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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:38

Rotary selling bricks for memorial

HUNTERSVILLE, N .C. -- The Rotary Clubs of Lake Norman-Huntersville and Huntersville Happy Hour, along with Sons of the American Legion, are selling bricks to be used in constructing the Huntersville Veterans Memorial.

Prices are $90 for one brick, and $75 each when buying two or more. The memorial is planned for a site near the intersection of Huntersville-Concord Road and Main Street in Huntersville.

For more information or to order, go to lakenormanrotary.org/veteransmemorial.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:37

The Bin to offer Cornelius trolley rides

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Bin, a Huntersville-based organization that provides home furniture and appliances to low income families, will be accepting donations of household goods and offering trolley rides Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at 11:15 a.m. at Consignment on a Dime, 19207 West Catawba Ave. in Cornelius.

Tickets for the ride through Cornelius are $5 per person, with departures every 45 minutes through 2:15 p.m. For more information, contact Sandra Getts at 704-892-8492.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:36

Downes claims first Fuller event crown

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Houston Downes claimed top honors in a battle among Davidson College students to win the first James C. Fuller Jr. Closing Argument Tournament.

Named in honor of Davidson graduate, former judge and current Davidson attorney Jim Fuller, the inaugural event was hosted by the Davidson College Mock Trial Team and featured more than 50 students presenting closing arguments before a panel of legal professionals that included the event's namesake.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:35

Huntersville 101 taking applications

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville will begin its fourth Huntersville 101 class in February.

The course will offer 24 residents a chance to learn first-hand about the Town of Huntersville, the services it provides and its governmental processes.

The 2015 class begins Thursday, Feb. 5, and will continue every Thursday through April 9. Participants have the option of attending morning sessions from 10 a.m. to noon, or evening sessions from 6 to 8 p.m.

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson Housing Coalition will continue its annual tradition of placing luminaries throughout the town with its Holidays for Hope and Housing on Saturday, Dec. 13.

In return for a donation to the Davidson Housing Coalition, participants will receive luminaries that will go on display at 6 p.m. Citizens who would like to participate in the display may contact Sarah Lanier at 704-892-4486 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:32

CATS CEO Flowers follows Foxx to Washington

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers will leave her post Jan. 9 to become a senior advisor to the Federal Transit Administration.

Flowers, who was appointed to her new position by President Barack Obama, joined CATS in January of 2010. During her tenure, Flowers implemented budgetary changes that reduced operating expenses by $23 million while maintaining existing service levels at a time when 85 percent of transit systems were cutting service and raising fares. Today, CATS operates at 20 percent below the national average for cost per passenger mile and cost per revenue mile.

Flowers follows former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to Washington, where Foxx is U.S. secretary of transportation.

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- John Woods knew it was coming.

That's because Davidson's mayor had been through this exercise once before.

Woods, a native of Mecklenburg's northernmost municipality, got his start in public service in 1994 as one of 18 members on the Davidson Land Plan Task Force. It was that panel that recommended development guidelines that would become Davidson's planning ordinance.

Twenty years later, as the town embarked on its first major revisions of that ordinance, Woods stood before a gathering of Davidson commissioners and planning board members this past summer at Town Hall, where he delivered a message that was equal parts warning and challenge.

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Cornelius Police Department is seeking public assistance with identifying suspects in a residential break-in that occurred Dec. 4, at approximately 10:50 a.m. in the 21000 block of Decora Drive off Torrence Chapel Road.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 16:52

Davidson PD and FD have an 'Angel Tree'

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson police and fire departments have teamed up to create an "Angel Tree" to support families in need in Davidson and the surrounding area this holiday season.

The tree is filled with ornaments listing a holiday wish list gift item. Local residents are encouraged to sign up by Friday, Dec. 5, to make someone's wish come true this holiday by selecting an ornament from the tree.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 16:51

Davidson re-earns CALEA status

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recently re-accredited the Davidson Police Department by verifying it meets the commission's professional standards.

"We are really proud of Chief Jeanne Miller and the entire police department," said Davidson Town Manager Leamon Brice. "They have a high degree of professionalism, ethics, accountability and teamwork in the way they serve our citizens."

The DPD was initially awarded full accreditation by CALEA in July 2011, and seeks renewal every three years.