The woods and fields of the Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville echoed with the sounds of gunfire, rebel yells and shouts of "Huzzah" on July 20. 43 recruits, attending the Civil War Camp, were reenacting the "Bloody Lane" battle, set in 1865 at Appomatix Courthouse, Va., which pitted the 2nd NC Union (US) Troops against the 53rd NC Confederate battalion. Matthew Waisner, site director and commander for the camp, said, "They were recruits on Monday, they graduate today as soldiers."
100 boat hosts and 75 volunteers on the land provided a fun day on the lake to 170 at risk children and their matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program on July 22. The matches were treated to a morning of water sports on the lake followed by lunch with games, entertainment and water slides for their families and the volunteers at the Duke Energy Explorium in Huntersville.
Stegall's Arena has been producing champion bull riders for the past 26 years. Professional riders mix with amateurs as they take part in the longest running championship bull riding series on the east coast. The youngest start on sheep, and with age, along with experience, they progress to calves, steers, bucking ponies and junior bulls as they navigate their way to becoming professional bull riders.
Davidson Community Players has performed plays and musicals for over 50 years. The non-profit organization recently added a new rehearsal space. The theatre group is currently rehearsing its production of "Annie".
As the weather gets warmer, residents all across southern Mecklenburg are flocking to parks. From baseball to lacrosse, running to mountain bike riding, fishing to disc golf, walking or observing wildlife, festivals to movies and concerts on the lawn, you can find it at a park nearby.
Queens Grant High senior Savannah Von Kaenel's play was chosen as one of three winning high school entries in the North Carolina Young Playwrights Festival hosted by the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators.