New principals named for Mooresville high, middle schools

MOORESVILLE – Mooresville Graded School District has selected Mooresville native Samone Graham as the next principal of Mooresville High School. Throughout her tenure, Graham has held both the MGSD Teacher of the Year and MGSD Assistant Principal of the Year titles. In 2018, she was the N.C. Southwest Region Teacher of the Year and finished in the top nine candidates […]

Senior officer to retire next month after 19 years of town service

MOORESVILLE – Following an impressive 19-year career, town Finance Officer Deborah Hockett is leaving the familiar confines of town hall as she heads into retirement. In addition to her reputation as a strong advocate and mentor for her staff and their professional development, Hockett leaves a legacy of exceptional stewardship of the town’s finances. For 11 straight years, Hockett received a […]

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 […]

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 […]

One man charged in Denver Tractor Supply theft

MOORESVILLE – One man who stole a generator from the Tractor Supply on Gilman Road near Denver was arrested May 17 after committing the same crime in Mooresville. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Mooresville Police Department responded to a call about the theft of a generator and other items from a local Tractor Supply. Officers responding to […]

Find out where Mooresville commission is proposing social district

MOORESVILLE – Public comment and commissioner debate over a proposed “social district” presented by the Mooresville Downtown Commission brought the most attention to the May 16 town board meeting. Loosely defined, a social district is a prescribed outdoor area in which patrons can consume alcoholic beverages sold by an ABC permittee located in or contiguous to the district. It’s different […]

Tax rate steady in Mooresville budget plan

MOORESVILLE – For many in the Lake Norman area, mid-May feels like the glide path to summer — schools are winding down, afternoon thunderstorms become a daily threat, and weekend soundtracks are a mix of lawnmowers, leaf blowers and the occasional ice cream truck. But for local municipalities, it’s the time for a deep dive into the coming fiscal year’s budget. […]

Lake Norman High softball coach arrested for sex-related charges

MOORESVILLE – The softball coach at Lake Norman High School was arrested Wednesday on felony sex-related charges. According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, LNHS staff members notified the School Resource Officer Tuesday about a female student at the school who had allegedly received a voicemail from 58-year-old Thomas Patrick “Tommy” Strahan talking about a sexual act. When the Iredell […]

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

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 […]

Traffic stops on out-of-towners lead to charges for illegal narcotics, weapons

MOORESVILLE – Two Charlotte-area men were arrested recently on drug and weapons charges after Mooresville Police Department traffic stops. Both arrests resulted in the seizure of illegal narcotics and firearms from suspects that live outside of Mooresville and were reportedly bringing them into the community. According to MPD, officers conducted a traffic stop May 7 on N.C. 150 of Kenneth […]

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