Construction of the Vance Athletic Center adjacent to Belk Arena on the campus of Davidson College is nearing completion and is expected to open this fall. This expansion of the Baker Sports Complex is reflective of its move from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic 10 and is designed to better serve the Wildcats’ athletic programs.
The statue of a pooch that stands guard outside of Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius was outfitted in back-to-school attire this week in honor of students returning to classrooms. On Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools joined other private and charter schools that had already begun the 2015-16 academic year.
Cornelius residents Charlotte Hord (seated), Lexi Whiteside (left) and Nina Whiteside, recently held a fresh lemonade sale to benefit the Cornelius Animal Shelter. The girls managed to raise $50, and they continue to collect donated supplies such as cat litter and cleansing wipes, as requested by the shelter staff. The Cornelius Animal Shelter is a cause near and dear to the girls, says Carla Hord, as they have adopted cats themselves.
Work began this week on the installation of a new roof at the historic jail in downtown Huntersville. Funded with $12,000 in town appropriations — and a $6,000 pledge from an anonymous donor — crews selected by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) are in the process of repairing beams and installing a new roof on the 80-year-old, 600-square-foot, two-room jailhouse just east of Town Hall that is the town’s oldest municipal structure and has been officially designated as an historic landmark. When the work is completed, the next step will be for the town, the HLC and the Olde Huntersville Historic Society to decide what use best suits the structure.
Saturday afternoon’s annual Big Day at the Lake picnic, held at McGuire Nuclear Station’s Energy Explorium following fun and frolic on the water, provided this contrasting image of a colorful inflatable slide set against the backdrop of a nuclear reactor located across a cove.
Phyllis Mannon, a 21-year resident of Huntersville and the proud mother of Kenny Mannon, sent in this photo of her son, now a police officer in Morehead City, who was participating in the World Police and Fire Games held recently in Fairfax, Va.
The harsh early summer conditions in the southern Piedmont don’t always stand in the way of life. This sunflower was spotted straining skyward among the rip-rap along Sherwood Drive in Huntersville by former town commissioner and man about town Charles Guignard. He alerted the Citizen staff and the photo promptly taken.