Cyclist would like to see more education

By Pat Golden Special to The Herald WeeklyI have been an avid cyclist both road and mountain biker for over 30 years. I have seen our great sport of cycling grow extensively over the years especially in major metropolitan areas like Charlotte.My wife, Sabrina, and I will be riding in our 14th annual MS Ride this coming fall to raise […]

Fighting fires and delivering babies

By Paulette BallardMomentsLast week, I stopped at Lowe’s for a new birdfeeder. While in there, I talked with an employee, Bob Lebrec.As we talked, I asked him what was a moment he would never forget. He told me the following story about when he was a firefighter.A call came in to the fire department about a house fire. Bob and […]

United Way casts wide community net

LINCOLNTON – United Way of Lincoln County is gearing up for its 2014-15 campaign.The nonprofit raised $363,237 during the 2013-14 campaign and $336,197.24 in 2012-13, with some of the largest donors including Duke Energy, Timken Company, and Carolinas Healthcare System.Proceeds are given to its 14 agencies, such as Sally’s YMCA and Special Olympics of Lincoln County in Denver.The United Way […]

Racing Briefs – Week of 7/18

Keselowski’s sweep had a championship lookMOORESVILLE – Brad Keselowski’s driving has the same look it had in 2012 when he was NASCAR’s Sprint Cup champion.Keselowski swept last weekend’s races at New Hampshire, bumping his Sprint Cup victory total to three this season (he’s tied with Jimmie Johnson for the lead).Keselowski led 138 of the last 232 laps to win the […]

Peeved: Residents sound off on what bugs them

Email us up to 50 words about things that drive you insane or witty observations that may prompt readers to spit out their morning coffee. Send them to Put the word “peeved” in the subject line. Emails will be kept anonymous. We will not publish your name or email address.I’m peeved that the Town of Mooresville only wants to […]

Westport tennis team heading to sectionals

DENVER – The Club at Westport men’s tennis team will be heading to Lexington, S.C. to compete in the Southern Sectionals Tournament on July 25-27.Westport has a 14-1 record this season and hopes to add to that total. The team went to Winston-Salem and won the North Carolina state championship to earn a berth in the sectional tournament. It is […]

Seek to develop diversity in its neighborhoods

I’m peeved that the Town of Mooresville only wants to approve affordable housing in predominately black neighborhoods. Do they not realize non-black people get discriminated against and have trouble paying rent, too? Any race that becomes the minority in a new neighborhood is subject to discrimination or non-acceptance. So, naturally this discourages people that aren’t black from even applying. All […]

Business Briefs – Week of 7/18

Yogurt store opens at LangtreeMOORESVILLE – A new frozen yogurt store, Yoforia, has opened in LangTree Lake Norman, just in time for those dog days of summer.It was a love of the frozen dessert that pulled Sun Ling and her nephew, Owen Li out of Norfolk, Va., to open the new store.The store walls are covered with cheerful large polka-dotted […]

Sports shorts highlights – Week of 7/18

Lake-area players named to all-state soccer teamRALEIGH – Eleven Lake Norman-area soccer players were named to the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association all-state team.Lake Norman High’s Amanda Karlsson (senior midfielder) and Justine Lockman (senior defender) and Mooresville’s Erin Settle were Class 4A all-state picks. The team also included Hough’s Marnie Merritt (senior goalkeeper) and Courtney Carroll (senior midfielder), who helped the […]

5 Ps for social media marketing success?

By Jeremy JuhaszSmall businesses and nonprofits face different circumstances when it comes to social media marketing than their larger counterparts, namely, smaller budgets, fewer employees and a greater priority on traditional forms of marketing.I’ve developed and implemented social media strategies for a variety of organizations – for-profits, nonprofits and individuals. For all of them, it’s important to remember the 5 […]