Many enjoyed the fun-filled, gorgeous weekend watching over 50 hot-air balloons take flight at the 41st Carolina BalloonFest at Statesville Regional Airport! Other festivities included tethered balloon rides, children's activities, food, live music and wine from North Carolina vineyards.
The Hough High football team allowed a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, then roared back to score the next 38 points and beat Kannapolis Brown 44-20 in a MECKA 4A conference game Oct. 17. Bishop Ford led the Huskies with 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Hough improved to 3-1 in the conference and 5-3 overall.
North Mecklenburg used strong defense and a touchdown run by Corey Patton to beat rival Hopewell 6-0 in the “Shield of Victory” game on Oct. 10. It ended Hopewell’s seven-year winning streak in the series, and gave the Vikings possession of the gold-and-silver shield trophy for a year.
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!
A fun time was had by all who attended the 10th anniversary celebration at The Corkscrew Wine Shoppe and Bar this past Thursday night, October 2nd! Many enjoyed the free giveaways, music, food and wine!
Many enjoyed the festivities at Aquesta's Huntersville Branch Grand Opening this past Saturday! The branch is located on Sam Furr Road in the Northcross Village Shopping Center! Everyone enjoyed music from 102.9 the Lake, a 20 foot inflatable tidal wave slide, a money grab booth, Ipad mini give-aways, chair massages, face painting, food, games, prizes and more!
Hough used Corey Bell’s 40-yard punt return for a touchdown on the last play of the first half to spark a 21-13 win against rival Hopewell on Sept. 26 in a MECKA 4A conference game. The Huskies improved to 3-2 and Hopewell (1-4) lost for the fourth straight time.
Birkdale Village played host to Taste of Birkdale, an event in which shoppers got to sample food from its restaurants, fashion from its boutiques and drinks from Total Wine & More. The Sept. 20 event benefited the Hospice & Palliative Care of Charlotte Region.
AnneLeigh Twer brought her Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale to Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep along with her dream to grant a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. McAlister’s Deli donated the lemonade. Maddy’s Fattys Bakery donated some of the cupcakes, as well as donations from Linda Lee’s Confections, Tizzerts, Suarez Bakery, and some of AnneLeigh’s teachers, neighbors and employees of Lake Norman Chrysler made bake goods to donate. Between AnneLeigh’s sales and the donation from Lake Norman Chrysler, she raised $7,022!
HUNTERSVILLE – The Davidson Day Patriots remained unbeaten by beating nearby Community School of Davidson 30-6 in a non-conference football game Sept. 19 at North Mecklenburg High. Davidson Day (5-0) used two touchdown passes from Anthony DiGioia to H Strachan, who had seven receptions for 146 yards. CSD slipped to 3-2.
On Tuesday, September 16th, Hendrick Automotive Group celebrated the opening of the brand new home of Audi Northlake at 10725 Old Statesville Road in Charlotte! If you are looking for a new ride, come on in and visit them! (Photos by Kelly Wright)
Davidson Day shuts out Harrells Christian - CORNELIUS – Davidson Day’s football team jumped to a 20-0 lead in the second quarter, then saw bad weather shorten its victory against Harrells Christian on Sept. 12 at Bailey Middle School. The teams agreed to halt the game and declare Davidson Day (4-0) the winner. Davidson Day’s Anthony DiGioia was 6-of-7 passing for 162 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown pass to H Strachan.
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.
SouthLake’s Washington runs into record book - SouthLake Christian Academy’s Robert Washington Jr. set a school record with 301 rushing yards as the host Eagles crushed Pine Lake Prep 35-0 on Sept. 5. SouthLake improved to 3-0 and Washington four touchdown runs. Pine Lake Prep (2-1) had its two-game winning streak snapped.
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.
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.