Education Briefs – Week of 3/24

CyberPatriot team takes thirdCORNELIUS – The CyberPatriot team from Hough High School placed third in its division in the state round of the 2016-17 National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, sponsored by the Air Force Association.The competition puts teams in the position of newly hired information technology professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of […]

Get the scoop at the new Ben &Jerry’s camp

Participants of the first Sweet Cream and Book Dreams camp, hosted by Ben & Jerry’s and other Davidson businesses, will get to decorate ice cream cakes. Carrie C. Causey 

Current, incoming superintendents speak

HUNTERSVILE – Members of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, town officials and others came out to hear from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) current and incoming superintendents, Thursday, March 16 at the NorthStone Country Club.Ann Clark is the current CMS superintendent who will hold the position through June with Clayton Wilcox starting the role in July.“I think it’s on all […]

Austin Ford

East Lincoln’s Austin Ford, shown taking Forestview’s Jacob Gillman to the mat, finished 36-4 and third place in the state at 182 pounds. 

High school thespians create theater magic

Theater Review

Doses of real theater magic enlightened the stages for three Lake Norman-area school productions this season. “Little Shop of Horrors” wowed audiences at the W. A. Hough High School auditorium. Christ the King Catholic High School delighted patrons with “Smile” at Mooresville’s Knox Theater while Community School of Davidson High School enchanted tiny and mature theater-goers with the timeless “Mary […]

Silas Shaw

Mooresville’s Silas Shaw went 57-2 as a sophomore and capped his impressive season with a state championship. 

Camp Dogwood a getaway for the sight impaired

When you think of a traditional camp, images of tents and sleeping bags and marshmallows on sticks and this sort of things may come to mind. And for that reason Camp Dogwood is something of a misnomer.“I call it a ‘stationary cruise,’” said Susan King, the director of the Sherrills Ford lakeside facility for the sight impaired. “When you’re here, […]

Calendar – Week of 3/24

Thursday, March 23Warehouse playWhat: “Ripcord” is a play directed by Divina Cook about the rivalry between two roommates at a senior living facility.When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. SundayWhere: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, CorneliusDetails: $20, $15 for seniors and students; 704-619-0429 Friday, March 24Easter Bunny appearanceWhat: Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy Easter-themed crafts, snacks and […]

Residents weigh in on Beaty Street proposal

More than 100 residents attended the Davidson Town Board of Commissioners March 14 regular meeting regarding a controversial development project proposed for an approximately 19-acre tract of town-owned land.Thirty of those who crammed into the board’s meeting chambers spoke on the matter of what to do with the land, which is located northeast of the intersection of Beaty and Main […]

Pop culture is a draw for camp themes

While much of the work that goes into getting ready for summer camp involves planning for the camp itself, organizers also put a lot of thought into the theme.Suzanne Suttles, program assistant with the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department, said camp organizers often look at the movies and toys that are popular with children when trying to […]