High-tech business leaders pay reciprocal visit to Huntersville, may return for more.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Halfway through an informal breakfast Monday morning at The Park, Huntersville Mayor Pro Tem Sarah McAulay delivered welcoming comments and a simple message to five visitors from China.
"I like Huntersville," McAulay, a native and long-time resident of the community and a prominent player in town leadership for decades, said in closing her brief remarks, "and I hope you like Huntersville too."
TROUTMAN, N.C. -- With classrooms finally quiet for the summer, teachers are invited to take a deep breath and enjoy a day at the zoo courtesy of Zootastic Park in Troutman.
Each year, Zootastic Park honors teachers for all they do for children and the community and on Thursday, June 27, all public and private school teachers are invited to take part in a special day at the zoo specially designed for them and their families.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A Lake Norman Charter School student recently completed duties as a page in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Kaitlyn Sisson, the daughter of Brian and Tricia Sisson of Huntersville, spent a week getting a first-hand look at the inner workings of state government as an active participant in House activities. She was sponsored as a page by Rep. Charles Jeter of Huntersville, who represents the 92nd District.
North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis of Cornelius appoints the pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week during Monday night's session.
The graduating classes from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in the northern end of the county received more than $5 million in scholarship money to help finance continuing education.
The academic, athletic and other specific category scholarships presented to seniors from Hopewell, Hough and North Mecklenburg high schools was part of the more than $93 million in assistance offered to nearly 8,400 seniors from throughout CMS as of June 10.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Academic advancement and an outstanding attitude combined to make Kessieandra Ellis the ideal recipient of the 2013 Billy J. Presson Student Achievement Award at Long Creek Elementary School in Huntersville.
Ellis, a graduating fifth grader at Long Creek, was presented the annual award during a school-wide assembly held last week at the school on Beatties Ford Road.
The Bailey Middle School seventh and eighth grade band, under the direction of Ruth Petersen, earned a "superior" rating and recognition as the best overall middle school band at the 2013 Music in the Parks Festival held at Cedar Point Theme Park in Sandusky, Ohio. In addition to earning some hardware, the band also toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Fidelity Bank will sponsor a free Shred-A-Thon Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, at its Mooresville branch at 186 Williamson Road. Shred-South will provide on-site, secure document destruction at no charge. Bring your papers and witness the entire destruction process. For more information, call 704-799-3302.
Closed sales, new listings show double-digit gains
A preliminary report just released by the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (based on data from Carolina Multiple Listing Service) shows May 2013 sales posted solid gains across the region, jumping a healthy 30.6 percent compared to May 2012. Closed sales last month climbed to 3,402, compared to 2,605 for the same period last year.
The report also shows median and average sales prices continue to rise, marking 18 consecutive months of regional price gains. The median sales price of $173,000 was up 4.8 percent from May of last year, and the average sales price climbed seven percent — from $217,442 in May 2012 to $232,564 last month.