Posted at 3:38pm on Mar. 28, 2013
Area group has planned events scheduled throughout the year
Posted at 2:23pm on Mar. 28, 2013
It’s a tough workout, but encouragement and support show that trainers’ are invested in their clients.
Posted at 10:16am on Mar. 27, 2013
He got the idea from a friend’s decorative yard flowers made from recycled cans. Now he cuts them and paints them himself
Posted at 10:56am on Mar. 20, 2013
Director calls Mount Pleasant’s Amy Weller her “a huge support”
Posted at 10:45am on Mar. 14, 2013
Seems that everyone these days is talking about “going green,” which means to live lightly on the Earth, to leave only a small carbon footprint.
Posted at 10:30am on Mar. 14, 2013
The fishing world, like everything else, has changed considerably over the years.
Posted at 10:47am on Mar. 13, 2013
Cast enjoying the challenge of portraying characters very different from themselves
Posted at 12:40pm on Mar. 7, 2013
The red-shouldered hawk returns, only to leave again; the graduating son, too, will visit less often.
Posted at 11:11am on Mar. 6, 2013
Eleanor Hinsch recently published a cookbook, “German Recipes: Five Generations of Family Recipes”.
Posted at 4:49pm on Mar. 5, 2013
“The right thing at the right time.” That’s how principal Corey Cochran and coordinator Benjie Moose feel about the new Watch DOGS program at Mount Pleasant Elementary School.
Posted at 11:12am on Feb. 27, 2013
Another spring fishing season is upon us, and fishing is great.
Posted at 9:53am on Feb. 27, 2013
It’s always a delight to hear from Harry Lassiter, who heads the Mount Pleasant Food Ministry.
Posted at 11:24am on Feb. 20, 2013
Some movement may be coming toward regulating the owners and operators of rental boats on Lake Norman.
Posted at 3:05pm on Feb. 20, 2013
When I was a toddler, one of my favorite objects was a yellow blanket with satiny edging. Apparently, family lore has it, I took my “blankie” everywhere.
Posted at 4:33pm on Feb. 14, 2013
Lake Norman State Park reported an increase in attendance for the 2012 season, according to statistics on the state’s parks and recreation areas recently released by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
Posted at 10:29am on Feb. 13, 2013
If you’re a fisherman, there’s no doubt that you’ve watched reality shows like “The Deadliest Catch,” “Swords: Life on the Line” or “Hillybilly HandFishin.’”
Posted at 2:19pm on Feb. 5, 2013
I am lucky enough now to work from home, but after my first son was born, I returned to work for a couple of months.
Posted at 2:28pm on Feb. 5, 2013
The Lake Norman flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has added four one-day boating-safety classes to its schedule for 2013.
Posted at 3:50pm on Feb. 5, 2013
When Pat McCrory packed up and headed to the governor’s mansion last month, he left a few things behind in Charlotte.
Posted at 3:27pm on Feb. 5, 2013
I’ve long wondered whether I now qualify as a Southerner.
Posted at 1:03pm on Jan. 17, 2013
I don’t know whether it’s the winter season – trying to burn off all those extra holiday calories – or my season of life: Yes, middle age, I suppose, and trying to hold on to a vestige of my youth. But I have once again decided to participate in women’s volleyball.
Posted at 1:44pm on Jan. 7, 2013
A while ago, my husband started watching Man vs. Wild, a show about surviving in various environments with only a few basic tools. He also started growing a garden.
Posted at 4:01pm on Jan. 2, 2013
Why do we make New Year’s resolutions largely designed to make us unhappy? Where’s the joy in eating fewer sweets and more vegetables, finally reading “Moby Dick” or flossing daily?
Posted at 1:17pm on Jan. 2, 2013
On Jan. 7, Cornelius will have a place to watch the BCS National Championship game, cheer on the Crimson Tide with fellow fans, have some excellent food and drinks and help cure cancer, all at the same time.
Posted at 12:28pm on Jan. 2, 2013
In the 1970s, Western North Carolina was the cradle of an artistic movement known today as the Blue Ridge Realists. The works of the 10 men who represent this movement are being shown together for the first time at the Hickory Museum of Art in the Shuford Gallery.
Posted at 10:49am on Dec. 27, 2012
After a lifetime or working as a blacksmith, Concord resident George Basinger hung up his hammers and put away his anvils. He was not prepared, however, to give up his self-described God-given gift of working with his hands.
Posted at 10:27am on Dec. 27, 2012
Holidays can bring back the most wonderful memories of our loved ones. We come together to celebrate family and friendship, and naturally, we tell stories.
Posted at 11:51pm on Dec. 18, 2012
It always looks so lovely in commercials and magazines: Dad carves a perfectly cooked turkey while well-dressed children politely pass the potatoes and Mom stands ready with gravy and a smile.
Posted at 2:54pm on Dec. 18, 2012
Happy Christmas Eve-Eve! Yes, that is what today is called, at least according to www.urbandictionary.com.
Posted at 11:53am on Dec. 5, 2012
For the past five years, Ivey Almond and her crew at Rockin A Ranch in Midford – licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – have transported her mix of gentle exotic and domestic animals to festivals, carnivals, exhibits and petting zoos in several states.
Posted at 12:31pm on Nov. 28, 2012
There’s the older student who finally told her family she was a lesbian.
Posted at 12:24pm on Nov. 27, 2012
In 1973, the youth of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale, a rural community in northwest Lincoln County, decided to hold a Christmas parade. Most parades happen in a town, of course, so the idea of holding one at a location that is little more than a crossroads was almost a joke. Even by 1990, the population of Cat Square was only 150.
Posted at 3:04pm on Nov. 20, 2012
Dr. Frank Rozzelle III of Charlotte, a long-time member of the Lake Norman Covekeepers, died Nov. 13.
Posted at 3:44pm on Nov. 18, 2012
If you’re like most Christmas shoppers, you don’t have time to track down a particular item for the fisherman on your gift list.