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Huntersville Celebrates National Night Out

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)


Steve Langley breaks record for longest bubble chain

Steve Langley of Huntersville unofficially huffed and puffed his way into the record books June 11, blowing a chain of 35 soap bubbles long at Discovery Place KIDS. The Soap Bubble Circus juggler and variety entertainer beat the previous world record of 30 bubbles. Barrett Long, director of Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, and Tim Chartier, a math professor at Davidson College, served as the two official witnesses to the record-breaking feat. Letters from both Barrett and Chartier will be included in a packet of materials to be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records for officials to review and certify. Following the feat, Langley stepped outside and treated children running and jumping on the front lawn to showers of tiny bubbles. (Courtesy of Kahaniyah Webster) 


I-485 Opening

After several delays, drivers are finally riding on a complete 67-mile I-485 highway after Governor Pat McCrory spoke June 5 during the official opening, according to Mayor Jill Swain and the town of Huntersville. The final segment of the I-485 outer loop runs from N.C. 115 to Interstate 85. (Carrie C. Causey/Herald Weekly photos)


Exit 28 I-77 Toll Lane Protest

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)


Relay for Life

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 (Carrie C. Causey/Herald Weekly photos)


Rural Hill Bark in the Park Festival

The Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival was held April 25 on the rolling green fields of Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Canines of all shapes, sizes and breeds walked, ran, jumped and fetched everything from rubber toys to flying discs. Some just lazed about, enjoying the free treats and company of other dogs. Several owners watched their pets charge down a portable dock, leap 25 feet in the air, land in an above-ground swimming pool and climb out only to do it all over again. Dogs competed for top honors in several competitions, including smallest dog, largest dog and top dog. There was even an owner-pet look-alike contest. Purina, Harris Teeter, Historic Rural Hill and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation sponsored the festival. (Courtesy of Sarah Gillie and Chris Tittel)


Torrence Creek prepares for Hello Huntersville

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 collects from Lake Norman

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)


Cort Savage Coffee + Conversation Art Gallery March 31

The Interiorities: A Decade of Inevitable Forms is a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Cort Savage, professor of art at Davidson College. The exhibition is on view in the Van Every Gallery from March 12 through April 12. Savage gave a short gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception March 12. Savage uses 3D printing in the sculpture lab and creates mixed-media kinetic sculptures and rubber-band based sculptures. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Gillie) 


Boys & Girls Basketball Players of the Year

Lake Norman Publications announced its boys and girls basketball Players of the Year for each of our three weekly papers. Hough High's Luke Maye and Davidson Day’s Maya Caldwell earned the Herald Weekly honors, East Lincoln’s Sage Surratt and Destiny Johnson are the Denver Weekly award winners and Lake Norman High's Hunter Seacat and Allie VanSant are the Mooresville Weekly recipients. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Gillie)


Hough High School Career Day

Hough High School's Future Business Leaders of America Club and JROTIC hosted their second annual Career Day event March 18 in the school's gymnasium. Professionals from the community shared their career/occupation experience with Hough students. Some of the local businesses that participated were Wells Fargo, CMPD, Duke Energy, CMS, AT&T, Charlotte Living and The Herald Weekly. Representatives from these companies helped prepare students for the professional world by giving them firsthand knowledge about different career paths. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Gillie)


Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Celebration

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated its entry into the Lake Norman real estate market March 12 at 19825 North Cove Road. Sotheby’s is the latest international realty firm to promote luxury living at Lake Norman. The company, associated with the storied auction house, has recruited top talent, most notably Nadine Deason. Prior to joining the firm, Deason achieved more than $266 million in closed residential real estate sales since 2005 as a sales associate. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Gillie)


Hough swims to two conference titles

HUNTERSVILLE – Hough High’s swimming and diving team was dominant at the MECKA 4A conference swimming meet Jan. 23 at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic. The Huskies girls’ team won the conference title by scoring 635 points, well ahead of second-place Hopewell (336 points), Concord Robinson (277) and Mallard Creek (272). Hough’s girls won 11 of 12 events. The Hough boys’ team piled up 633 points to easily win its conference championship, followed by Robinson (300) and Mallard Creek (265.5). Hough’s boys won nine of the 12 events. (Bobby Cochran/Herald Weekly photos)