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Guest Opinion: Former Huntersville mayor calls property tax hike ‘extreme’

May 20. By John Aneralla. [Opinion] Is it necessary to have an almost 30% property tax increase in Huntersville? Absolutely not. Staff and the Town Board are blaming this extreme tax increase on transitioning to a full-time fire department, hiring additional police officers and the previous board. Public safety is the No. 1 responsibility of […]

Photos by Jason Benavides

760 Craft Works has cause to celebrate

May 3. By Jason Benavides. 760 Craft Works is celebrating their one year anniversary this Saturday, May 4 by hosting Lagerfest. In a year’s time the Huntersville brewery has brewed 65 batches and released 44 different beers all from one prime location. President and co-founder Wagner Ramsey of Cornelius attributes the success amidst a hectic […]

Highland Games are coming | Photo: Rural Hill website

Loch Norman Highland Games & Scottish Festival this weekend

April 19. The Loch Norman Highland Games are this weekend at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. This is the 30th anniversary of the traditional Scottish festival where visitors can experience music and dance performances, athletic competitions, cultural demonstrations, Scottish food trucks, Celtic vendors, historical reenactments and educational presentations about Scottish history and culture. Highland Games […]

Rendering of new Huntersville Town Hall

Huntersville getting new $30 million Town Hall

April 12. Huntersville will break ground on a new Town Hall at 3 pm. It will be completed by late next year, and cost $29,997,055. The new 54,000 square foot structure is on NC 115, just north of the current Town Hall. Quotable “This shows our community that the Town is leading the way in […]

Fox and Hound had a good run | Photo: Jason Benavides

Fox and Hound closes in Birkdale Village

March 20. By Dave Yochum. Fox and Hound, a mainstay in Birkdale Village for 20 years, has abruptly closed. It’s located next to the new Bartaco, a major new investment in Birkdale, along with expansions or improvements at Brixx, Eez Fusion and a makeover/rebranding Dressler’s, now known as Fin & Fino. Fox and Hound served […]

Twas the season to lace up your skates at Birkdale Village

Jan. 29. Question: How many skaters used the Birkdale Village skating rink? Answer: 17,000 That’s 1,300 more than the entire population of Davidson, estimated at 15,700 by the US Census Bureau as of July 2022. The rink opened for business on Saturday, Nov. 18 for the tree lighting. The rink will open Nov. 23 this […]

HEARTS Milling Around this Saturday moves indoors

Jan. 25. Due to the rain this week and flooding at the site of the Torrance Mill ruins, the HEARTS Milling Around event Jan. 27 has been moved inside to Cedar Grove. The event, which begins at 1 pm, includes bluegrass music, dancers, and art by Robert Childers, as well as discussions led by mill […]

Former SouthLake Christian teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student

Dec. 18. A private school teacher who was placed on leave back in April has been charged with sex crimes involving a student. Tyler Dean Melton, who lives in Cornelius, was charged with sexual activity with a student and indecent liberties with a student on Dec. 15. He turned himself in to the Mecklenburg County […]

Former Huntersville mayor files to run for NC House District 98, which includes Cornelius

Dec. 7. Former Huntersville Mayor Melinda Bales officially filed to run for NC House District 98, which is currently held by Cornelius resident John Bradford. District 98 includes Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. Bradford has announced plans to run for NC Treasurer. Background Bales has served as both Commissioner and Mayor of Huntersville for 12 years, […]

Birkdale Village Tree Lighting Schedule

Nov. 17. If you got caught in the Christmas Tree lighting event traffic jam last year at Birkdale Village, they’re trying to alleviate some of the issues this year. The event kicks off at 2 pm Saturday Nov. 18, but parking is expected to fill up quickly. Birkdale Village management suggests car-pooling and ride sharing. […]