Doctor visits Haiti: Dr. Samuel Chewning, a Lake Norman physician, recently traveled to Haiti as a member of the North Carolina One, Disaster Medical Assistance Team. The 60-member team treated an average of 170 patients a day in a field hospital of tents. Chewning has been involved with search and rescue/disaster medicine since 1972.
Yom HaShoah event: Beth Shalom of Lake Norman will host its third annual Yom HaShoah remembrance program 2:45 p.m. April 18 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Davidson. A candle-lighting ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Susan Cernyak-Spatz, a professor emeritus at UNC Charlotte who spent three years in concentration camps, will be the speaker. Details: www.bslkn.org.
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Sailing Center to expand: Blythe Landing Sailing Center plans to add several buildings to its 24 acres off N.C. 73 on Lake Norman and a deck and patio to its log cabin used for classes and storage. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners voted last week to allow the additions. Officials still need to raise money for construction.
Party freelancer: Do you like galas? Lake Norman Magazine (a sister publication to Lake Norman News) is looking for freelance writers/photographers to coordinate its social scene coverage. E-mail a resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org (no more than two photo attachments, please).