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)
The SouthLake Christian football team crushed Hickory Grove 51-8 in the NCISAA Division II quarterfinals on Nov. 7 in Huntersville. The Eagles (10-1) rolled up 593 yards (309 rushing and 284 passing) in the lopsided victory.
“Prince Fabian”, age 4, enjoying his day with the Knights and King as the winner of the "Prince for a Day" contest. (Courtesy of Richard Rose)
HUNTERSVILLE - Community School of Davidson routed Cherryville 52-29 in a Southern Piedmont 1A football game that was delayed by rain Oct. 31 at North Mecklenburg High. The Spartans’ Joey Bernardini rushed for more than 200 yards for the fourth straight game as CAD improved to 5-5 overall and 2-2 in the conference.
CORNELIUS – Hough High’s football team led 17-14 against visiting North Mecklenburg in the third quarter of a MECKA 4A conference game Oct. 31 when wet weather postponed the game until Nov. 3. Hough won against North Meck on with the continuation of the game on Monday night with a score of 31-29.
Many enjoyed the beautiful weather while attending North Carolina's finest juried art festival, the Greater Charlotte Fine Art Festival, in Birkdale Village this past Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th! Pieces for sale included paintings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics and woodworking.
HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg High’s football team had a two-game winning streak snapped in a 35-14 home loss to Vance on Oct. 24 in a MECKA 4A conference game. The Vikings slipped to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in conference.
CORNELIUS - Davidson Day’s football team lost for the first time this season in a 48-19 loss to Charlotte Latin on Oct. 24 at Bailey Middle School. The Patriots (8-1) had a 12-game winning streak snapped. Charlotte Latin improved to 8-1.
Ghosts, superheroes, Disney characters and even people dressed as food made their way down Main Street Oct. 24 for the annual Davidson Halloween march. Merchants and vendors passed out candy and other treats as dozens of attendees of all ages showed off their costumes. Halloween events continue throughout the Lake Norman area through the rest of the week.
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.
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.