTON – CONNECT Our Future will hold a drop-in open house from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lincoln County Senior Center/Lincoln Campus Gaston College at 514 S. Academy St.CONNECT Our Future is an opportunity for people in a 14-county region to work together and create a regional planning framework to help meet communities’ needs and plan for rapid regional growth.The […]

District names new nutrition director

MOORESVILLE – Kimberly Chesanek was recently named the child nutrition director at the Mooresville Graded School District, replacing Cami Lewis.Chesanek worked as a nutritionist in the Mooresville Graded School District from 2008 to 2010. She most recently worked as a food and nutrition supervisor in Cabarrus County Schools.She’s also worked as a clinical dietician at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.