Cornelius woman recognized for providing college scholarships to area moms

CORNELIUS – Town resident Susan Harper recently received the 2022 N.C. Governor’s Volunteer Service Award recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution to their community and the state through volunteer service. Harper began volunteering with ANSWER Scholarship when she and her husband, Dennis Lynch, moved to Bailey’s Glen eight years ago. ANSWER provides college scholarships to mothers of school-age […]

Davidson-Mooresville boundary back as town board topic

DAVIDSON – A mutually-agreeable boundary for growth management jurisdiction between Davidson and Mooresville could be finalized this summer. At the Davidson town board session Tuesday, Town Manager Jamie Justice was scheduled to provide an update to commissioners about long-running discussions between the two towns on a boundary agreement defining the limits of each town’s control in the unincorporated area between the […]

Former Davidson mayor continues a tradition of remembering

  DAVIDSON – Continuing a 25-year town tradition, former Davidson Mayor John Woods marshaled a group of volunteers May 22 to honor local veterans in the lead up to Memorial Day. A team of approximately 40 area residents – comprised of about 10 veterans (including Woods), several members of Hough High’s Army JROTC unit and nearly a dozen scouts from Troop […]

Smithville revitalization plan lands key support from Cornelius groups 

CORNELIUS – The plan to revitalize the Smithville community has received thumbs-up from several town government entities following a call to action in January. Cornelius’ Planning Board, Parks and Recreation Board and the relatively new Mayor’s Housing Study Committee all would like to see the blighted historically African-African neighborhood west of downtown get the facelift and support to preserve its […]

How Lake Norman towns celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed the last Monday of May, this year on the 30th, honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it began in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more […]

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 […]

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