Wednesday, 10 August 2016 05:36

A grand entrance

A medical evacuation helicopter comes in for a landing at NorthCross Shopping Center as part of last Tuesday evening’s National Night Out observance in Huntersville. In addition to a number of activities, residents had the opportunity to interact with public safety officials and view a variety of police, fire and medical vehicles.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:40

Hot project

Despite the nearly 100-degree temperatures, summertime is still the best time for paving and patching streets, as a Town of Huntersville work crew proves while patching Main Street in downtown during the hottest time of the day.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:00

Out of the kitchen

The owners and employees of The Wiener Factory in old town Denver took the phrase “If it’s too hot, stay out of the kitchen” literally last week, shutting down operations as temperatures climbed to the mid- to upper-90s. Not only was the temperature too high to work inside, but probably for customers as well.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 06:17

A patriotic welcoming

An ample showing of patriotism awaited the arrival of swimmers at the Rusty Rudder in Cornelius during the fourth annual Lake Norman Navy SEALs swim benefit. A group of U.S. Navy SEALs swam 13.6 miles from the Blue Parrot at N.C. 150 in Mooresville to the Rusty Rudder to raise awareness of and money to help prevent military veteran suicides.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 06:09

Baby Bundle times three

Thanks to the efforts of the Armed Services YMCA of Fort Bragg and Huntersville’s Susan Tillis, wife of U.S. Senator Thom Tillis — as well as a team of local Baby Bundles volunteers — the military family of John and Madison Budwine recently received three sets of donated Baby Bundles essentials in preparation for the birth of their triplets. Susan Tillis was instrumental in resurrecting the Baby Bundles program at the ASYMCA following a visit to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville two years ago when she learned it had run out of donated newborn essentials and could no longer serve the enlisted soldiers and their new families. The second annual Baby Bundles Baby Shower in Cornelius earlier this year helped replenish the inventory, allowing the program to flourish.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 21:14

Head over wheels

Being a newspaper editor’s daughter, Kayla Warfield has a natural nose for news and, sitting still in traffic along Gilead Road Tuesday morning she had the opportunity to take this photo. Only minor injuries were reported as traffic patterns returned to some sense of normalcy following the holiday weekend, with the exception of this vehicle that overturned in front of the Market Square shopping center.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 04:48

Image of the Week for June 29, 2016

The Cedarfield community in Huntersville has established a neighborhood swim league designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of swimming and to have fun while doing it. More than 100 children participated in this year’s league, in which they competed against the Davis Lake, Skybrook and Wellington neighborhoods. This year, Cedarfield swimmers wore pink swim caps in support of cancer awareness. Above, Matt Flanders takes a deep breath while racing toward the finish.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 21:35

Symphony at McGuire

With nuclear reactors serving as a backdrop, about 10,000 gathered on the lawn and in the cove at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station for its annual Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert. The Symphony featured its “Summer Spirit” performance including selections from Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Batman and more. The annual free concert is one of the many programs and events offered at the EnergyExplorium. To learn more about programs, visit

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:57

Spelling out Summit goals

In what has become a tradition, participants in the week-long Young Elites Leadership Summit gather for a group photo, this time forming the stylized “YE” associated with the organization. The fifth annual Summit is taking place this week at Davidson Day School with 120 high school girls from throughout the region taking part in a wide range of activities and presentations emphasizing leadership skills, goal-setting and the importance of facing challenges and expanding personal horizons.

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 17:08

A million discoveries and counting

Last week, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville welcomed its one millionth visitor to the downtown Huntersville museum, which opened in October 2010. Yolanda Zheng, age 3, and her parents, Jiangxia Sun and Yuan Qin Zheng of Charlotte were the lucky visitors who arrived Tuesday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. to find themselves becoming part of the museum’s history. Yolanda was presented with a special prize package to mark the occasion, including a one-year family membership to the museum. Above, the lucky family is pictured with Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla (left), Can Can, the museum’s mascot, along with Catherine Wilson Horne (second from right), president and CEO of Discovery Place; and Barrett Long, senior site director of Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:52

Colors of the day

Members of the Hough High School JROTC “retire the colors” during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony on the lawn behind Cornelius Town Hall.