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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)

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Puppy Up! Walk Lake Norman 2014

On November 8th Puppy Up! Walk Lake Norman raised over $18,000 dollars to help in ridding the world of its deadliest disease - cancer in both humans and pets. The 2 mile walk was held in Jetton Park in Cornelius. In March 2008 Luke Robison walked 2000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog, Malcolm, who died from this horrible disease. The 2 Million Dogs Foundation is committed to discover the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers. Each walk educates people along the way - one dog, each mile at a time. (Photos courtesy of Amy Pennell)

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Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Oct. 9 Candidate Forum

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!

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6th Annual Barnstock Music Festival

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.

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6th Annual Giving Them Hope Luncheon at The Cove

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.

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Relay for Life with BLUE MONDAY at Bailey Rd Park

Relay For Life of Huntersville/Cornelius is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camped out overnight around the track at Bailey Road Park, Cornelius. Members of each team took turns walking around the track. There was food, games and activities along with entertainment. The event promoted a family-friendly environment for the entire community. Blue Monday took the stage at 9:30pm and DJ Bob kept the music playing. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Pawz Too Run IV and 5K - Village Green Davidson

The fourth annual Pawz Too Run 5K and Dog Walk was Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Village Green in Davidson. Proceeds go to help Friends of the Animals build a state-of-the art animal adoption and education center and spay/neuter clinic off Exit 31 in Mooresville. The race and other festivities will began at 8:30 a.m. and concluded at 1:30 p.m. on the Town Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. Photos by Dana Pianowski.

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iKnight Tech Drive 5K RunWalk & Silent Auction

North Lincoln High School established a Tech Drive to replace and upgrade technology in their classrooms. On Aprill 5, 2014, they held a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser to help this cause. The 1 mile Fun Run will began at 8:30am with the 5k to follow at 9:00am. An incredible turnout for this great fundraiser to upgrade technology inside the North Lincoln classrooms. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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MFLCF Casino Night 2014 at Peninsula Club

MFLCF Casino Night at the Peninsula Country Club, Cornelius, was a night of fun and excitement as they raised money to help build homes for five wounded warriors and their families in Denver, NC. The proceeds will be used for the homes being built by five local charities and you can learn more about each of them at www.555Charity.org. The event provided heavy hors d'oevres, drinks, and gambling fun and all for a great cause. Hosted by Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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1st Annual Celebrities and Strikes Bowling Fundraiser

Wendy's is hosted their 1st Annual "Celebrities and Strikes" Bowling Fundraiser at Strike City located in the EpiCentre Charlotte. All proceeds benefit The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Each bowling team was paired with a local celebrity. This family friendly fundraiser included a bowling tournament, corn hole tournament, DJ Bryon, live music by Aswan North “Lead singer of Paper Tongues”, celebrity autograph sessions, balloon artist for the kids, and a huge silent auction. A GREAT event. Photos by Courtney Parlier.

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BANSHEE screening - INVITE ONLY at McGlohon Theater

Antony Starr and Ivana Milicevic, stars of Cinemax's hit drama "Banshee," celebrated the premiere of the show's second season at a red carpet event at Charlotte's McGlohon Theater. Parts of the show are filmed around Charlotte and Mooresville. Beth Petty, director of the Charlotte Regional Film Council, was also on hand to talk about the importance of the state's filming tax incentives, which attract big productions such as "The Hunger Games" and "Homeland" to the area. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon commented that the filming industry provides work to many locals, from those who build sets to costume designers. Photos by Courtney Parlier.

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Evernham Racing for a Reason - IGNITE for Autism

The Evernham Family Racing for a Reason and the Autism Society of North Carolina cordially held an open house to celebrate the first anniversary of IGNITE. IGNITE is a community center to support young adults with Autism and Aspberger's syndrome. The Open House was held at Davidson Cotton Mill from 5pm-8pm. For more information about how you can become involved with this great organization visit www.autismsociety-nc.org. Photos by Will McMurray.

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1st Annual AmeriCarna IGNITE Car Show - Ingersoll Rand

Hundreds of classic custom celebrity cars rolled into the Ingersoll Rand corporate campus on Nov. 30 for the inaugural AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show, created by Ray Evernham, ESPN broadcaster and Former NASCAR crew chief. Celebrities include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and many others. The event supported IGNITE, a new community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome. For more information about how you can become a part of this great organization visit www.americarnatv.com. Photos by Kato Ibeto.