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.
Here is a great album of photos submitted by our readers and a few from our staff. We've captured everything from Cornelius Town Manager Anthony Roberts driving a snow plow to the weight of the snow ripping boat covers. Enjoy... and Thanks to all our locals who submitted their photos.
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.
Ryan Newman's 9th Annual Charity dinner was an evening of entertainment and southern cuisine. Lots of meet and mingling took place with NASCAR drivers and celebrities. Special Thanks to the Ryan Newman Organization for organizing a great weekend of fishing and entertainment. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
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.
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.
Photos from An Evening of Hope & Healing - dinner, dancing, open bar (wine & beer) and a great silent auction. This special evening helps raise awareness and funds for the critical services provided by Safe Alliance to the Lake Norman Community. For more information about how you can help with this great organization visit: http://www.safealliance.org/mooresville-lake-norman/
MOORESVILLE - Langtree Luxury Waterfront Apartment Homes held their Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Nov 14th 2013 and invited us to celebrate with them in their incredible new Club House. Once inside the clubhouse, you'll find a spacious great room perfect for large groups, but it doesn't end there. There is a Pool Table next to the fireplace, a rec room downstairs including ping pong, and shuffleboard, a state of the art Exercise Facility, and of course - one of the most incredible pool settings that we've seen. Photos by Nate Davis.
On November 9th, over 150 walkers, volunteers and businesses came together at Jetton Park to support the first Puppy Up! Lake Norman walk to increase awareness and raise funds to invest in canine cancer and comparative oncology research for a national Foundation Called 2 Million Dogs. This event exceed both it's participation and fundraising goals, making close to $13,000. The event kicked off with great music provided by Captain Lou 441. Sunrise Grill and Sandwhich Company was on-site for lunch after the walk. To learn more about Puppy Up! Lake Norman visit the facebook page www.facebook/puppyuplakenorman and for more on 2 Million Dogs visit http://www.2milliondogs.org/
The North Mecklenburg Woman's Club's 5th Annual Holiday Over the Tabletop Fundraiser was an incredible success. The proceeds went to benefit The Build Betty A House project! Over the Table Top showcases the decorating talents of local designers. The Sip "N Shop was a huge hit with attendees as they browsed through items from artists and vendors. The event was held at the Peninsula Country Club in Cornelius. For more information about how you can contribute visit: www.buildbettyahouse.org.
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.
Jammin for Critters held their fundraiser at Bit O Luck Equine Rescue and they had live Music and tons of Family Fun! There was a silent auction, BBQ Lunch, Raffle, Cash Bar and more - all proceeds went to benefit this great cause. For more information about how you can become involved please visit www.bitoluck.org. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG.
The 40th Carolina Balloonfest occurred this past weekend at Statesville Regional Airport. The CROWDS were so huge that most patrons had to be shuttled in from the Iredell County Fairgrounds. If you haven't attended a Balloon Launch - mark your calendars for next year - this is one unique event that you don't want to miss - pictures can't do this event the justice it deserves. Photography by Patrick Nicholoson.
The 1st Annual MVK's Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction was a great success! The proceeds went to benefit the "Most Valuable Kids of Charlotte Metro", a nonprofit organization providing underserved children access to live sporting sporting events and entertainment through ticket donations. Special thanks to Harvey's Bar and Grill of Cornelius for Hosting this event. For more information how you can become involved with this organization visit www.mostvaluablekids.org. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Trails for Tails is a major fundraising event benefitting Road To Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love that helps with the costs associated for the care of rescued dogs while looking for loving homes. The event featured not only a 5K but also a 1-mile Dog Walk for dogs and their humans. STAY TUNED to the HuntersvilleHerald.com Online Calendar to make sure you don't miss these fun events! The Herald Online Calendar is your source for What's happening around the Lake Norman Area. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
The "Weekly" photographer made it down to BLOCtoberfest (BLOC = Business Leaders of Charlotte) to capture the fun filled festivities of our Local Business Leaders. A great turnout for a great event. Watch the Herald Calendar for Daily activities you just might not be aware of... we do our best to keep the calendar full of great activities to attend around town. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Denver Days 2013 was back and bigger than ever! ALL net proceeds from vendors, advertisers, sponsors and a percentage of the rides will be earmarked for construction of the planned "East Lincoln Rescue Park". Location: Corner of St. James Church Road and Highway 16. So special thanks to all the patrons who showed up in to support this much needed construction. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Rural Hill Held their Annual Food Truck Rally from 5:30-9:30pm - More than 20 food and misc vendors were on site to make sure your bellies were full, and there were TONS of children's activities such as hayrides, bounce houses, and more. Live Entertainment kept the crowd entertained while they enjoyed this wonderful evening at Rural Hill. Stay up to date with what's happening around town by watching the Herald Weekly Community Calendar - we update daily.
Davidson's for the Run for Green half-marathon, 10K and 5K event photos. Run for the Green is the primary fundraiser for the Davidson Lands Conservancy, a non-profit based in Davidson, NC that helps to permanently protect land as well as provide nature-themed education for people of all ages. To learn more about how you can help the Davidson Lands Conservancy call: 704-892-1910 or visit us online at: http://www.davidsonlands.org - photos by Will McMurray/VMG
This is the biggest and longest running wakeboarding tournament on Lake Norman! Wake the Lake was held at Reeds Creek Cove off Williamson Road in Mooresville and started at 8pm. A great display of wakeboarding talent primarily by locals! Photos by Melissa Gute.
Special thanks to Randy Marion and the YMCA for supporting our community... and all the Patrons who made the Community Support Campaign a smashing success! Randy Marion hosted the 5th annual YMCA charity event "Taste of the Lake" at his Waterfront Home - General Admission tickets were $75 per person and included incredible food by many of our local Lake Area Restaurants. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center held it's third annual Luncheon fundraising event on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cove Church. Huge crowds came to support the Dove House in their efforts to keep our community safe. To learn more about how you can support this great cause contact Ken Wooten at Dove House: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-883-9814