Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:05

Ready to light

The Town of Cornelius Christmas tree is decorated and stands ready to be lighted for the season during this Saturday evening’s Light Up Cornelius event at Town Hall. Activities begin at 4 p.m. and lighting will be at 5:30.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:46

Front row seat

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.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 21:36

Favorite book character parade

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.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 19:17

‘Okay, I’ll leave the toilet seat down!’

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 To see more galleries, visit his website.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:59

New road in Huntersville

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.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 05:35

Big Crowd for Laketoberfest

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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 16:39

Strutting down the runway

Among the featured attractions of last Thursday’s The Hope Runway fashion show to raise awareness of breast cancer and money for cancer reseasrch was 93-year-old, 26-year breast cancer survivor Marie Riggs. All of the fashion show models were cancer survivors, with Maria receiving a particularly high level of appreciation.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:47

A dog-day afternoon

The Town of Cornelius’ annual All-American Dog Show brought out 450 people with 125 dogs, nearly 80 of them participants, to Bailey Road Park last Saturday. Sponsored by the Cornelius PARC Department, it was the first All-American Dog Show since 2014 as last year’s event was cancelled because of rainy weather. Dogs competed in a number of categories while pet-oriented vendors displayed products and services.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 18:03

The look of survival

Breast cancer survivor Paulette Ferrara flashes a bright smile during last Saturday’s survivors’ party and Pink Edition photo shoot at Dutchman’s Casual Living at Jetton Village in Cornelius.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:16

Putting Fore Angels

Golfers filled the fairways of Birkdale Golf Club Monday at the annual Angels of ’97 “Puttin’ Fore a Purpose” golf tournament. The Angels of ’97 organization’s fund-raising event is a companion to its annual spaghetti dinner. Over the past two decades, Angels of ’97, founded in honor of five “angels” who died before they could graduate with the North Meck High Class of 1997, has raised more than $700,000 to fund scholarships for area public high school students. Above, golfers practice putting surrounded by signs reminding them of other “angels” who have taken their place among the honorees in the years since.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:22

Never Forget

Prior to the unveiling of the Never Forget 9/11 Monument in Cornelius Sunday morning, first responders from the area and many parts of the country were invited to surround the sculpture in honor of their service, including this “Fire Rider” from New York City. Fire Riders is a fraternity of retired firefighters. As required of all monuments that use a piece of the World Trade Center debris, the sculpture is oriented toward New York City, as highlighted by the red stripe in the concrete at the base. For more photos of the nearly three-hour ceremony, see Pages 12 and 13.