Cornelius wins traffic award

CHARLOTTE – The AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety named Cornelius an Outstanding Traffic Safe Community among towns with populations between 10,000 and 30,000 people.

Patrolman Vaughn Griffin accepted the award at the 2013 N.C. Traffic Safe Community Awards on Dec. 11 at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham. Fourteen locations were honored.

The annual Traffic Safe Community Awards are presented to recognize cities and towns offering initiatives that make roads safer in the Carolinas.

Traffic safe communities are selected by looking at crash statistics, number of law enforcement officers per capita and the presence of formal traffic safety programs. 

Ada Jenkins Center wins $20.000 grant  

DAVIDSON – Bank of America recently presented the Ada Jenkins Center with a $20,000 grant for its Life Compass program.

Life Compass provides crisis assistance to people in need, such as home utilities, rent and other necessities such as car insurance.

The grant was part of ongoing investments the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is making to address immediate critical needs, such as hunger and shelter, and longer term solutions that promote financial wellness through access to benefits and resources. 

The Ada Jenkins Center works to improve the quality of life for people living in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and southern Iredell County.

Fire department conducts fire burning for training

DAVIDSON – The Davidson Fire Department will partner with five other local fire departments for a joint training exercise Dec. 21.

Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Odell, Mt. Mourne and Enochville fire departments will conduct a training drill on a house, donated specifically for training, at 14735 E. Rocky Road from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

During this time citizens may notice heavy smoke in the air. Reports are calling for a “Code Green,” so there should be little health risk to the citizens, officials said.  

Details: Capt. Dion Burleson, or 980-241-9943.


Citizens form Lake Norman Conservatives

HUNTERSVILLE – Citizens in the Lake Norman area launched a new group, Lake Norman Conservatives, to inform the public about issues affecting free markets, limited government, individual freedom and personal responsibility on the local, state and national levels.

The group will also provide citizens with the knowledge and tools to support candidates and elected officials who promote and defend these values.

The group will meet for a social hour at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. A meeting will follow at 7 p.m to hear guest speakers, discuss issues and foster community engagement.

The first event will be a U.S. Senate Republican Primary Candidate Forum on Jan. 30 at Fox and Hound Restaurant, 8711 Lindholm Drive, Birkdale Village, Huntersville. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations will ensure a seat.

RSVP by email:

The founders of Lake Norman Conservatives are Carole Gibbons, Mary Lou Richardson and Sharon Hudson of Huntersville, and Vallee Bubak of Davidson.

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