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Spend a night out under the stars in Mooresville

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Parks and Recreation department will host its local part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout on Saturday, May 21, with a night out under the stars at Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive. The focus of the event is to unite campers across the country by connecting with nature, wildlife and each other. The evening will […]

CORNELIUS EVENTS: Lake Norman Bike Expo includes Community Ride

CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Bike Expo, co-hosted by the towns of Cornelius and Davidson, will be held Saturday, May 14. From 10 a.m. to noon, families can stop by the Bailey Road Rec Center to enjoy bike demos from local bike shops, educational opportunities regarding bike safety and maintenance, and information about where to ride in the area. There […]

Huntersville resident reaches 102 and counting


HUNTERSVILLE – What’s the secret to living past 100? According to Mary Jane Hastings, it’s simply a matter of showing up. “It wasn’t my big accomplishment; I just happen to be there!” she said. Hastings turned 102 on May 7. Arbor Ridge at Huntersville held a party in her honor with dozens of family members and friends from the retirement community […]

Cornhole competition generates thousands in battle against cancer

MOORESVILLE – Dozens of two-person teams, including a collection of current students, alumni and some parents, pitched in on Saturday morning to help make things just a little better for two local families coping with cancer diagnoses. Traditionally a Friday afternoon activity, the 2022 “Cornhole For Cancer” benefit at Coach Joe Popp Stadium on the Mooresville High School campus was […]

Challenge celebrates a little girl’s legacy at the YMCA


CORNELIUS – A little girl who left a big impression continues to be the driving force behind a community event designed to make the lives of local children better. On the last Saturday in April, approximately 60 area residents – competing in two-person teams – tackled a morning full of multi-faceted physical challenges combined with fun exercises at the Lake Norman […]

Raptor Center director, FeedNC earn community service awards

MOORESVILLE – At a sold-out gathering, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has recognized an individual and an organization for going the extra mile for the Lake Norman region.   Outgoing Board Chair Erika Erlenbach recognized Bonnie Battalia, development director for FeedNC and key staff and volunteers with the prestigious Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award.  Duke Energy’s Christine Pulley assisted […]

Unity builds bridges with Norfolk State choir, honors Lowery

DENVER – Unity Presbyterian Church welcomed the Norfolk State University Concert Choir April 19 for a dynamic performance. The nationally recognized choir has performed twice at the White House and is known for the beauty of its choral tone as well as authentic performances of spirituals and other works by African-Americans. Denver’s Building Bridges Consortium sponsored the event in memory […]

OM uncertainty leaves Cornelius family without mother

CORNELIUS – For Jessica Boesmiller, the past 18 months have too many highs and lows to count, and too much of a disparity between the peaks and valleys to comprehend. From the November 2017 diagnosis of a very rare eye cancer and the removal of her right eye, to the birth of healthy twins Mason and Piper a month later […]

Cornelius wins second Mayors’ Fitness Challenge

Cornelius overtook Davidson as the most fit town in north Mecklenburg this year. To claim the second annual Mayors’ Fitness Challenge, the town’s participants averaged 605.34 minutes of fitness activity in the eight weeks from March 6 to April 30. The battle was led by the mayors of Huntersville, Davidson and  Cornelius; Mooresville was involved last year but did not […]

Tears a fitting tribute to the lives, memories of two women


You don’t cry in this business. You can’t, because if you start, there’s no place to stop. My dad tried to teach me that when I depended on, and simultaneously weighed down, his coattails trying to learn the true nature of community newspaper work 40 years ago. You can’t type through tears, and you can’t do the job you’re supposed […]


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