2016 All-Lake Softball

First TeamSydney Backstrom, HopewellBackstrom did it all for the Titans this season, leading the team in batting and from the circle. The Herald Weekly Player of the Year hit .548 with three home runs, 12 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs this season. Equally impressive from the circle, the Titan junior went 11-6 with a 1.32 ERA and struck out 199 […]

LDS youth follow steps of pioneers

 CHARLOTTE – Pulling handcarts across 15 miles in the North Carolina wilderness is not what some would consider a fun summer vacation. But for more than 100 young men and women from the greater Charlotte and Gastonia areas, as well as Rock Hill and York, S.C., it was an experience to remember.On July 7-9, youth ages 14-18 of The Church […]

Faith Briefs – Week of July 29

St. Phillip to hold VBSHUNTERSVILLE – St. Phillip Missionary Baptist Church, located at 524 Dellwood Drive, will hold Vacation Bible School Aug. 8-12.The theme is “I’ve Got Talent,” and classes take place 6-8 p.m.Vacation Bible School is free of charge and open to the public.For more information, call 704-875-6180. Service aims to make amendsDAVIDSON – The Davidson United Methodist Church First […]

Health Inspections – Week of 7/29

Health departments in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments July 15-21: Huntersville• Circle K, 9101 Sam Furr Road – 95.5• Dressler’s Restaurant, 8630 Lindholm Drive – 98• Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 10310 Wilmington St. – 97• Earth Fare, seafood/meat, 14021 Boren St. – 93• Earth Fare, produce, 14021 Boren St. – 98• Food Lion, deli, 706 Gilead […]

New Pokémon app helping local businesses

HUNTERSVILLE – The Pokémon Go craze has hit the area, and local businesses are using it to their advantage.The mobile augmented reality  game can be downloaded on smartphones to allow people to hunt for Pokémon around town.“It brings my regulars back in sooner than later, and it also brings brand new folks into the shop,” Gabriella Tebbens, who owns Laughingbrook […]

Firebirds’ home-grown method focuses on details

CHARLOTTE – At Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, the little things make a big difference in terms of food and service. It’s an upscale chain restaurant but does not operate like the traditional multi-store business. In fact, each one runs as if it is independently owned. Firebirds began in 2000 with the Stonecrest location in Charlotte by veteran restauranteur Dennis Thompson who […]

Backstrom pulls double duty

Hopewell’s Sydney Backstrom was sensational from the pitcher’s circle and at the plate this year, leading the Titans to their best season in three years.
Herald Weekly 2016 All-Lake Softball Player of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE – Coming into this season, Hopewell junior Sydney Backstrom had always had to share the pitching circle with upper classmen, but this year she got her opportunity and took advantage, leading the Titans to the most wins of any of her three varsity seasons by filling up the stat sheet.Backstrom entered the year with a 7-6 pitching record but […]

Peeved – Week of 7/29

Residents share what bugs them

There are “Customer Parking Only” signs at the Davidson Post office – But NO ONE enforces it –Many times, including Saturdays there is no available parking for postal customers. (and once you turn into the parking lot to find there is no parking spacing – it is difficult to get turned around to go out) I would appreciate if the […]

Spellbinding parties ring in Potter release

Davidson’s Main Street Books is one local bookstore that will host a Harry Potter book release party. 

It took 20 years for me to understand my job description

On July 15, I celebrated 20 years as executive director of Charlotte Rescue Mission. It has been the most incredible journey of my life.I learned about the mission while on a job interview in Branson, Mo. The organization flew two candidates in on the same day. When we returned to the hotel room we shared, Jim looked at me and […]