Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:37

Moravians to host recovery benefit

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The congregation of New Beginnings Moravian Church will sponsor a car and motorcycle show this weekend, with proceeds from the event benefiting the ongoing tornado recovery efforts in Moore, Okla.

The “Motors-4-Moore” show, which includes a silent auction, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church (201 Seagle St., Huntersville). Cost to register is $10 in advance, or $20 the day of the event. Admission to the event is free to the public.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:36

WOW weaves webs of discovery

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Join the World of Wonder nature discovery program for children and their families for a free nature outing — Where Do Spiders Hide? — in the Davidson/northern Mecklenburg area.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, participants are invited to learn about spiders and other small creatures that live in the area’s woodlands on an outing conducted by a professor emeritus of biology at Davidson College.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:34

Chamber hosts candidate forums


LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host two candidate forums prior to this fall’s elections.  Two-hour forums will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall and Thursday, Oct. 23, at Cornelius Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

Both forums will feature candidates for North Carolina Senate District 41 (incumbent Jeff Tarte (R) and challenger Latrice McRae (D)) and candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 98 (Natasha Marcus (D) and John Bradford (R). Marcus and Bradford are vying for the seat being vacated by North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, who is running against incumbent Kay Hagan for the United States Senate.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:33

Cornelius holds PARC plan meeting

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department is updating the comprehensive parks and greenways master plan. The current plan is nearly 10 years old and out of date as a result of growth over the past decade. A new plan will identify emerging needs and allow the town to refine its parks and greenways needs over the next several years to meet the needs of its citizens.

As part of the master plan development process, Cornelius citizens are encouraged to attend a community workshop to provide insight on the park and greenway needs within Cornelius. The workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue. For more information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or visit

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson LifeLine, a grassroots suicide awareness and prevention group, invites all adults to “Follow Us Into Our Virtual World” Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Davidson United Methodist Church Chapel. Hear from members of the Davidson LifeLine’s high school leadership team as they guide adults into the virtual world of middle school and high school students.

Area high school teens will serve on a panel designed to provide adults with personal perspective and insight into social media and how it affects them. The panel discussion will include:

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson’s response to a threatened lawsuit sets the stage for what experts say could be a landmark case in North Carolina over a municipality’s right to require developers to include “affordable” housing in new subdivisions.

In a letter to the lawyer representing Artisan Knox LLC, developer of the Davidson Wood residential development, Davidson Town Attorney Rick Kline wrote the town will not release the company from requirements that 12.5 percent of homes in Davidson Wood meet the town’s criteria as affordable.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:07

Young Elites grows along with its profile

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Just as it was planned, the 4-year-old Young Elites program headquartered in Cornelius is steadily expanding, inspiring young women while exposing them to challenges and leadership responsibilities designed to mold them for educational and career success.

The free program — created through the Grabowski Foundation, supervised by Susan Grabowski and Jennifer Shiley and supported by a growing collection of local businesses — is geared toward high school-aged girls and specifically encourages them to strive for achievement in every endeavor and embrace the opportunity to face new challenges.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 20:53

Bulb sale under way for NMHS program

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Ordering bulbs to enhance your home’s appeal can also help support the horticulture program at North Mecklenburg High School. The school’s horticulture and agriculture program, under the direction of Stephanie Anderson, is in the process of conducting its Fall Bulb Sale.

Those interested in browsing the selection of fall bulbs and placing orders can do so by visiting Purchasers can pay online and bulbs will be delivered.

Proceeds from the sale will help support the growing career training program at North Meck and those who wish to donate bulbs to North Meck can have them delivered to the school, 11201 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 20:53

Fall into fun while also helping others

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The air is crisp, skies are clear of summer haze, trees are slowly adding color to the landscape and football season is in full gear. With all these factors in play, you don’t really need another reason to join the celebration at Saturday’s Fall into Huntersville festival, but here’s one more just in case: you could absolutely save a life, and there’s a chance it could be someone you know.

Huntersville’s Jeff Reid is living proof.