Residents and the Huntersville Police Department came together Aug. 4 during National Night Out to fight back against crime. The event offers residents a way to interact with the police, stand together to promote safety and learn about crime prevention and how to avoid becoming a victim. Huntersville’s event included moon bounces, rock climbing and water slides. Local merchants provided giveaways, discount tickets and informational pamphlets and police and fire displayed vehicles and answered questions about services. Families and kids enjoyed hotdogs, snow cones and cotton candy. (Photo courtesy of Carrie C. Causey)
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A large crowd of demonstrators lined up at 4 p.m. May 1 along the median of the Catawba Avenue overpass at Exit 28 off Interstate 77 to protest the I-77 express lanes project that will offer motorists a way to avoid traffic by riding a toll lane. The lanes, operated by the Spanish company, Cintra, will span 26 miles from Exit 11 in Charlotte to Exit 36 in Mooresville. The protesters held signs, shouting to motorists and demanding the state do away with the managed express lanes. (Chris Tittel/Herald Weekly photos)
The annual Relay For Life of Cornelius / Huntersville took place May 1 at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius. The event helps people celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who have died and raise money for the American Cancer Society and its programs. Initial estimates show the event raised $53,000, but people can still donate at http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15SA?fr_id=64644&pg=entry. (Carrie C. Causey/Herald Weekly photos)
Students from Torrence Creek Elementary School have been preparing for Huntersville's annual arts and music festival, Hello Huntersville, May 9. Fourth and fifth grade students painted words, such as "love" and "freedom", with yellow and purple paint on a white canvas. The Quarter Notes choir practiced a Beatles classic, "Let It Be". The posters will be showcased during the event as the students perform.
ReCommunity Recycling, located in Charlotte, is Mecklenburg County's recycling facility, recycling and reusing day-to-day materials collected from Davidson and other Lake Norman areas. The center has about 10,000 people visit every year for tours where guests are enlightened on the benefits of recycling. The main lobby houses art work, benches and even a chandelier made of recyclable materials. (Courtesy of Sarah Gillie)
On Jan. 16, Senator Thom Tillis took the lead during the Lake Norman Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet. Staff reflected on the past year, recognized accomplishments in 2014 and looked ahead to 2015.
The Town of Cornelius along with American Legion Post 86 held its annual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11at Rotary Plaza. Joining in the celebration were Hough and Hopewell high school JROTC units and the W.A.Hough High School Concert Choir. The ceremony included an armed forces medley for all veterans in attendance to be recognized, an MIA & POW empty chair ceremony, a 21-gun salute and the playing of“Taps.” American Legion Post 86 Commander Mike Puckett gave the keynote speech.
Ghosts, superheroes, Disney characters and even people dressed as food made their way down Main Street Oct. 24 for the annual Davidson Halloween march. Merchants and vendors passed out candy and other treats as dozens of attendees of all ages showed off their costumes. Halloween events continue throughout the Lake Norman area through the rest of the week.
Check out photos of (R) Senator Jeff Tarte & (D) Latrice McRae for N.C. Senate District 41, (R) John Bradford & (D) Natasha Marcus for N.C. House District 98, (R) and (D) candidates running for Commissioner-at-Large seats & Mecklenburg County Commissioners for District 1, Jim Puckett and Leonard Richardson. The candidates gave their perspectives regarding topics, such as education, jobs, toll roads, Medicaid and the sales tax increase. Get ready for the 2014 elections!
International recording artist Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, SV Stingray, and Cobra cello brought his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings! This exciting event transformed the student musicians of local middle and high schools into a full-fledged Rock Orchestra! Mark performed with over 150 students from local schools comprising the All-Star Orchestra. The audience was entertained by Mark's original material, as well as music by Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Beatles, and more. The event was Open to the public with all profits going to the schools music programs. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
PHotos from the Lake Norman Chamber Salute Salute to North Mecklenburg Public Safety Officers and Volunteers. The luncheon was held at the Peninsula Yacht Club. We want to send a Special Thanks from Lake Norman Publications to all these fine Public Safety Officers - Your service is appreciated. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
MSC, one of the nation’s leading distributors of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) solutions, services and supplies, celebrated the grand opening Sept. 24 of its Davidson co-headquarters. The six-story, 180,000 square-foot building off Harbour Place Drive is expected to bring 400 jobs to the region by 2017. The building also has space to hold an additional 350 employees. It’ll be one of two headquarters offices for the company, which was founded in 1941 by Sidney Jacobson in New York’s “Little Italy” neighborhood. To read more follow this link: http://www.huntersvilleherald.com/news/2013/9/26/7684/msc-opens-its-doors-in-davidson
Town leaders recently visited downtown Salisbury to see how art has sparked economic development. The trip comes as leaders determine how they will convince Cornelius residents to approve a $4 million bond referendum on the November ballot aimed at funding an arts and cultural center in downtown.
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