Lake Norman & Mooresville
After 58 years of service to the Lake Norman Area, the sirens at the North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad in Huntersville went silent on June 30.
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".
The Statesville animal rescue facility is expanding its programming with a new inclusive playground for children of all physical abilities.
The synchronized swimming organization was a 2016 U.S. National Championship finalist.
The public learns about sustainability and how to build a backyard habitat at the Carolina Raptor Center.
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.
Lake Norman area bee keepers deal with the craft's challenges to reap the most honey at this time of year.