Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:06

Poly-Tech founder featured on PBS

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A local entrepreneur was recently featured on public television for his work in bringing ideas to fruition at his Huntersville manufacturing and design facility.

Poly-Tech Industrial founder and Huntersville resident Dan Cedrone was recognized for the entrepreneurial support, company growth and success of his business on the PBS show “Carolina Impact.”

The show featured Carolina entrepreneurs, with the Poly-Tech segment focused on Cedrone’s humble beginnings as an engineer with $11 in his pocket and an ability to make ideas into realities that have value to society. Some of the products showcased include a tourniquet that is in use by members of our military forces, a “Boomerang” stand-alone water bottling and purifying machine and an invention to prevent active shooters from entering classrooms.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mooresville Downtown Commission (MDC) Board Member John Amon has been recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Main Street Champion. The award is presented annually by the N.C. Main Street Center to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in advocating downtown revitalization and prosperity in their communities. The winners were announced at the 2017 North Carolina Main Street Conference held in Shelby in March.

A business and property owner in downtown Mooresville, Amon has served on the MDC Board of Directors for more than a decade and also served as treasurer for eight years. He was part of the family team that successfully renovated a building that stood vacant for more than 20 years to its former historic glory.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:04

LNRMC receives ACC accreditation

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. The facility was recently awarded Chest Pain Center Re-Accreditation based on rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:02

Fuller honored at court anniversary

At a recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the N.C. Court of Appeals, McIntosh Law Firm attorney and Davidson Commissioner Jim Fuller found himself part of the celebration.

In addition to a special session of court featuring Gov. Roy Cooper, part of the ceremonies was the dedication of a wall that contained a photograph of the 74 judges who have served on the court over its 50-year period. Only 39 are living today.

Fuller was among the former and sitting judges who attended the celebration.

“I was pleased to be included,” he said. “It is an honor to be a part of the wall of photos with my former colleagues on the court.”

Fuller is a senior litigation attorney at The McIntosh Law Firm in Davidson. His practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death and appeals.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:00

LKN biz network hosts blood drive

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Small Business Network will partner with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas for its summer blood drive next month.

The event will be held Thursday, June 15, at the Harris Teeter grocery store in Cornelius’ Antiquity Center. Donors will receive a free T-shirt for participating in the drive.

Appointments are available between 2 and 6:30 p.m. To make an appointment, contact Jim Vogel at 919-244-6989 or visit here. Harris Teeter Antiquity Center is at 21720 Catawba Ave., in Cornelius.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 17:59

New community opens home sales

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- National home builder and developer Taylor Morrison recently launched home sales at Stafford at Langtree (207 Faith Road) in Mooresville, its 12th community in the Charlotte region and its third in the Lake Norman area.

Home buyers can choose from two- to six-bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,578 to more than 4,000 square feet, and priced from the high $200,000s to the mid-$300,000s. With 117 home sites, Stafford at Langtree joins Taylor Morrison’s Trillium community in Mooresville, which is nearly sold out, and its Cobblestone Manor community in Huntersville, which opened in 2016 and is now in its final phase.

Cornelius-based O2 emc, an independent power producer that owns and operates 15 solar farms throughout rural North Carolina, was recently named winner of the 2017 Sustain Charlotte Energy Award. The company was recognized for its direct work on energy and environmental sustainability education.

This past year, O2 emc partnered with the Mt. Airy City School System, providing grant funding for an in-depth student study of solar electricity through the SiSTEM program – Solar-integrated Science, Technology Engineering and Math. At an onsite O2 solar farm visit in North Carolina’s Surry County, students studied economic and environmental impacts of energy resources and management, learning how solar can contribute to safe, clean and lower-cost energy production.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:39

Residential sales take a slight hit

Following several consecutive months of sales activity increases, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association reports that sales slipped in April. Data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services (CarolinaMLS) show a 6.3 percent drop in sales last month when compared to the same period in April 2016. In addition, sales were down more than 8 percent compared to March 2017.

However, the market continues to see price increases, with the average sales price rising nearly 10 percent to $275,491 compared to April 2016. The median price in April of $226,000 is a nearly 12 percent increase over the same period last year.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:38

#Getoutandgrow this weekend

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- What do you get when a local craft brewer partners with experts from the largest single-site heated greenhouse operation in the country? A chance to “Dig and Swig,” naturally.

On Sunday, May 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Primal Brewery in Huntersville (16432 Old Statesville Road) will host experts from Huntersville’s Metrolina Greenhouses for Dig and Swig — a free community event offering an afternoon of garden inspiration, expert advice, brews and blooms. Participants will learn about garden design and a variety of plants will be available for sale.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:37

Snap a great pic, win a great prize

Visit Lake Norman’s 2017 annual “Capture Lake Norman” photo contest is under way, and submissions are now being accepted on Facebook until June 20.

Enter your favorite Lake Norman pictures of everything there is to see, do, eat and drink in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville for a chance to win a prize, as well as being featured in the 2017-18 Lake Norman Official Visitors Guide.

Use #CaptureLKN on Instagram, FB and Twitter for submitted photos to be automatically entered into the contest. The same hashtag can be used on social media posts for a chance to be featured on VLN’s Instagram or Facebook page.

Prizes for the photo contest include:

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:36

It’s party time in Race City

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The 34th annual Race City Festival in Mooresville is this weekend, with an expected attendance of about 20,000 visitors.

Sponsored by the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce in partnership with presenting sponsor Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, this free event will be held Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outdoors along Main and Broad streets in historic downtown Mooresville (rain or shine).

Participants can visit more than 200 vendor booths in addition to local business sidewalk sales, food trucks, a beer garden, family-friendly games, live music and more. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and plan to stay for the day, but are asked to leave pets at home for their own safety.

Learn more at mooresvillenc.org or call 704-664-3898.