About Lee Sullivan

Lake Norman management information, operations, ongoing efforts

By Lee Sullivan | May 19, 2022

Cowans Ford Dam created Lake Norman – the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina – when Duke Energy dammed the Catawba River in 1963. The total length of the dam is 7,387 feet, including more than a mile of earthen dam. The concrete portion of the dam is 1,279 feet long and 130 feet high. Lake Norman […]

MOORESVILLE ELECTION: McHenry, Sawyer secure bids; Ward 3 race tight

By Lee Sullivan | May 18, 2022

Primary elections involving Mooresville sand southern Iredell County not deliver many surprises Tuesday, but in many races, there is now clarity related to who faces who in November. In the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10 incumbent Patrick McHenry won the Republican primary and Pam Genant won the Democratic showdown. The District runs from Iredell southwest to Cleveland and west […]

Lake Norman Economic Development among area Centralina honorees

By Lee Sullivan | May 18, 2022

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Economic Development (LNED) was among the area honorees at the Centralina Regional Council’s Region of Excellence program. The awards recognize outstanding achievements supporting Centralina’s mission to expand opportunity and improve quality of life. LNED earned the Cross-Community Collaboration award for its workforce development initiatives. “When I joined LNED in June 2021, I was able to hit […]

Davidson tax hike to cover new waste fees 

By Lee Sullivan | May 18, 2022

DAVIDSON – The town is maintaining course – with a May 24 public hearing the next stage – to raise property taxes to offset a funding shortfall trend for solid waste services. At the town board’s May 10 work session, Town Manager Jamie Justice – joined by Assistant Town Manager Austin Nantz and Finance Director Piet Swart – laid out details of a fiscal year […]

Huntersville budget pursues 14 new town positions, unchanged tax rate

By Lee Sullivan | May 18, 2022

HUNTERSVILLE – With hurdles remaining on a municipal budget decision – May 16’s public hearing has been continued until June 6, with at least one commissioner stating he can’t support the current proposal – the town board initiated conversations about new topics likely to trigger conflicting perspectives and continued debate. Town Manager Anthony Robert’s proposed FY23 financial package presented at […]

2022 Primary Roundup: Mooresville/South Iredell

By Lee Sullivan | May 12, 2022

U.S. House of Representatives, District 10 Five candidates are in the Republican primary field: Jeff Gregory, Michael Magnotta, Patrick McHenry, Gary Robinson and Richard Speer. Two Democrats, Michael Felder and Pam Genant, are also in a primary. N.C Senate, District 37 Sen. Vickie Sawyer faces a Republican primary challenge from Tom Fyler   Iredell County Board of Commissioners Ten candidates […]

Management team boasts food, event and ‘experience’ trifecta

By Lee Sullivan | May 12, 2022

MOORESVILLE – It’s completely understandable that during a rare sit-down lunch, Bouk Management partners Chris Boukedes and Steve Jordan were juggling multiple thoughts. It was a Thursday, so some potential chef touches for the evening’s menu at On The Nines Bistro was still percolating in Jordan’s head, decorating and table setting for a four-course banquet of 250 people was in progress […]

Manufacturer seeks exit from town’s electric service

By Lee Sullivan | May 11, 2022

HUNTERSVILLE – A dispute is simmering that could deliver a shock to the Huntersville’s municipal electricity system operations. Reynolds Consumer Products (RCP), the parent company of the Pactiv plastics operation in Commerce Station, has submitted a 284-page document – with about 250 pages of exhibits referencing previous agreements and summarizing service complaints – to the N.C. Utilities Commission in its request to […]

Cornhole competition generates thousands in battle against cancer

By Lee Sullivan | May 11, 2022

MOORESVILLE – Dozens of two-person teams, including a collection of current students, alumni and some parents, pitched in on Saturday morning to help make things just a little better for two local families coping with cancer diagnoses. Traditionally a Friday afternoon activity, the 2022 “Cornhole For Cancer” benefit at Coach Joe Popp Stadium on the Mooresville High School campus was […]

Challenge celebrates a little girl’s legacy at the YMCA

By Lee Sullivan | May 11, 2022

CORNELIUS – A little girl who left a big impression continues to be the driving force behind a community event designed to make the lives of local children better. On the last Saturday in April, approximately 60 area residents – competing in two-person teams – tackled a morning full of multi-faceted physical challenges combined with fun exercises at the Lake Norman […]