Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:51

Apply for Davidson advisory board seats

The Town of Davidson is accepting applications for 2015 appointments to its advisory boards. Seats are available on the Design Review Board, Planning Board, Livability Board and the Davidson Public Art Commission. New members will serve a three-year term from January 2016 to December 2018, with a possibility of a second term.

A nominating committee will review all applications and nominate citizens for each available position. The Davidson Town Board of Commissioners will vote on nominees, and appointees will be seated on their respective boards in January 2016.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:50

CPD survey examines social media impact

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Last week, the Cornelius Police Department shared on its Facebook page a survey, asking people, regardless of whether they are Cornelius residents or not, to participate. The “surveymonkey” survey contains seven questions, all intended to gauge the relationship between police officers and the general public and the effect social media has on that relationship.

The post reads: “With the ever changing social climate and the increase of the importance placed upon social media, we are conducting a research project examining the relationship between social media and its impact on how law enforcement is perceived. As part of the Management Development Program through the North Carolina Justice Academy and as part of a research project, we are asking for your assistance with completing this survey. ... We welcome input from all persons regardless of where you live.”

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:49

Bethel BBQ set for Sept. 24

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- In its continuous financial support of Barium Springs Children’s Home Alliance, Bethel Presbyterian Church will hold its 21st annual barbecue Thursday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. A plate or three sandwiches costs $9. Bulk barbecue is available for $12 per pound.

Drive-through, eat in or carryout are available. Delivery is available with a 10-order minimum required. Bethel Presbyterian Church is at 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius. For more information, call 704-892-0546.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:48

ABC, ALE launch underage task force

RALEIGH N.C. -- In May 2014, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force. The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission was charged with addressing this issue and established the North Carolina Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking. In coordination with the Initiative, Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) partnered with campus and local law enforcement to conduct operations throughout the state.

This enforcement strategy was conducted in various areas where training and awareness seminars had been previously held by the North Carolina ABC and ALE. The goal of these operations was to reduce underage drinking and the illegal distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage persons and ultimately prevent alcohol-related incidents from occurring.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:47

CRTPO wants to know what you think again

CHALOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) has begun the next stage of developing future transportation projects for Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties and is requesting public input. This process is called “Prioritization 4.0.”

CRTPO is the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte urbanized area. Highway, bicycle and pedestrian, transit, rail and aviation projects are all represented on the draft list and maps posted on the CRTPO website, at the link labeled “Prioritization 4.0.” The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will score the submitted projects later this year according to formulas established under the state’s Strategic Transportation Investments law. After the projects are scored, CRTPO will seek additional input from the public in 2016 for the final prioritization of projects for funding.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:05

A new roof for the old jail

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- An 80-year-old piece of Huntersville’s past is now protected by a new roof as discussions continue about the role it will play in the town’s future. Last week, crews contracted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) completed the re-roofing of the 600-square-foot, two-room jailhouse that dates back to the mid 1930s. The jail, on a small tract off Huntersville-Concord Road just east of Town Hall, is the town’s oldest municipal structure.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:05

HPD reports results of DWI checkpoint

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Huntersville Police Department hosted a multi-agency DWI checkpoint Wednesday, Aug. 26, on N.C. 73 near Blythe Landing. Held in conjunction with the current Booze It & Lose It campaign that runs through Labor Day, officers from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Cornelius Police Department and Mecklenburg County ABC Police participated.

Resulting from the checkpoint were three charges of impaired driving, two charges of driving while license revoked, two charges of no driver’s license, four drug charges, one open container violation, one resisting public officer charge and three other miscellaneous traffic charges.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:03

Cornelius offers free tennis lessons

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Cornelius PARC Department, in association with Lake Norman Tennis Association and Lake Norman Tennis Academy, will host free tennis clinics for youth and adults at Robbins Park and Torrence Chapel Park this fall. The free lessons are designed for true beginners with no previous tennis experience.

The program will continue on a weekly basis for five sessions. Adult classes are Thursdays beginning Sept. 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Torrence Chapel Park. Classes for youths will be held Saturdays beginning Sept. 12, at Robbins Park. Sessions for ages 6-8 will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.; ages 9-12 from 10 to 11 a.m.

For online registration or more information, visit or call 704-892-6031, ext.161.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:03

The Carolinas’ role in the Revolution

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Learn about the important role the Carolinas played in the American Revolution Sunday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall. Local historian Tom Phlegar will discuss the war as it occurred in the Carolina back county, beginning with the British strategy leading to the campaign in the South and the events that took place over the following 18 months.

A detailed description of the Battle of Charlotte as well as places such as Ramsour’s Mill, Kings Mountain, Cowpens, Cowan’s Ford, Guilford Courthouse and others will be included, along with pictures of the areas discussed and how they look today. What is passed by, sometimes on a daily basis, often is the location of a very significant event. More battles occurred within 100 miles of Charlotte during the eight-year period of the American Revolution than all the rest of the 13 colonies combined.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:02

Food Lion gives $3,000 to Mission

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has recently given a $3,000 grant to Mooresville-Lake Norman Christian Mission to support hunger relief programs in Iredell County. Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is a philanthropic effort of the Salisbury-based grocery chain, designed to assist in hunger-relief programs such as the Mission Choice Market.

The Mission serves local families including 1,100 veterans, 5,000 children and more than 1,000 seniors. These families and individuals are the working, poor and elderly who struggle each day to keep food on the table.