Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:41

Looking for firms to drop Anchor

Huntersville issues request for proposals for former downtown mill site.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- By the first week in February, Huntersville officials hope to be weighing several options for the future development of the Anchor Mill property downtown.

Earlier this month, the town issued an official request for proposals (RFP) seeking to identify private sector development firms interested in partnering with the town to transform the L-shaped tract bounded by Church Street and Huntersville-Concord Road into, ideally, a residential and commercial hub.

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- One of the worst-kept secrets of the last nine months was that, should Cornelius Commissioner John Bradford win the District 98 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives, a majority of commissioners favored Bruce Trimbur to fill his unexpired term of about one year.

Trimbur was the choice of the Cornelius Town Board in Summer 2013 to fill the seat vacated by then-Mayor Lynette Rinker, who replaced former Mayor Jeff Tarte as he left for the North Carolina Senate. That process took eight months and Trimbur served four, on the premise that he not file to run in the ensuing municipal election.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:56

Can MI-Connection be sold by towns in 2017?

During his tenure as MI-Connection's chairman of the board, John Venzon made it clear that he thought Davidson's foray into the broadband business had been a mistake.

But revisiting the town's decision to join Mooresville in plucking the local remnants of the Adelphia Cable empire out of bankruptcy only amounted to another toss of a well-worn political football, he insisted, and did nothing to contribute to the success of the company, which serves both towns and a big chunk of Cornelius.

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:53

Huntersville Half set for Dec. 13

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The 2014 Huntersville Half Marathon and Holiday 5K, presented by Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center for the fourth year and benefiting the Novant Healthcare Foundation, will take to the streets of Huntersville Saturday, Dec. 13, with the start and finish line at Birkdale Village. The Foundation provides assistance to families of patients in need during and after medical treatment.

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:51

Duke plans to share the warmth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy's Share the Warmth program will again this year assist customers struggling to pay their winter energy bills. For 30 years, the company's employees, shareholders and customers have provided funds to be distributed to Duke Energy Carolinas customers through more than 80 agencies in North Carolina and South Carolina. Customers can contribute to the program if they choose when paying their electric bill.

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:50

Davidson finance director retiring

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Town of DavidsonFinance Director Cynthia Jones has informed the town she will retire by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2015. She has served as finance director since March 2012.

"We are sorry to see Cindy go, but are grateful for her service to the town," says Town Manager Leamon Brice. "She has very effectively managed our budget, capital improvement plan, financial reporting, policies, accounting, and our audited financial statement as required under general statute."

The town will begin a search for a new finance director in the next few months.

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:49

Register now for Davidson Civics 101

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson residents who want to learn more about their town's government are invited to register for the Civics 101 program through Dec. 31 for the annual course that begins in February 2015.

The free program, which is in its ninth year, is open to Davidson residents and those of the town's extra-territorial jurisdiction who are 18 years and older. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss departmental functions and operations with town department heads, tour the fire and police departments, learn about town history from Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett, and take part in a question-and-answer session with the mayor and board of commissioners.

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:48

Martin Foundation offers ALS workshops

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Joe Martin ALS Foundation has added customized in-home care team workshops to its program of services. The purpose of these workshops are to train and educate family, friends, neighbors and others that want to be part of a care team for someone living with ALS. Care teams make living actively with ALS possible and provide the person with ALS and their family support and love.

Workshops are led by Neil Cottrell, Joe Martin ALS Foundation president, and are customized to the needs of the person with ALS and held in their home. Workshops will include but are not limited to lifting and transferring techniques, communication methods, proper use of durable medical equipment, meal preparation, feeding tube instructions and more depending on the needs of the family.

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- From former President Woodrow Wilson to bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, from Vietnam War-era Secretary of State Dean Rusk to astronaut Tom Marshburn, from former Charlotte Mayor and now U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to current Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, alumni of Davidson College have reached the pinnacles of power, the height of popularity and the frontiers of space.

Now, the small liberal arts college with the global reach is counting on its 20,000 living graduates to propel their alma mater to an unprecedented goal. This past Saturday, Foxx returned to Davidson to help launch a $425 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the school's 177-year history.

Friday, 14 November 2014 09:35

Cornelius police investigate home invasion

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The following is a press release issued by the Cornelius Police Department Friday morning.

On Thursday, Nov. 13, at approximately 8:25 p.m., Cornelius Police received a report that a home owner in the 9200 block of Robbins Preserve Road answered the doorbell and a male, more than 6 feet tall and approximately 240 pounds, pushed his way into the home brandishing a weapon. The suspect fled after one of the homeowners exited the home and ran to a neighbor to call the police.