MOORESVILLE, NC — This week, Mooresville schools got a great report card from a community rating service, coming in as the 8th best school district in the state. North Carolina State Fair tickets went on sale, providing a welcome reminder that fall is right around the corner. There was a drug bust, a sobering look at how many women remain uninsured in North Carolina and a reminder to enjoy the spectacular meteor shower going on right now.
Here’s a look at the top stories this week according to Patch readers:
Sen. Tarte Blasts I-77 Project After Worker Struck By SUV
A North Carolina senator representing Lake Norman communities renewed his criticism of the contentious Interstate 77 toll road project Monday after a construction worker was struck by an SUV and sent to the hospital in critical condition, according to reports.
3 Nabbed In Drug Bust After Community Tip: Sheriff
Three suspects were arrested and face drug trafficking charges after a weekend bust launched by a community tip turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, and a gun, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
16-Year-Old Arrested For Bomb Threat: Mooresville Police Blotter
Mooresville police made 24 arrests last week, including a 16 year-old male accused of making a bomb threat at an East Plaza Drive fast food restaurant, according to the town’s police blotter.
NC State Fair 2018: How To Get Tickets, New Dizzy Pass
If you need a quick reminder that these sticky, muggy dog days of summer will eventually end, we’ve got one for you. The Tar Heel State’s annual 11-day fall pagenty of all things whirly, glitzy and fried will kick off in Raleigh less than three months. Yes, folks, it’s almost time for the 2018 North Carolina State Fair, and tickets are now on sale.
Perseid Meteor Shower: How To See It In North Carolina
If you can catch only one meteor shower this year, it should be the Perseids. They’re zipping across the sky right now, and will peak overnight on Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13. Whether you’ll be able to see it in North Carolina depends on weather conditions, of course, but all signs are pointing to a spectacular show during the peak dates because the moon will only be a slim sliver of a crescent.
New Report On NC’s Best School Districts: How Mooresville Ranks
Niche has ranked North Carolina’s best school districts for 2019 and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is the No.1 school district in the state. The rankings were released this week by Niche as part of its 2019 K-12 rankings. Niche ranked a total of 43 school districts in North Carolina. Mooresville City Schools were ranked No. 8 in the state, according to Niche.
North Carolina’s Uninsured Women Among The Highest In US
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court two years later. The law aimed to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance all while lowering the ballooning cost of health care. But in 2016, about one in nine American women of childbearing age still didn’t have vital health insurance, including many in North Carolina. And there’s a steep disparity in the number of uninsured women between the South and North.
Guilty: Jury Gives Life Sentence In Murder Of 3 Year-Old Girl
A jury has convicted William McCullen of first degree murder by torture and sentenced him to a lifetime behind bars with no parole for for the physical abuse that led to the death of 3-year-old Jordyn Dumont in 2016.