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.
Steve Langley, Guinness World Record holder for paddleball, juggler extraordinaire and one half of the Flying Fettuccini Brothers, last week broke the Guiness World Record for a chain of bubbles at Discovery Place KIDS in downtown Huntersville. Langley successfully strung together 35 bubbles, five more than the previous mark but seven fewer than his goal of 42.
In a scene that will be repeated often over the next several days for graduating seniors at a number of local high schools, graduates from Cannon School celebrate the conclusion of thier high school careers by tossing their caps into the air.
This past Sunday there was a special dedication of a home at the 7200 block of Hambright Road in western Huntersville. It was the home of Betty Patterson, who lost her house at the same address to a fire in May 2012. Having lost her insurance, local churches and individuals rallied behind the Huntersville Fire Department's effort to raise the funds to build her a new home.