Cultivating collegiate cuisineDavidson College takes ‘farm to fork’ to a whole new level. DAVIDSON, N.C. -- On a recent early morning, with lingering clouds providing temporary relief from the summer sun, Theresa Allen steadily worked her way down a 150-foot-long row of basil plants in a field just off Grey Road in Davidson,… Read More
Hope on the waterFormer Navy SEALs swim to fight veteran suicide. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Five former Navy SEALs and 30 community members jumped into Lake Norman last Friday on a mission. When they were done, they had raised more than $115,000 for a national program aimed at preventing suicide among veterans. The former… Read More
Carillon set to open second Lake Norman communityHUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Tucked behind the Huntersville post office is a parcel of land buzzing with construction activity, where Raleigh-based Carillon Assisted Living is working on the final touches to its newest property. Carillon Assisted Living of Huntersville and its accompanying Alzheimer’s care facility The Garden Place at Carillon are scheduled… Read More
Cornelius police investigate vandalism of monumentCORNELIUS, N.C. -- Cornelius police are continuing the investigation into vandalism that defaced a 105-year-old statue in Cornelius. Monday morning, officers noticed words and symbols painted on the Confederate soldier monument that stands near the road along the front portion of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church campus on Zion Avenue just… Read More
Even when I get away from work for a bit, log off Twitter and put down my phone full of coach contacts, sports and competition tend to follow. It just happens.
Such was the case during a Parker family mountain vacation last week, when moments of sheer pride were tempered only by the soreness of foosball elbow (related: I’m also getting old) and the occasional 3-year-old mood swing.
Horse's Mouth for July 29, 2015
“I had been through a divorce, attempted suicide, shunned everything. I was so far down the rabbit hole, I didn’t even know I was there.”— Retired Navy rescue swimmer Kevin Trainor, describing his state of mind when he accompanied other veterans on a chase boat during last year’s annual SEAL…Read more...
Good/bad news of summer doldrums
Love it or hate it, the 24-hour news cycle is certainly here to stay. We’re all somehow hooked, and for those of us in the news business, it’s a special kind of affliction. Not only by nature are we avid consumers of it, we’re also responsible for cranking it out.…Read more...
Talk of the Towns for July 29, 2015
No answers Some Talkers have a nasty news habit, with either a TV or radio nearby constantly piping the headlines of the day into their overactive imaginations. Not good, especially when it involves children and accidents. Last weekend, two youngsters, one from the Gastonia area and one from York County,…Read more...
Image of the week
Work began this week on the installation of a new roof at the historic jail in downtown Huntersville. Funded with $12,000 in town appropriations — and a $6,000 pledge from an anonymous donor — crews selected by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) are in the process of repairing beams…