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North Meck community group hosting candidate forums


Road projects top Cornelius ARPA wish list, Smithville…


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Police officers receive tributes for live-saving actions

Police officers receive tributes for live-saving actions

Four Huntersville Police officers, Jeff Guertin, Evan Tortorelli, Betty Anderson and Zach Duncan, were each honored during Monday’s town board meeting for on-the-job efforts that save lives. On Sept. 7, Duncan was the first to arrive at a vehicle crash on N.C. 115 and immediately began CPR treatment on a...

How puppies, community support power mission to help veterans

How puppies, community support power mission to help veterans

DAVIDSON – Several years ago, while husband Robert was serving overseas in the latter stages of a 30-year Army career, Suzy Lutz was taking part in a dog training program near the family’s home in Aberdeen, not far from Fort Bragg. During the training sessions, Lutz noticed the steady emotional...

North Meck community group hosting candidate forums

North Meck community group hosting candidate forums

Unity in Community is helping sponsor three Candidates Racial Equity Forums beginning Oct. 6 for positions representing north Mecklenburg in November’s elections.  Those participating in person and virtually will be allowed to ask questions. The forums are nonpartisan, and Spanish interpretations are available. There will be door prizes for in-person...

Road projects top Cornelius ARPA wish list, Smithville not as high

Road projects top Cornelius ARPA wish list, Smithville not as high

CORNELIUS – The results of a survey gauging interest in how to utilize nearly $9.6 million in one-time federal funding revealed a familiar refrain in town. Much like in annual budget preparation, Cornelius residents echoed their priorities of road improvements and public safety through a recent two-part survey for the...

Lakeside condos approved; needs assessment authorized for affordable housing

Lakeside condos approved; needs assessment authorized for affordable housing

DAVIDSON – Multiple topics with long histories of town discussions returned to the agenda at the town board’s Sept. 13 session, resulting in one final ruling, one clarification of a program’s title and nature and one more step toward binding board action. In addition, the board delayed its input on...

Pipeline spill update includes new proposal for water treatment facility

Pipeline spill update includes new proposal for water treatment facility

HUNTERSVILLE – Representatives from Colonial Pipeline and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provided an update Sept. 19 on the ongoing response to the 2020 pipeline spill that discharged – according to Colonial’s latest figures – two million gallons of gasoline in a portion of the Oehler Nature Preserve...

Huntersville in ‘admirable’ financial shape as it approaches town hall funding

Huntersville in ‘admirable’ financial shape as it approaches town hall funding

HUNTERSVILLE – The town board’s Sept. 20 session began with a fast-paced, dollar-focused, graduate-level cram course on municipal money matters that – more than likely – was the first of several such sessions in the process of preparing to finance a new town hall estimated to require an investment of...

Front-yard garage exemption gets pushback from neighboring subdivision

Front-yard garage exemption gets pushback from neighboring subdivision

CORNELIUS – An issue about building garages in front yards has turned into a nearly literal not-in-my-backyard one. Cornelius Commissioner Colin Furcht was certainly not alone in not expecting much pushback from the proposed rezoning to allow detached garages to be built in the front yards of the seven-home gated...

Local moms promoting ‘magic’ to make holidays merrier

Local moms promoting ‘magic’ to make holidays merrier

CORNELIUS – Being a parent has not gotten easier the past two years. Parents try hard to stay positive for their children, but the stress is real, and many families' lives are very different – jobs, health, housing issues and more – than they were two years ago.  Sensing the altered...

Davidson Police chief leaving post

Davidson Police chief leaving post

DAVIDSON – Police Chief Penny Dunn has announced plans to retire at the end of January 2023. Dunn has served Davidson for five years as police chief. “Serving as Chief of Police in the Town of Davidson has always been and will always be such an honor for me,” Dunn...

 
 

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Mooresville staves off aggressive Hickory Ridge attack

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Mooresville staves off aggressive Hickory Ridge attack

MOORESVILLE – A packed home side of Coach Joe Popp Stadium saw Mooresville High overcome an early deficit turning into an impressive 40-22 win over...

CMS latest to change security measures for children at athletic events

CMS latest to change security measures for children at athletic events

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is now the second local district this week to adjust its security at athletic events. Beginning Friday, Sept. 24, CMS is implementing the...

Games to Watch: Big showdowns in Queen City, Western Foothills, Greater Metro

Games to Watch: Big showdowns in Queen City, Western Foothills, Greater Metro

Friday, Sept. 23 Community School of Davidson at Mountain Island Charter Time: 7 p.m. Breakdown: CSD (3-1) will look to stay alive as a championship...

Hough runner embraces new role after freshman season for the books

Hough runner embraces new role after freshman season for the books

CORNELIUS – A freshman season to remember was also a marathon of a debut in the world of competitive running for Reagan Rainey. The Hough...

Christ the King sets win mark; CSD QB throws 8 TDs in one game

Christ the King sets win mark; CSD QB throws 8 TDs in one game

HUNTERSVILLE – Just halfway into the season, Christ the King has surpassed the school record for wins. The Crusaders moved to 5-0 with a 27-6...

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Hough offense balanced in rout of North Meck

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Hough offense balanced in rout of North Meck

CORNELIUS – Senior receiver Markell Quick caught two first-half touchdown passes, as Hough buried North Meck 52-0 in the first Queen City 3A/4A conference game...

 
 

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How can I improve the appearance of my scars? 

How can I improve the appearance of my scars? 

Scars are the great human condition, resulting from trauma, injuries, burns or surgeries that we encounter through life. Any cut on the skin deeper than the epidermis results in a...

Check out all the homes sold in north Mecklenburg in August

Check out all the homes sold in north Mecklenburg in August

Huntersville ZIP code 28078 Arbormere 8806 Hallowford Drive $429,900 Arrington 11218 Grenfell Ave. $515,000 Barkley 12516 Vantage Point Lane $460,000 Biltmore Park 12129 Bronx Drive $406,000 Biltmore Park 12328 New...

Passion ‘blooms’ into profession enhancing area lawns, gardens

Passion ‘blooms’ into profession enhancing area lawns, gardens

Whether you recently moved to the Lake Norman area or grew up in the Carolinas, trying to choose the right landscaping for your yard can feel a bit like solving...

 
 

COLUMN: Mourning the queen with love for my other country

COLUMN: Mourning the queen with love for my other country

Like the rest of the world, I’ve been following the hours of coverage of the death of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, since Sept....

COLUMN: Let the Red Line come, then (maybe) tax

COLUMN: Let the Red Line come, then (maybe) tax

The push for an updated design plan for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Red Line has not altered – at least, not yet – the...

Alzheimer’s can’t delete our memories of our father

Alzheimer’s can’t delete our memories of our father

I had a column idea simmering a few weeks ago around Father’s Day. I knew the topics I wanted to cover and how it should...