Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:31

Davidson board okays town hall, bond plans

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Plans to build a new Davidson town hall continue to move forward, as board members voted 4-1 last week to proceed with the second phase of the town’s public facilities project. The roughly $13 million project includes renovations to the existing town hall as well as construction of a new town hall, which could begin next summer.

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Town of Cornelius is growing, and its government as well as its citizens have a vested interest in what it becomes.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:19

Procedures proper, but P3 plagued by poor P.R.

The contract terms for the construction of managed lanes on a 26-mile section of Interstate 77 from Mooresville to Charlotte are “reasonable” and “generally appropriate and consistent” with the approach taken on similar projects around the country. But the individuals and agencies responsible for planning the project and sharing specifics about the plan with area residents did a poor job, fueling skepticism and illustrating a clear need for “more effective public outreach and communication.”

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:17

Eclipse tips for the big event

If you head into local big-box retailers looking for specialty eclipse glasses that allow you to view the solar event without damaging your retinas, you might be out of luck. Many stores have already sold out. That’s just one indication that interest in seeing the eclipse is high. Google searches for “eclipse” have jumped more than 80 percent since July with people wanting to know when and how to view it.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:16

Grant money for HPD officers

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A federal grant for law enforcement services, funneled through the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), will enable the Huntersville Police Department to add two officers to its Traffic Safety section.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:15

Water line discovery delays park project

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The discovery of a previously undetected water line, and the need to relocate the line before continuing construction, has caused a delay in progress on Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell in Huntersville.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:13

County wants input on new rec center

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- More than 100 people attended a presentation given by James Garges, Mecklenburg County’s Park and Recreation Department director, Monday night at Bailey Middle School.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:13

Davidson joins new brunch crowd

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Last week in Davidson, the Town Board voted 4-1, with Commissioner Rodney Graham dissenting, to approve the “Brunch Bill,” an ordinance allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages before noon on Sundays.

Licensed restaurants and grocery stores now will be able to start selling alcohol at 10 a.m. — a change restaurant owners are strongly in favor of, according to Davidson’s Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:11

Advisory board seats open in Cornelius

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Town of Cornelius is accepting applications for its Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Commission. This advisory board assists the PARC director and the Cornelius Town Board with issues related to recreational activities and facilities provided by the town.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:23

Scotch and traditions examined at Rural Hill

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- An assortment of Scotch whisky and four-courses of gourmet food are the main attractions of a benefit next week at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville
The Balvenie Scotch Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the centuries old working farm, educational center and event venue off Neck Road, will generate funds to support ongoing programs and operations at Rural Hill. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the purchase of one $85 ticket will entitle a patron to a four-course meal, with each serving paired with a different Balvenie Scotch whisky, including varieties aged 12, 14, 17 and 21 years.