Sept. 18 The North Mecklenburg Republican Women will host the 2014 Pig Pickin’ & Politikin’ rally and dinner Oct. 3. The event will be held at the Peninsula Yacht Club; registration begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. The event costs $25 per person.
Sept. 17 Davidson’s Ada Jenkins Center will host its sixth annual BBQ event, Fire 2014, on Oct. 4 from 3 pm until 7 pm. The event will include a BBQ competition, a cornhole tournament, a Piglet Park funzone for kids and a drive-through for BBQ pick up.
Sept. 17 Cornelius-based Icy Wakes Surf Shop is holding its 12th annual wakeboard tournament Sept. 20 on Lake Norman.
There are seven different level within the competition including Age 9 and Under, Beginner Girls, Novice, Outlaw, Advanced and Intermediate.
Sept. 17 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Division of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a regional Power Luncheon on Sept. 18 to discuss education in North Carolina. Allen Tate COO Pat Riley will be master of ceremonies and BEST NC President and CEO Brenda Berg will speak. Both will share what businesses in the state are doing for education. The event is sponsored by Business Today and Cornelius Today.
By Dave Vieser
Sept. 17 After 20 years in Cornelius, the River Church has moved to Main Street in Mooresville, and adopted a new name, The Gathering. In its place at the West Catawba Avenue location owned by Four Square Church is the non-denominational Calvary Chapel of Huntersville, conducting worship services on Sunday evenings and Bible Study on Wednesday evenings.
By Linda Daley
This weekend features two great local athletic events. Davidson will host the 9th Annual Run for the Green. This race supports the Davidson Land Conservancy so please come out and support the runners! The Huntersville HFFA will be the site for the yearly Ramblin Rose Women’s Triathlon. If you have never been to a triathlon, I urge you to come out and support the ladies who compete in this sprint tri; many for the first time. You will be inspired! Volunteers are still needed for both events. The Lincoln County Apple Festival is this Saturday so grab the kids and come out to celebrate everything apple! Sunday evening enjoy the sounds of Pepper Choplin and the Mt. Zion UMC Chancel Choir at Mount Zion United Methodist Church.
Sept. 17 On Nov. 6, Our Towns Habitat will host Tastes of Habitat at Mooresville’s Charles Mack Citizen Center from 6:30 pm until 9. The event will celebrate and benefit Our Towns Habitat’s Women’s Build Initiative, which brings women together to build homes for local women in need. The event will include food by chefs from local restaurants, an auction, live music and beverages.
By David Vieser
Sept. 16 At Monday night's town board meeting, Cornelius commissioners voted 4-0 to provide police coverage during morning and evening rush hours, plus lunchtime hours, Monday throughFriday, until the construction of the Exit 28 Diverging Diamond Interchange is completed. They directed Police Chief Bence Hoyle to use all available resources, including off-duty officers from neighboring towns to ensure that the traffic-clogged interchange moves cars across I-77.
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