News Briefs for July 27
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed section of McIlwaine Road in Huntersville on Monday, July 23, to replace the bridge over McDowell Creek.
Traffic will be detoured from McIlwaine Road to McCoy Road to Hambright Road to Beatties Ford Road back to McIlwaine Road.
Work will continue through Nov. 19. The contractor can continue vegetation/reforestation work through May 18, 2013.
Call the bridge maintenance engineer at 704-983-4400 for more information.
New moms group starting in Cornelius
CORNELIUS – If you’re a mother and in need of some ‘me’ time, a new mom’s group is forming at Community in Christ Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive.
The group will meet Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and include free child care; discussions with other moms; a Zumba class; and time to relax, read books, browse the internet and drink coffee.
Childcare is free, but moms must register by calling 813-240-5475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCDOT offers I-77 workshop
CORNELIUS — The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an information workshop to discuss high occupancy toll lanes proposed for Interstate 77.
Citizens may drop in 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.
CBCC hosts blood drives in August
HUNTERSVILLE – The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is hosting blood drives next month, some include Aug. 4 at The Grand Theater AmStar in Mooresville from 4-7:30 p.m., Regal Theaters Birkdale 16 in Huntersville from 2-6 p.m., Aug. 5 at AMC Theaters-Northlake Mall from 12-3 p.m. and Aug. 18 at the Regal Theaters Birkdale 16 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Donors will receive a free movie ticket. Additional blood drives will be held Aug. 7 at the Huntersville Police Department from 6-8:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at Lime Energy from 1-4 p.m., Aug. 15 at Lake Norman Charter Middle from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 18 at Solid Rock Christian Church from 3:30-6 p.m. and Aug. 26 at The Bridge Church of the Nazarene in Mooresville from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
There is a shortage of blood in the community, especially the O blood group (O positive and O negative types), so CBCC is urging O donors to donate blood as soon as possible.
More information on the Carolina Blood Center can be found online at www.cbcc.us.
LKN Regional Medical Center hosts support group
MOORESVILLE — Dr. Jill Conway, Dr. Craig DuBoise and Dr. David Konstandt will speak at the LKN Multiple Sclerosis Support Group’s next educational event.
The free event is planned for Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road.
The support group also meets the third Friday of every month at Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson.