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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.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:32

Enjoy Surf & Turf with NLKN Baseball

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Join Northern Lake Norman Baseball and Charlotte Ski Boats Riders’ Foundation May 6-7 for its weekend Surf & Turf charity event.

The “Turf” part is a shotgun-start golf tournament Saturday, May 6, at the newly re-designed Mooresville Golf Club. Registration costs $125 per individual or $400 per foursome and includes surf and turf dinner; three hole-in-one contests for a ski-boat and two trucks; prizes for first and last place, closest to the pin and longest drive,  silent and live auctions, and more.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:31

Call for artists for Springfest

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Artists who work in two-dimensional or three-dimensional art are invited to enter the 36th Mooresville Arts Springfest at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., in downtown Mooresville. Entries will be accepted April 28 from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arrangements for early intake must be made with Jane Braxton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 704-663-6661.

Artists 18 years or older may submit as many as three entries. The work must be original in execution, concept and composition by the artist. Photograph and digital art are not accepted in this exhibit. Work should have been completed after April 1, 2015, and not entered in any previously judged or juried exhibition sponsored or hosted by Mooresville Arts.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:31

Girls on the Run hosts annual 5K

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont will host its 5K Saturday, May 13, at Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters, 1000 Lowes Blvd., in Mooresville. Participation in the 5K event is open to the public. All proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont.

On-site registration and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. Team warm-ups and a Kids’ Fun Run will begin immediately following the National Anthem at 8:45. The 5K will begin at 9.

CORNELIUS, N.C.— The Butterfly Run 5K run/walk to benefit Big Day at the Lake and The Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma will be Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at the headquarters of Aquesta Bank, 19510 Jetton Road in Cornelius. The 5K event is to celebrate the memory of Lauren Marie Kimsey and will benefit her favorite charity, Big Day at The Lake, as well as the foundation created in her name. The race will start with a release of 400 butterflies and the day will include live music.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:29

Jasany earns Gold Award

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Diana Jasany of Mooresville has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. She is the daughter of Dave and Laurie Jasany and a member of Troop 10243. She worked in partnership with Children’s Hope Alliance to organize a national and worldwide effort to make and donate 190 twin-size quilts to teenagers who have aged out of the foster care system across North Carolina. She also donated 20 baby quilts to a special needs orphanage in Moscow, Russia.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:53

Community Chorus sings Elvis and more

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — North Mecklenburg Community Chorus presents its spring 2017 show, “Blue Suede Shoes: The Music of Elvis and Friends,” Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road in Huntersville. The program will include renditions of classic Elvis Presley hits plus music of other artists from the era, including such favorites as “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and “La Bamba.”

Show times are 7:30 pm., April 20 and 21; and 3 p.m., April 22. Advance admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and is available at nmccsings.org. Admission purchased at the door will cost $12 and $6, respectively.