HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen is about to embark on its summertime program that provides free lunches to hundreds of children who will not be receiving free or reduced lunches at school. Volunteers will be packing an anticipated 11,000 bag lunches throughout the summer months, and Angels and Sparrows Executive Director and founder Sandy Tilley is asking for donations that will allow her to extend her ministry beyond the soup kitchen's walls.
CONCORD, N.C. -- In preparation for the 10 days of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 17-26, speedway officials are working to inform race fans and area residents about race day traffic by providing safe and efficient travel routes and information.
With the help of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the City of Concord, Charlotte Motor Speedway offers the following tips for fans heading to and from the races.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The chassis of Huntersville's municipal budget for the next fiscal year appears to be rolling toward adoption with few bumps in the road. But despite general acceptance of the nearly $49 million package proposed by Town Manager Greg Ferguson and Finance Director Janet Stoner, commissioners spent Monday morning picking at the nuts and bolts of the town's financial vehicle and — when examining the town's largest expenditure item — aggressively kicking the tires and probing under the hood.
For two-and-one-half hours, commissioners moved section by section through the budget proposal, asking Ferguson, Stoner and department heads questions about bits and pieces but, for the most part, signing off on bottom-line numbers adding up to nearly $30 million in general income and expenses, with $18 million in spend-what-you-make enterprise categories accounting for the remainder of the overall package.
Hillside Drive house gets historic designation.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Parking is often a subject of conversation in Davidson where, unlike in its neighboring northern Mecklenburg towns, downtown is the primary draw.
It was a perception that Davidson lacked vehicle spaces that led the town to commission a 2011 parking study, which found that the supply is adequate, at least in the near term.
Cornelius board rejects redux of Lake Norman Hyundai expansion. Some call it a "big parking lot.'
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Work on the diverging diamond interchange at Exit 28 off I-77 has Cornelius officials looking forward not only to a functionally efficient bridge connecting Catawba Avenue with West Catawba Avenue, but also to the gleaming aesthetic treatment that will serve as the visual gateway to the town.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support and compassion from folks throughout the Lake Norman community, Sam the Jack Russell Terrier has undergone surgery for his shattered leg and has begun an eight-week recovery period at Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius.
CSD's Malia Ellington puts team first.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- On a gray day in late April that seemed to have trouble deciding whether to be cloudy or sunny, chilly or warm, Malia Ellington found herself in an unfamiliar position.
When the sophomore at Community School of Davidson took the baton for the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the Buccaneer Classic Relays at Charlotte Country Day School, she not only was in last place, but was one-quarter lap behind the closest competitor.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will partner with the National PTA and Discovery Education this week during a community meeting regarding the prevalence of bullying, something that has become a painful reality for many of America's school children and one of the most pressing issues parents and educators face today.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Despite the pending sale of $8.1 million in general obligation bonds, debt service on a new police headquarters and continuing uncertainty about property tax revenue stemming from county-wide re-revaluation, Huntersville administrators are proposing an unchanged municipal tax rate for the next fiscal year.