Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS2 2018

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LAKE NORMAN THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 2 48 IREDELL COUNTY has a lively downtown area from which you can enjoy all the city has to offer. Other towns in the county include Harmony and Love Valley. Many public parks and greenways enrich Iredell County, providing walking trails, playgrounds, public tennis and horseshoe courts, softball fields, and a new soccer complex with outdoor lighting to accommodate night games. The largest and most popular festival in Iredell County is the Carolina Balloon Fest. Each year, more than 50 hot air balloons take flight in a full weekend of flights (they do have tethered balloons for the faint of heart), competitions, and fun. Patrons are treated to live entertainment, wine and craft beer tastings, crafts, and traditional fair food with all of your favorites. The "Balloon Glow" on Saturday night is the highlight of the weekend. This unique and grand festival of balloons is a labor of love from a pioneering couple that hails from Statesville. The Meadows, Bill and Tracy, were the catalysts for the ballooning craze in the United States. They made their maiden voyage in 1969, then went on to form the Balloon Works to manufacture and sell hot air balloons. Students in Iredell County are served by Iredell- States Schools and the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD). Charter schools include Pine Lake Prep, Langtree Charter Academy, and the American Renaissance School. There are 17 elementary schools, seven middle schools and 10 high schools in Iredell County that proudly play host to students to student who are engaged and ready to learn. Davidson College, based in Davidson, is a renowned four-year university made recently famous by all-world basketball alum Steph Curry. The university is a great place to receive an education, being voted fourth best university in the state of North Carolina. Based in downtown Statesville, Mitchell Community College provides an option for high school graduates to learn trades, technical skills or earn credits toward a wide variety of degrees. For healthcare, Iredell County residents are in good hands. Iredell Memorial is one of the county's largest hospital with 247 beds. Davis Regional Medical Center has 260 beds and Piedmont Healthcare Physicians Group has more than 140 provider physicians. History buffs will find themselves busy taking in all of the historic attractions that Iredell County has to offer. As the only North Carolina site associated from the French and Indian War, Fort Dobbs was used as frontier defense and served as a vital outpost for soldiers and traders. No matter where in Iredell County you choose to live, you absolutely can't go wrong. The region's innate natural beauty and friendly neighbors are welcoming and always at hand. [] Earl Carney Insurance Large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you Serving Iredell, Catawba, and Yadkin Counties • Auto Insurance • Business Insurance • Boat Insurance • Home Insurance • Life Insurance • Motorcycle/RV Insurance Family Operated Business Since 1980 704-872-6010 333A Brookdale Drive Statesville, NC 28677 704-528-4141 171 Wagner Street Troutman, NC 28166 Email: |

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