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.
Davidson College's men's basketball team has given the student body plenty to cheer about this year, last week wrapping up the regular season Atlantic 10 Conference championship and earning a double-bye in this weekend's conference tournament. Read more of Justin Parker's coverage in sports.
Last week's snowfall in the Lake Norman area provided some rare wintertime recreational opportunities for the young and young-at-heart. Kendall Heath of Huntersville captured this image of Vermillion residents sledding in an undeveloped area of the neighborhood.