COLUMN: There may be clear rules in Josh’s case, but it’s a complex situation

Despite what you may have read on social media, seen on television or heard in conversations with neighbors or fellow patrons at a local watering hole – my favorite unofficial source, by the way, and in many cases, the most reliable – the bottom line pertaining to the controversy surrounding Josh’s Farmers Market in Mooresville is not that complicated. The Market […]

FAITH COLUMN: Secret to happiness is not what we might expect

Everyone wants to be happy, but we have different ways of getting there. By the 1980s, Texas congressman Jim Wright was one of the most powerful politicians in Washington. Then he got involved in a scandal about a book deal and resigned in disgrace. He lost everything – money, position and the power he spent a lifetime building. Years later […]

Lake Norman restaurants health inspections – Week of Jan. 23

Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Jan. 13-19:   Huntersville Bojangles’, 335 Huntersville Gateway Blvd. – 96.5 Harvey’s, 13812 Cinnabar Place – 91.5 McDonald’s, 14220 Boren St. – 99 Pinky’s Westside Grill, 9818 Gilead Road – 98.5 Rocky’s Pizza, 10310 Wilmington St. – 98.5 Saladworks, 9911 Rose Commons Drive – 98.5 […]

GAMES TO WATCH: Hough faces tall West Charlotte team; Pride look to avenge rivalry loss

Lake Norman at West Cabarrus girls When: 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 Breakdown: No conference team has been within 22 points when facing Lake Norman this season. But the undefeated Wildcats (18-0, 6-0) can’t rest on their laurels with the schedule turning over and opponents facing them for a second time. Their matchup against West Cabarrus (11-5, 4-2) is the […]

North Lincoln gelling with new philosophies on both ends

PUMPKIN CENTER – With a switch in its defensive scheme, North Lincoln’s boys basketball team has found themselves back in contention for a conference championship. Under head coach Dennis Frye, the Knights have primarily used a zone defense since he arrived for the 2019-20 season. But it’s not like the team plays a methodical, clock-melting style; rather they’ve always liked […]

Davidson student wins CMS Spelling Bee, advances to Panthers event

CHARLOTTE – A sixth-grader from Davidson K-8 finished first in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Spelling Bee Thursday morning. Dhruva Srivatsa, representing the North Learning Community, won by spelling the word “peripheral” correctly to secure top honors at the competition held at the Mint Museum. Grace Cai, representing the West Learning Community from Irwin Academic Center, placed second. Emerson McVey, representing the […]