Carolina Raptor Center to release bald eagle

HUNTERSVILLE – The Carolina Raptor Center will release a rehabilitated bald eagle at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at McGuire Nuclear Station’s Energy Explorium.

The free program will begin at 2 p.m.

The bald eagle originated in Maryland and was brought to the center on Nov. 17, 2013. Staff diagnosed the eagle with a broken ulna and radius, soft tissue wounds, and feather damage.

The bird received cold laser therapy as well as physical therapy and flight training.

The Jim Arthur Medical Center admits about 1,000 injured and orphaned birds a year.



Covekeepers learn about CMUD services

STANLEY – Barry Shearin, deputy director for operations for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department, will speak at the next Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting.

Shearin will talk about what CMUD is doing to protect the water supply from sewage spills, construction site pollution and chemical/radiation contamination. 

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road. 

Details: Ben Benoit, 704-489-6249.


Town to spend $40,000 gift

DAVIDSON — An anonymous donor gave the town $40,000 with no stipulations.

Town staff is set to present a budget amendment to commissioners Feb. 19 to use the money to pay for a fiscal impact study and software to do payroll in-house.

During a Feb. 3 work session, Community and Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming requested a study that would use town data to calculate land, nonprofit, residential and commercial property costs, as well as compare them to revenues. 


Road closures expected in Cornelius near Exit 28

CORNELIUS — The Town of Cornelius warns drivers of upcoming lane closures, scheduled to begin Feb. 17 on Catawba Avenue at Exit 28 for construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange.

Up to one lane in each direction of Catawba Avenue and West Catawba Avenue from the Torrence Chapel Road intersection to the U.S. 21 intersection may be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends. If it occurs at all, traffic is not supposed to be halted longer than 15 minutes.

Construction will take place along I-77, on the bridge, in the ramps and immediately adjacent to the bridge.

Estimated completion time is 14-18 months. 


Huntersville to discuss density changes

HUNTERSVILLE – Town commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss rural zoning changes.

Average lot sizes could change from 43,675 square feet, or one acre, to 18,000 square feet (0.41 acres). Lot width, according to proposed ordinances, would drop from an average of 120 feet to 100 feet, with the minimum lot width proposed to go from 100 feet to 80 feet.

The moves are an attempt to allow for greater density in the town, while still preserving open space.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road.


Snow delays Davidson commissioners meeting

DAVIDSON — The impending snowstorm caused the Davidson commissioners to postpone their board meeting to Dec. 19.

The board will convene at 4 p.m. for a pre-meeting in the administrative conference room of town hall. The official commissioners meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the board meeting room.

On the agenda is a presentation from MI-Connection David Auger for a financial and operational report of the cable and telecommunications company co-owned by Davidson and Mooresville.

Also on the docket is to discuss a request by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority make the property on Davidson-Concord Road part of a conditional planning area. The purpose is for the Behavioral Health Campus to be granted permission to have a larger sign than allowed by town rules.