Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:16

Light it up

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Sergeant J.J. Sarver holds a reflective band that the Cornelius Police Department will be handing out to runners and bikers who are not clearly visible in darkness. They also have bike lights to distribute, thanks to NCDOT. Officers will seek out people who are not clearly visible to stop them, but not to punish them. Sarver calls it an educational opportunity and hopes it will decrease traffic accidents related to cyclists and pedestrians. Anyone who wants a band can visit the Cornelius Police Department while supplies last. They fit children, too.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:55

A gourd-geous seasonal display

A parade of painted pumpkins, assorted sizes and colors of gourds and a colorful collection of just about every member of the cucurbitaceae (hey, this is Davidson, you have to learn something) family are now available at the Davidson United Methodist Church’s Great Pumpkin Patch at the church’s Molly McKay House on Main Street. Items are available for purchase daily at the seasonal collection of everything required for a festive fall display. Hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:54

Battle of the brotherhoods

A member of the Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue softball team takes a solid cut at the ball during last weekend’s “Guns & Hoses” charity softball game at Bailey Road Park against the Cornelius Police Department. Proceeds raised from T-shirt and raffle ticket sales, as well as purchases made at the D9 Brewing Company and A Worthy Dog concessions, will be donated to the TopDeck Foundation, a public charity that supports the mission and needs of the Cornelius Police Department. The firefighters walked away with bragging rights this year.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:06

Chamber turns 30

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is celebrating three decades in action, encouraging business growth in the communities of Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius. The Chamber has approximately 1,000 members in its 30th year and is ever expanding. There was a celebration on Sept. 21 at Aquesta Bank in Huntersville to mark the occasion attended by local business owners and Chamber officials. Above, John Cherry, founder of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, blows out the candles on the birthday cake.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:36

Big boost for Young Elites organization

The local Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, held Saturday at Blythe Landing, not only provided a sizable contribution for the community’s Young Elites (YE) organization, but also featured a visit from a Charlotte Hornets big man. Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky (do we really need to tell you which one he is?) was a special guest at the all-day tournament, organized by Lineberger Orthodontics with proceeds going to support YE’s programs for high school girls. More than 60 teams, including 12 from out of state, participated, assisted by more than 80 volunteers consisting of YE members, parents and Lineberger representatives. Joining Kaminsky for a photo during a break in the on-court action are, front from left, YE ambassadors Carolina Spurrier and Megan Woody; back row from left, Niya Johnson, YE program director; Jennifer Shiley, YE founder; Megan Lineberger, Lineberger Orthodontics co-owner; Matt Lineberger, Lineberger Orthodontics co-owner; Landon Eckles, Owner of Clean Juice; and Astrid Jimenez, Lineberger’s philanthropy & events coordinator.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:56

A rose by any other name ...

... is still a rose, even if it’s frozen. Discovery Place KIDS brought liquid nitrogen to the first Arts & Science Council Culture Feast held in the Lake Norman area, Friday Sept. 8. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis was handed a rose dipped in liquid nitrogen and frozen. The event also featured the Davidson Community Players, the Charlotte Folk Society, a piano performance and dancing from other organizations. The sold-out event was well-received, featuring a meal from Family Catering Services and drinks from Triple C Brewing Company and Shelton Vineyards. The feast is meant to bring exposure to the rich art, science and cultural options people have in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:11

A sign of the times

Demolition has begun on the Bayshore Plaza shopping center on Gilead Road in Huntersville, in advance of the redevelopment of the site which will include a grocery store. This project will also involve connectivity related to the U.S. 21 and Gilead Road improvements.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:35

Nailed it!

Davidson Day golfer Carly Kline aced the Par 3, No. 13 at Pine Island Country Club last week. The senior used an 8-iron on the 135-yard hole. Kline had just returned from TV and film summer school in New York City, where she had little time to play golf.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:15

An explosive situation

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Friday, Aug. 4, Cornelius resident John Patrick Rees walked into the Cornelius Police Department saying he had bomb materials. Police officials said Rees wanted to show them how easy it is to make one. No constructed bomb was found in a black Mercedes (center)located near town hall, but chemical bomb making components were in the vehicle. Area businesses were evacuated as the bomb squad, ATF, the FBI and several other law enforcement agencies investigated. Rees’ home was also searched and cleared of any other materials.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:22

Learning through giving

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Students from Chesterbrook Academy Birkdale in Huntersville recently delivered a donation of more than 50 coloring books and 45 boxes of crayons to Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. Throughout July, students worked together to collect the donations of coloring supplies, which will be used by pediatric patients at the hospital. Through this initiative, school officials say students learned the importance of helping other children in their community.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:15

Image of the Week for July 26, 2017

Tower of flowers
The Farm House on Old Statesville Road in Huntersville has more than just its selection of tempting summer produce. It is also home to a beautiful patch of towering sunflowers, some, like these giants, at least 10 feet high. The farm store staff says they won’t necessarily be harvested for their seeds, they are just a beautiful thing that nature brought them. The Farm House and its “old veggie wagon” recently moved to its new location on North Old Statesville Road near the entrance to North Mecklenburg Park — just a few hundred yards north and across the street from its old shop.