Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:40

Huntersville pair earn trip to nationals

Jacy Madigan (left) and Taylor Reeves of Huntersville placed first among 30 teams in the 14U age division at the June 11 Charlotte Open, part of the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour series. Winning this regional qualifier earned them a bid to the National Junior Beach Tour Championships in Siesta Key, Fla., in late July.  The pair also qualified for Carolina Region Jr. Beach Championships set for July 15 in Apex. Madigan is a rising freshman at Hough High School and Reeves is a rising sophomore at Christ the King High School.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:18

Three Troop 156 Scouts are Eagles

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Three members of Boy Scouts Troop 156 of Huntersville — Jarom Cobb, Derek Bole and Jacob Mordock — are recently minted new Eagle Scouts. Each earned at least the minimum 22 required merit badges, served in a variety of leadership positions, participated in at least 20 overnight campouts and directed their own Eagle Scout project to earn the prestigious award.

Cobb, 18, constructed two octagon gaga ball pits at Grand Oak elementary school for his Eagle Scout project. He graduated from Lake Norman Charter High School this year and plans to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will attend Brigham Young University-Idaho after his mission.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:18

Grow Your Game 5K at Lincoln Charter

DENVER, N.C. — The First Grow Your Game 5K will be held Saturday, July 29, originally scheduled June 10, at Lincoln Charter School with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. This is an official timed event on a 5K trail. Awards will be given based on age, gender and overall winners. Lincoln Charter School is at 7834 Galway Lane in Denver. To register visit

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:18

Charlotte Symphony plays EnergyExplorium

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra returns to Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium for an evening of music along the shores of Lake Norman Friday, June 16, starting at 8:15 p.m. The Symphony will perform selections from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, as well as popular favorites from My Fair Lady and Rocky.

Admission and parking are free. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket. Boaters may anchor in the EnergyExplorium’s cove at the southern tip of Lake Norman. Concessions provided by Clean Juice and the East Lincoln High School Band Boosters.

The EnergyExplorium is off N.C. 73 in Huntersville at 339 Hagers Ferry Road. No pets permitted. For more information, call the EnergyExplorium at 980-875-5600.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:17

Wear a banana and run with Bayne

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Bayne Brewing Company in Cornelius will host its inaugural 5K/10K Rilla Run Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the craft brewery’s location on West Catawba Avenue. Participants are encouraged to wear a banana costume as proceeds from the event will benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund as well as ASA Service Dogs.

The race is open to participants of all ages and skill level. In addition to the 10K and 5K races, there will be a 5K fun run and walk.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:17

Race City Civitans receive awards

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Two members of the Race City Civitan Club received some high honors during the recent Civitan Area 2 meeting held at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville. Club President Leo Gordon was named the Area 2 President of the Year, and club member Jim Bullard was named Area 2 Distinguished Civitan of the Year.

Area 2 is comprised of Civitan clubs from Mooresville, Statesville, Boone, Yadkinville and Wilkesboro. Awards were presented by District Area Director Beth McCarthy, who is also a member of the Race City Club.

CORNELIUS, N.C. — “Beyond Walls,” the Town of Cornelius’ annual, award-winning outdoor public art exhibition, will be on display at Robbins Park at 17738 W. Catawba Ave. through Jan. 31. Of the 23 submissions representing five states, the town’s Public Art Committee selected seven sculptures for the 2017-18 show. Artists include Paris Alexander,  Jonathan Bowling, Bob Doster, Jim Gallucci, Adam Walls and Jim Weitzel.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:16

MAG accepting photo show entries

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Entries for Mooresville Arts’ annual photography exhibit and competition for photographers ages 18 years or older are due July 7 and 8 at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., in Mooresville. The exhibit will be on display July 11-Aug. 4. Awards will be given for photographs in Nature/Wildlife, Portraiture and Still Life categories. Photographs can be digital or film.