Youth swim meet allows for camaraderie

HUNTERSVILLE – Hundreds of young swimmers competed July 6 at North Meck Swim League’s Championship Meet at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics.The all-day event included junior athletes ages 4-18 from Denver, Charlotte, Huntersville and Mooresville.The annual meet celebrates the conclusion of the 10-week summer swim league in each of the respective neighborhoods. Parent and teen volunteers make the event possible.The […]

Sports shorts highlights – Week of 7/10


Former SEALs to swim in Lake Norman

LAKE NORMAN – According to a Forbes article published in February 2013, it is believed on average there are 22 U.S. veterans committing suicide every day.The statistic inspired a group of men and women to start a grassroots movement to bring awareness and raise money to support programs that address the growing epidemic.Retired Navy SEALs Shannon Rusch, Rich Graham and […]

Sports shorts highlights – Week of 7/10

Davidson restructures track programDAVIDSON – Davidson College reshaped its cross country and track programs July 3, naming longtime women’s coach Jen Straub the director of men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, and adding Renny Waldron as the associate head coach of men’s cross country and track and field.Straub will oversee cross country and track and field programs. […]

How local restaurants fared in health inspections – Week of 7/10

Health departments in Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties inspected the following restaurants June 27-July 3.Cornelius• Harris Teeter melon bar, 19815 N. Cove Road – 99Denver• Papa Johns Pizza, 751 N.C. 16 N. – 98Huntersville• Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 8625 Lindholm Drive – 97• Barnes & Noble Café, 8725 Townley Road – 98• Burger King, 16800 Caldwell Creek Drive – 99• […]

News Briefs – Week of 7/10

Commerce Station plan gets OK’edHUNTERSVILLE – Town leaders approved July 7 the proposed sketch plan to create six new lots east of N.C. 115 and south of Verhoeff Drive as part of Commerce Station Industrial Park.Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson own Commerce Station. The station is home to Pactiv and ABB.“We approved developing out to a portion of the property we […]

My “wish” is…

The ugly broken down wooden wishing well on the curb on West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius has been there for well over a year. My “wish” is that someone will remove it!

Scooperman emerges as hero for area pet owners

By Bailey HuebnerDaniel Williams, more commonly known as Scooperman, has been “saving the world one scoop at a time” for about 12 years now.You can see Williams driving his royal blue scoopmobile under the truck tag #1WITH#2.His origin story begins in the backyard of his friend’s house. After getting laid off a second time from the space program, Williams was […]

Racing Briefs – Week of 7/10

CORNELIUS – The second-place driver in a rain-shortened race almost always feels shortchanged. It was Brian Vickers’ sentiment on July 6.Vickers, a Cornelius resident, was in second place in the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Rain stopped the race in early afternoon. After an hour-long drenching, NASCAR officials made the race official after 112 of 160 laps […]

Dogs can have allergies, too

Yes, dogs can have allergies! They just feel them in a different way than people. For humans, inhaled pollen and other antigens like dust and mold spores can wreak havoc on our respiratory system. Watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and asthma are the most common forms of distress we feel. In our canine family members, allergies affect the skin, not […]