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Cornelius IT manager joins other LKN town staff


Lake Norman’s tourism agency earns state honors


Huntersville Police officers recognized for lifesaving…


Grinch-themed initiative to help neighbors make…


Revised Birkdale additions eliminates need to…



Cornelius IT manager joins other LKN town staff

Cornelius IT manager joins other LKN town staff

MOORESVILLE – Christopher Lee will head a few miles north of his current post after he was named the new Technology & Innovation Director for the Town of Mooresville. Lee has more than 16 years of experience in state and local government information technology. Most recently, he served as the...

Lake Norman’s tourism agency earns state honors

Lake Norman’s tourism agency earns state honors

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 ...

Huntersville Police officers recognized for lifesaving efforts

Huntersville Police officers recognized for lifesaving efforts

HUNTERSVILLE – Four Huntersville Police officers were recognized as lifesavers during the town board’s meeting in late November. The officers – Josh Garrett, Brad Prendergast, Cody Shaw and Larry Ortega – were saluted for efforts and teamwork responding to a mid-October situation that involved a man trying to hang himself from...

Grinch-themed initiative to help neighbors make holidays brighter for seniors

Grinch-themed initiative to help neighbors make holidays brighter for seniors

HUNTERSVILLE – A group of neighbors hopes that by bringing a little of the Whoville spirit to Huntersville, it won’t just be the Grinch’s heart that grows three sizes this holiday season. The newly founded nonprofit Seasons of Giving plans to deliver 900 meals and cards to elderly residents in...

Revised Birkdale additions eliminates need to special-use permit

Revised Birkdale additions eliminates need to special-use permit

Board meeting is last of the year

HUNTERSVILLE – After taking a step back on one of the most talked-about proposals to come before the board this year, the Huntersville town board wrapped up business for 2022. At their Dec. 5 session, commissioners heard four informational presentations and then turned their attention to ongoing concerns over a...

New building, bollards approved for car wash on West Catawba

New building, bollards approved for car wash on West Catawba

CORNELIUS – A new building and entrance were approved by commissioners for the Carolina Springs Auto Spa. The car wash facility is on West Catawba Avenue at the intersection with Henderson Road. Under the conditional rezoning, it will construct a new detailing building, replacing the structure on the right side...

Cheek reflects on nearly two-decade tenure on CMS school board

Cheek reflects on nearly two-decade tenure on CMS school board

CORNELIUS – Rhonda Cheek’s son was in a stroller when she began her tenure representing north Mecklenburg on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. As she prepares to step down from her post, after a 19-year run and failed re-election bid, her son is 20. Cheek gave her final quarterly update...

How to learn about the latest plans for Latta Place

How to learn about the latest plans for Latta Place

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will host a Virtual Community Listening Session Wednesday, Dec. 7, detailing the latest plans for Latta Place. Park and Rec leaders will present the initial master planning recommendations for reopening the site, formerly Latta Plantation. Attendees will be able to provide feedback. In June 2021,...

North Meck mayors coming together to discuss regional projects

North Meck mayors coming together to discuss regional projects

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...

Cornelius police chief to retire; successor named

Cornelius police chief to retire; successor named

CORNELIUS – Kevin Black will retire from his post as chief of the Cornelius Police Department at the end of the year after a nearly 30-year tenure in town. Black became chief in January 2019, and his last official day is slated for Jan. 1, 2023. Taking over the position...

 
 

Three Denver-area players chosen for 2022 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

Three Denver-area players chosen for 2022 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

Several local football players were named to the 2022 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas that features senior athletes from North Carolina in a game versus...

ALL-LAKE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Freshman Dingman named Runner of the Year

ALL-LAKE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Freshman Dingman named Runner of the Year

Kasey Dingman burst onto the local running scene this season, not only as a freshman but after moving to Mooresville a year ago and became...

Lake Norman Charter’s McKay steps down as football coach

Lake Norman Charter’s McKay steps down as football coach

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter football coach Bob McKay has stepped down following a second stint leading the school’s varsity team. McKay returned to the...

ALL-LAKE GIRLS GOLF: Caroline Johnson ends Pride career with state title, lessons learned

ALL-LAKE GIRLS GOLF: Caroline Johnson ends Pride career with state title, lessons learned

Caroline Johnson came back from four strokes down to win the 1A/2A state championship shooting 4-over at the Foxfire Red Course in October. The week...

ALL-LAKE CROSS COUNTRY: Fernetti improves on already stellar individual finishes

ALL-LAKE CROSS COUNTRY: Fernetti improves on already stellar individual finishes

Stephen Fernetti closed out his highly decorated career by winning the Lincoln County, conference and 3A West Regional championships.  Now he's become All-Lake Boys Cross...

These basketball teams took care of business during the Thanksgiving holiday

These basketball teams took care of business during the Thanksgiving holiday

Vikings sweep Holden tournaments HUNTERSVILLE – The boys and girls basketball teams from North Meck won their respective brackets in the Leroy Holden Classic held...

 
 

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Lake Norman’s tourism agency earns state honors

Lake Norman’s tourism agency earns state honors

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...

Water, walking and wise decisions a healthy holiday combo

Water, walking and wise decisions a healthy holiday combo

CORNELIUS – We are coming up on the most wonderful time of the year! But maybe not always for our bodies. In all seriousness, I love this season. It has...

Here are 5 tips for taking care of your skin this winter

Here are 5 tips for taking care of your skin this winter

At Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we aim to help your skin look fresh all year round. Here are our favorite skin care tips to keep your skin glowing through...

 
 

CHAMBER COLUMN: A Christmas memory about giving, and God’s blessing

CHAMBER COLUMN: A Christmas memory about giving, and God’s blessing

I cannot think about Christmas and the holidays without thinking of the Christmas Eve’s spent at my grandparents. The bountiful meals grandmamma Feemster and Russell...

Historic ties of north Meck span throughout region

Historic ties of north Meck span throughout region

  Though the north Mecklenburg area didn’t see significant population growth until a few decades ago, its rich history dates back to the Revolutionary War....

An easier-than-expected first mammogram experience

An easier-than-expected first mammogram experience

HUNTERSVILLE – Scheduling a cancer screening probably ranks somewhere on your to-do list between "clean out the garage" and "donate those clothes that don't fit." Sure,...