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Visiting author Sharon Draper connects with kids at Mooresville Middle School

Posted at 4:06pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Walking briskly in front of gym bleachers, author Sharon Draper talked about reading and the writing process.

Cornelius names new special-needs rec coordinator

Posted at 3:57pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Everyone’s invited to discuss program needs with Nicole Groth.

Newest 'rock reef' to improve fishing opportunities on LKN

Posted at 1:05pm on Apr. 8, 2014

Three-year-old project by North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Duke Energy's Habitat Enhancement Program gives bait fish a permanent cover site, which in turn attracts a variety of bass and other large game fish

Cornelius girl is lighting Ghana with learning

Posted at 2:22pm on Apr. 1, 2014

A SouthLake Christian Academy student from Cornelius has founded a charity that supplies a school in Ghana, West Africa, that’s named for her grandmother.

Lake Norman to host Carolina Bass Challenge events through 2016

Posted at 12:03pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Agreement with Visit Lake Norman, the area's convention and visitor's bureau, will see North Carolina's largest man-made lake host five events – including two major tournaments – over the next three years

Reptile Day slithers into Davidson April 12

Posted at 2:56pm on Mar. 25, 2014

Snakes, turtles and other reptiles local to our area will be out greeting the community at the 14th annual Reptile Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12.

Spring brings beauty at favorite stop sign

Posted at 12:28pm on Mar. 26, 2014

Spring is always my favorite time of year in Cornelius. The grass turns green again, Magnolia trees flower, tulips and irises you forgot you planted re-bloom, daffodils pop up and Bradford pear trees pale all of them. I drive down or up some hills and marvel at the beauty of the trees.

E-Day brings the fun classes

Posted at 11:55pm on Mar. 18, 2014

Once a week, homeschool parents cooperate on enrichment projects for their students. E-Day gives kids a chance to explore interests beyond what they typically study at home the rest of the week.

Lake Norman boat-sharing club wins three national awards

Posted at 1:29pm on Mar. 20, 2014

Boating and Water Sports Festival set for March 29

Lake Norman lacrosse player draws friends into the sport

Posted at 1:06pm on Mar. 19, 2014

Eight years ago, Matt Crowell started playing lacrosse because his next-door neighbor in the Peninsula in Cornelius played the sport and he thought it was cool. Now a high school junior, he’s an attacker on an LKN club team.