North Mecklenburg towns begin competition to see who’s the fittest

The Challenge has begun. On Sunday at North Mecklenburg Park, representatives of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville gathered to begin an eight-week fitness competition between the towns’ residents. With an introduction to multiple exercise options provided by local businesses and organized groups, the kickoff event included some encouraging teamwork talk from the mayors of all three towns and a brief summary […]

Municipal elections deliver close mayoral race, new town board faces

Changes are coming to the governing boards of most Lake Norman area municipalities following Tuesday’s local elections. While incumbents ruled the day in Mooresville, each of the three north Mecklenburg towns will have new commissioners – with a monumental upheaval in Cornelius – and Huntersville will welcome a new mayor. Here’s a recap of Tuesday’s results. Cornelius Promoting a platform […]

State takes legal action against Colonial Pipeline

HUNTERSVILLE – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has filed a Complaint and Motion for Injunctive Relief in Mecklenburg County Superior Court to force Colonial Pipeline to meet obligations as the responsible party in the fuel leak in the Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville described as the state’s largest gasoline spill. In the complaint, DEQ states Colonial has […]

Steakhouse set to open in Birkdale Landing

HUNTERSVILLE – Charlotte-based Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will open its first Huntersville location Nov. 9 in the Birkdale Landing mixed-use development. Firebirds was created in Charlotte in 2000 by local restaurateur Dennis Thompson, with the first location in the StoneCrest at Piper Glen retail center. With the Huntersville location, Firebirds now operates 54 restaurants in 19 states. Firebirds’ menu for […]

Here’s how to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

Trick-or-treating is back. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there are extra factors to consider when planning your Halloween activities, the American Red Cross cautions. “Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. and with most communities returning to normal activities this school year, people should expect a higher volume of visitors in search of tricks and […]

Home-sales slump still driven by inventory shortage 

Lake Norman-area home sales continued to slump in September as low inventory gave buyers few choices while driving up prices and competition for the limited choices available, according to the latest data from the Canopy Realtor Association. Declines in closed sales ranged from nearly 5% in Denver to almost 35% in Huntersville compared to September 2020. Over the same period, […]

Sept. home sales by neighborhood in north Mecklenburg

Here are north Mecklenburg home sales by neighborhood in September, according to records from the Canopy Realtor Association: Huntersville ZIP code 28078 Arbormere 9012 Krestridge View Drive $425,000 Arbormere 9105 Rayneridge Drive $365,900 Arbormere 10402 Barnmore Drive $460,000 Biltmore Park 12121 New Bond Drive $385,100 Cambridge Grove 16900 Taft Court $360,100 Carrington Ridge 5604 Colonial Garden Drive $379,000 Cedarfield 8529 […]

Check out the most-expensive Lake Norman homes sold in September

Nearly half of the million-dollar-plus homes sold in the Lake Norman area in September were in Mooresville, according to sales data from the Canopy Realtor Association. Of the 22 seven-figure deals, nine were in Mooresville, followed by five each in Cornelius and Davidson, two in Denver and one in Huntersville. The lake-area total dropped from 27 last month and 38 […]

After controversy, closing, what’s next for Historic Latta Plantation?

HUNTERSVILLE – It was an uncharacteristically quiet summer at Historic Latta Plantation. The plantation house and farm, which date to 1800, have been shuttered since June, when backlash over promotional material for an onsite Juneteenth commemoration and other issues prompted Mecklenburg County to sever ties with a nonprofit organization that had managed the property since 1976. Now, the county is […]

2020 Census: In north Mecklenburg, land drives growth

The delayed 2020 U.S. Census numbers released last month revealed what most Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson residents already knew. The area is booming, and new subdivisions — along with shopping centers and office parks — are overtaking pockets of former farmland and forests that offered fading snapshots of north Mecklenburg’s rural past. Huntersville, which grew by 31 percent from 2010 […]