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Lake Norman’s tourism agency earns state honors

By Lee Sullivan | December 09, 2022

Visit Lake Norman (VLN), the Cornelius-based agency tasked with promoting tourism and special events throughout the Lake Norman region, was recently honored with three awards for exceptional achievement in destination marketing at the North Carolina Tourism Industry Association Conference. The awards invite representatives from all of North Carolina’s 100 counties  to submit and recognize the best in the state for […]

Davidson church contributes $200,000 to nonprofit’s ‘Opening Doors’ housing efforts

By Lee Sullivan | December 09, 2022

DAVIDSON – Davidson College Presbyterian Church is contributing $200,000 to support Hope House Foundation affordable housing efforts. The donation is the first of three gifts resulting from the church’s “Opening Doors” capital campaign. Funds will be used to build The Journey Cottage – one of three new units in Huntersville’s Norman Park neighborhood. “Home is a word that can mean many […]

On Tap’s Oktoberfest provides boost for Lake Norman Humane

By Lee Sullivan | December 07, 2022

MOORESVILLE – On Tap’s second Oktoberfest in downtown Mooresville featured a Brat Trot 5K followed by a full day and evening of food, music, beverages and more, with Lake Norman Humane as the ultimate benefactor. The event spread awareness of LKN Humane’s animal service efforts –  and, as a special added attraction, also led to the adoption of three pets. […]

How flexible are the policies under the One Mooresville Plan?

By Lee Sullivan | December 07, 2022

MOORESVILLE – Individual proposals were on the agenda, but the common thread linking items, discussions and decisions at the town board’s Dec. 5 session was the One Mooresville Plan and how that guide for land-use goals can be, by design, flexible, but doesn’t have to be. In one case, a plan promising significant road improvements and a targeted approach to […]

Mooresville town ‘gem’ offers bowls, banks, hubbas and handrails

By Lee Sullivan | December 07, 2022

MOORESVILLE – The day before the Dec. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the expanded and enhanced Mooresville Skate Park, Parks & Recreation Director Pam Reidy encouraged town commissioners to not miss “the greatest event in the history of Mooresville.” The next day, speaking to an overflow crowd enduring cool and rainy conditions, Mayor Miles Atkins called the “bigger and better” skate park […]

North Meck mayors coming together to discuss regional projects

By Lee Sullivan | December 01, 2022

CORNELIUS – All three north Mecklenburg mayors will be featured at the next “Cornelius Chat” on Monday, Dec. 5, at H2 Public House, 19906 North Cove Road, Unit A. The event – open to in-person attendance and streamed live on Facebook and Zoom – will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Zoom meeting ID is 868 5730 0141. Cornelius Mayor Woody […]

Race City ‘Stocks’ benefit to prevent child abuse

By Lee Sullivan | December 01, 2022

MOORESVILLE – The 33rd annual Stocks For Tots benefit supporting efforts to prevent child abuse will be held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center on Main Street on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The seasonal fundraiser, a Mooresville tradition since 1989, gives racing fans and others the opportunity to help the Pharos Parenting agency in Iredell County […]

Lake Norman towns holding parade, other holiday happenings this weekend

By Lee Sullivan | November 30, 2022

If you’ve been naughty this year, there are just over four weeks left to make amends, and plenty of activities in the Lake Norman area to absorb the Christmas spirit. North Mecklenburg The 40th annual North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade begins in Davidson on Saturday, Dec 3, at 1 p.m., moving south on N.C. 115 to Old Canal Street at the […]

Affordable housing development for veterans lands key push towards reality

By Lee Sullivan | November 29, 2022

MOORESVILLE – A partnership for a town-planned affordable housing development designed for veterans and public service personnel, and commercial projects proposed on two prominent corners were high-profile items at the town board’s Nov. 21 session. Liberty Village Announcing what he described as “very exciting stuff,” Mayor Miles Atkins opened the meeting acknowledging that American Homes 4 Rent had made a […]

Lake Norman communities holding Christmas-themed celebrations

By Lee Sullivan | November 23, 2022

Mooresville’s Christmas Parade on Tuesday lit the fuse on seasonal celebrations in the Lake Norman region, with multiple community events this week and next ringing home the message that the holiday season is here. This weekend, a slew of activities are planned, with Cornelius in the holiday spotlight with its 11th annual Light up Cornelius festival aligned with a salute […]