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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

Mountain Islander makes move to the big screen by Alan Hodge Lines from the song in the 1940 Walt Disney movie “Pinocchio” that go, “When you wish upon a star,… Read more »

Mountain Island’s top stories of 2010

Mountain Island’s top stories of 2010

From boat regulations to a teen arrested for injuring a fellow student with a bomb hidden in a pen, it was a busy year in Mountain Island. Here’s a roundup… Read more »

Deer appear to prosper in Charlotte

Deer appear to prosper in Charlotte

City ordinances forbid any hunting, effective management by Frank Deloach and Andrew Batten Most people have glimpsed a deer on the side of one of Charlotte’s busy roads or even… Read more »

Barber shop memories live on through salon

Barber shop memories live on through salon

by Sarah Melton MOUNT HOLLY – Preston Wilson, and his wife, Somer, are expanding their business and one man’s legacy into Mount Holly after opening the William Henry Signature Salon…. Read more »

Years of service pay off for Mount Holly employee

Years of service pay off for Mount Holly employee

by Sarah Melton Alicia Plott thought she was in trouble when she had to go a Mount Holly City Council meeting. It turned out she was wrong. Plott was named… Read more »

Fourth-grader shares her gift with cancer patients

Fourth-grader shares her gift with cancer patients

by Erin Odem CORNELIUS – Even before she started school, 9-year-old Ciera Gillespie created her own books. She’s always been able to express herself with pen and paper, her mother,… Read more »

Hopewell wins $5,000 sports grant

Hopewell wins $5,000 sports grant

Hopewell High School received a $5,000 Responsible Sports Community Grant last week to support the school’s athletics program. Hopewell’s athletic boosters was one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive money… Read more »

CMS progress reports now available

CMS progress reports now available

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released progress reports for district schools last week. The reports, created at the request of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, are intended to help keep parents informed about… Read more »

No more need to hide their Christmas joy

No more need to hide their Christmas joy

by Mike Parks CORNELIUS – There was singing and cheering and praying Monday night, Dec. 20, at Community in Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius. And while that’s just what you’d… Read more »

A Christmas to remember

A Christmas to remember

The holiday season is always stressful and usually full of outrageous family moments. Some of Mountain Island Weekly’s staff documented their more hilarious Christmas moments for readers’ enjoyment. Andrew Batten… Read more »