Hugo the Hornet creates buzz at Cornelius library

CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Public Library was abuzz Aug. 20 as youngsters celebrated a visit by the Hornets’ basketball team mascot, Hugo.Along with getting people pumped up for the upcoming basketball season and the return of the previous Charlotte basketball team namesake, Hugo and his friends had another message for attendees, ages pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. He wanted them to […]

There is no need for publishing as a HERO

I am peeved with people that really have a need to show that they are helping with donations for this or that reason. My God! If you are able to donate … great … good for you and for whatever you are donating to … but please … there is no need for publishing as a HERO …

Champions Sports hosts global fitness summit

CORNELIUS – People from all over the world descended on a small Cornelius gym Aug. 17 for the Training For Warriors Global Summit.Training For Warriors founder Martin Rooney gathered his swarm of warriors dressed in the program’s signature black and yellow T-shirts around him to kick off the event.Radiating with infectious energy, Rooney told the crowd that his fitness program […]

Sports shorts highlights – Week of 8/21

Hough soccer team opens on sour noteCORNELIUS – It was an opening-day dud.The Hough High boys’ soccer team, ranked No. 1 in an area poll, was sluggish in a 2-0 season-opening loss to Providence on Aug. 18.The Huskies, 22-6 last season, never sustained an offensive attack and two defensive breakdowns led to Providence goals. The Panthers, also playing their opener, […]

Fuller promotes vote on teacher pay

County leader mum on toll lanesDAVIDSON – Trevor Fuller promoted opportunities for the public to support teacher raises and a smoking ban on government property, but he refused to weigh in on the state’s plans to install high occupancy toll lanes along the Lake Norman portion of Interstate 77.Fuller, chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, told constituents Aug. […]

Business Briefs – Week of 8/21

New vein, vascular center opensCHARLOTTE – Charlotte Radiology will open its third Vein & Vascular Center on Aug. 28 in Huntersville, offering cosmetic and interventional procedures to treat various vascular problems. Doctors at the Huntersville Vein & Vascular Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various vascular diseases.They use image guidance to apply minimally invasive therapeutic techniques to the […]

Restaurants help Davidson Housing Coalition

Executive director rolls up sleeves to wait tablesDAVIDSON – Marcia Webster, executive director of the Davidson Housing Coalition, has scheduled several fundraisers in response to budget cuts that have resulted in a $40,000 loss of operating money.Through the end of August, nine of Davidson’s restaurants agreed to donate a percentage of proceeds on designated days to the nonprofit.Nazira Atme, owner […]

Golf tourney honors organ donor

DAVIDSON – When Jason Ray got his driver’s license, he checked the box to be an organ donor.He went home and told his mother that he wanted to help others in case something ever happened to him. When he was struck and killed by a vehicle years later, Jason’s family donated his organs and tissues to the Sharing Network of […]

Music Lounge – Week of 8/21

Your source for Lake Norman performancesFriday, Aug. 22• 202 North Main Fine Wines – Wally & Dave• Carrburritos – Mipso• Galway Hooker – Colm Keegan• Mickey & Mooch – All Out Acoustical• MoJo’s Grill and Pub – Chris Montgomery• The Rusty Rudder – Jess Seda and Gump Fiction• Summit Coffee – Rusty Knox• The Bathtub Gin – The Night OwlsSaturday, […]

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Davidson announces grant programDAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson has created a matching grant program to spur private investment associated with small businesses in its historic district.Town commissioners approved $10,000 to fund the Davidson Main Street Solutions Grant for 2014-15.Grants can range from $1,000 to $10,000. Private funds must be committed on a 2:1 basis, meaning that $2,000 in private […]