Huntersville

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An ophthalmologist looking into eye cancer cases in northern Mecklenburg County says he has identified nearly two dozen people with the disease. That’s nearly double the cases identified in April.   

An ambulance leaves North Meck Rescue on one its final calls. The squad closes its doors Friday, June 30.
David Boraks / WFAE

An ambulance pulled out of North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad’s Huntersville headquarters on NC 115, siren wailing. It was one of the squad's final calls before the end of an era, as the squad prepared to close its doors Friday after 58 years.

The Target store on Sam Furr Road in Huntersville was evacuated Monday after a fire broke out in the store.   It happened around 5 p.m.. Three customers and a store employee were treated for smoke inhalation.  No one was seriously hurt.

Map shows unincorporated areas in Mecklenburg County.
Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County commissioners have voted to terminate a contract with the City of Charlotte for police coverage in the county's unincorporated areas. They hope Tuesday night’s unanimous vote will persuade the city to let Huntersville and other towns police areas outside their town limits.

The longtime town manager in Huntersville resigned unexpectedly Monday night. Greg Ferguson had been Huntersville's manager for 10 years, and a town employee since 2000.  

Ferguson's resignation came after a specially-called closed session of the Huntersville Town Board.  No reason was given for his departure, which was effective immediately.

Wayne Parker, former headmaster of SouthLake Christian Academy in Huntersville, walks into the Charles R. Jonas Federal Courthouse on July 28, 2016.
David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

The former headmaster of Southlake Christian School in Huntersville was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday after admitting to stealing millions of dollars from the school and its affiliated church. Wayne C. Parker, 57, of Mooresville, was accused of spending the money on homes, vehicles, travel and other personal expenses.

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Huntersville town commissioners have voted to drop out of a regional transportation group originally set up to give the Lake Norman area more clout on road and transit projects. It’s another sign of discontent over the NCDOT’s plan for toll lanes on I-77.

In Huntersville, challenger John Aneralla easily unseated four-term Mayor Jill Swain after an unusually

combative election campaign, winning 59 percent of the vote.  Voters there also added three new members to the six-member Town Board, unseating incumbents Sarah McAulay and Jeff Neely.

Hip-Hop Church Targets Young Crowd With Gospel Beats

Jun 27, 2014
Tasnim Shamma

It's fair to say that – at least in Charlotte – it's not news when a church opens. But a new church in Huntersville is doing something different to get young people in the door. It's using hip-hop to deliver its message.

DMV Eliminates Written Exam For Licensed Drivers

May 1, 2014
Courtesy of NCDOT

Governor Pat McCrory was in Huntersville on Thursday for the opening of a new DMV office. During his visit, he announced that the written test will no longer be required for out-of-state residents to get a North Carolina driver's license. Only first-time drivers and applicants with licenses that have been expired for more than two years will be required to take the written test.

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