The Arrival of Santa and Tree Lighting at Birkdale Village was a HUGE success! Birkdale hosts a parade and float contest as part of their Santa Arrival event. All proceeds benefit Grin Kids. Birkdale Village retailers donated prizes/gift cards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the contest. Check out Birkdale's website for Photos with Santa and various other Birkdale promotions and events.
Hough High’s football team lost 13-10 in a first-round home playoff loss to Independence on Nov. 15, the second straight season Hough was eliminated in the first round. The Huskies finished with a 10-2 record. The rain was coming down pretty hard, but the crowd remained enthusiastic. Photos by Ken Bumgarner.
Intermittent rain did little to quell SouthLake Christian Academy’s celebration Nov. 15 as the Eagles beat Victory Christian 7-0 to win the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III football championship. The title was the first in the program’s history. It capped SouthLake’s 11-1 season and avenged a loss to Victory Christian in last season’s final. The rain did slow our photographer down from action shots, but some great pics of the FANS! Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Southern Homes of the Carolinas, a successful and growing real estate company, held a ribbon cutting for their new office space located at 7752 Gateway Lane, Suite 200 Concord NC 28027 on November 14 from 4:00-6:00. Food, beverages and networking! This is one of three new offices Southern Homes has in the surrounding areas, in addition to their main office in Cornelius. To learn more visit www.southernhomesbroker.com or call (704) 896-2000.
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/
White Lightning Athletics, competitive cheer teams began the season at the Charlotte Convention Center for the CHEERSPORT Charlotte Grand Championship. 3 of White Lightning's Teams won 1st in their Division (Junior 3, Junior 4, and Senior 3). The Junior 4 Team won Best of Show! Competitive Cheer is a year round sport that combines choreographed dance and tumble into a 2 minute and 30 second routine. These young athletes train year round for their 4 month competition season. Photos in this album are of Junior Level 3 and Junior Level 4. Junior Division is age 14 and below. Take a look at the photos... you'll see the crowd, and some amazing athletic young girls. Photos by Nate Davis.
Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier threw nine touchdown passes as the Patriots blitzed Concord Cannon 59-0 in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II playoffs Nov. 8. Eight of Grier’s scoring passes were in the first half. He came within one of the state record of 10 touchdown passes, which he set last season. Davidson Day is seeking their third straight state championship, and has scored 40 or more points 11 times. The Patriots, a No. 1 seed, will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Photos by Ken Bumgarner.
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.
Lake Norman Executive Women held their November meeting between 11:30am to 1:00pm at The Hilton Garden Inn in Mooresville. More than 30 women attended and represented industries from fitness, financial, marketing, beauty and each woman was given a couple of minutes to introduce themselves and their business to the entire group. Many thanks to The Hilton Garden Inn for hosting and providing an extremely nice lunch for all of us! Photos by Nate Davis.
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.
Carlos Mencia is one of the Country's most popular comedians. Carlos had a GREAT current routine and while it was a bit political... you just have to laugh. We've been to a lot of Comedy Shows over the years and this one had us doubled over in laughter for just about the entire show. Watch the Herald Calendar to make sure you don't miss GREAT events like this. Photos by Nate Davis.
The First Annual Huntersville Chili Cook Off was Cancelled due to lack of "chili cooking" participants... unfortunately we didn't get word of the cancellation so we showed up to support the support crew and took a few pictures. We LOVE the idea of a city wide Chili Cookoff - so hopefully next year we'll see more participants. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
ICE Martini's Fall Back party pulled the crowd in for excellent hand crafted cocktails in a comfortable and upscale environment. ICE Martini bar continues to grow it's loyal following week after week. Stop by for a cocktail and you'll understand why ICE Martini bar continues to build a great crowd week after week. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Hough High’s football team improved to 9-1 with a 37-14 road victory against North Mecklenburg in a MECKA 4A conference game Nov. 1. Huskies quarterback Josh Stilley threw four touchdown passes. The crowd was small due to it being the day after Halloween and it was also a CMS teacher work day... the weather wasn't the best either. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Birkdale Village hosted a Halloween Themed Scavenger hunt that was a HUGE hit with the kids and shoppers. Clue Sheets were available for participants to find items in the plaza's stores. Special Thanks to Birkdale for providing a great family friendly and safe event for our local families to participate in. Photos by Roger Benskin.
Jack's Corner Tap in Cornelius held a FANTASTIC Halloween Party for the Kids! We don't know what else you could ask for... Miniature Pony Rides, Bounce House, Fire Truck, and incredible weather to top it all off. Special thanks to Jack's Corner Tap for providing such a GREAT event for FREE for the Local Children. It started early in the afternoon, so lots of families started at Jacks then headed back to their Subdivisions for the neighborhood festivities... A FULL night of Family Fun. Photos by Roger Benskin.
Flatiron in Davidson offers one of the finest brunch menus around the lake. They top off their delicious menu with Incredible Live Bluegrass Music playing in the background. Just click on our Brunch Menu Button to see which of the many items you will crave. If you are looking for the perfect Sunday brunch... Look no further than Flatiron in Davidson. Photos by Nate.
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew held their 2nd Annual Doggie Costume Contest and Pawty on Saturday Oct 26th. 100% of the Entry Fee was donated to Project HALO! If you have a Dog... and haven't been to Lucky Dog yet - watch the Herald Weekly Calendar for their Daily Specials - Men - if your wives keep "hounding" you to wash the dog... How about Tuesday evening? A beer and a dog wash... only $15 - win/win! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Hough Huskies had little trouble scoring in a 61-6 romp in a home game Oct. 25 against visiting West Charlotte. Hough improved to 8-1, including a 4-1 mark in MECKA 4A conference games. Hough led 42-0 by halftime, which pleased the boisterous Cornelius crowd. Photos of the Fans, HOMECOMING Court, and of course the Husky Players in Action. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos of the Crowd, Homecoming Court, the Action and of course game action of One of the lake area's hottest teams - Hopewell High, which beat Concord Robinson 47-0 on Oct. 25 for its third straight victory. The Titans (4-5), in front of a home crowd, played themselves into contention for a state playoff berth. Photos by Roger Benskin.
For over 17 years Dr. G's has helped over 70,000 people lose weight quick and safely. We joined Dr. G's for the grand opening of Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness located in Jetton Village. Many clients attended the grand opening and while they didn't really want their picture taken, they had Testimonial after Testimonial... Dr. G's is the real deal and everyone we spoke to regarding his practice had nothing but compliments. If you're interested in losing weight, give Dr. G's a call - they'll be happy to discuss the options with you and how each program is designed specifically for you. Call us today!
Fox & Hound in Birkdale just finished their new renovations and we LOVE the new décor and especially the new layout. Gone are the Bar and Back Room tables and IN with super long high tops that are perfect for socializing and meeting new folks. Fox and Hound was packed with patrons and the Charity Buffet was a HUGE success as well. Special Thanks to our friends at Fox and Hound for inviting us out - we'll definitely be back and we bet you will too! Photos by Nate and Courtney.
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.