Football capsules – Week of 8/22

MOORESVILLE at WEST ROWANKickoff: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22Last meeting: Mooresville won 35-21 last season.Players to watch: Mooresville – RB Akease Rakin, QB Tommy Bullock, LB Tyler Diehl; West Rowan – DL Darius Williamson, DB Quameak Lewis, OL Hezekiah BanksThe skinny: Mooresville is a reigning conference champion, having gone 7-0 in the North Piedmont 3A/4A race last season. The Blue Devils […]

Amazing Maize Maze ripe for walking, exploring

HUNTERSVILLE – The Amazing Maize Maze will return weekends, Sept. 12-Nov. 2, at Rural Hill.One of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast, the seven-acre labyrinth features more than two miles of interconnecting paths designed to be navigated in 1-2 hours.Volunteers and staff are available to help people through the maze.Hayrides and children’s activities are available for a small fee […]

Cornelius briefs

Exit 28 changes expected mid-September, October.CORNELIUS – Neither the North Carolina Department of Transportation nor Blythe Construction have contacted the town regarding how much it would cost to expedite the Catawba Avenue Exit 28 Diverging Diamond Interchange construction. However, improvements are being made.The estimate was supposed to be available by Aug. 15 to see if it was possible to have […]

Sport shorts highlights – Week of 8/22


New lakefront development celebrates opening


Legislator reflects on end of 2013 Session

By N.C. Rep. Robert BrawleyGuest editorialThe 2013 session of the N.C. General Assembly is over. Much has been accomplished during the past two years but there is still much to do.Some of the positive legislation passed were• Changes made to the budget to rein in excessive spending;• Tax reform including repealing the death tax, tax cuts and personal income tax […]

Students improve look of nonprofit


Sports shorts highlights – Week of 8/22

Regatta to raise money for research and treatmentMOORESVILLE – The Fifth Annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be held Oct. 10-11.The event supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The honorary skipper will be Jordan Jemsek, of Charlotte. The regatta is a qualifying event for the National Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson for skippers who raise at least $10,000 by […]

Pregnancy Care Center hosts eight annual walk

DENVER – The East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Center (Pregnancy Care Center) is a pro-life organization that raises money to help new and frightened families.In 1998, a young girl at the Westport Baptist Church stood up and said she throught there should be something to help pregnant women in the area. Crystal Regan, executive director of the East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling […]

Torrence Chapel sidewalk discussions prompt tirades

CORNELIUS – Town Manager Anthony Roberts said his staff is going forward with the Torrence Chapel Road widening and sidewalk projects as approved last fall unless told otherwise.During the Aug. 18 board meeting, more than a dozen people expressed anger regarding a perception the board was going to reopen discussion about the project and perhaps change it.“The project is not […]