Lake Norman & Mooresville


Eagle Scout earned: John Kremar of Boy Scout Troop 166 at First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, recently earned the Eagle Award. It is the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

In addition to many merit badges and service requirements through years in scouting, the Eagle Scout project requires a presentation in front of a panel. Kremar built a welcome sign and information kiosk at Cornelius Road Park for the Town of Mooresville.

Kremar used the architectural features of existing structures at the park as inspiration for his design. The level of complexity required more than 700 hours of work to complete.

Donations were made by Lowe’s Home Improvement, Mooresville Glass & Mirror Co., Porter Paints, Statesville Concrete, CBC Stone and many friends and family.

Kremar also organized a homemade bread sale to raise funds for the materials.

‘Tawba Walk: ‘Tawba Walk, an eclectic art crawl featuring dozens of local vendors, live street performances, shopping and an array of food trucks, will be held 2-8 p.m. Sept. 13 in downtown Cornelius.

The event also coincides with an artist’s reception for “The Alchemy of Tea” exhibit 6:30-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.

Science of animation: Tony DeRose, one of the nation’s leading scientists in the field of movie animation, will speak 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.

DeRose is a senior scientist and lead of the research group at Pixar Animation Studios. For nearly 25 years, he has worked in the forefront of the film animation revolution brought on by advances in computer technology, geometry and applied mathematics. He has worked on innovations in films such as “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters Inc.” and “The Incredibles.”

DeRose will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the role math has played in increasingly realistic movie animation.

Tickets are free, but are required. To order, call 704-894-2135 or visit A $3 handling fee is charged for online purchases.

“Twelfth Night” meets Woodstock: Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company will present a Woodstock-inspired adaptation of “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

A hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, “Twelfth Night” is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. In this adaptation, director Wrenn Goodrum re-imagines the comedy in the world of 1969 Woodstock. The Connie Company features a cast of teenage actors.

Admission is free. Donations are encouraged. For information, contact the Box Office at 704-892-7953 or

Teen council meets: The Parks and Recreation Departments of Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson, along with the Lake Norman Teen Council Executive Board, invite local teens to the council’s first meeting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bailey Road Recreation Center in the gym of Bailey Middle School.

Teen Council board members are Sean Steward, Hough High, chair; Kaila Treon, Hough High, vice chair; Caroline Webb, Hough High, secretary; and Jackson Micheal, Hough High, treasurer/program director.

High School Program Committee members are Matt Alfers and David McCall of Hough High and Jordan Raszeja of North Mecklenburg High. Madi Treon of Bailey Middle is the Middle School Program Committee Member.

At the meeting, participants can learn about ways to volunteer in the community and about plans for fun teen outings such as bowling, skiing and rafting. Refreshments will be provided. Parents are welcome to attend.

The Lake Norman Teen Council is made up teens in grades 6-12 who are in charge of creating programs and volunteer opportunities for their peers. Teen Council members will also develop a curriculum and have the chance to plan trips, dances, fundraisers, workshops and many other exciting activities.

For information, call the Parks and Recreation Departments of Cornelius at 704-896-2460 ext. 188, Huntersville at 704-766-2220, and Davidson at 704-892-3349 or visit, or

Chili Cook-Off: The Sixth Annual Great Chili Cook-Off will be held 4-9 p.m. Sept. 27 in Mooresville Town Square, 227 Williamson Road. Rain date is 4-9 p.m. Oct. 4.

Participants can taste a variety of chili and enjoy beer and wine while listening to live music by Chasin’ Fame and Back Road. Food and craft vendors will be on site. A large Kids Zone will be available for children.

Cash prizes will be awarded, with $1,000 going to the top Home Town Cooker winner. Custom cutting boards with engraved inscriptions will be presented to additional winners. Participants can vote in the People’s Choice category.

Admission is $10, free for children under 9. Proceeds benefit the School Backpack Project, SCAN, Health Reach and other charities. The event is hosted by The Rotary Clubs of Mooresville, Mooresville-Lake Norman, Top of the Lake and Troutman.

All American Dog Show: Furry friend registration for the 14th Annual All American Dog Show 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Bailey Road Park Track and Field is now ongoing.

Pet owners are encouraged to avoid lines on the day of the event and pre-register.

Pet-related businesses and organizations also are invited to participate in dog show. Last year’s event drew more than 600 participants and 100 dogs competing in fun categories. Pet-related businesses and organizations can display and sell their products and services. Space is limited to the first 30 registered vendors.

For an application, visit or call Mindi Stoner at 704-892-6031, ext. 192.

Pumpkin Fun Run: The Goddard School in Mooresville will host the Goddard Great Pumpkin Fun Run 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at the school, 179 Townsquare Circle, and at The Green at Mooresville Town Center at Brawley School and Williamson roads.

Plans include a family fun run, pumpkin obstacle course, face painting, balloon artist, food, local vendors and raffles. The Lil’ Blue Choo will provide train rides to events.

Proceeds benefit Bright Blessings, a local charity that provides birthday parties for homeless and underserved children in the area.


Treating elbow pain: Dr. Rodney Stanley, an orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the “Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Elbow Pain” at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 in Community Rooms A&B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. A question-and-answer session will follow. Info: 888-995-6762.

Diabetes support group: The Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Diabetes Support Group will meet noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Burlington Room at the Charles Mack Citizens Center, Mooresville.

The free program provides education and support to those living with Type 2 diabetes, as well as their families. Registration is not required.

For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or


Martha Stewart recognizes local business: Hessian Studio of Mooresville was recently named a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards finalist.

Each week, Stewart and a panel of 16 judges review nominations for creative, beautiful, useful and innovative products.

Hessian Studio received a digital Martha Stewart American Made Awards finalist badge to post on its website, Beginning Sept. 15, patrons can vote to make Hessian Studio one of its 10 overall winners. Awards will be announced on Oct. 17.

PROBUS Club meets: PROBUS Club of Lake Norman, an organization of retired professional and business people that is sponsored by Rotary International, will meet 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Berea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1015 River Highway, Mooresville.

The nonpolitical group is an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, stay active, make new friends and expand interests. A coffee social will start the meeting, which also includes brief business and a guest speaker. Guests are welcome.

For more information, email Peggy Wesp at

Compiled by Leigh Pressley