Representative quotes local woman’s letter in House address

CORNELIUS – Congressman Robert Pittenger addressed the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14, citing a letter submitted by Cornelius resident Martha Staley.

In his one-minute address to the House, Pittenger explained that Staley, a retired registered nurse and a retired insurance agent had received a letter stating that her current insurance plan would be canceled and that her new plan would be twice as expensive.

Pittenger used the letter to encourage fellow representatives to vote for the Keep Your Health Plan Act (H.R. 3350). Pittenger represents the Ninth Congressional District, which includes the Lake Norman area.


Cornelius police earn recognition

CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Police Department was awarded for the fourth time with National Accreditation on Nov. 16 through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

After a three-year self-assessment phase and an on-site inspection of policy, procedures, equipment and facilities by CALEA assessors, Chief Bence Hoyle, Major Kevin Black, Captain Jeff Ramsey, Lt. Bubba Wally and Police Planner and Accreditation Manager Christina Tadlock attended a hearing before a panel of CALEA commissioners in Winston-Salem.

After interviews with the panel, commissioners recommended Advanced Accreditation under the Gold Standard of Accreditation.

The Gold Standard assessment focuses on processes and outcomes, insuring an agency not only has recommended policies in place but are carrying out the spirit and intent of those policies on a daily basis. 

In addition, the commission awarded the Accreditation with Excellence Award to the Cornelius Police Department.  The added distinction demonstrates the delivery of enhanced public safety services and management professionalism.


Women’s club to auction off gifts

HUNTERSVILLE – Proceeds from the North Mecklenburg Woman's Club’s Red, White and Green auction will benefit Caterpillar Ministries.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Northstone Country Club. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club promotes and supports social, educational and civic programs in the community. Visitors are welcome. 

Details: Dawn Bradford, or


Rotary Club donates $25,000 to help Ada Jenkins clinic

DAVIDSON – The Ada Jenkins Free Clinic of Our Towns will have a much cooler atmosphere soon. 

The clinic operates out of one big room without central air conditioning or private exam rooms. However, after $25,000 in renovations raised by the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg and the Davidson Rotary Club, the clinic will have air-conditioned exam rooms and a waiting area.

The North Mecklenburg Rotary raised $12,522.38 through proceeds of its annual North Mecklenburg Rotary Golf Tournament at River Run, qualifying for a matching $12,500 Rotary District Simplified matching grant, bringing the total to $25,029.38.

The Ada Jenkins Free Clinic of Our Towns provides free medical care for the uninsured in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville.

Chartered in 1989, The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg meets Wednesdays at noon at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.  



Fire put out in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – Two people were displaced from a fire that heavily damaged a home around 3 a.m. Nov. 14 on 10335 Mt Holly-Huntersville Road.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire upon arrival. They got the fire under control in 15 minutes. The cause was not immediately known.