Huntersville police recognizes 3 officers

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Police Department honored three officers in the Field Services Bureau on Oct. 29 through its Third Quarter Coworker Recognition.

Their diligence, devotion to duty and professionalism reflect favorably upon the Huntersville Police Department, officials said.

• Brian Rouson found a suspect in the theft of construction materials. The suspect matched the description from other calls of construction theft and residential break-ins. Rouson responded to the call during a shift change.

• James Abraham helped find an elderly man who walked away from his home. He responded to the scene, coordinated the perimeter, found the last known location and began to track the man with his K9 partner, Haus. He determined that Haus needed to backtrack and make a new attempt, allowing the dog to find the man sitting in the woods. 

• Sam Hodapp responded to a suspicious person call, finding a stolen gun on a suspect attempting to leave the area. At the end of the investigation, numerous pieces of stolen property from 17 car break-ins were found and an arrest was made.


POW to headline Veterans Day event

DAVIDSON – Retired Air Force Col. Quincy Collins will serve as the keynote speaker for the Town of Davidson’s Veteran’s Day program.

Collins was the cell mate with U.S. Sen. John McCain in Hanoi at the height of Vietnam War. He also founded the Carolinas Freedom Foundation.

The event starts at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Davidson Town Green and includes the Hough High School ROTC and participation from community members. Chairs will be provided for attendees.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 218 Davidson-Concord Road.


Captain offers advice for winter fishing

MOORESVILLE – Capt. Craig Price will discuss winter fishing on Lake Norman at the next free nature program sponsored by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.

The program starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St.

Price, a U.S. Merchant Marine officer, owns Fish On! Lake Norman Fishing Guide Services of Denver. He has spent many years pursuing game fish from the ocean to Piedmont lakes.

No reservations are required for the program.

Details: or 704-895-5686.


Apartments, retail proposed for Exit 30 project

DAVIDSON – Citizens are invited to a public information session on a proposed development that would include 164 apartment units and 5,000 square feet of retail space in the Circles@30 area.

Lat Purser and Associates is proposing a four-story building with commercial space fronting Jetton Street.

The public information session will be held 4-7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Davidson Town Hall board room.  The session will be an open-house format with no formal presentation.



United Way volunteers pitch in around Davidson

CHARLOTTE – The United Way Young Leaders is holding its fifth annual Week to Fight Hunger on Nov. 4-11 to raise community awareness and get young professionals engaged in serving the hungry.

The group has organized more than 10 community service projects during the week, which includes sorting and organizing food at Ada Jenkins Food Pantry on Nov. 6 and preparing foods in the Davidson Community Garden, located at the corner of Potts Street and Catawba Ave., on Nov. 9.

The event includes a community “Hunger Challenge” to live on $4 in food a day ($28 a week) – the equivalent of what the federal government provides to food stamp recipients. 

The goal of the Hunger Challenge is to give young professionals first-hand experience of one obstacle many face to put food on the table each day. 

Members will discuss their challenges, insights and perspectives throughout the week on the United Way Young Leaders Facebook and Twitter pages.

To learn more about United Way Young Leaders, email or visit


Political panel to feature four legislators

DAVIDSON – Davidson College will host a panel discussion about North Carolina politics featuring four members of the N.C. Legislature, including three alums.

Susan Roberts, an associate political science professor, will moderate the event with panelists Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Rep. Grier Martin and Sen. Jeff Tarte discussing “The Changing State of North Carolina.”

The free forum will be held 7-8 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room. A reception follows 8-9 p.m. 

Details: 704-894-2458.