Cornelius students Robert and Kira Anderson became the first two youths to earn new bikes through the new Earn-A-Bike Program offered at the Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center’s GearUp Bike Shop. Robert and Kira completed the necessary mechanical and community service hours to earn the bike of their choice. The GearUp Bike Shop is open to any students ages 10-17 who want to learn mechanical skills to earn a bike for themselves or a family member. The GearUp Bike Shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. The Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center is at 19711 Smith Circle. The C.A.R.E. center is a program of Grace Covenant Church. For more information, call 704-255-5500.
Customers at the Subway restaurant in Davidson found themselves face-to-face with a local celebrity when Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop worked behind the counter during the lunch rush last Wednesday as part of the national Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raising effort. McKillop certainly felt like more than the humble cheese man, his assignment for his shift, when one customer approached the counter, saw him and, unable to recall why she recognized him, declared, “You are ... somebody!”
The commercial aspects of the massive Bryton development at the southern edge of Huntersville are easy to see from N.C. 115, where Walmart is the major tenant and the two-story McDonald’s will soon be joined by Bojangles’ and a car wash, but the residential portion of the 450-acre mixed-use development, to the south of Commerce Station and its 430-foot Southwire extrusion tower landmark, is also taking shape. Apartments and duplexes — like these off Hambright Road — are rising in the interior of Bryton, where single-family home neighborhoods are also planned.
Fans from Community School of Davidson celebrate and carry senior point guard Alex McMahan following last Friday’s 72-70 double-overtime win over rival Pine Lake Prep. McMahan hit a game-winning runner with three seconds left to secure the home win and series sweep. Joey Knox led CSD with 20 points, while Pine Lake’s Alex Cluff scored 29.
There were no rockets’ red glare or bombs bursting in air, but Old Glory was still waving on Saturday morning following a dark and (snow) stormy night on Lake Norman as the first significant blast of winter weather moved through the area.
Since the founding of the Lake Norman Citizen in 2009, this building at 307 Gilead Road has been its home. The Citizen produced its last edition from this location Tuesday, next week coming to you from its new digs at 403 N. Old Statesville Road, the former home of Foster’s Frames. Citizen majority owner Irv Hager has sold the building to the Citizen’s next door neighbor, Burn Boot Camp, and the newspaper is moving into the building that was one of Hager’s childhood homes.
The Trauma Services division of Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center recently hosted an educational event in support of MADD’s “Tie One on for Safety Holiday Campaign.” The event focused on the dangers of impaired driving, and was open to the community as well as hospital employees.
Mooresville Area Cyclists recently presented a donation of $23,000 to the Ada Jenkins Center of Davidson with proceeds from its second annual MAC Poker Ride at the Ingersoll Rand campus in Davidson. The money will be used to purchase a new 15-passenger van for the Center’s LEARN Works program and other transportation needs. More than 300 riders participated in the event. Pictured are front row (from left): ride director Hillary Halstead, Abby Stutts and Jane Caccione of the Ada Jenkins Center; second row: Andrew Williamson of Top of the Lake Rotary Club, Ada Jenkins Center Executive Director Georgia Krueger and Melisa Mohn of the poker ride planning committee; third row: Ben Baker of the planning committee, and event sponsor John Wilson; and fourth row: Kevin Elder of MAC and Tamara Roach of Ada Jenkins Center.
Some members of the MusicalMinds youth orchestra, comprised of underserved students from Blythe Elementary School and a CMS Title 1 school, serenaded families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte whose loved ones are hospitalized locally. It was the first of what will be a series of concerts held there throughout the school year thanks to a new partnership between Ronald McDonald House and MusicalMinds.