Warm Fuzzies – Week of 12/23

Happy thoughts from residents

Here’s a happy story that just happened five minutes agoWas walking home from church, a distance of just over 3 miles.  Was worn out after about two miles when a man named John Cherry gave me a ride the rest of the way.  John, if you’re reading this, thanks.

Holiday services announced

With Christmas this weekend, local churches are putting together services and events to celebrate the season. Here are some of the scheduled events in the area.Assurance United Methodist ChurchAssurance United Methodist Church has several upcoming holiday events in several locations.The Annual Live Nativity will take place 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Assurance Northlake Campus, 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville.The […]

Jeanne Miller

Jeanne Miller, who began her career in the Detroit Police Department and has served as Davidson’s police chief for 11 years, will retire on June 30, 2017.


The Carolina Raptor Center holds Winter Camps this week.

Chesterbrook helps Make-A-Wish, Locks of Love

DENVER – This year, students at Chesterbrook Academy raised money to give back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a local child’s wish come true. At the Annual Jingle Bell Jam, the students who donated the most money had the opportunity to cut off Principal Jaclynn Johnson’s hair to donate to Locks of Love.Students Quinn McCabe and Parker Otey donated […]

MECKA 4A all-conference fotball named

CORNELIUS – Last week the MECKA 4A named its all-conference football teams, and several area players were awarded.Hough’s Zach Stearns took one of the league’s top honors, claiming the Punter/Kicker of the Year award.The Huskies were well-represented with quarterback Jackson Gibbs, running back Jarrett Nagy, receiver Cameron Evans, offensive linemen Peter Huntley and Jon Varga, defensive lineman Kevon Hilliard, linebacker […]

Peeved – Week of 12/23

Residents share what bugs them

New lane lines have been painted on Kerns Road, a road with a perilous past. Several fatalities have occurred, both day and night, on a narrow, winding and unlit country road. Passing lanes are a hazardous addition. Too close to local residences, a false sense of safety and security is given to motorists who break the speed limit. To what […]

LNRMC Volunteer Auxiliary donates funds

MOORESVILLE – Members of the Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently dispersed $5,000 among five recipients as part of their annual Charitable Giving Program.This year’s honorees were recognized during a luncheon Monday, Dec. 5. They included representatives from HealthReach Community Clinic, The Christian Mission, Hope of Mooresville (HOMe), Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Advocates of […]

Church members help hurricane survivors

HUNTERSVILLE – Christ Community Church members, along with churches throughout the region, are working to help people in Lumberton affected by Hurricane Matthew.Burnt Swamp Baptist Church in Lumberton is one of the churches leading the way with organizing the help efforts.Though there are many churches involved, Sandy Ripoll of Christ Community Church with the help of a few others, is […]

Catawba River pays a price for its dammed-up waters

Recently it occurred to me – how many people now living in the Catawba-Wateree River basin really know the significance of this life-giving resource to today’s residents and to the earliest inhabitants of this region? Below I present some hopefully interesting information on this topic gleaned from the websites administered by The Catawba Riverkeeper, Duke Energy, The North Carolina Department […]