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Whitewater center becomes hub of activity

Whitewater center becomes hub of activity

The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosted its second annual Tuck Fest, a three- day festival April 25-27 that celebrates the active, outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music…. Read more »

Downtown blooms with Springfest activities

Downtown blooms with Springfest activities

Mount Holly Springfest attracted crowds May 3 to downtown. The festival featured vendors, live music, a car show, children’s zone and food. The event was the culmination of several outdoor… Read more »

CaroMont Community Challenge encourages fitness

CaroMont Community Challenge encourages fitness

GASTONIA – CaroMont Health is partnering with numerous community groups in Gaston County to launch the inaugural CaroMont Community Challenge, a run, walk or bike event designed to inspire residents… Read more »

Whitewater center celebrates Memorial Day

Whitewater center celebrates Memorial Day

CHARLOTTE – The U.S. National Whitewater Center will host a daylong festival May 25 to celebrate Memorial Day. The festival starts with an 8-mile trail race at 9 a.m. and… Read more »

Old Stone: A succulent steakhouse in Belmont

Old Stone: A succulent steakhouse in Belmont

By Molly Reitter dining@lakenormanpublications.com BELMONT – Matt Matinata was supposed to be a lawyer. He had only been practicing law for a year and a half when his father passed… Read more »

Family helps father realize dream of running pizza place

Family helps father realize dream of running pizza place

Joel Broder did not have a slice of pizza until he was 12 years old. Although he lived in Brooklyn, a known pizza mecca, he thought it looked disgusting. Once… Read more »

Summer offers great live music options

Summer offers great live music options

Towns and organizations throughout the region have put together a full list of summer concerts this year. From bluegrass to shag to symphony, there’s music for everyone to enjoy out… Read more »

‘Norman Rockwell feel’ earns Belmont a movie

‘Norman Rockwell feel’ earns Belmont a movie

by Lauren Odomirok news@mimonitor.com BELMONT – Several months ago, the Charlotte Regional Film Commission advised Hallmark Movie Channel that Belmont would be the perfect location for a movie set inside… Read more »

February events calendar

February events calendar

Feb. 16-17: WAR REENACTMENT Feb. 6 • MARINE COMMISSION: The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission holds public meetings monthly to discuss issues related to the lake, usually on the first… Read more »

Author shares brother’s story as Korean POW

Author shares brother’s story as Korean POW

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte resident Helen Green Leigh shares details about the 37 months her brother, Pharis Greene, spent in captivity during the Korean War in “Sacrifices for Patriotism: A Korean… Read more »