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Davidson tax hike to cover new waste fees 


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 […]

‘Final location’ for historic tenant house secured


CORNELIUS – The newest chapter in the saga surrounding the tenant house could be its last. With unanimous approval from the Cornelius town board May 16, the historic and heavily discussed structure will be relocated within the Alexander Farms development at the cost of the developer. Taking the 800-square-foot house 200 yards south to the corner of West Catawba Avenue […]

Huntersville budget pursues 14 new town positions, unchanged tax rate


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 […]

McFadden wins primary for sheriff; Cotham leads at-large county commissioners

Here are the results of the primary races involving north Mecklenburg County in Tuesday’s election: N.C. Senate, District 37 Iredell County Republican Vickie Sawyer defeated Tom Flyer with 82.4 percent of the vote. The district represents all of Iredell plus northwest Huntersville and Cornelius west of Interstate 77.   N.C. House of Representatives, District 107 Democrat Kelly Alexander received 83.5 […]

2022 Primary roundup: North Mecklenburg County

There are no municipal races in north Mecklenburg, but there are several other races that impact the area.   U.S. House of Representatives, District 12 Alma Adams, the incumbent since 2014, faces opposition from John Sharkey for the Democratic race. Meanwhile, there are three Republicans for the district that covers the northern three-quarters of the county: Andrew Huffman, Nalini Joseph […]

Manufacturer seeks exit from town’s electric service

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 […]

Challenge celebrates a little girl’s legacy at the YMCA


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 […]

Proposed tax hike part of budget season trash talk


DAVIDSON – A potential adjustment in Davidson’s budgeting approach could leave Huntersville as the only area municipality subsidizing waste collection costs for residents. Davidson Town Manager Jamie Justice presented his proposed fiscal year 2023 budget to town commissioners May 10 including a previously discussed, high-profile change replacing a per-customer solid waste fee with a town-wide property tax rate hike to bridge […]

All categories of Cornelius homeowners get hike in stormwater fees


CORNELIUS – As the first year of stormwater rate restructuring nears an end, the second will bring yet another shift for Cornelius residents. The change was initiated with town fees to Mecklenburg County expected to nearly double in the coming years. The second of three phases was approved unanimously by the town board May 2. In the first phase, the […]

Raptor Center director, FeedNC earn community service awards

MOORESVILLE – At a sold-out gathering, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has recognized an individual and an organization for going the extra mile for the Lake Norman region.   Outgoing Board Chair Erika Erlenbach recognized Bonnie Battalia, development director for FeedNC and key staff and volunteers with the prestigious Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award.  Duke Energy’s Christine Pulley assisted […]


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