Father/son duo living a racing dream

by Josh CarpenterDENVER – Trevor and Wayne Edwards are living the dream. The racing dream, that is.The transplanted father/son duo moved to Denver from Sheperdsville, Ky., and are dominating the Rolling Thunder Modifieds series.Wayne Edwards serves as crew chief, spotter, lead mechanic and even drives the hauler for his 18-year-old son, who has won three of four races this season.“Racing […]

Birkdale becomes concert stage next month

by Zacch Estrada-PetersenOn any given Saturday at Huntersville’s Birkdale Village, the scene may be relatively familiar with scores of people shopping or relaxing along the car-lined sidewalk and storefront shops.But soon, one of the area’s biggest shopping venues will be transformed into a launching pad for a local singer and band in an American Idol-style competition.On Oct. 1 and 8, […]

Boy develops fanbase by filming elevators

by Justin VickEleven-year-old T.J. Burns is a rising Internet star.Known on YouTube as T.J. Elevator Fan, he has developed a large following by filming elevators throughout the Charlotte region. Since joining the streaming video website in November 2009, T.J. has uploaded 799 videos, which have been viewed more than 800,000 times. He has 632 subscribers.He’s also launched a website, TJElevatorFan.com, […]

Sudden Impact

Hard-hitting freshman Mudge proving worth in tennis circlesby Cliff MehrtensIt seemed inevitable that Courtney Mudge would become a tennis player.“My whole family plays – my brother, my parents, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles,” she said.Mudge is following footsteps but making some impressive markings of her own.She is a freshman at Community School of Davidson and unbeaten as the team’s […]


by Tim RossIf you watch televised sports, you know the commentators, play-by-play broadcasters and athletes all resort to sports clichés to describe the games. The same can hold true for critics talking about sports films. You’ve been warned.“Moneyball” plays like an exciting baseball game on a perfect summer night, and you can imagine your popcorn is a bag of peanuts […]

Denver Days 2011 Event Placement Map

Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Saturday, Oct. 1

Compania hosting monthly environmental networking events

DAVIDSON – On the last Thursday of each month, Campania Café, at 416 South Main St., will host Green Drinks, an informal networking meeting for NGOs, academics, government officials and local business owners interested in renewable energy, green technology and environmental issues.The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and each month a new speaker will give a […]

Denver Days starts Wednesday, Sept. 28

Denver Days 2011 will be back where it started in 2003, in downtown Denver at the corner of N.C. 16 and St. James Church Road. The festival opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, and runs through Saturday evening, Oct. 1.The festival features rides for everyone, carnival games, craft and jewelry vendors, food and live music each night.Rides are a […]

Obituaries for September 23

Robert J. AmbrovichHUNTERSVILLE – Robert John Ambrovich, 78, of Huntersville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.Born Nov. 7, 1932, in Masontown, Pa., Mr. Ambrovich was the son of the late Julia Matson of Masontown, Pa., and Andy Simon of Edenborn, Pa.He moved to Williamsport, Pa., in 1952 and built a business as a heating-air conditioning and electrical contractor. He was a […]

10K Tweelay for Embrace Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – The week of Oct. 19, Embrace Charlotte will hold a Tweelay 10K to help fundraise for local food pantry Loaves & Fishes. The 10K is a virtual fundraiser that has the goal of raising $10,000 through 10,000 tweets using the social media site Twitter, in 10,000 minutes. The fundraiser will occur completely through online social media.According to a […]