For some two-wheeled vehicles occupying the "bike parking" spaces at Mac's Speed Shop in Cornelius, a kickstand isn't required. The owner of this human-powered bike felt comfortable in laying it down Saturday as he or she went inside to imbibe in some beer or barbecue ... or both.
The Healing Dragons, a local dragon boat team of cancer survivors, took first place in the Cancer Survivors Division of the 10th annual Asian Festival and dragon boat races held this past Saturday at Ramsey Creek on Lake Norman. Fifty teams from along the East Coast competed in various divisions, from competitive club teams to corporate teams to high school and community teams.
A couple of pooches attempt to become better acquainted during last Saturday's Bark in the Park at Historic Rural Hill. Despite the light rain, man, woman and best friend turned out for a day of fun and canine frolic. See more photos on Page 32.
Huntersville residents Chris Joyce (left) and Viki Wilhelm Hager were strangers until last week, when Joyce and his wife, Barbara, reached out to Hager in a gesture of neighborly kindness. He gave Hager a baseball signed by her brother, Baseball National Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm (depicted as a young ball player in this statue at Huntersville Athletic Park). Read more about the story of their connection on Page 31.
The Dark Knight caped crusader himself made an appearance during the Lotta Foundation's party for students of an area elementary school and their families. The charitable organization provided a good time for kids and adults, as well as plenty of food to help families whose children receive free- or reduced-priced lunches at school stay fed through the spring break week.
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Caleb Guest from Mooresville fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a replenishment-at-sea. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.