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This Week – Week of 4/24

April 24‘Life As We Know It’The quirks and craziness of contemporary life are the fodder for theatrical fun in “Life As We Know It,” a 90-minute show of five short comedies and a monologue written by playwright Elaine Alexander. The show takes a satiric swipe at cell phone addiction, helicopter parenting and youth obsession among other modern day maladies.When: 8 […]

Candidates to talk about I-77 toll lanes

CORNELIUS – Political candidates opposed to toll lanes on Interstate 77 are scheduled to speak at the next Lake Norman Conservatives meeting.Speakers include Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate, Mike Steinberg for U.S. Congress (NC-9), N.C. Rep. Robert Brawley (District 95) and Sharon Hudson for N.C. House (District 98).Brannon and Steinberg have stated their opposition to the N.C. toll lane plans. […]

Students perform Shakespeare on radio

DAVIDSON – “Performing Shakespeare,” a seminar regularly taught by Davidson College professor Cynthia Lewis, has been reimagined for the airwaves.Lewis’s students will perform a live broadcast of “The Merchant of Venice” for a live audience at the college’s radio station, WDAV 89.9 FM, at 7:30 p.m. April 26.The production harkens back to the heyday of radio drama and occurs on […]

A theology of the cross

By Pastor Travis NortonGuest ClergyI’ve been captivated by the reaction and confusion over the statue of Jesus as a homeless person sleeping on a bench in Davidson. As a Lutheran, the statue made perfect sense to me, almost immediately.Lutherans are known, and we’re not alone in this, for believing what Martin Luther called a “theology of the cross.” We believe […]

A guide to outdoor summer concerts

Davidson, Concord and Kannapolis are among towns that organize free outdoor summer concerts.They encourage residents to bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch performers belt out tunes ranging from blues to rock. Below is a list of concerts already announced:DavidsonThe Town of Davidson hosts the Concerts on the Green series on the first and third Sundays of the month from […]

Two local drivers qualify for playoffs

We’re just eight races into the season and two drivers living or working in The Herald Weekly’s coverage area have already qualified for playoff spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.NASCAR is putting more emphasis on wins than points this season. So if you win a race, you get into the Chase (unless more than 16 drivers win […]

Build on creativity with LEGOs

There was a time when LEGOs were mere building blocks. They have evolved into raw materials capable of producing works of art and robots. The only limits? Our imaginations.Several LEGO-themed camps can be found throughout the Lake Norman area. Here are a few:Bricks for GirlsThe girls-only week consists of crafting and creating with LEGO bricks making jewelry, brick art and […]

Social Datebook – Week of 4/24

Know of a charitable event or gala that belongs in the Social Datebook? Email it to Put “Social Datebook” in the subject line.Parelli Education InstituteParelli Jamboree11 a.m. April 25-27Latta Equestrian Center6201 Sample Road, Huntersvilleparellidawn@gmail.comWelcome Home VeteransPride in Your Ride Car and Motorcycle ShowNoon-4 p.m. April 26Ace Hardware1082 Brawley School Road, Mooresville704-658-0033.ONE: Passport For Fashion ShowBenefiting Water for Malawi6:30 p.m. […]

Pizzeria chain owner finds success with Joey’s Fine Food and Spirits

DENVER – Joe Acovski moved from Michigan to North Carolina eight years ago to open a chain of pizzerias.With 35 years of restaurant experience and a growing intolerance for cold winters, he figured further South was the perfect place for his family.However, the pizzerias had some snags, and he had to sell the business.This turn of events proved beneficial for […]