Tribute to the military
Charlotte Knights: The team played a Military Appreciation game Aug. 7.
Among those honored was James Crump, a World War II Veteran. Crump, a native of North Carolina, has a decorated career, which includes three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, two WWII Victory Medals, and a Distinguished Service Award. Born in 1924, Crump is an active member of the VFW Post 2423 Honor Guard in Indian Trail.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates received a Military Card Set, featuring local heroes, who were honored on the field before the game. The card set consists of these active military members and veterans: James Crump, U.S. Army; Adam Stead, U.S. Army; Debbie McClendon, U.S. Army; Tommy Rieman, U.S. Army; Jamel Staton, U.S. Army; Donald Waters – U.S. Army; David McCullar, U.S. Air Force; Ricky Garvin, U.S. Army; Nick Kaylor, U.S. Navy; and Igrain Padilla, U.S. Army.
‘Proud Moments’ contest
Winners: Ten North Carolina families who shared stories of how education has made a difference in their lives have been named winners of the N.C. Proud Moments contest by the N.C. Education Lottery.
The Education Lottery asked North Carolinians to share their proudest moments in education and how they would use $20,000 to create more proud moments. A panel of judges chose 10 winners from the 100 entries that got the most votes from those who viewed the entries on the N.C. Proud Moments website.
The area winners are:
▪ Rick Benton of Statesville: Son with disabilities goes to kindergarten for the first time, starting his education career.
▪ Angelo Smith of Lincolnton: Student with spina bifida undergoes 20 surgeries and still graduates high school on time.
View a video telling many at www.ncproudmoments.com/.
SouthLake Christian Academy
Golf cart donation: SouthLake Christian Academy alumni and students donated a golf cart to Camp Joy, a ministry in Flat Rock, that serves those with special needs. SouthLake Christian high school students Sydney and Kylie Seferyn of residents of Davidson, SouthLake Christian alumni Ben Bartel of Stanley, Mary Rhyne of Denver and Kyle Hammel of Huntersville serve as counselors at the camp. They presented the golf cart to the camp on June 26.
SouthLake Christian students raised $6,448 during their annual Missions Week last spring to purchase the golf cart. The vehicle will be used to transport campers and staff up and down Camp Joy’s mountainous terrain.
J. Hoyt Hayes Memorial Troutman Branch Library
Conference: Shellie Kennedy, program specialist at the Troutman branch, will attend the Association of Rural & Small Libraries Annual Conference on Oct. 27-29 in Fargo, N.D. Kennedy is one of 10 to receive the State Library of North Carolina Scholarship.
Leadership: Branch manager Rebecca Lopez will attend the North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute on Sept. 15-18 in Black Mountain. Lopez was selected as one of 24 attendees from across the state. At the institute, Lopez will be creating a card system that will allow Iiredell-Statesville Schools students to use their school ID to check out books.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
New hire: Jennifer Albrecht, D.O., family medicine physician, joins the staff at Primary Care Associates of Lake Norman in Mooresville. She provides comprehensive health care for the entire family, from newborns, children and adolescents to adults and seniors. She also has a special interest in musculoskeletal care and is fellowship trained in sports medicine. She performs osteopathic manipulations.