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.
Event organizer Billy Doherty of Huntersville rocks perhaps the most absurd turkey costume ever designed as he welcomes runners and walkers to the fifth annual Angels & Sparrows 5K in Birkdale Village on Thanksgiving Day morning. More than 1,000 participants turned out to work up their appetites for their afternoon of feasting and to raise some $8,500 for Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen in Huntersville, which was founded eight years ago by Sandy Tilley, pictured here standing beside the race
spokesturkey. For more information about Angels & Sparrows and its mission, visit angelsandsparrows.org.
A group of patriotic youngsters enjoy the sights and, except in one case, sounds of the Town of Huntersville’s first Veterans Day parade in downtown. Along with the parade, the day’s activities included a groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Monument at Main & Maxwell as well as a post-parade celebration at the intersection of N.C. 115 and Gilead /Huntersville-Concord Road. To see more photos of Veterans Day activities in the north Mecklenburg area see pages 8 and 10.
Mythical heroes, cartoon warriors and legendary historical leaders were among a multitude of famous literary characters recently roaming through Davidson during a recent celebration of reading involving Lake Norman Christian School (LKNC). Elementary students and faculty members at LKNC joined in the salute to reading by dressing up as their favorite characters. Students and teachers shared their favorite books and characters at the school and then took part in a parade to the Davidson Town Green, culminating with a group photo in front of the Davidson Public Library. The special day at LKNC also included a visit from Mrs. North Carolina, Wendy Jordan of Huntersville, and the school’s Fall Festival. LKNC is a private school currently serving 144 students at 251 South Street in Davidson.
No, this isn’t a real domestic dispute, but rather two costumed characters attempting to gross out fellow attendees at a Halloween party at appropriately named Ghostface Brewing and Pizzeria near the corner of Statesville Avenue and Center Avenue in Mooresville. It’s one of several Halloween events photographed by Nate Davis of localscroll.com. To see more galleries, visit his website.
On Monday, the Town of Huntersville opened a new stretch of Birkdale Commons Parkway, which provides residents of the sprawling neighborhood with another access and egress point to Babe Stillwell Farm Road. The 1,200-foot extension took a year to build at a cost of approximately $850,000. Ultimately, Birkdale Commons Parkway will extend to the yet-to-be-built Vance Road Extension.
A record gathering turned out for this past Saturday’s annual Laketoberfest as revelers enjoyed live music, food trucks, craft beers and more at Bailey Road Park. Produced by Bella Love and Old Town Cornelius, all proceeds from the event benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. To view more photos visit localscroll.com.