Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain on fact-finding mission in China.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- This November, the first United States-China Manufacturing Symposium exploring future collaborations between the two countries will be held somewhere in the South, and Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain is in China today promoting her region as a potential host.
Swain is the only representative from North Carolina and one of just a few mayors invited to take part in the Southern U.S. Local Government Tour to China. The group departed for China Wednesday morning and, based on a tightly-packed itinerary, is currently in Hong Kong.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Landscape design expert Jan Enright will present "Create A Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard" at the next free nature program sponsored by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. Enright is an artist and owner of Jan Enright Creations Landscape Design. She will show homeowners and gardeners how to extend that joy to nature's creatures.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- You won't see it mentioned specifically in the budget that Davidson Town Manager Leamon Brice has put before commissioners, but one item continues to weigh on the town's finances like wet wool.
Tucked into a $1.3 million line item identified as "Non Departmental Contribution to Capital Projects" is $1 million — slightly more than nine percent of the town's entire proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 — to cover losses at MI-Connection, the cable company owned jointly by Davidson and Mooresville.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The annual Hello Huntersville Festival will be held Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing residents a chance to stop by and say "hi" to local businesses, take in some entertainment, taste some local cuisine and more.
Downtown streets around the civic district will be reserved for pedestrians and vendors with activities held at Discovery Place KIDS, Huntersville Town Hall, the Growers' Market shelter at the Caboose and everywhere in between.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) will hold a second community meeting Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss a proposed greenway trail that will connect Bailey Road Park at N.C. 115 to U.S. 21 near the Northcross Shopping Center. At this meeting at Cornelius Town Hall, the town's consultants will present the proposed trail alignment.
Greenway trails are located in linear corridors designed to connect people and places together. The trails are paved and can accommodate a variety of trail users, enhance existing recreational opportunities, provide routes for alternative transportation and improve the overall quality of life.
For more information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.cornelius.org/parc" www.cornelius.org/parc.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- LakeNormanMommies and the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station present a Family Carnival Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event features activities, food, games, performances, prizes and more. Hosted at McGuire Nuclear Station, the event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.
Attractions include a magic show by Twist the Balloon Man, a live reptile show by Cold Blooded Reptile Encounters, science demonstrations by Rocket Ryan, and a visit with characters from Carolina Renaissance Festival. Music is provided by Little Dreamer Productions. Main stage performances by Cheer Explosion, Expressions Dance Studio, Grand Central Academy of the Performing Arts, and Rock University will continue throughout the day.
HUNTERSVILLE, S.C. -- It's bound to almost be time for another "membership drive" so, in a toast to National Public Radio, let's do the numbers: 31 brewers (and counting), thousands of samples, six bands, 10 hours, six food vendors, multiple non-profits, various children's activities, 265 acres, 252 years of history, $30 tickets.
If you need to know more, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.ncbrewsmusic.com" www.ncbrewsmusic.com.
CHARLOTTE N.C. -- Works by some of the country's premier artists will be on display at the fifth annual Charlotte Fine Art Show on Mother's Day weekend, May 10-12, at the Charlotte Convention Center.
The event, featuring quality art and artists from across the nation in one exhibition and sale, will be held Friday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events will be at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. in Charlotte.