Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL1ISS1 2017

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 1 — ISSUE 1 24 IREDELL COUNTY Iredell County BY LYNNE BRANDON community, college, main street It seems that almost everyone in Statesville has either taken or taught at least one course at Mitchell Community College. Statesville's mayor, Constantine H. Kutteh, has taught at the school along with his father and a nursing scholarship is named for his mother. The school's community spirit is felt throughout Iredell County. Originally called the Concord Presbyterian Female College, the thriving school has three campuses and unique programs in music and art, agribusiness technology, culinary arts and engineering. Statesville (population 26,221) showcases its history with attractions —Fort Dobbs, Fourth Creek Burying Grounds, Iredell Museums and more. Scenic parks (including two mountain bike trails and a dog park), golf courses and a sculpture garden get residents and visitors outside. In the fall unique festivals give people a chance to take a hot air balloon ride at the Carolina BalloonFest or to watch a foreign film at the Full Bloom Film Festival. Beer lovers come together for Hops & Harmony Craft Brew Fest in October. Residents are proud of the award-winning downtown given the official title of a "Great Place" in North Carolina. With one of the largest historic downtowns in the region, the city is continually noted for its assets and achievements. Statesville's downtown is recognized as one of North Carolina's "Great Main Streets." The city is also the recipient of the "North Carolina Main Street Award of Merit" for the streetscape project and historic City Hall renovation. Downtown is the city's hub where retail, dining, and entertainment converge. Churches, schools, and businesses call downtown "home," along with 400 historic homes. Engraved markings on stone accents in the streetscape remind visitors that the town was once home to the largest source of medical roots and herbs in the U.S (1800s). Public art is on nearly every corner, in cafés, shops and art galleries. Events such as "Art in the Park" and art crawls bring art lovers outside. Throughout the year enjoy live performances by Theatre Statesville. The "Friday after Five" Summer Concert Series brings music lovers downtown (May-September) for live music and cool beverages. Restaurants have something for every taste. Try the Broad Street Burger Co. or Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill named one of the "10 Places to Try Shrimp & Grits" in Cooking with Paula Deen. Get your barbecue fix at Carolina Bar-B-Q. In Mooresville (population 37,000), the NASCAR influence is prominent, and a well-loved lake keeps locals on the water. The town's rich racing history gives Mooresville the name of "Race City USA." Race teams, such as JR Motorsports and Penske Racing, call the town home along with NASCAR Technical Institute. Racing fans spend the day touring race shops, watching crews work on cars or visit a motorsports museum. When the weather warms up Lake Norman is where everyone wants to be. North Carolina's largest man-made body of fresh water is perfect for water skiing, wake- boarding, sailing and fishing. With no speed limits, power boats, bass boats, sailboats, and pontoons share the waters with kayaks, canoes and paddle boarders. Mooresville's vibrant downtown is a hub of activity where a "Festival of Food Truck" event attracts more than 2,000 people each month. Twice a year (April and October) the "Uncorked and Artsy" event brings art and wine together. Dog lovers have fun in October (7th) when the Wiener Race brings out cute dachshunds that race to the finish line. All summer watch the Mooresville Spinners baseball league. Eat at one-of-a-kind restaurants at Big Tiny's Texas Style BBQ, Epic Chophouse, Pie in the Sky Pizza and others. Have a jolt of caffeine at HEbrews Coffeehouse and Richards's Coffee Shop. Ice-cream is the best at Mooresville Ice Cream. West Harbor Insurance Services, Inc. located in Denver NC, has offered a full range of insurance services since 2007, such as home, auto, boat and Medicare supplements. They are an independent insurance agency that prides themselves on outstanding customer service and always looking out for the best interest of the customer. To plan a trip, go to downtownstatesvillenc.org and downtownmooresville.com []

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