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.
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".
The Patterson Farm, a fourth generation farm in Rowan County, opened their pick your own strawberry fields to the public last Saturday morning. The strawberry season extends through June with several pick your own farms in the area. For those less adventurous, the berries have started to show up at local farmer's markets and roadside stands as well.
The Carolina Raptor Center made a major fundraising campaign announcement and released a bald eagle at the swimming beach at Lake Norman State Park on Thursday, April 6 . They hope to raise $1.4 million before December 1 ,2017. This would complete the $10.6 million in funding needed to build their new Quest campus.