Posted on 24 May 2013.
Emergency workers prepare to transfer the boy to a medical helicopter, which waited just off Concord Road, near Robert Walker Drive. (Davidson Fire Department photo)
A 16-year-old Hough High School student was struck by a pickup truck on Davidson-Concord Road Friday morning as he skateboarded near the entrance to the River Run and Bradford neighborhoods. Emergency officials on the scene said he was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with life-threatening injuries.
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Posted in Fire calls, Police Blotter, Schools, Traffic alerts
Posted on 22 May 2013.
A wood building behind the house burns hot around 5:45pm. More photos below. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Firefighters from across Iredell County as well as Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville battled a house fire in Mount Mourne on Wednesday afternoon that ultimately destroyed a brick home at 225 Eastport Lane, east of NC 115.. The blaze began just before 5 pm in remote area not far from Mount Mourne fire station that lacks fire hydrants, which hindered efforts to quell the flames.
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Posted in Fire calls, Mooresville, Top stories
Posted on 21 May 2013.
Firefighters work to clamp a gas line that was cut next to Davidson College’s Belk Dorm Tuesday afternoon. (Davidson Fire Department photo)
A worker with a backhoe accidentally sliced a 2-inch gas line on the Davidson College campus around 3pm Tuesday, bringing a small army of firefighters from Davidson and surrounding towns.
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Posted in Davidson College, Fire calls
Posted on 18 May 2013.
A fire in an air conditioning motor sent smoke into the sanctuary of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson early Saturday. Davidson and Cornelius firefighters diagnosed the problem and ventilated the building. The call was among seven firefighters handled during a busy 24 hours, which included a minor truck fire on I-77 Friday afternoon. Read the full story
Posted in Church news, Cornelius, Fire calls
Posted on 28 April 2013.
A sinkhole on Old Canal Street in the Antiquity neighborhood east of downtown Cornelius widened Sunday night, leading to a power outage that threw the neighborhood into darkness. See the story on CorneliusNews.net.
Posted in Cornelius, Fire calls, Public safety, Traffic alerts
Posted on 26 April 2013.
A worker drives over the completed Piedmont Natural Gas pipeline Friday evening. We talked to the driver, who said workers were blowing off gas from the new pipeline. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
A loud roaring noise, which some residents described as sounding like a jet engine, was heard in the Lake Norman area Friday afternoon and evening, followed by the smell of gas from Cornelius to Davidson to Mount Mourne. The odor of gas prompted more than two dozen 911 calls in Davidson and Cornelius between 5 and 8:30pm, as well as calls in the south Iredell area. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Davidson College, Davidson Pointe, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Fire calls, Mooresville, Public safety, South Main Street, St. Alban's neighborhood
Posted on 23 April 2013.
Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle speaks during a press conference at Hough High Tuesday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
CORNELIUS - Cornelius police say they’re treating Tuesday’s bomb scare at W.A. Hough High School as a hoax, and they’re focused on finding – and making an example – of the person who did it. In a press conference outside the school around 5:30pm, Police Chief Bence Hoyle said searches turned up no bomb and nobody was hurt in the incident, which led officials to evacuate the school twice, and to dismiss students early.
“At this point in time, we’re investigating this as a hoax,” Hoyle told reporters. “As you know, it was a very disruptive hoax, and our focus right now is to find who did this.” Read the full story
Posted in Audio news reports, Cornelius, Fire calls, Police Blotter, Schools
Posted on 19 April 2013.
Firefighters investigated a number of smoke scares this week, including one on a boat that was determined to be coming from the vessel’s battery compartment. The battery had melted, burning electrical wires and parts of the compartment surrounding it. Also this week, a passing vehicle with a tall profile pulled down telephone and cable lines from a utility pole on Jetton Street. Police officers and town maintenance personnel closed the street until technicians could respond to repair the damage. Details on these and more, along with a tally of the week’s medical calls, may be found below. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Exit 30 area, Fire calls, West side