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Former Huntersville Mayor Swain has passed away

April 28. Former Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain has passed away at 61. Swain, who was also founder and executive director of the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce, served as town commissioner for eight years and mayor for eight years. She also served as chair of the North Carolina Metro Mayors Coalition and as co-chair of the […]


Auction benefits Razom for Ukraine

April 28. A group called Davidson for Ukraine is hosting a virtual silent auction to raise funds to support refugees and soldiers in Ukraine. The auction, which begins Saturday April 30 and ends at 6 pm May 3 supports Razom for Ukraine which was recommended by the Washington Post. Auction items include vacation homes, restaurant and […]

Hough senior from Cornelius lands Morehead scholarship

April 28. Seventy-five new Morehead-Cain Scholars from the United States and the world will begin their undergraduate careers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. Avery Renee Elder, the daughter of Cornelius residents Dawn-Marie and Robert Elder, is one of them. She has landed a four-year, opportunity-laden scholarship to attend Chapel […]

BrightFire Music & Arts Festival

Weekend Agenda April 29 – May 1: Music headlines the weekend

Here are some events this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: April 29 Roaring 2020’s Casino Night 7-11pm. Benefits Lake Norman Humane. Professionally operated casino tables, where the croupiers and dealers will welcome beginners and seasoned gamblers alike. Guests will enjoy prohibition-era music, food, cocktails, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 […]


Charlotte Symphony returns to Lake Norman

April 27. The Charlotte Symphony is coming back to Lake Norman two nights in a row—June 17 and June 18—after a COVID absence. The Summer Pops series returns to Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville on Friday, June 17. It comes back to Bailey Road Park in Cornelius on Saturday, June 18. […]


Cornelius developer plans huge mixed-use project in Iredell

April 27. By Erica Batten. A Lake Norman developer that has transformed more than 120 acres in Sherrills Ford has now set its sights on Barium Springs in what could be the largest planned development in the Lake Norman region. Cornelius-based Prestige Corporate Development has acquired approximately 800 acres in a deal with Children’s Hope […]


J. Cash merges with Premier Sotheby’s International

April 26. A boutique residential brokerage with high-end listings in Cornelius is aligning with a major player in the luxury real estate market. Julie Cash, founder and owner of J Cash Real Estate, has been acquired by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Cash will become the managing broker for Premier Sotheby’s existing office in Jetton Village […]

Torrence Lytle School / Photo J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. UNC Charlotte

Three Black communities share similar histories, goals

April 26. By Tonya Rivens. Smithville isn’t the only African American community in North Mecklenburg challenged with preserving history while confronting redevelopment. The Lakeside community in Davidson and the Pottstown community in Huntersville are also experiencing the same challenges because of area growth. According to Dora Dubose, the African American Coalition (AAC) of Davidson has […]

April is World Autism Month in NC

April 26. Gov. Cooper has proclaimed April as World Autism Month in North Carolina to raise awareness and recognize individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families and organizations working to support them. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and consists of a broad range of conditions […]

Tuck Fest

Weekly Agenda April 25- May 1: A whole lot of jazz, BrightFire Music & Arts Festival, Earth Jam and more

April 25. Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: April  25 Cardio Funk 6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, […]