HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Area residents will have the chance to watch the top two high school play productions in the state, and help support a local troupe’s participation in national theatrical competition, at a one-time performance next week in Cornelius.

The Theatre Department at Lake Norman Charter School, partnering with colleagues from the Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) in Monroe, will present the plays previously judged the state’s best at a special fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Elevation LKN facility on Copley Drive in Cornelius. Doors open at 6 p.m. with performances set to begin at 7.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:40

Scouts awarded Eagle rank at Court of Honor

Boy Scouts Troop 171 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor in late December to recognize three new Eagle Scouts. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank attainable in Scouting and requires years of preparation. The ceremony was held at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Scouts honored were (from left) Gabriel Warner, Nikhil Gavini and Calvin Warner. To become an Eagle Scout, each had to perform a service project benefiting a segment of the community. Warner constructed a nature trail with a bridge for students at Park View Elementary School. Gavini built an outdoor lunch seating area with picnic tables for students at South Iredell High School. Warner built a community garden along with two benches at Faith United Methodist Church. Gabriel and Calvin Warner are sophomores at Mooresville High School. Gavini is a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. Troop 171 is sponsored by Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:39

Rotary’s Swimarathon hits the pool Feb. 25

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville will participate in the annual Rotary Global Swimarathon, the world’s largest one-day swimming event, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center.

Funds raised for the event will benefit Rotary’s signature project, End Polio Now. Polio has been reduced by 99 percent worldwide, and every dollar Rotary commits to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 up to $35 million per year by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:39

Valentine’s 5K for ELHS runners

STANLEY, N.C. -- The ninth annual Valentine’s 5K and Couples Run to support a local family and help the East Lincoln High School cross country team attend camps is set for Saturday, Feb. 18, at Cowans Ford Country Club. Organized by East Lincoln track and cross country coach Melvin Morrison, the event encourages training with a partner to become and stay motivated.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:38

CBC schedules Feb. blood drives

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold several blood drives in the Lake Norman area in January and February. Donors should be in good health and weigh no fewer than 120 pounds. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate at any of the scheduled drives, call 704-972-4700 or visit

The schedule includes:

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:38

Entries accepted for ‘Beyond Walls’

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Cornelius PARC Department is accepting submissions for the third annual Beyond Walls public art exhibit. Selected works will be installed at Robbins Park on West Catawba Avenue and will be on display May 2017 through January 2018.

Beyond Walls exhibits feature artists from across the United States who create artwork for public spaces. Robbins Park offers a park setting with significant park visitor traffic and high visibility from a major town road generating 22,000 trips per day to view art. The opening reception will include a walking tour with exhibiting artists. Artists may submit up to three pieces of art for consideration. Submissions are due by Friday, Feb. 3.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:39

Tickets available for Heart of Hope

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Tickets are on sale for The Hope House Foundation’s 2017 Heart of Hope Fundraiser set for Saturday, Feb. 11, at Northstone Country Club. The Foundation operates Hope House, a transitional shelter for women and children in Huntersville that assists women escaping desperate situations. Proceeds from the event will be applied to The Leon Levine Foundation’s challenge grant, which will match dollar-for-dollar as much as $10,000 in qualifying donations.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:39

Travel to Oz with DCP

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- lick your heels together and join the Davidson Community Players as they follow Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto on their journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and to obtain their hearts’ desires. Follow this band of misfits down the yellow brick road as they encounter all the famous characters from the pen of L. Frank Baum: the Munchkins, Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West and the great and powerful Oz himself.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:39

Look Good ... Feel Better at LNRMC

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s Look Good ... Feel Better program Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., in the hospital’s private dining room. Complimentary dinner will be provided. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:38

The Marksmen sing Jan. 28 in Lowesville

STANLEY, N.C. -- Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, will present The Marksmen, a bluegrass quartet from Dahlonega, Ga., in concert Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. The group has been singing gospel bluegrass for more than 30 years. There is no admission cost, but a free will offering will be received.

Living Word Ministries hosts Southern gospel concerts every second Saturday of the month, and Bluegrass Gospel every fourth Saturday. For more information, call 704-618-9762.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:38

LNRMC, Red Cross hold blood drive

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Blood Drive in association with the American Red Cross Friday, Feb. 10, in Community Rooms A & B from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the hospital’s main building in Mooresville. The blood drive is open to the public, and appointments are recommended. Bring photo identification. To register or for more information, call the hospital’s Community Outreach department at 704-660-4859 or visit