Fun 2B Fit, Everest gymnastics help break world record

HUNTERSVILLE – The Fun 2B Fit Girls Gymnastics Team and Everest Gymnastics in Huntersville, participated in USA Gymnastics’ National Gymnastics Day 2011 on Sept. 17, with other gyms across the country. Together the gyms broke the record for most handstands attempted simultaneously to bring the world record back to the U.S. At 1 p.m., 20,478 gymnasts, parents, coaches and friends […]

MI-Connection board gets good quarterly report

by Katie OrlandoThe MI-Connection Board of Directors was quiet Thursday night, Sept. 22, as they listened to positive reports from MI-Connection General Manager Alan Hall and Transition Manager David Auger.MI-Connection services are up for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ends Sept. 30. Hall has projected the final nine days of the quarter after 83 days of very […]

Crime Scene for September 30

Police reportsHUNTERSVILLE – Excluding routine citations, the Huntersville Police Department reported the following charges, including the places and dates of arrests or citations, from Sept. 19 to 27:• Brandon Lee Dent, 18, possession of marijuana, at 14453 Laurel Tree Lane. Sept. 19.• Jessica Carol Gibson, 23, drunk and disruptive, at 8674 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. Sept. 19.• Lawrence Mancini, 57, assault […]

A movement of kindness born from tragedy

by Alan HodgeLake Norman Charter School presented a program Tuesday night that was as powerful as it was poignant. The event saw Denver, Colo. resident Randall Kohn present a tribute to Rachel Scott, one of the 12 students killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. She was 17 years old.The event was meant to issue a challenge to […]

Cornelius to host All- American Dog Show

CORNELIUS–The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department will host the 11th Annual All-American Dog Show on Oct. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road. The show is presented by North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital and will feature contests for dogs, including “Best Puppy Dog Eyes” and “Most Unique Tail.”Prizes will be awarded for the […]

Lake patrol turns 30

by Will BryantCORNELIUS – In October 1981, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department opened up a lake patrol unit at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius in order to help serve communities surrounding Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake. Thirty years later, come rain or shine, winter or summer, the unit shows no signs of slowing down.Originally created to provide a small peninsula […]

Football Notebook for September 30

Jewish holiday to push back CMS kickoff timesCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools pushed back kickoffs one hour to 8 p.m. for football games on Friday, Sept. 30, to observe Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.Rosh Hashanah began at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 28, and ends at nightfall on Sept. 30.Hopewell wins on last-second kickPretty impressive for a player not even listed on the roster.Ryan […]

Long Creek Masonic Lodge holds barbecue

HUNTERSVILLE – The Long Creek Masonic Lodge in Huntersville will host its annual barbecue on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $9 per plate for dine-in or take-out.Proceeds from the event will be donated to Masonic Charities.The Long Creek Masonic Lodge is located at 8500 Mount Holly Road in Huntersville. Details:

Huntersville residents approved as Certified Public Accountants

HUNTERSVILLE – On Sept. 19, the North Carolina State Board of Public Account Examiners approved 50 applicants for licensure as Certified Public Accountants in the state of North Carolina.Two Huntersville residents, Brittany Delaney and Terri Lashley, are among those who gained approval.Applicants for licensure are required to pass the Uniform CPA Examination and satisfy education, work experience and moral character […]

The Nook Coffee Bar hosts expo for female business owners

HUNTERSVILLE – The Nook Coffee Bar, 9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive, will host a business expo for women entitled “Connecting Women in Business Expo.” The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The expo aims to help connect female small-business owners and help them gain exposure in the community.Representatives from the Christian-based company Thirty One, […]