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Art-focused event added to roster at Birkdale Village

March 29. By TL Bernthal. Be Well Birkdale, Birkdale Buds and Live Under the Oaks events are returning to Birkdale Village every week staring April 4. The health and children’s activities and concerts will run through the end of October. New this year is Art Under the Oaks. For several years pre-pandemic, Birkdale Village was […]

Tommy Davis, from left, historian for North Meck Crime Stoppers, Arlene Arciero, treasurer, and David Rochester, chairman, volunteer at an event. Crime Stoppers is a 
community-based program designed to assist local law enforcement agencies with crime prevention.

Crime doesn’t pay, but helping solve it can

March 28. By TL Bernthal. North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers wants to work with residents to prevent and solve crimes. Crime Stoppers’ primary aim is to raise awareness with regard to citizen participation in crime fighting in our community. The tip line, 704-896-7887, is one way: Residents can report crimes confidentially and be rewarded if the […]

Community Service Day at Hugh Torance House on Saturday

March 23. Friends of the Hugh Torance House and Store are invited to learn about invasive vs native species, and help remove invasive species from the historic site grounds. RSVPs are required for the 9 am – noon Saturday, March 25 session. Bring work gloves, hand spades and pruners.  Pizza and drinks for volunteers at […]


Board says no to Birkdale Village proposal for office space, parking deck

March 21. By TL Bernthal. The Huntersville Town Board voted 4-2 to deny the rezoning request that would have allowed construction of Class A office space and a parking deck at Birkdale Village. Critics in the adjacent residential neighborhood that in both Huntersville and Cornelius have been vocal about concerns about traffic flow, parking and […]

Vendor applications open for Huntersville Grower’s Market opening in May

March 21. The Huntersville’s Grower’s Market will open Saturday, May 13, and is accepting vendor applications for the Veterans Park market on Saturdays and Novant Health Hospital on Tuesdays. Local produce, baked goods, chef samples and live music kick off the season 8 am – noon Saturday, May 13, at Veterans Park. The Grower’s Market […]

Bales will seek 2nd term as Huntersville mayor

March 20. Announcing plans to seek a second term as mayor of Huntersville, Melinda Bales said she will work on a number of additional initiatives including a safe route across Hwy. 73 for greenway users, a microtransit program for high school students to access the early college program at CPCC-Merancas and an information technology business […]

Rendering of new Birkdale

Huntersville leaders expected to vote on Birkdale Village tonight

March 20. By TL Bernthal. The vote tonight on plans for office space and a parking deck at Birkdale Village will surely be split, but the final outcome is not apparent. Mayor Melinda Bales may need to cast a tie-breaking vote. On Friday afternoon she announced plans to seek a second term. The vocal public […]

colonial pipeline

State to hold public hearing tomorrow for Colonial Pipeline permit

March 15. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources will hold a public hearing Thursday for a Colonial Pipeline wastewater permit. Colonial Pipeline has requested a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Wastewater Discharge permit to allow the discharge of treated groundwater to North Prong Clark Creek in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin. […]

Hoyle, Graham

Bence Hoyle, former Cornelius police chief, is retiring as chief in Huntersville

March 3. Huntersville Police Chief Bence Hoyle will retire in June after 37 years in law enforcement, nearly 20 of them with the Huntersville Police Dept. and a dozen years as chief of police in Cornelius as well. Major Barry Graham will be promoted to chief upon Hoyle’s retirement. Background Hoyle was Cornelius’ chief when […]

Got a cool car or truck you want to show off?

March 1. It’s time to register your vehicle for the Downtown Huntersville Top Deck Car & Truck Show on Saturday, March 25. The 9 am – noon event will take place on the top deck of the Downtown Huntersville parking deck at Discovery Place Kids. Participants are asked to register online to ensure there is enough […]