Hough volleyball advances to state finals


Car crash kills one, injures two others

HUNTERSVILLE – A MountHolly woman died and two other people were injured when one car hit another Oct. 29 around 10 a.m. on N.C. 73 near the entrance to Blythe Landing Park.According to Deputy Chief Michael Kee with the Huntersville Police Department, a black Nissan Altima driven by Brian Scott Atkins, of Huntersville, smashed into a white Toyota Corolla driven […]

Kauffman shares car passion with others

CORNELIUS – Robert Kauffman has been what you’d call a “car guy” since he was a teenager growing up in New York.Kauffman’s parents bought him two 1967 Pontiac Firebirds from a junkyard. Why not just one?“It took two to make one that worked,” Kauffman recalls.He has no such problem now. Kauffman, 50, is the owner and chairman of RK Motors, […]

Wallace achieves NASCAR milestone


Tennessee town hires retired police chief Potter

HUNTERSVILLE – It didn’t take long for the town’s most recent police chief to find new employment.Phil Potter, who retired on Aug. 30 after a nine-year stint as Huntersville’s police chief, was hired on Oct. 23 to head the police department in Alcoa, Tenn., a town of about 8,500 people.Potter will take over in early December. Huntersville’s plan to hire […]

Lake Norman bull rider wins world title

LAS VEGAS – J.B. Mauney became the 2013 PBR World Champion by completing the most dramatic second-half comeback in the 20-year history of Professional Bull Riders.The 26-year-old Mooresville resident made history Oct. 27 at the Thomas & Mack Center by becoming the first rider with two perfect performances – 2013 and 2008 – at the World Finals.He became the first […]

The Crime Scene – Week of 10/31

CORNELIUS – Excluding routine citations, the Cornelius Police Department reported the following charges, including the date and location of arrests, Oct. 15–21.• John Byron Lopp, 55, possessing stolen goods, at 19116 Statesville Road. Oct. 16.• Brandon Michael Whitt, 24, hit and run, at 21440 Catawba Ave. Oct. 16.• Charles Lamar Whitten, 41, possession of drug paraphernalia, at 17505 W. Catawba […]

Obituaries – Week of 10/31

Joyce Faye Coombs DavidsonHUNTERSVILLE – Joyce Faye Coombs Davidson, 71, died Oct. 23, 2013, at her home.She was born April 3, 1942, in Jones County, to the late Paul Coombs and Florence Nobles Coombs.Survivors include her husband, James Davidson; daughter, Jan Davidson of Cornelius; sons, Jay Davidson of Huntersville and Jeff Davidson; sister, Carol Metts and husband, Jack; brothers, Gene […]

Bowyer talks season, career, team morale

Clint Bowyer, a driver with Cornelius-based Michael Waltrip Racing, ranks sixth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings with nine top 5 and 17 top 10 finishes.He took time Oct. 28 to address the media during a NASCAR teleconference, answering questions about his future and his team’s morale after announcing that it will go from three to two […]

Bottom Line – Week of 10/31

BOTTOM LINEAthlete of the WeekMichael DorsainvilLake Norman Charter footballDorsainvil, a senior quarterback, was one of 10 athletes in both Carolinas honored in the Carolina Panthers Community Captain program. It recognizes high school athletes who excel in their sport, in the classroom and in their community.——Locker Room ChatGet to know Michael …Favorite school subject?“U.S. history. I’ve always been a history buff, […]