HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A Huntersville woman has been growing her hair for three years without cutting it for a reason, and last Saturday she accomplished her objective, having it cut to benefit Locks of Love while simultaneously raising awareness and money to support American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED).

For years, Ginny Barton's son, Andrew, suffered with a rare disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, that doctors first couldn't diagnose, then couldn't figure out how to treat. The story is common among those living with eosinophil associated diseases. These diseases are characterized by having above normal amounts of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in one or more specific places in the digestive system, tissues and/or organs, which causes inflammation and damage.

Sunday, 05 May 2013 13:45

Guerilla artfare in Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Guerrilla Artists Group's third annual Fine Arts Festival has put out a call for artists for its event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Mooresville. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1.

This is a juried fine arts festival that requires a $15 jury fee and $40 for booth space once accepted. Jury fee is non-refundable and there will be no refunds for inclement weather. Artists must provide their own 10-foot-by-10-foot canopy or pop-up tent and display materials.

Sunday, 05 May 2013 13:44

DCP names Wilhelm to lead marketing

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players has named Allison Wilhelm as its new marketing and development director. Wilhelm will be responsible for marketing all of the theaters main stage shows and Connie Company shows, educational programs, public relations and social media. She will also be responsible for creating relationships between the theatre and local businesses for sponsorship and advertising.

Wilhelm comes to DCP after 20 years of sales and marketing in the Charlotte metro area. "I'm very excited to be here," she says. "My family and I just recently moved back to the area and I was a theatre major and still do a little acting, so the job incorporates all of my talents and loves. It is a natural fit."

Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:39

WISH Society to help children

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Women in the community have rallied to form the Lake Norman WISH (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) Society to support Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.

The group's focus is to raise funds and awareness to support the wishes of children in the Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville areas. They include children such as Allie, whose wish to have a computer so she could make videos and be creative, was granted in November. Lake Norman's WISH Society has more than 100 members, each dedicated to engage their friends, clubs, groups, businesses and other organizations and affiliations to get educated and involved in the vital impact they can make on a child's life at a time when they need it most.

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- For entertainment on dark and stormy nights in medieval Europe, the legend most often told was the greatest of all legends, "The Legend of Tristan & Iseult." Filled with love, passion, magic and death, it captivated audiences across the lands. The music of vielle, harp and voice more richly illuminated the story, making for enchanted evenings in those days of old.

On Sunday, May 5, Patrick Ball and Shira Kammen will bring the legend to life as Music at St. Alban's presents its final concert of the season beginning at 3 p.m., at the church at 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson.

Tickets to "The Legend of Tristan & Iseult" will be available at the door and cost $15 for adults $10 for seniors. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Admission includes a reception to meet the artists with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Frank Shults at 704-941-0650.

Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:37

Register for Spartan 5K

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The sixth annual Spartan 5K Road Race will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 8:30 a.m., in downtown Davidson. The race is part of the Davidson Town Day celebration.

Cost is $30 for adults, $25 for students. T-shirts will be distributed while supplies last, as the early registration deadline has passed. Professional chip timing provided by Davidson Timing, LLC. The event is a primary fund-raiser for Community School of Davidson Athletic Boosters.

Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:36

Rotary Golf at River Run

The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg will hold its spring charity golf tournament Monday, May 6, at 1 p.m., at River Run Country Club in Davidson. Cost is $100 per player, which includes captain's choice tournament, cart, box lunch, beverages, dinner banquet, goodie bag and prizes.

For online registration, payment and sponsorship opportunities, visit HYPERLINK ""   For more information, contact Denis Bilodeau at 704-897-1966.

Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:35

Syrian artists on exhibit at Foster's

Growing up in Syria, Etab Hreb of Damascus has captured images of her homeland in her mind and in her heart. See how she transfers those to paintings at Foster's Frames & Art Gallery through May 31 in the exhibit "Visual Testimonies of Women and Children of the Syrian War."

Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:35

Concerts on the Green seeking sponsors

As is tradition, the annual Concerts on the Green series in downtown Davidson kicked off this past Sunday, immediately following Art on the Green. Concerts take place on the first and third Sundays, May through September, 6-8 p.m., on the Village Green.  In addition to that schedule, three special dates have been added to this year's concert schedule.

Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:34

Clicks for chick

Chick-fil-A Lake Norman and officers from the Huntersville Police Department pass out coupons for a free sandwich to students in the parking lot at Lake Norman Charter High School during their "Clickin' for Chicken" event on Wednesday, April 11. The annual event promotes seat belt safety by providing a coupon to students if they are wearing their seat belt as they leave school. Several police officers and representatives from Chick-fil-A Lake Norman were on-site to check each driver and passenger for seat belt use, and reward them accordingly.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The 2013 Purina Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival, presented by Harris Teeter, will be held at Historic Rural Hill Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual festival sponsored by Mecklenburg County Park and Rec returns to Rural Hill for the second year.

"We are excited and welcome the return of Bark in the Park," says Rural Hill Executive Director Jeff Fissel. "With 265 acres, our historic site provides ample space for families and their canine friends to play and explore."