LN Charter’s transition offense buries Franklin in second round

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter’s second-half pace was too fast for Franklin High Thursday night, as the Knights advanced to the third round of the 2A state playoffs with a 78-51 win. Despite a 14-point first half from wing guard Donovan Atwell, LNC (22-6) only held a 3-point halftime lead. The 8-seed Knights offense was often bogged down in the […]

Mooresville Citizen – Feb. 28-March 5, 2020

$4.4M grant to fund four-lane Mooresville bridge over NC 115

A $4.4 million federal grant will fund a bridge to replace the intersection of N.C. 115, Connector Road and Mazeppa Road. The four-lane bridge will send Connector/Mazeppa Road traffic over N.C. 115 (Statesville Highway) and railroad tracks that end at the NGK Ceramics USA plant, northeast of the current intersection. The “flyover” is one component in a plan to create […]

The taste of Denver

Denver is growing rapidly, which means more restaurants, local and national, will inevitably open here.  In recent years, we’ve seen the arrival of Dunkin’, Fresh Chef and Publix. But what else does Denver need?  With the number of people who commute to work in the morning from the Denver-area, I’m surprised Starbucks hasn’t made its way to Denver. Opponents of […]

Basketball Playoffs: Harper tip sends Pride to 2nd round

MOUNT MOURNE – Pine Lake Prep defeated defending 1A state champion Bishop McGuinness 58-57 Feb. 25 with a tip-in by JT Harper with one second remaining. Harper, a junior forward, finished with 10 points in the first-round home matchup. The 12-seeded Pride (18-9) overcame a 9-point fourth-quarter deficit and were led by 12 points from Meelad Doroodchi, and Carson Shirley […]

Tate’s drop gains wrestling state title

Shaw picks up another state championship

Losing some weight during the season turned out to be a net gain for Caleb Tate. The Lake Norman High junior wrestled at 220 pounds as a sophomore and for the first part of this season, but coach Josh Stanley suggested going down a weight class, a move that culminated in a state championship. Tate, the 2-seed entering states after […]

Footbridge provides relief after culvert collapse

A crew from the North Carolina Forestry Service recently constructed a footbridge over a collapsed culvert on Daybrook Court in Stanley, providing residents an easier way to navigate the street. The damage was the result of a storm that brought high winds and heavy rainfall to the area on Feb. 6.  The bridge, built Feb. 14, also makes it easier […]

Fresh Chef: ‘a perfect opportunity’

DENVER — When Fresh Chef first opened its doors in Lincoln County, Operating Partner Pat Barth said it was “a perfect opportunity to open up a new market in Denver.”  The restaurant, an idea that began in Cornelius with business partners Brett Blumer and Mel Funk, opened in July of 2019, making it one of the newest restaurants in the […]

‘Hairspray’ set to debut for East Lincoln High

After rehearsing and constructing the set for nearly three months, theatre students at East Lincoln High School, led by instructor Greg Franklin, will perform their rendition of “Hairspray,” in early March.   The play is set in 1962, where Tracy Turnblad and her friend Penny Pingleton are obsessed with the Corny Collins Show, a dance show on television. When the chance […]

Flavor of Lake Norman: 20 restaurants, 20 dishes

We’re back with another roundup of 20 dishes from 20 Lake Norman area restaurants. Don’t see yours? Snap a photo and send it to us at news@lakenormanpublications.com, or message us on our Facebook page. Make sure to include the restaurant and the name of the dish. Let’s eat! Aliño Pizzeria Sorento Pizza 500 S. Main St., Mooresville alinopizzeria.com Chillfire Sesame […]