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Tillis at the 9/11 Monument in 2016

9/11 ceremonies in Cornelius, Huntersville

Sept. 10. The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be remembered in North Meck, with special observances in Cornelius and Huntersville. Cornelius Various dignitaries will speak at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil at Fire Station No. 1, including US Sen. Thom Tillis who is scheduled for 10:04 am. Solemn observances include a choir singing God […]

Mt. Zion’s 82nd Annual BBQ is gearing up for business

Sept. 9. The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church  annual BBQ will look different this year with take-out only and advance orders being taken for BBQ by the pound and pints of coleslaw. (A collective mmm right here!) BBQ by the pound (with sauce included) for $12 and pints of coleslaw for $5  will be available […]

Shot thru the Heart

The Happenings: Will I see you in September?

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 additional dates for events you need to register for or purchase tickets in advance. With the Delta variant spreading […]

September is Hunger Action Month

You can help by joining Birkdale Village in supporting Second Harvest every Friday at Live Under the Oaks.  Each Friday in September, Birkdale Village will be collecting donations from 6-8 pm in effort to end hunger in our community. If you bring five items at once, you will receive a special swag item. Please review […]

Carolina Renaissance Festival photo

Carolina Renaissance Festival returns, and other signs of fall

Aug. 24. Autumn is around the corner. Pumpkin spice everything is spicing up drink and treat options and the Carolina Renaissance Festival returns after a year off during the pandemic. Auditions for festival performers have been held and now the hiring begins. The festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis. Seasonal employees hawk […]


World Honey Bee Day: A holiday to buzz about

Aug. 20. Tomorrow is a celebration of honey bees. World Honey Bee Day on the third Saturday in August and recognizes both the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend the hives.  It also encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey. Another important part of the day includes learning about honey bees and […]

Praise in the Park Sept. 18: Sponsorships available

Aug. 17. Praise in the Park, an outdoor festival with inspirational artists, a medical village, vendors, children’s activities and food, will be Sept. 18 in Smithville Park. Back-to-school supplies will be distributed in the children’s village, according to organizer Tonya Rivens. There will also be a COVID testing and vaccine clinic, as well as law […]


Greenway Gartens public hearing set for Sept. 7

Aug. 15. By Dave Vieser. The developer of Greenway Gartens has asked the town to schedule their public hearing—and possible approval—for the Sept. 7 Town Board meeting. The project encompasses 25 acres on Zion Avenue and includes 398 multi-family units, 50 townhomes, and 55,000 square feet of commercial space including a brewery and beer garden. […]

The 9-11 monument, includes a 1.5 ton piece of steel from the World Trade Center

20th anniversary observation planned for 9-11 Monument at Fire Station No. 1

Aug. 14. US Sen. Thom Tillis, who got his start in politics nearly 20 years ago on the Cornelius Town Board, will be the keynote speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, Sept.11 at Fire Station No. 1. The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the Cornelius Never […]

Soundbarrier plays Aug. 13 at Birkdale Village. Photo via Facebook

Hottest bets this weekend, Aug. 13-15

Here’s some of the best of what’s going on around Lake Norman this weekend. Aug. 13 Live Under The Oaks  6-8 pm. SoundBarrier plays a variety of classic rock and pop, beach and country from the 60’s to now. Bring a chair or blanket sit on. The Grove across from Starbucks at Birkdale Village, Huntersville. […]