Surprising Spartans spin shutout - Community School of Davidson win its third straight game for the first time in school history with a 20-0 victory at Lake Norman Charter on Sept. 5. The Spartans improved to 3-0, after winning four games last season. It also was their first shutout this season. Lake Norman Charter slipped to 1-2.
Mooresville High’s football team crushed visiting Hough 38-7 on Aug. 29 to improve to 2-0. Most folks thought it would be a close game between two of the lake area’s Class 4A teams, but Mooresville erased any drama by scoring three first-quarter touchdowns. The Blue Devils (2-0) used dominant offensive line blocking to spring running back Akease Rankin for 179 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, and quarterback Tommy Bullock for 105 yards and a score. Hough, which slipped to 1-1, scored on a late 28-yard touchdown pass from William Coleman to Caleb White.
The Lake Norman High offense topped 30 points for the second straight game and pummeled visiting Hopewell 38-7 in a non-conference football game Aug. 29. Quarterbac Josh Ladowski threw four touchdown passes, including one to Corey Joyner on the Wildcats’ first play from scrimmage. Lake Norman (2-0) ran and passed the ball well, and forced Hopewell to play from behind throughout. Hopewell slipped to 1-1 with the road loss.
Davidson Day wallops Albemarle 43-7 in season opener The Davidson Day Patriots opened the 2014 season with a 43-7 victory against visiting Albemarle High on Aug. 22 at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius. Davidson Day’s Anthony DiGioia threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Patriots built a 27-0 lead after one quarter. Glen Coates caught two scoring passes.
Lake Norman rallies late to beat North Meck 35-28 Lake Norman High quarterback Josh Ladowski ran for four touchdowns and passed for another in a season-opening 35-28 victory at North Mecklenburg on Aug. 22. North Meck rallied from a 20-0 deficit and took the lead by scoring the next 28 points, but Ladowski’s 4-yard touchdown run with 5:19 left put the Wildcats ahead.
Photos from this year’s GRIN KIDS Charity Auction! We kicked it up a notch this year with more fun than normal by adding in a little casino action with some great prizes. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres & cocktails, wonderful people to mix and mingle with - A Great Annual Event. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 2nd Friday events take place the second Friday of every month, from 5-9 p.m. in the parking lot of Oak Street Mill, Cornelius. The evening offers a pedestrian friendly path of art, craft, culture and community. Area businesses also remain open through the evening. Artisans sell their wares in the physical spaces in between the businesses. Photos by Serge Skiba.
On Friday July 25th Langtree Lake Norman held their first "LIVE" Outdoor Music concert in the common area. For those who haven't visited Langtree at the Lake yet, you will be surprised at how many businesses have opened and how many people are already flocking to this GREAT new destination. Come try Bacchus Wine & Tapas, or if it's retail you're looking - Swell Board Shop (Surf shop), and Fab'rik are open and thriving just to name a few. Look for Kilted Buffalo's 2nd location Opening in Early September. Stay tuned to the Herald Calendar for more community events and promotions. Photos by Dana Pianowski.
Lake Norman Publications held their "Best of Lake Norman" results party at River Run Country Club in Davidson. We celebrated the Winners with free food and drink. BLUE Monday and DJ Bob kept the crowd in great spirits considering we had a torrential downpour! Special thanks to River Run Country Club - even with the rain the Tents kept everyone warm and dry. Congratulations to all the Winners and to over 8500 of our readers who went online and voted for their favorite locals in over 60 different categories. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos from 2014's 10th Annual Big Day at the Lake Cookout. Following a morning of water sports with volunteer boat hosts, it concludes with a picnic for some 600 participants at Duke Energy's Explorium and picnic area in Huntersville. Food is donated by local businesses for the picnic. Big Day at the Lake connects at-risk children from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) with Lake Norman volunteers for a full day of fun on the lake. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Barnstock returned to Huntersville for its sixth year! The rainy day put kept the crowds to a minimum, but the people who showed up certainly made the best of the bad weather! Live entertainment played throughout the event. Proceeds from this year’s BYOB festival will benefit Headbands of Hope, the Davidson Fire Department, and Cannon School. This is an annual event you don't want to miss! Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Choplin's restaurant conveniently located just off exit 28 is known for their farm to table fresh food, and they take extra pride in their seafood dishes. Everyone will feel comfortable at Choplin's, whether for lunch or dinner, Choplins restaurant is sure to please your palate without breaking the budget. Take a look inside, you'll find a comfortable atmosphere and some photos of our patrons favorite dishes. Photos by Nate.
The "2nd Friday" events take place the second Friday of every month, from 6-10 p.m. in the parking lot of Oak Street Mill, Cornelius. The evening offers a pedestrian friendly path of art, craft, culture and community. Area businesses also remain open through the evening. Artisans will be selling their wares in the physical spaces in between the businesses. Adult beverages are for sale, and the event is permitted for walking with adult beverages. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Aquesta Community Bank continues their growth and held their Ribbon Cutting for their Cornelius East Branch. Stay tuned for more information on their Huntersville Branch Opening Dates! Check out the Aquesta Bank HQ Profile page for more about their convenient offerings. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The rain didn't stop the crowds from showing up for one of the coolest annual events put on by the Town of Cornelius - Symphony in the Park. Since the event is held on City Property, no glass bottles, containers, no pets, no smoking, and no open flames are the rules - but that only creates an incredible family fun atmosphere. We didn't hang out in the rain long enough to find out if the symphony ever played - but that didn't stop the children and families from having fun playing in the rain. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Birkdale Village holds 3 weekly concerts on the Green - Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm and Sundays from 4-6pm. Bring your lawn chairs and relax to some great tunes or just come on out to shop and enjoy the fun family friendly background tunes that can be heard throughout the village. Watch the Herald Calendar for Birkdale's weekly entertainment lineup. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Local Celebrities served drinks to raise money for Big Day at the Lake, a program that takes children involved in BBBS out on the Lake. Local celebrities compete to see who can earn the most donations in tips. This annual event will be "the place to be" and you're sure to have a great time while networking and giving back to our local community. Photos by Nate.
Photos from Bank of the Ozarks Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Cornelius branch which is the second full-service branch in the Charlotte area! Senior Vice President, Tom Dutton, was there for the ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m. followed by BBQ @ 11:30. Bank of the Ozarks offers deposit and loan services at the location, as well as small business, commercial and real estate lending. The bank will add home mortgage lending to its offerings. Photos by Dana Pianowski.
The 2014 3rd Annual Brew Stash Bash was held at the U. S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte. Locals came from all over Charlotte to taste and learn about favorite craft brews while enjoying live music throughout the day! The day kicked off 11:30 a.m. with the Brew Dash, a 6K that winds throughout the USNWC trail system, and the rest of the day was quite a bit more relaxing. Photos by Kato Ibeto.
The Annual Peninsula Poker run, sponsored in part by Aquesta Bank, was once again a smashing success! Poker Runs are NOT races, they are semi-scavenger hunts, and typically involve 5 different pickup locations. At each location a team picks up a "sealed poker card" - then everyone regroups (in this case at the Peninsula Yacht Club) and opens their cards to see who has the best poker hand. The winner held 4 Queens... if you're a poker player, well - you know, that's a tough hand to beat. At the end of the day it's all for a good cause and the proceeds went to benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lake Norman and Cornelius Davidson Children's development. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Second Friday has become a huge attraction for locals and families to come explore local artists work, and try some of the most flavorful mobile dining options from our vast array of food truck vendors. Live music is playing and "adult beverages" are allowed in the parking lot so you can feel free to roam or just relax and listen to some great live music. Children love the atmosphere and you'll almost always find some kids dancing by the stage. Watch the Herald Calendar for fun events for adults and family entertainment. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Photos from our 2014 Art on the Walk Sunset Celebration, where locals browsed and shopped local artists' booths along our boardwalk at the Peninsula Yacht Club, while being serenaded with live music by the Tsunami Wave Riders! Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Patrons came to help raise some money and have some fun! Paw Print Keepsakes, BBQ, Raffles, Silent Auction and more! Please join TOESR to help raise funds to ease some of the financial burden for Violet, a 3 year old female Old English Sheepdog who has been very sick this past year. Her human family consists of a single mom and her 11 year old son. They have been through a year and a half of personal loss and struggles. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Photos from 'Tawba Walk VII Music & Arts Festival! The 'Tawba Walk has captured the attention of artists, businesses and residents throughout the Lake Norman and Charlotte area. By highlighting the exceptional talent right here in our hometown, and keeping all aspects local, the event has become a staple for the increasingly popular arts district in Cornelius. The 'Tawba Walk is your all-access pass to discovering the best that local has to offer including:- over 50 local artisans/vendors - 5 of the area's top bands- live art demonstrations and performances - 4 food trucks - and beer from local breweries (yes, you can can now walk around with your adult beverages!) Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 6th Annual Giving Them Hope Luncheon “Open Hearts, Open Homes” at The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville was a free luncheon for locals to learn more about Barium Springs and the children and families we serve. During the luncheon, attendees heard from community leaders, our President, and the children that have experienced change and hope! This is a great program for a GREAT cause. Photos by Courtney Parlier.