"The CHEC has nothing to do with funding decisions, that has been a point of emphasis from the start, and the CHEC is not about changing the relationship with (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools). We just want to show that Huntersville cares about all its citizens, including the youngest ones, and that everyone can be involved to improve communication and cooperation between our community and its schools no matter what CMS does."
— Bales on the CHEC.
"It's Huntersville Health and Rehabilitation. The name says it. It's who we are and what we do."
— Bruce Hedrick, vice president of development for Medical Facilities of America, to the Huntersville Town Board about the proposed senior rehab center at The Park Huntersville.
"There are several dog parks in the county, but the one at Ramsey Creek is really nice. It provides an awesome opportunity for pet owners to let their animals run free and enjoy the beautiful park, especially when the leash laws in the city of Charlotte can be confining to some folks."
— Ramsey Creek Park Manager Chris Hunter on the Swaney K-9 Park.
"We come at our dog's demand, actually he wants to come every day, not to see the other dogs, but to get his head scratched by their owners."
— Bobbi Campbell, on her dog, Jake's, affection for the dog park at Ramsey Creek Park.
"Big Day at the Lake is all about people coming together for kids. The generosity of people in Lake Norman is something else. The fact that so many volunteers, boat hosts and sponsors here from all walks of life donate their time and money to help children they don't know warms my heart all year long."
— Big Day at the Lake organizer Dave Yochum on last Saturday's event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.
"I hope it will set the standard and someone will step forward with another $250,000."
— Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center Executive Director Dee Jetton on the corporate sponsorship provided by Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville, which in part made possible this weekend's AAU Diving National Championships.
"He had another gear this week that he didn't have last season."
— Former North Meck High School Coach Mike Bradley on one of his former players, running back Terrence Clyburn, on his performance at last week's East-West All-Star Game. Bradley, who retired after last season, was an assistant coach for the West team.
"Anytime I need something, I know I can call him."
— Clyburn, on his relationship with Bradley.
"People call them dog crack."
— Yappy Hour Bakery founder and owner Heather McLean on her mini-muffin dog treats.
"I would love to have a business that gets big enough that somebody does actually try to buy me out."
"I needed a name. Literally, it was 10 o'clock at night, the treats were made, the bags were ready to go and I needed to make labels."
— McLean on the 11th-hour naming of her business.