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I-77 toll contractor fined $1.3 million

The contractor building I-77 tolls in Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties is being fined $1.3 million dollars. WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that I-77 Mobility Partners is accused of not removing I-77 lane closures and I-277 ramp closures at the proper time Tuesday morning. Sugar Creek Construction says this was caused by an equipment issue. […]

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The Charlotte Fire Department Dive Team was among the agencies to assist in the search for a missing boater in Lake Norman this week - Source: Huntersville Fire Department Facebook

Deceased Lake Norman boater identified

The boater whose body was recovered from Lake Norman Tuesday night has been identified. WSIC news parter Fox 46 is following the story and reports the victim is a James Foster.  The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is handling the investigation. Emergency crews were called out shortly after 11:00 Monday night. The Huntersville Fire Department says two boats […]

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Highway Patrol: Alcohol involved in two Iredell chases

The Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in two Iredell County vehicle chases this week. The first happened late Wednesday. 19-year-old Daniel Preiss is accused of not stopping on I-77 after a Trooper attempted a traffic stop for reckless driving. First Sergeant Owenby says the vehicle jumped the median at the top of the Brawley […]

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Citizens invited to discuss sale of town-owned Davidson property

PRESS RELEASE Citizens are invited to attend a roundtable discussion to provide input on the proposed sale and development of 19 acres of town-owned property on Beaty Street at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s Congregation House (218 Concord Road) on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “We encourage all Davidson citizens to attend […]

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Internet outage closes 19 drivers license, plate offices

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – An internet network outage throughout western and central North Carolina has forced 19 driver license and license plate agency offices from the Charlotte metro area to the Triad to suspend services until repairs are completed. DMV officials were advised by Time Warner Business Services that crews from Windstream Communications are working […]

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Lake Norman Chamber meets with firm reviewing toll contract

Representatives with the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recently sat down with the advisory firm selected to review the NCDOT toll contract. Chamber President Bill Russell wrote in a letter to members that Mercator Advisors will be reviewing all possible alternatives to the contract. This includes everything from outright cancelation to possible discount strategies for […]

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Panthers sign Short to 5-year contract

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have signed defensive tackle Kawann Short to a five-year contact, the team announced Monday. Short is now under contract with the Panthers through the 2021 season. The Panthers previously applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to Short in February. “KK has been very important to what we’ve been able to accomplish […]

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Statesville PD continues missing person investigation, says individual may be in Charlotte

The Statesville Police Department continues its investigation in the missing person case of Ashley Brooke Lambert Petersen. She’s described as a 33-year-old, 5’2” white female with brown hair and brown eyes weighing 125 pounds. A missing persons flyer apparently created by family or friends puts her as last seen in August. Statesville PD says indications […]

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Metal debris found in the roadway within the toll construction area - Source: Bill Russell Facebook

I-77 safety summit held in Cornelius

Community leaders and members of the public met for an I-77 safety summit in Cornelius last night. The focus was the toll lane construction zone following an increase in accidents and a review by the state. On display last night were pieces of metal debris found in the roadway. The state previously ordered various improvements […]

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Bob Romanelli, Apprenticeship Coordinator with Max Daetwyler Corporation and a Board Member of the Hopewell High School Academies of Engineering and Hospitality meets with students at the Annual Career Day – Speed Networking Event.  Submitted Photo.

Business “speed dating” held for Huntersville students

PRESS RELEASE Huntersville, NC April 5, 2017 – Students from the Engineering and Hospitality Academies took part in a Speed Dating Event with local business owners and managers at the Annual Hopewell High School Career Day on Thursday, April 5th. Thirty five area businesses participated in the event which was coordinated by the Lake Norman […]

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