Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:43

Summer camp for kids of divorce

DAVIDSON, N.C — Davidson United Methodist Church will sponsor a half-day summer camp for children whose parents are going through or have gone through separation or divorce. Rising first to sixth graders are invited to participate in a week of fun while also learning age-appropriate skills to help them heal.

The camp will run Monday-Friday, June 12-16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. Cost is $35. For more information, visit

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Independence Hill Baptist Church will host a bluegrass gospel concert with The Cockman Family on Saturday, June 10, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the church at 10220 Independence Hill Road in southern Huntersville. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Stegall House of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. The public is invited to attend.

From Sherrills Ford, The Cockman Family, performing since 1988, has developed classic family harmonies and youthful flair for a unique bluegrass gospel style. Original songs and new arrangements of gospel favorites have been popular with their audiences. For more information, visit or follow the band on Facebook.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Members of the Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club recently raised $4,000 for the Grand Oaks Elementary garden project. With the proceeds, the club built six gardens, a pollinator garden, refurbished picnic tables, built a storage shed and had a fence installed to allow the Huntersville school to hold outdoor classes.

Students can start the seeds in the classroom and, once they are ready, plant them in the garden. The club has been working closely with teacher Debra Carr, Principal Raymond Giovanelli, the school’s PTA and master gardeners Sylvia Hindman and Steven Capobianco. The project may serve as a model for other schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system.

Once this is completed, the school system plans to explore duplicating the project at other area schools. A ribbon cutting for the school’s new addition will be held June 9 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:42

A swingin’ event for chorus anniversary

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Classic cars and classic tunes will come together to celebrate the Central Piedmont Community Chorus’ 40th anniversary Spring Show and Classic Car Exhibition Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. at The Cove Church in Mooresville. Tickets cost $10 each for ages 6 and older. Classic cars will be on exhibit to help celebrate the show titled “You Must Remember This,” featuring music from the chorus’ shows over the past 40 years.

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — The Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville won two awards and recognition as a “Club of Distinction” at the Rotary District 7680 annual conference held April 28-30 in Greenville, S.C.

The awards included the Mark Markanda Small Club of Excellence Award, given to the best overall small club in the district, and the Small Club International Service Award, given to the small club in the district that best exhibits commitment to service. To achieve the status of a Club of Distinction, the Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville had to complete a variety of prerequisites, including specific commitments to community service, youth service and vocational service.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center in association with local dermatologists will provide its annual free skin cancer screening to Lake Norman-area residents Thursday, May 11, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., at Novant Health Huntersville Adult Medicine, 10030 Gilead Road, Suite 200, in Huntersville. Registration is required by calling 704-384-2273.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Members of the North Mecklenburg High School Class of 1967 are planning their 50th reunion in October. They are looking for any classmates who may not have been contacted about the reunion and are asked to send an e-mail to the planning committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They are also invited to join the class reunion Facebook page at North Mecklenburg Class of 67, 50th Reunion.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 16:55

P&R departments host Pitch, Hit & Run

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — The towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville will host a free Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition for area youth Saturday, May 6, at 3:45 p.m. at McEver Fields, 626 South St., in Davidson.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to participate, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions between ages 7 and 14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, at Historic Rural Hill. While there are an unlimited number of “Music Only” tickets, which provide access to alcohol purchases as well as the live performances, tasting tickets, as usual, are on track to sell out.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The fifth annual Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Headlights” Charity Run/Walk, an event to support those battling breast cancer in the Lake Norman area, will be held Saturday, May 13, in The Park-Huntersville at 9735 Kincey Ave. The event includes a kids’ fun run, a 5K and a 10K. Radio station 107.9 The Link will be on site with music and entertainment.

Shirley’s Angels is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting local women fighting breast cancer from diagnosis to survival. After losing her mother to breast cancer and enduring her sister’s own battle with the disease, founder Shannon Laatsch created the non-profit to spread love and care to those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:32

Bike ride, expo at new greenway

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Among the events that will help christen the new Caldwell Station Creek Greenway in Cornelius is the Lake Norman Bike Expo & Community Bike Ride Saturday, May 13. On-site registration for the ride will begin at 8 a.m., and the ride will run from 8:30 to 10. The Bike Expo will follow until 12:30 p.m.