UPDATE: Missing man found safe Wednesday night

UPDATE: Michael Williams was found safe Wednesday night, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Iredell County man with dementia. A silver alert has been issued for Michael Wayne Williams, 46, who left his Statesville home Wednesday morning and was last seen in the area of Old Mountain Road […]

Lake Norman Citizen – Oct. 1-7, 2021

Games to Watch – Battles for top of Catawba Shores; Lake Norman, Devils at home

Friday, Oct. 1 Carver at CSD Time: 7 p.m. Breakdown: Coming off a big win over Mountain Island Charter, Community School of Davidson (3-2) hosts Carver on homecoming with a shot at first place outright in the Catawba Shores standings. The Spartans handed MICS its first loss of the year Sept. 24, picking off red-hot quarterback Dylan Bisson twice and […]

These lake-area teams will play 3 games in 8 days

Pine Lake Prep and Mountain Island Charter will soon get a unique and daunting test as they make up a COVID-postponed football game. By playing the rescheduled game on Tuesday, Oct. 5, it will mean both teams jostling for position in the Catawba Shores conference standings are slated to play three games in an eight-day stretch. The NFL’s Thursday night […]

At-large Mooresville commissioner hopefuls focus on growth

MOORESVILLE – Election season in the Lake Norman area kicks off with an October town board primary in Mooresville, and growth – the prime topic of conversation among those candidates – is likely to remain the prominent theme running through all the region’s upcoming municipal races. Candidates Mike Cabe, Lox Leach and Gary West are vying for the only Mooresville town board […]

Walters takes gold at Huskies’ home meet

DAVIDSON – Hough’s Lilly Walters won her school’s inaugural home cross country meet at Fisher Farm Park Sept. 25. The senior, who recently committed to running for the University of Alabama, blew away a strong field at the Hough Invitational with a time of 18 minutes, 32 seconds, 45 seconds ahead of runner-up Ella Pasko of Marvin Ridge in the […]

Mooresville home to NC’s best pizza, food site says 

MOORESVILLE – First, it was best burger. Now, Mooresville’s Merino Mill is home to North Carolina’s best pizza, according to a popular national food website. In a story headlined “The Pizzeria Everyone is Obsessed with In Your State,” Delish.com, operated by media giant Hearst, singles out Aliño Pizzeria as No. 1 in the state based on ratings from the Foursquare […]

Parents sue school board in effort to force LCS mask mandate

LINCOLNTON — A group of parents has gone to court in an effort to force the Lincoln County Board of Education to require masks in the district’s schools to slow the spread of COVID-19. At its Sept. 14 meeting, the board voted 4-3 to make masks optional, a policy that went into effect Wednesday. Among those voting to approve the […]

Fire department revamp aimed at meeting demand

CORNELIUS – The fire department serving Cornelius doesn’t have enough full-time firefighters to serve its growing population. The town is addressing that need as part of a restructuring of Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue to become a municipal entity. Over the next 15 years, the town hopes to add the equivalent of 15 around-the-clock firefighters covering three shifts, and more than double […]

North Mecklenburg crime reports – Week of Sept. 27

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Police Department reported the following charges, including places and dates of arrest or citation, Sept. 13-26: Gregory Freeman, 42, common-law robbery and larceny of property valued more than $1,000, Interstate 77, Sept. 14 Maurice Paige, 48, felony conspiracy, I-77, Sept. 14 Donna Renee Whitelaw, 59, larceny of property valued less than $1,000, I-77 southbound, Sept. 17 […]