Grant from Davidson company feeds Huntersville’s urban farm project
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
The layout may change, but the vision for Free Spirit Farm includes crop fields, a growing tunnel, ponds and a market. /Courtesy Carolina Farm Trust HUNTERSVILLE – A Davidson-based company has planted a substantial seed to enhance the growth of a planned urban farm project in Huntersville. This week, Carolina Farm Trust announced receipt of a $400,000 grant from Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator with North America headquarters in Davidson, to begin building Free Spirit Farm, a 28-acre urban farm off Kerns Road in Huntersville. Designed to help the Carolina Farm Trust and Fr ..read more
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Lincoln County man arrested for child sexual assault
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by Doug Coats
1w ago
Charles Edward Ramsey. LINCOLNTON – A Lincoln County man has been charged in connection with child sexual assaults that occurred last year. On Nov. 2, 2022, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding alleged sexual assaults of a child. The juvenile victim, who was known to the suspect, disclosed the sexual assaults at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center on Nov. 10 during a forensic interview. On Jan. 18, Charles Edward Ramsey Jr., of Lincolnton, was interviewed, during which the sheriff’s office said he admitted to the allegations. The next day, the 23-year-old w ..read more
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DENVER COMMUNITY NEWS: Lincoln CAC plans ‘Price is Right’ event
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by Matt Chapman
1w ago
LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center is preparing for the 17th annual Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse event.  A ticket purchase secures an opportunity to “come on down,” with a chance to win huge prizes and potentially compete in the showcase showdown. All proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and its associated child advocacy center. The coalition is a citizen-based organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms, while also providing intervention and treatment for victims.   The fundraiser is ..read more
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Mooresville’s tribute to a civil rights icon
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
A cold morning didn’t deter participants in Mooresville’s MLK Day Peace Walk. /Lee Sullivan MOORESVILLE – Community celebrations were held throughout the Lake Norman area on Monday, Jan. 16, to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal holiday since 1986, this year’s activities were held the day after what would have been the 94th birthday for the civil rights leader who was killed in 1968. In Mooresville, the town’s Community Relations Committee organized and hosted a community gathering that began with a morning Peace Walk through downtown. A program followed at the Charles Mac ..read more
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Festival, fireworks light the fuse on Mooresville’s 150th
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
The substantial “Mooresville 150” sign – likely to be a prominent exhibit at events throughout the year – was a popular prop for keepsake family portraits. /Lee Sullivan MOORESVILLE – With two extra weeks of weather-related anticipation tacked on to the previous 149 years, Mooresville’s combination New Year’s and Sesquicentennial celebration kicked off with a bang on Saturday, Jan. 14. The town’s 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Fireworks Spectacular at Langtree, originally planned for New Year’s Eve, was an afternoon-to-evening event on the LangTree Lake Norman grounds with a high-flying pro ..read more
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DLC celebrates successes, salutes conservation partners
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox accepts the Outstanding Community Partner Award on the towns’ behalf. /Courtesy of DLC DAVIDSON ― Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) hosted a Conservation Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Davidson College’s Hurt Hub. The event was a gathering of about 100 Conservancy supporters and interested community members. The celebration party included food, drink and music by Mike Orlando and Gene McIntosh along with a raffle of artisan gifts contributed to support the DLC event vibe. DLC Board President Paul Freestone conducted the organization’s annual meeting and reported ..read more
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New Cornelius Police chief part of department’s wholesale leadership changes
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by Doug Coats
1w ago
The Cornelius Police Department stayed in-house for its long list of leadership changes. /Doug Coats CORNELIUS – When David Baucom became chief of the Cornelius Police Department, he initiated a “next in line” motion for the positions that needed to be filled. Baucom was promoted from major to chief following the retirement of Kevin Black at the end of 2022. He’s spent the last 23 years with the department, starting as a patrol officer before moving to communications director and SWAT team commander. “Much like Chief Black, Chief Baucom rose through the Cornelius Police Department ranks and ..read more
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Lakeshore hotel development receives OK for annexation
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
Seven parcels acquired for the Sunset Cove development, outlined in yellow, include 1,500 feet of Lake Norman shoreline.  /Courtesy Town of Mooresville MOORESVILLE – A lakefront development years in the making – after a COVID-triggered redesign and a more recent delay triggered by a hiccup in town board procedures – has annexation confirmed as another substantial step toward reality. At the town board’s first session of 2023, the annexation of developer Brett Krueger’s Sunset Cove project – which earned Conditional Corridor Mixed Use rezoning approval in September – earned unanimou ..read more
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Davidson adds to affordable housing inventory
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
The Bailey Springs neighborhood is a frequently cited example of a successful partnership to create affordable housing options. /Lee Sullivan DAVIDSON – The Davidson town board on Jan. 10 approved a buy-and-sell approach to enhance deed restrictions on two homes that are part of the town’s affordable housing inventory. Approving the proposal outlined by Housing and Equity Director Eugene Bradley, the town board authorized expenditures up to $500,000 to purchase two properties – 12511 Stonebriar Ridge Drive in the Bailey Springs neighborhood and 13022 Claudel Court in the Bradford Subdivision ..read more
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Davidson prepares to move into new Town Hall facility
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by Lee Sullivan
1w ago
Davidson town staff is expected to move into the new municipal facility on South Street in the coming weeks. /Lee Sullivan DAVIDSON – The Jan. 10 meeting will not be the last town board session at 216 S. Main St., but by next month the meeting chambers at the new Town Hall & Community Center at 251 South St. could be christened. At the board’s first meeting of 2023, Assistant Town Manager Austin Nantz told commissioners a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for the renovated facility had been received just hours before, with the first wave of staff relocation efforts set to begin the next ..read more
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