Tuesday, 09 February 2016 16:18

Flag given to honor late veteran

United States Senator Thom Tillis (left) of Huntersville recently presented Chris Ashworth with an authentic flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol. The flag was awarded in honor of Ashworth’s father, the late Vernie Ashworth, who passed away in November. Vernie Ashworth served in the U.S. military in both World War II and the Korean conflict. Chris Ashworth is the husband of Visit Lake Norman Executive Director Sally Ashworth.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:39

A Young, new fighter pilot

Alex Young, son of Ronnie and Cathy Jo Young of Huntersville, shows his brother, Connor, around the cockpit of an F-15 fighter jet. Young recently graduated from flight training school at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro and is now an F-15 Strike Eagle pilot. 1st Lt. Young, the 2008 valedictorian of Hopewell High School and a Boy Scouts Troop 19 Eagle Scout, will be stationed for three years at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath in England along with his wife, Adrienne. They leave for their new assignment in mid-February.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 06:12

A 'Frozen' day

Olaf the snowman from the animated movie Frozen appears to celebrate his favorite kind of weather on the balcony of this Lake Norman condominium. Snow and ice stick to the palm trees surrounding the pool deck and cover the shore of Lake Norman providing for a unique vista for a day or two before the thaw began.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:28

Panther pride at SLCA

As the Carolina Panthers prepared for their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, SouthLake Christian Academy students, teachers and faculty wore Panthers apparel to school on Friday, Jan. 15. The SouthLake Christian Academy hallways were flooded with black, blue and silver colors in support of the home team.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 06:04

Antiquity overlook

This aerial view of new commercial property in the Antiquity development of Cornelius shows the front portion of the recently opened Harris Teeter store as well as retail storefronts along the main entrance. In the background is the continuing residential development of the property.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 05:49

Swimming toward college

Ten high school swimmers with the SwimMac of the Carolinas Northern Division based at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center, as well two divers from the Carolina Diving Academy at HFFA, received special recognition at Monday night’s Huntersville Town Board meeting. The students, all from local high schools, have earned college scholarships. Prior to the meeting, Mayor John Aneralla (center), who swam collegiately at Georgia, offered personal congratulations to the SwimMac swimmers coached by Pam Swander. The scholarship recipients, listed with their high school and college destination, are (from left) Jessica Merritt (Hough, Auburn), Erika Brown (Hough, Tennessee), Reid Hammand (Community School of Davidson, Lenoir Rhyne), Alyssa Marsh (Pine Lake Prep, Duke), Dillon Carey (Lincoln Charter, Lenior Rhyne), Albury Higgs (Hough, South Carolina), Connor McCourt (Hough, Emory), Kalyn Fetter (Lake Norman, Towson), Meghan Dupay (Hough, UNC) and Christina Lappin (Lincoln Charter, South Carolina). Scholarship-winning divers Katelyn Abernathy (Hough) and Hope Byrum (Providence) are both bound for James Madison and were honored separately. They are coached by Aaron Hintz.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 17:05

Season of change

Monday marked the start of winter as the winter solstace brought the shortest day of the year and, despite the unseasonable warmth, bare trees greeted drivers along Gilead Road in Huntersville.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 05:52

Fall at Davidson Landing

Leaves dot the ground and a westerly breeze flaps the flags on a recent sunny afternoon in the tanquil corner of Lake Norman, Davidson Landing. The cove is home to North Harbor Club, Lake Norman Cottage and more businesses along with hundreds of condo dwellers and boats.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 07:01

S’more please

A group of youngsters gather around one of the fire pits at Huntersville Town Center to toast marshmallows for s’mores during the town’s tree-lighting ceremony last Friday night. The tree is the focal point for this Saturday’s Christmas in Huntersville from 4 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 21:00

All spruced up

Huntersville is getting into the holiday spirit and preparing for its Town Center tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 4, followed by the Huntersville Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 12. Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department staff members Chris Haseley (left) and Sean Bradley recently put the finishing touches on the nearly 30-foot tall tree at the corner of Gilead and Old Statesville roads.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 17:15

Sharing the spirit of the season

Emma Lippiner was among the third graders from Davidson Day School who spent a good part of Tuesday delivering food to help local families in need. During a two-week food drive leading up to the Thanksgiving season, DDS students set a goal to collect 3,000 cans of food, and they ended up delivering more than 4,600 canned food items to the Ada Jenkins Center and the Loaves and Fishes food pantry on Tuesday.