PHOTOS: North Lincoln football marches on to third round

Downtown bakery earns N.C. cream of the crop honors

DAVIDSON – Co-owner Tara Ragan isn’t exactly sure how Bonjour Y’all Bakery, not long after re-branding and re-opening in its cozy quarters at the heart of downtown, popped up on nationwide foodie-focused radar. “We didn’t know about it until somebody told us,” Ragan said. But the brief description accompanying’s October announcement that the business was selected as North Carolina’s […]

Don’t panic: flagged stakes are guides for utility crews

CORNELIUS – Deputy Town Manager/Planning Director Wayne Herron said he expected when new surveying stakes, topped with bright pink and white flagging, popped up on town-owned property along N.C. 115 just outside town hall, there would be questions. And with “AVAILABLE” anchoring the wording on a long-standing real estate sign right beside a few of the stakes, an influx of […]

Huntington Green park a goal for Make An Impact group

HUNTERSVILLE – A Davidson-based organization is looking for additional community support for a project to enhance recreational space in an impoverished Huntersville neighborhood. At the town board’s Nov. 18 session, representatives from the Make An Impact Foundation outlined plans to create a multi-purpose recreational area on property in the Huntington Green neighborhood, a longstanding low-income neighborhood in the northeast quadrant […]


Mooresville’s Rep. Fraley won’t seek re-election

MOORESVILLE – N.C. Rep. John A. Fraley of Mooresville announced Tuesday that he will not seek a fourth two-year term in 2020. “After a long career in home textiles I simply wanted to see what I could give back through public service,” Fraley said. “This experience has exceeded all my expectations due to the amazing community and people I have […]

Hambright Road ‘Gateway’ a transit investment possibility

  HUNTERSVILLE – On Nov. 5, Mecklenburg voters rejected a proposed countywide sales tax increase that would have generated money for arts, education and parks and greenways programs. The formula for distributing sales tax income included percentage allotments for north Mecklenburg towns. At the Nov. 15 Focus Friday event hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Cornelius Mayor Woody […]

Lincoln County Schools names new assistant superintendent

Earlier this month, Lincoln County Schools officials announced the promotion of a current employee to the role of assistant superintendent.  Heath Belcher, the current chief of human resources for LCS, will take the position after. Rhonda Hager retires in December. Before taking on the role in the HR department, Belcher was principal at Lincolnton High School for four years and […]

Troop 88: Denver’s first all-girl Scouts BSA Troop

Every week, members of Scouts BSA Troop 88 meet to learn about hiking, camping, rock climbing and other outdoor activities, just like any other troops in the nation. But this isn’t your typical group of scouts.  On Nov. 22, Scoutmaster Paul Beninati went to Walmart to get tents, flashlights and food, as he was preparing to lead his troop on […]