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Mark your calendars: Laketoberfest is back

Oct. 12. Laketoberfest comes back for another round Oct. 23 at Bailey Road Park. The event features not just local beers, but live performances and a variety of food trucks. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. The event, which was cancelled due to COVID last year, runs from 4 pm to 9 pm. Participating […]

Funerals were historically different in the Black community

Oct. 12. By Tonya Rivens. The death of a loved one is tough. Coping with that loss can be even more difficult.  During the 1960s, Black families not only had to deal with grief after losing someone, they weren’t allowed to enter through the front door of local funeral homes. Harvey Bryant, of W.H. Bryant […]

COVID hospitalizations under 3,000 since Sept. 30; deeper look at Huntersville

Oct. 11. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations have remained under 3,000 for more than a week, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 103 new deaths over the weekend, including two more in Huntersville. Six COVID-related deaths were reported to Mecklenburg County Public Health from Huntersville Oct. 4 to Oct. 8, according to County […]


$2.4 million pediatric emergency center coming to Novant Health Huntersville next year

Oct. 11. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center has broken ground on a $2.4 million, 5,000-square-foot children’s emergency services center with nine treatment rooms and advanced medical equipment specifically designed to treat children. The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Services center will open in the second quarter of 2022. The center will also have a NASCAR-themed […]


Census fallout: Some voters may be paired with Iredell in proposed NC Senate map

Oct. 8. By Dave Vieser. Although the redistricting committees in Raleigh charged with drawing new district boundaries just started their map compilation work this week, early indications are that part of Senate District 41, currently held by Democrat Natasha Marcus, will be split. “Based on the county groupings that the State Senate is using it […]

COVID update Oct. 8: Hospitalizations fall but 2 new deaths in Huntersville

Oct. 8. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations have remained under 3,000 since Sept. 30, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 85 new deaths statewide, including two in Huntersville. There have been a total of 71 COVID deaths in Huntersville, where there have been 13 such deaths in the past month, according to NCDHHS […]

COVID update Oct. 7: Sixth day hospitalizations under 3,000

Oct. 7. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations remained under 3,000 for the sixth day, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 3,781 new cases, up from 3,698 new cases yesterday, and 2,703 new cases Tuesday. There are a total of 2,514 North Carolinians hospitalized for COVID, down by a third since early September Testing […]

Bailey Road

Big bend: NCDOT wants comments on Bailey Road straightening

Oct. 7. By Dave Vieser. The NC Dept. of Transportation is seeking public comments about plans to extend Bailey Road westward on a new straighter route to Hwy. 21 in Cornelius. How to comment: Project Email: [email protected] Project Phone Number: 984- 205-6615 enter project code 4806 Comments should be submitted before Nov. 5. The specific […]


Veterans Day ceremonies are planned to salute the military

Oct. 7. Huntersville is planning a Veterans Day parade and ceremony for Nov. 13. The town, American Legion Post 321and Sons of the American Legion Post 321 will present the 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, Nov.13 at Veterans Park in downtown Huntersville beginning at 10 am. Parade participant applications are due by Oct. […]

Patrick Lilly

Plan your week’s activities: Oktoberfests, concerts and more

Oct. 7. Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Submit your entertainment and event news to [email protected] We’ve included some dates for future events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming […]