Duke Energy and Iredell County officials have announced plans for an out-of-sequence additional test of sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station next week. The test — which is not listed on the annual calendar — will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 6, involving only the sirens in Iredell County.
The sirens will be testing as part of new hardware installations. They are expected to sound for three minutes only, but may be sounded several times as testing progresses. No public action is necessary. This test is being conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina and Iredell County Emergency Management. For questions related to this siren test, call the EnergyExplorium at 980-875-5600.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive in Cornelius July 18 to begin examining all aspects of the Cornelius Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. This assessment team is charged with verifying that the CPD meets the international law enforcement best practice standards. This accreditation is a voluntary process to gain international accreditation.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Orchestra (LKNO) recently announced the winner of its first-ever Instrumental Music Scholarship. Recent high school graduate Andie Haan was presented the award by Conductor Eduardo Cedeño, LKNO President Deborah Wyatt and at-large board member Ginny Hunter.
Haan has played the flute with the orchestra for the last two years and graduated from Community School of Davidson with a 4.3 GPA. In addition to the LKNO, she was a member of the high school’s band, honor society, student ambassadors, and track and field team. Haan is enrolled at the Honors College at Western Carolina, where she plans to study nutrition this fall.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Huntersville Police Department Traffic Safety Section, in partnership with the Huntersville Fire Department and safekids.org, will host a child seat checking station at Huntersville Fire Department Station 1 at 110 S. Old Statesville Road on several dates throughout the summer.
Child seat checks will be held:
• Tuesday, July 5, 9 a.m.-noon.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is a national neighborhood crime and drug prevention event held annually on the first Tuesday in August. Observed in numerous cities and towns across the United States, National Night Out participation has grown to more than 37 million people in more than 15 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases, as well as Canada.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- In response to recent incidents of deaths on Lake Norman, Cornelius-Lemley Fire and Rescue will host a “Fun in the Sun” event Friday Through Sunday, June 24-26, in an effort to promote safety on the water. Only one month into the boating season, so far there have been four boat fires and three drownings on the lake.
On Friday, June 24, CLFR will host safety classes beginning every 15 minutes from 5 to 8 pm., at The Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd. These classes will life jackets and their proper fit and how many you need, importance of swimmer safety; how to contact help; being safe while fueling a boat; stand-up paddleboard safety; kayaking; what to do in a water emergency and several other topics.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation has recently reduced the speed limits along Davidson-Concord Road. The speed limit on Concord Road heading east toward the East Rocky River Road roundabout is now 35 miles per hour.
The speed limit along Davidson-Concord Road from the roundabout to just past Historic Beaver Dam is also 35 mph, and from Beaver Dam to the intersection at N.C 73 is now 45 mph. The limits were previously posted at 10 mph higher in each section.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- It wasn’t an uncluttered path, and some still expressed concerns about potential precedent-setting and financial pitfalls, but Monday night, two weeks after the Huntersville Town Board denied a rezoning request from Lake Norman Charter School related to plans for an elementary campus on Hambright Road, commissioners unanimously approved a revised petition containing a substantial increase in road funding clearing the way for LNC to begin K-2 classes at the start of the 2017-18 school year.
The unusual set of circumstances surrounding the reversed ruling began at the board’s June 6 meeting, when commissioners questioned a school as the best use for two vacant tracts totaling 39 acres just east of the Hambright/Swansboro Road intersection, as well as LNC’s reluctance to finance all nearby (and some remote) road and intersection improvements identified as necessary in a Traffic Impact Analysis of the school’s plans.
Unanimous resolution asks for approval of HB954 and no local penalties.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson Town Board of Commissioners took a surprisingly negative stand against the I-77 managed lanes project while delivering a stinging rebuke to Mayor John Woods during the June 14 board meeting.
In an 11th-hour addition to the meeting agenda, Commissioner Brian Jenest introduced a formal resolution that asked the North Carolina Senate to approve House Bill 954, which would cancel the contract between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and I-77 Mobility Partners, the public-private partnership involved in the $647 million project.
While the resolution — unanimously approved by the Davidson Town Board — supported the use of managed lanes and public-private partnerships to fund them if necessary, it not only requested the Senate approve HB954, but also that any penalties incurred from the contract’s cancellation be the responsibility of the NCDOT, not the municipalities along the I-77 corridor affected by the project.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson commissioners approved a town budget of nearly $12 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year at its June 14 Town Board meeting, more than two weeks ahead of the state-mandated deadline.
But approving the budget, which had been in the works since January, was nearly delayed. Commissioner Jim Fuller again raised the issue of beginning curbside leaf pick-up service for town residents just before the board was to vote to approve the budget.