Lightning strikes higher level of swimming, water safety fundraising

MOORESVILLE – Young swimmers have set a new record raising money to promote and support water safety training, and their performance could motivate more adults to dive in as well. In late March, the Lightning competitive swim team at the Lowe’s YMCA wrapped up an annual Swim Challenge event raising $22,000 to support YMCA swimming and water safety programs at […]

Spring visiting fever in the Lake Norman region

Though we work with tourism impacting events throughout the year, spring is generally the beginning of our peak season. The unofficial start of spring also always coincides with the annual Loch Norman Highland Games at historic Rural Hill. The 29th annual Games were held April 15-16 and brought visitors from across the pond. Can’t wait to see what’s in store […]

Mooresville car dealer donates special medical equipment

As part of the growing focus on cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education and awareness – and in particular emergency response care for infants – Mooresville-based Randy Marion Automotive Group recently provided special devices to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. In ceremonies at Randy Marion Subaru on Plaza Drive, dealership officials joined hospital and American Heart Association representatives to present 100 American […]

Dance-off honors for PLP mascot

MOORESVILLE – In a special ceremony at Pine Lake Preparatory, Ella Eason, a ninth grader from Mooresville, received the Mascot Dance-Off Competition trophy for her performance as PLP’s Roary the Lion in competition held at the Mooresville Days Festival last month celebrating the town’s 150th birthday. Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins and Christine Patterson, arts and events manager at the Charles […]

Relay for Life of Lincoln, Gaston kicks off Friday

DALLAS – The annual Relay for Life of Lincoln and Gaston Counties is Friday, April 28, at the Dallas campus of Gaston College. The survivor walk, luminary lighting and other festivities will end with a motorcycle “Bug Run,” organized by Iron Station resident and cancer survivor Anne Willis. A bug run is a short motorcycle ride with the goal of […]

A hand up: Celebration marks grand opening of FeedNC’s forever home

MOORESVILLE – Town leaders joined FeedNC officials, representatives from two chambers of commerce and dozens of volunteers and supporters on April 24 to celebrate the opening of the agency’s multi-faceted headquarters on U.S. 21. Timed between breakfast and lunch, a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by casual tours provided the opportunity to showcase the range of services and programs available at the […]

Tour historic homes and grounds across Lincoln and Mecklenburg

HUNTERSVILLE – Stately homes and other remnants of the past are sprinkled here and there across Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties. Often surrounded by new housing developments, many remain standing only because of dedicated owners. Some, like Cedar Grove in Huntersville, are open for scheduled events, many are private homes. Lincoln Landmarks, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic structures […]

‘Kindness Week’ memorial tribute to former Huntersville mayor

HUNTERSVILLE – Jill was a wonderful leader and the ultimate connector of businesses in Huntersville.   She will be remembered for the positive impact she had on everyone she met. She radiated a joy that would light up any room and she deeply loved her friends and family. She truly made the world a better place. One of her many endeavors was […]

Ceremonies celebrate opening of renovated Habitat Restore

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region officials, store employees and organization volunteers joined representatives from the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce on April 11 to celebrate the reopening of the renovated Cornelius Restore, 20414 N. Main St. in Cornelius. The project represents a community investment of more than $400,000 illustrating Habitat’s ongoing commitment to serve the north Mecklenburg and […]

HPD officers recognized for incident responses

HUNTERSVILLE – Heroic actions by three Huntersville police officers this winter earned them recognition before the town board. Officers Mark Aguayo and Carrington McClary were called to a possible overdose on Beatties Ford Road in February. When they arrived, they found the person unconscious and showing symptoms of an opioid overdose. The officers administered Narcan, which helped the patient regain […]

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