HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Historic Rural Hill will be the site of the 22nd annual Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. both days. This year’s festival will feature the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association judging, Ultimate Air Dogs and the Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club. Also on hand will be North Carolina beer and wine, heritage breed livestock, hay rides, historic craft and cooking demonstrations, food vendors, shopping, open trails, living history demonstrations in the 1760s cabin, pumpkin chunkin’, kids’ activities and more.
STANLEY, N.C. -- A detailed look at the assortment of insects living in the Lake Norman region, and the role they play in shaping the environment, will be the featured topic at the next Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting.
The session will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 7 p.m., at the East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A fall tradition at a church deeply rooted in north Mecklenburg’s past will be renewed later this month when historic Hopewell Presbyterian Church hosts its 29th annual Holiday Bazaar.
The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m., and the bazaar lasting from 8 a.m. until noon. All activities will be held on the grounds at the 181-year-old church at 10500 Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville, across from Latta Plantation.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Ada Jenkins Center received a $2,500 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to help improve access to oral health among residents of rural north Mecklenburg and south Iredell counties with its community mobile dental clinic.
The grant will help provide necessary supplies for the mobile dental clinic to offer dental screenings, cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral health education and referrals free of charge. The mobile dental clinic provides these services at the First Baptist Church-Huntersville and the Ada Jenkins Center to those with low income, no dental insurance and no Medicaid coverage.
In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students at Chesterbrook Academy Birkdale in Huntersville participated in several pink-themed activities at their school. Teachers and students sported pink clothing, ribbons and stickers and celebrated with pink cupcakes and lemonade. Students read the book Pinkalicious and learned about the meaning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Students also collected donations and raised $600 for the American Cancer Society and its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program to help find cures and support those affected by cancer. Pictured is the pre-K class of Kim Miller.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Town of Davidson will hold a Veterans’ Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., on the front steps of Davidson Town Hall. The event will feature the Hough High School Wind Ensemble and members of the school’s JROTC program.
Prior to the ceremony, volunteers are invited to gather at Mimosa Cemetery on South Street in Davidson on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m., to place flags on veterans’ graves. Volunteers from Hough’s JROTC program and others will visit all town cemeteries.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The 77th Annual Mt Zion UMC barbecue will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or while supplies last. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to church missions.
Food is available in the country-style dining room or drive-through. Choices include $9 for a plate or three sandwiches including dessert; $5 for a kids’ meal of corn dog, chips, cookie and drink; or $10 per pound of barbecue and $1.50 per pound of slaw. There will be live entertainment in the dining room during lunch time. The church is at 19600 Zion Avenue in Cornelius.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Cornelius PARC Department has received the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association’s (NCRPA) 2016 Arts and Humanities Award. The award was for its public art exhibition, “Beyond Walls,” presented to PARC Director Troy Fitzsimmons and Recreation Superintendent Chad Cauble at the NCRPA’s annual conference last week in Charlotte.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson town commissioners were all set to review a proposed interlocal agreement to form the North Meck Alliance last Tuesday night. But with colleagues from the other two members of the proposed three-town compact tabling their own reviews of the document, the Davidson Town Board opted to do the same.
In fact, several commissioners wondered if the three towns should just start over.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson police chief Jeanne Miller is always looking for ways to improve the town’s law enforcement capabilities. However, her next step won’t necessarily involve new and improved equipment but rather an effort to improve relations between the officers in the field and the citizens they’re tasked to protect.
“There is a mistrust that exists in many neighborhoods between local law enforcement and the community that they’re supposed to be serving,” Miller told the Davidson Town Board of Commissioners at last Tuesday night’s meeting. “Whether we like that or not, especially in communities of color and especially among young men of color, there is this anticipation that they are being treated unfairly, they’re being targeted, etc.”