Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:19

Lookin’ for support

Sue Colbert reads a statement about her daughter, Kenan Colbert Koll, and her eventually fatal battle with ocular melanoma prior to the start of last Saturday’s Lookin’ For A Cure 5K, which drew nearly 450 participants raising nearly $50,000 in the inaugural event at The Park Huntersville. Holding the microphone is Kenny Colbert, Sue’s husband and Kenan’s father.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:01

Big man on campus

Stephen Curry made a surprise visit to Davidson College Sept. 17 and the NBA MVP and former Wildcat superstar brought along his daughter, Riley, and the Larry O’Brien Trophy his Golden State Warriors secured as NBA champions. Curry sank the first shot in Davidson’s new practice facility, took questions from students, signed autographs, posed for selfies and even ate chicken curry, just like in the ESPN commercial.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:27

No map required

At least not yet, as the seven acres planted to form Historic Rural Hill’s Amazing Maize Maze has failed to grow tall enough because of this summer’s drought conditions, forcing a delayed opening of this year’s maze. It will operate on an abbreviated schedule after it opens on Oct. 3.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 20:01

Opening soon

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.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 16:52

In case you’ve ever wondered

This is what a fire hydrant looks like below ground level. Looking a lot like a horizontal “minion” this hydrant was spotted awaiting installation along Gilead Road near downtown Huntersville.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 16:03

Bark to school

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.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 17:32

Reflecting upon another day

This blue heron, and its mirror image, was captured in a photograph by local resident Steven Goode, he reports, along a greenway in Cornelius.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 16:56

Sweet success

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.

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 17:43

Sun setting on the season

Summer boating season has entered its last month and soon all will be more quiet in marinas around the lake, similar to this early evening scene captured at Morningstar Marina in Cornelius by boat owner Allysa Shipman.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:13

New roof, new life for town’s old jail

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.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 17:03

A study in contrasts

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.