Davidson’s Venture Crew 58 climbs upstate New York

DAVIDSON – Davidson’s Venture Crew 58 traveled to upstate New York over the President’s Day weekend to learn about and participate in the extreme winter sports on their first annual Winter Expedition.

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or are ages 14 through 20 years old. 

Crew 58 is led by crew president Adam Brown, a senior at Hough High School, and Adult Advisor Christopher Willingham. 

They have approximately 14 members.

The focus of Crew 58 is outdoor high adventure activities, leadership development, and supporting the programs of Boy Scout Troop 58 and Cub Scout Pack 58.

Contact Christopher Willingham at cbwillingham@gmail.com or 704-237-0050 for more information on Venture Crew 58, including membership.

Ada Jenkins hosts bone marrow drive 

DAVIDSON – The Be The Match Foundation will host a marrow donor registry drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14 at the Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson.

Anyone that comes and is eligible will be able to get on the registry, but Lauren Turner is the focus patient for the event.

Lauren was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 6 years old. After treatment, Lauren’s sister donated bone marrow for her transplant.

Almost two years later, the leukemia is back and Lauren needs another transplant, but this time she needs to find a donor who is not related.

Donors must be between ages 18 to 44 to be eligible. Many patients need a matching tissue type, not blood type.

Tissue types are inherited so patients are more likely to match someone of their own racial and ethnic background.

Visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/save.a.life or call Addie Sanders at 704-942-6971 for more information.


Huntersville Police presents Safety Town 2013

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville Police is hosting Safety Town, a four-day program for children who will enter kindergarten in August.

Safety Town teaches life-saving lessons on strangers, traffic, fire, pedestrians, guns, poisons and drugs as well as playground, bus and bicycle safety.

The child-sized town includes working traffic lights, miniature street signs, crosswalks and eight colorful little buildings representing Huntersville.

Parents can sign their children up for sessions that run June 10-13, June 17-20 or June 24-27.

Morning, 8:30-11:30 a.m., and afternoon, 1-4 p.m., classes are available.

All sessions will be held at Blythe Elementary School.

Safety Town costs $75 and includes a T-shirt, class photo, bike helmet, child ID kit, daily arts and crafts projects, snacks and drinks.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. March 25 at the Huntersville Police Department, 9630 Julian Clark Ave. Applications will be posted on the Huntersville Police’s website, www.huntersvillepd.com.

The session is open to Huntersville residents only.

Email Sergeant Tom Seifert at safetytown@huntersville.org for more information.


Cornelius PD gets rid of meds and papers

CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Police is holding a free document shredding event, sponsored by Cintas Document Management, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16 at the parking lot of Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.

There will be a limit of four boxes or bags per resident or business. 

The public is encouraged to bring documents such as obsolete tax documents, financial statements, cancelled checks, insurance documents, business records or any records that they want safely destroyed to this event. There is no need to remove clips, staples, or binders from these documents.

Police will also host an Operation Medicine Drop Event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23 in the parking lot of Cornelius Town Hall.

Residents can dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.

They will not accept any needles, syringes or biohazard materials.

Disposing of medicine in the trash or by flushing them down the toilet is harmful for the environment. 

Contact Sgt. Brinzey or Betsy Shores at 704-892-1363 or visit www.cornelius.org/police for more information about either event.


Cornelius to implement false alarm reduction program

CORNELIUS – Cornelius has implemented a false alarm reduction program to encourage town residents and businesses to help solve the problem of chronic false alarms.  

Cornelius residents and businesses are now required to register their monitored or unmonitored alarm system. 

Cornelius has partnered with the public safety corporation CryWolf to assist with the implementation and enforcement of the False Alarm Ordinance. 

Monitored alarm users will be contacted by with more details and registration information.

Unmonitored alarm users can register online at www.crywolf.us/corneliusnc

The initial registration fee is $10 with a renewal fee of $10 each year.  An alarm permit is valid for twelve months from the date issued. 

The fees are waived for residents who are 65 years or older. 

The initial registration period will begin on March 1, and residents and businesses will have 90 days to register.

Fines for false alarms will be assessed beginning June 1, on a tiered system. 

Registered alarm users are allowed two false alarm responses at no charge during a permit year. Additional charges will be assessed as follows:

False alarms 1, 2: No charge for registered alarms

False alarms 3,4,5: $50.00 per response

False alarms 6, 7: $100.00 per response  

False alarms 8,9: $250.00 per response

False alarms 10+: $500.00 per response

Audible alarm longer than 15 minutes: $100.00 per response

Call 866-889-2361 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday with any questions about the Cornelius False Alarm Reduction Program.