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St. Pat’s event at Birkdale Village sold out

Feb. 22. Outdoor events are starting to happen: On Friday, March 12, Birkdale Village is hosting “Luck of The Village” from 5 to 8 pm, complete with socially distant seating and, of course, bagpipes and beer. Thing is, it’s already sold out. A press release from the new management and development company announcing the event […]


Cornelius couple envisions new life for Cedar Grove mansion

Feb. 12. By Dave Yochum. A wife and husband team from Cornelius is spearheading an effort to preserve Cedar Grove, the historic home on Gilead Road which was once the center of a significant plantation. Cornelius residents Abigail Jennings and Randolph Lewis have joined with the seventh-generation owner, Torrance Banks, to form Torrance Preserve LLC, […]

Photo: Lisa Sorg/NC Policy Watch

The biggest gasoline spill in the US this century was Colonial in Huntersville

Jan. 25. By Lisa Sorg/NC Policy Watch. When Colonial Pipeline initially estimated it had spilled 63,000 gallons of gasoline from a ruptured pipeline in Huntersville last August, that sounded like a lot—about twice the amount in a backyard swimming pool. Now, five months after the disaster, town residents’ fears have come true: At 1.2 million […]

Photo: Lisa Sorg/NC Policy Watch

Colonial spill: Estimate doubled from Jan. 6

Jan. 22. By Dave Yochum. In the space of two weeks, Colonial Pipeline has again revised the size of the gasoline spill, doubling it to roughly 1.2 million gallons. The spill in Huntersville this past August was originally estimated at 272,000 gallons, then 354,000 gallons in November and, as recently as Jan. 6., at nearly […]


NCDHHS reports new COVID-19 cases back over 2,000; increase in Mecklenburg

Nov. 10. By Dave Yochum. North Carolina’s number of new coronavirus cases per day rose back over the 2,000 mark, hitting 2,582 in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services report. The volume of new cases over the past week is 7.6 percent ahead of the median number of new cases over the previous […]

Free Potassium Iodide available Saturday at Alexander Middle

Oct. 22. Potassium Iodide will be distributed free of charge to residents and employers within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the McGuire Nuclear Power Plant from 9 am to 1 pm Oct. 24 at the Alexander Middle School in Huntersville. This distribution was planned for this past spring but was delayed due to […]


North American Properties buying Birkdale Village

Oct. 19. By Dave Yochum. Birkdale Village will be sold to North American Properties for an undisclosed amount, according to sources. The 66-year-old North American has developed more than $7 billion in properties, including 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states. The mixed-use project in Huntersville is apparently […]

Tilley retiring as Angels and Sparrows executive director

Oct. 10. When Sandy Tilley left her corporate job in 2007 to launch a soup kitchen in Lake Norman, some people thought she was crazy. First, there was the misconception that there were no poor or hungry people here. Secondly, why would a woman with a comfortable life—and nearing retirement age—attempt to create something from […]

James Ernest Self, Jr., 71

James Ernest Self, Jr., 71 of Huntersville, NC passed away on July 10, 2017. James was born in Charlotte on July 21, 1945 to James Ernest Self and Ila Rushing Self. James is preceded in death by his father, James Ernest Self; wife, Marie Self; sons, Ronnie Merrell and Lee Self; and daughter-in-law, Sandi Merrell. […]


Southwire buys ABB plant in Huntersville

Aug. 3. Georgia-based Southwire Co. has completed the purchase of ABB’s high-voltage and extra high-voltage underground transmission cable manufacturing plant in Huntersville. The purchase price was not disclosed. ABB’s 240,000-square-foot plant in Commerce Station Business Park opened three years ago just south of downtown Huntersville. The $90 million, high-voltage cable plant includes a 430-foot tower […]