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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Forsite quietly negotiating with Duke on ReVenture plant

Forsite quietly negotiating with Duke on ReVenture plant

By Tori Hamby MOUNT HOLLY – Since announcing plans to scale back the size of a much-criticized garbage-to-energy plant, developers of ReVenture Park have seen their project largely drop from… Read more »

From the editor: Putting the ‘our’ in journalism

From the editor: Putting the ‘our’ in journalism

When I was growing up, from September to November, my dad would get up at 7 a.m. every Saturday morning to pick up a copy of the local newspaper. I… Read more »

Hundreds turn out to mourn fallen Marine

Hundreds turn out to mourn fallen Marine

Hundreds of community members  and veterans gathered to honor the memory of fallen U.S. marine and 2008 East Gaston High School graduate and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan. A… Read more »

A Latta horses

A Latta horses

By Alan Hodge The 19th Annual Charlotte Charity Horse Show at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center, in Huntersville, brought out nearly 200 horses, as well as 200 spectators who enjoyed the… Read more »

Schiele explores life below ground

Schiele explores life below ground

By Tori Hamby GASTONIA – While Charlotte-area spelunkers can travel to the N.C. mountains to explore caverns, those wanting some underground adventure closer to home can head over The Schiele… Read more »

Bike patrols give cops more presence in Mount Holly

Bike patrols give cops more presence in Mount Holly

By Sarah Melton MOUNT HOLLY – Not all police officers use patrol cars to catch crime.  Some use bicycles, including Mount Holly Police Officer Stan Boswell. Boswell enjoys patrolling the… Read more »

Lending a helping hand to one of America’s finest

Lending a helping hand to one of America’s finest

By Tori Hamby World War II veteran PFC Furman Walls was barely 20-years old when he was drafted into U.S. Army and sent to Hawaii, not long after the Japanese… Read more »

Nims, Tuckers leave historical legacy to town

Nims, Tuckers leave historical legacy to town

By Sarah Melton MOUNT HOLLY – The Mount Holly Historical Society is getting a chance to go back in time. Members have been pouring through boxes full of handwritten letters,… Read more »

Cleaning for a cause

Cleaning for a cause

  By Sarah Melton Cheryl Shepherd knows how cancer can affect a family, and now, she is hoping to ease that struggle for others. She has started “Cleaning for Cancer”… Read more »

They arrived drugged, ready to eat weeds

They arrived drugged, ready to eat weeds

By Mike Anderson At 8 a.m. June 8, a truck arrived at Duke Energy’s Riverbend Steam Station, parked about 25 yards from the shores of Mountain Island Lake and pumped… Read more »