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.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:30

Championship run

Davidson Day running back Cade Carney, who has committed to Wake Forest University, carries the football, along with a host of Charlotte Latin tacklers, during last Friday night’s NCISAA Divison I championship football game. Davidson Day defeated Latin 31-13.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:24

Star spangled students

Students, faculty, parents and about 100 veterans attended a Veterans Day program at Blythe Elementary School on Monday. The students sang patriotic songs for the veterans, heard speeches from some of the veterans and later treated them to lunch in the school’s media center.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 17:23

A hauntingly fun night

Ghosts, goblins and even the occasional fairy, princess and ... even Gilligan ... took to the streets of Blue Stone Harbor, as did this group, as well as other neighborhoods throughout the Lake Norman region on Halloween night in search of confectionary delights under the threat of the tricks for failing to deliver. Pumpkins, bags and even pillow cases were filled with enough to keep dentists busy for months before the costumes were put away to wait another year.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:20

Living Awesome

Becky Behan holds a poster with photos of her son, Kevin Carosa, while addressing the winning teams and volunteers at the conclusion of Saturday’s sixth annual Live Awesome Flag Football Tournament at Richard Barry Park in Huntersville. Behan handed out awards for the winning and second-place teams in the recreational and competitive divisions as well as the Kevin Carosa Spirit Award. The tournament is held to raise money for research and awareness of the rare germ cell cancer that took the life of Carosa in 2009 at the age of 21.