Posted on 17 June 2013.
Karen Bentley, Mecklenburg County Commissioner for District 1, will be the guest speaker at the next Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Focus Friday issues session this Friday, June 21. Bentley will give an update on Mecklenburg County issues, including the status of a possible re-do of the 2011 property revaluation, the search for a new County Manager, Public Access Swimming, and the County Budget.
The monthly Focus Friday meetings are open to all chamber members and guests and include a question-and-answer session. The program is sponsored by DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mecklenburg County, Politics
Posted on 13 June 2013.
To the Editor:
The NC General Assembly is on the verge of passing its annual budget. Within it, the Assembly and the Governor are staking out an ideological position against the best interests of a majority of North Carolina citizens. Read the full story
Posted in Letter to the Editor, Politics
Posted on 06 June 2013.
President Barack Obama announces his new school tech plan at Mooresville Middle School Thursday. (David Boraks photo)
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE - President Barack Obama wanted to make a point about the importance of technology in schools, so he toured Mooresville Middle School Thursday and then announced a federal program to bring high-speed internet to most U.S. schools within five years. Read the full story
Posted in Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Politics, Schools
Posted on 04 June 2013.
President Barack Obama will pay a visit to the Lake Norman area on Thursday, stopping at Mooresville Middle School to see how the curriculum there takes advantage of technology and digital learning. Read the full story
Posted in Mooresville, Politics
Posted on 31 May 2013.
Tillis (left) and Brawley (David Boraks photos)
The Charlotte Observer takes a deeper look today at last week’s public dust-up between Mooresville Rep. Robert Brawley and House Speaker Thom Tillis. Reporter Rick Rothacker traces its roots to a disagreement between the two men over the MI-Connection cable system, which is owned by the towns of Davidson and Mooresville. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cable TV, Cornelius, Mooresville, Politics
Posted on 30 May 2013.
State Rep. Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius), the Speaker of the NC House and Representative for the 98th District which includes Davidson and Cornelius, on Thursday announced he’s running for the U.S. Senate. Tillis first will face Greg Bannon in the GOP primary, as both vie for the chance to unseat incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan in the 2014 midterm elections. See more on our ELECTIONS page.
Posted in Cornelius, Election 2014, Politics
Posted on 30 May 2013.
Following is a letter to parents from the head of one our local PTAs, Debra Cassidy at Bailey Middle School. It comes as the Mecklenburg County Commission considers its proposed 2013-14 budget, including school funding. The county commission meets Thursday night.
This time of year always brings much discussion and distress as budget decisions are made regarding funding for our schools. Not only do we have the local issues of CMS requesting approval of their budget from County Commissioners, but we also have the State Legislature making budget decisions as well. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, County budget, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Opinion, Politics, Schools
Posted on 28 May 2013.
Saying Davidson’s Affordable Housing Ordinance isn’t working and needs to be updated, town officials have appointed a committee of developers and real estate salespeople to work with town staff on potential revisions to the rules.
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Posted in Business, East Davidson, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, Politics, real estate, Town Hall