Future teachers receive scholarships
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by Lake Norman Staff
2d ago
Scholarship recipients Raelynn Dietz, WLHS; Kaitlyn McGhee, NLHS; Mariah Hamilton, LHS. /Courtesy Delta Sigma LINCOLNTON – The Delta Sigma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society recently held its Scholarship and Induction Meeting and Dinner at Boger City Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Hosted by the Scholarship and World Fellowship Committee, the event was a celebration of academic excellence, professional milestones and a commitment to community service. The evening highlighted the academic and service achievements of high school seniors who aspire to be teachers. Each recei ..read more
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Med student following in father’s footsteps
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by Lake Norman Staff
2d ago
Dr. Edgar Hartle, Pathologist, left, with son, Jordan Hartle, as Jordan prepares to follow in father’s medical footsteps. /Courtesy Lake Norman Regional Medical Center MOORESVILLE – Jordan Hartle, son of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center’s Pathologist, Dr. Edgar Hartle, is following in his father’s footsteps to become a physician. He is set to begin medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C., where he is considering pathology as a medical specialty. Prior to his July 15 start date at VCOM, medical student Hartle is spending his summ ..read more
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LNC grad’s art to be displayed in Capitol
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by Lake Norman Staff
3d ago
Avian Cannon with “Scrutiny in the Third Person” /Courtesy Lake Norman Charter HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter 2024 graduate Avian Cannon received a first-place award for North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District in the annual Congressional Art Competition from Congresswoman Alma Adams.  The Congressional Art Competition encourages and recognizes the artistic talents of high school students nationwide. Cannon is invited to attend the awards ceremony on June 27 in Washington, D.C. Cannon’s artwork, “Scrutiny in the Third Person”, will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. C ..read more
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Cub Scouts Olympians compete in Iredell County
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by Lake Norman Staff
3d ago
A total of 11 Scouts competed in the Cub Scout Olympics at West Iredell High School. /Courtesy Bill Hicks, Gemstone District Cub Scouts STATESVILLE – The Gemstone District Cub Scouts recently held their annual Cub Scout Olympics at West Iredell High School. Lion Cubs, Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts participated by age group in a total of eight events including softball throw, broomstick throw, push-ups, sit-ups, 50-yard dash, running long jump, standing long jump and football kick. Ribbons were given for first, second and third place in each event for each age group. The overall w ..read more
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Need for adult cat adoptions peaks now
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by Lake Norman Staff
3d ago
Once August feels comfortable, his relaxed nature shows. /Courtesy Cats of Davidson DAVIDSON – Kittens are hard to resist – wide-eyed, fluffy, playful and cuddly. They practically set the standard for cuteness. But the kitten stage is fleeting. Cats typically reach their full-grown size around one year of age, which means they are quickly passed over as “too old” by many adopters. With many cats living well into their late teens and early 20s, there are millions of cats waiting, sometimes for years, for a home of their own.  June is National Adopt A Cat Month, which coincides with the p ..read more
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Couple performs final notes on two decades of church service music
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by Lake Norman Staff
3d ago
Eddie and Pam Hicks in a familiar setting at the Mooresville First Baptist Church piano. /Larry Sullivan MOORESVILLE –  How sweet the sound! For more than a generation, practically every single musical note being joyfully heard throughout the sanctuary, adult and youth choir loft, hallways, Sunday School classrooms, administrative offices and fellowship hall on the sprawling block-long campus of First Baptist Church of Mooresville has originated from the same duo. For just over 20 years, the husband-and-wife twosome of Rev. Eddie Hicks and Pam Hicks have combined to conduct, create, orc ..read more
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Installation of bishop draws crowds to St. Mark
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by Lake Norman Staff
4d ago
Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer of Atlanta places his hands on the head of Bishop Michael Martin during his ordination. /Courtesy Diocese of Charlotte HUNTERSVILLE – The Diocese of Charlotte welcomed its first new bishop in 20 years, concluding three days of celebrations that drew thousands of people to witness the historic event. Bishop Michael Martin, 62, was ordained May 29 at St. Mark Catholic Church and then installed May 30 as spiritual leader of the growing diocese which is home to 530,000 Catholics across western North Carolina. He succeeds Bishop Peter Jugis, 67, who retired after 20 y ..read more
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Storied band director hangs up marching shoes
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by Lake Norman Staff
4d ago
Neil Underwood sits at the organ he plays during services at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. /Michelle T. Bernard LINCOLNTON – For the first time in multiple decades, Neil Underwood is no longer slipping on his marching shoes and teaching young people to drill.  This isn’t the first time Underwood has retired. The first time was in 2015 as the band director at North Lincoln High School, but he was enticed out of retirement a year later to accept a position as instructor of music and associate director of university bands at Lenoir-Rhyne University (LR). There was no marchin ..read more
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North Meck grad finishes UNC in 2 years, pursues Navy career
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by Lake Norman Staff
4d ago
Rory Moran pictured just before his NMHS graduation in 2022. /Contributed HUNTERSVILLE – An extraordinary North Mecklenburg High School graduate who earned a four-year scholarship to the University of North Carolina earned his degree in just two years and will soon head to Florida to begin his career at sea. Rory Moran, a 2022 graduate from Davidson, was a standout cadet in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at NMHS, working his way up to the special assistant to the instructor position. He earned the J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship, which is give ..read more
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LNMG to consolidate publications; offer small business grants
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by Lake Norman Staff
4d ago
Lake Norman Media Group has some exciting news to share!  Beginning with the June 14th issue, our publications will be known in all areas as Lake Norman Citizen. As we move into the future you will continue to see our expanded coverage of the Denver, Mooresville, Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson areas in our weekly print products and daily on our websites. Lake Norman Media Group has a strong commitment to support our local businesses. Now more than ever, our readers see the value and uniqueness of what each of our local businesses has to offer with great dining, shopping and recreati ..read more
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