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Harold Rice

Ada Jenkins CEO: More than 1,000 received groceries in ’22 fiscal year

Aug. 4. The Ada Jenkins Center will be able to expand it’s LEARN Works affter-school program by a third this fall thanks to new space in the David B. Waymer Center in Huntersville. The Davidson campus holds up to 60 students. An additional 20 students who are one to three grade levels behind their peers […]

Free food boxes July 8

July 5. Atrium, Ausie & Martin Rivens Scholarship Foundation, Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Union Bethel AME Zion Church will be distributing free food boxes from 10 am to noon Friday July 8 at Smithville Park. Boxes are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Susan Tillis charity baby shower draws crowd to Town Hall

May 26. Hundreds of people turned out for the Susan M. Tillis Foundation’s Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower at Cornelius Town Hall Wednesday evening. Volunteers bundled everything from infant sleepers and blankets to bibs and diapers for junior enlisted at Fort Bragg. They’re given as welcome-home packages for newborns of junior enlisted at Fort […]

Susan Tillis: Red White & Bundled

Red, White & Bundled is Wednesday

May 25. The Susan M. Tillis Foundation’s Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower returns today after a two-year COVID absence. The goal: 1,200 baby bundles for junior enlisted at Fort Bragg. Bring baby items such as: —Newborn and preemie diapers, wipes, onesies (0-3) —Sleepers (0-3), bibs, blankets —Gift cards to purchase car seats and strollers. […]

Photo by Deborah Young

Big Day at the Lake has 3 goals, one of them raising funds—$110,000 so far

March 29. With COVID ebbing, Big Day at the Lake is getting back to normal—the picnic at the Duke Energy Explorium is a go after a two-year absence. About 100 Littles and their Bigs—adult mentors—will enjoy a full day on Lake Norman thanks to a flotilla of Boat Hosts. This annual event supports Big Brothers […]

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Luv cars? Sponsorships available for non-profit’s car show

March 3. Sponsorships are available for a top-notch car show and food truck festival coming to Huntersville called “For the Luv of Carz.” It benefits Bunk 57 Ministries. The show at Rural Hill on Neck Road Saturday Sept. 17 will feature Classic and Antique Cars and Trucks, Custom Cars, Muscle Cars, Sport Cars, Donks and […]

Habitat office property on N. Main

Prime commercial real estate on N. Main will come on the market

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. The long-time Habitat for Humanity office at 20310 North Main Street—originally a church—will be listed for sale, the non-profit confirmed. There are already offers on the property which is just outside of the red-hot downtown Cornelius real estate market. County records show the building and adjoining property carry a total […]

17th Annual Big Day at the Lake /Photo by Brock Williams Smith

Big Day at the Lake back July 16, complete with picnic at the Explorium

Jan. 25. Big Day at the Lake will be back this summer on July 16, with plans to bring back the picnic at the Duke Energy Explorium barring unforeseen circumstances. The event, which supports at-risk kids in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, brings people together who wouldn’t otherwise come together for a full […]


3rd-grade class project nets support for LKN Lucky Cats. Next up: Dogs, horses

Jan. 18. Third graders at Community School of Davidson (CSD) held a cat food and linen drive for Lake Norman Lucky Cats. It all began when a third-grader named Anabel was inspired to make a difference in her community by the CSD’s cherished “Shooting Star” theme song. Written by former music teacher Laurie Loomer, the […]

LKN Kiwanis makes additional donations to local non-profits

Dec. 13. As a result of the “overwhelming generosity” of the LKN community and the wonderful partnership with our food provider, Publix Supermarkets, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Norman raised more than enough funds to support the 312 Thanksgiving family meals provided the week of Thanksgiving. With that unexpected surplus, the club is providing donations […]