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Duke Energy looks to demolish Riverbend Steam Station

Duke Energy looks to demolish Riverbend Steam Station

MOUNT HOLLY – Duke Energy will begin demolishing parts of the Riverbend Steam Station this fall as part of the company’s fleet modernization efforts. The company retired the four coal-fired… Read more »

About 200 volunteers showed up at two locations on Mountain Island Lake on Saturday, Oct. 2, to help take out the trash for the 2010 North Carolina Big Sweep Event…. Read more »

East Gaston crowns its queen

East Gaston crowns its queen

Students compete for Miss East Gaston High title East Gaston High School awarded the title of Miss East Gaston High to student Kaylan Puckett during the March 3 pageant held… Read more »

Young area designer breaks into fashion industry

Young area designer breaks into fashion industry

by Tori Hamby CHARLOTTE – Eighteen-year-old Lisa Huang wants to grow up to be a doctor, but not the kind with a stethoscope and lab coat. Huang, a recent West… Read more »

Officer trades gunfire with suspect

Officer trades gunfire with suspect

by Tori Hamby A gunfire exchange between a police officer and a home invasion suspect in a Mountain Island neighborhood ended after the officer shot the suspect twice. Christopher Michael… Read more »

Newspapers appoint top editor

Newspapers appoint top editor

Glenn Proctor, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and award-winning news media manager, has been appointed executive editor of Lake Norman Publications effective Monday, July 23. In his new role, Proctor… Read more »

Mount Holly Olympian remembers 1972 Games

Mount Holly Olympian remembers 1972 Games

By Kathy Blake MOUNT HOLLY – Bert Freeman has a box of yellowed Polaroids from his athletic days. He has a replica of the belt buckle with the Olympic rings – a gift from… Read more »

Titans football gains momentum

Titans football gains momentum

HUNTERSVILLE – The Hopewell Titans got their 2012 season off to a rocky start by losing four of their first five games. After a 45-24 win on Sept. 28 over Lake… Read more »

Find a mix of past and present  at Brightstar Drive-In Grill

Find a mix of past and present at Brightstar Drive-In Grill

Walking in the door is like exhaling. The green and white checkered floor, the roomy booths and the paper plates holding huge amounts of comfort food make it feel like… Read more »

Health: When should you get a mammogram?

Health: When should you get a mammogram?

by Cliff Mehrtens A key to first-time mammograms is having it done at the right age. Guidelines published by the American Cancer Society recommend women have their first mammogram – an… Read more »

Long Creek woman designs piece for quilt trail

Long Creek woman designs piece for quilt trail

by Courtney Price Marsha McElroy, of the Long Creek area, recently had one of her quilt designs transformed into a pattern for the McDowell Quilt Trail. Mike and Jill Lucas,… Read more »

Guide showcases region’s 32 best trails

Guide showcases region’s 32 best trails

Joshua Kinser has written “Five-Star Trails: Charlotte,” a pocket-sized guide packed with hiking recommendations for 32 of the region’s best trails. The guide includes maps, directions, GPS coordinates, elevation profiles… Read more »

Go fetch: Can your dog do this?

Go fetch: Can your dog do this?

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SPLAT! cakes looks to make splash with coffee

SPLAT! cakes looks to make splash with coffee

MOUNT HOLLY – There’s something to be said for opening a coffee shop in an area that’s never had a successful coffee shop. For Monica Nunn, it’s an opportunity, not… Read more »

Homemade fare  a City Café specialty

Homemade fare a City Café specialty

by Molly Reitter MOUNT HOLLY – City Café is positively cavernous. The quaint outside belies the cathedral ceilings with exposed wooden beams across the expanse of the restaurant. Lights hang… Read more »

Runner dedicated to making life better for homeless

Runner dedicated to making life better for homeless

by Kathy Blake CHARLOTTE – The idea was conceived at a “Lunch and Learn” meeting at downtown Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center in 2008. Meredith Dolhare, a local runner and accomplished… Read more »

Titans fall short of first-round playoff glory

Titans fall short of first-round playoff glory

by Aaron Burns HUNTERSVILLE – Close games were the difference for Hopewell High’s football team in the 2012 season. The Titans had tight games against East Lincoln, Ardrey Kell, Mooresville, Vance,… Read more »

Paranormal team delves into the unexplained

Paranormal team delves into the unexplained

by Lauren Odomirok CHARLOTTE – Tim Bordner’s close encounters with the otherworldly were well underway by the time he was 18 years old. “When I’d just graduated high school, before… Read more »

Black’s Bluewater: Where seafood meets the country

Black’s Bluewater: Where seafood meets the country

by Molly Reitter The restaurant is one part down home country kitchen with sea green linoleum floors and blue checkered tablecloths and one part kitschy seafood joint with huge lobster… 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 »

Firebirds: Upscale chain shines with small touches

Firebirds: Upscale chain shines with small touches

by Molly Reitter dining@lakenormanpublications.com CHARLOTTE – Executive Chef Steve Sturm holds a beef tenderloin in his gloved hands. It is oblong and cherry red in color. Sturm is explaining how… Read more »

Area teams hope youth serves them well

Area teams hope youth serves them well

by Aaron Burns sports@mimonitor.com HUNTERSVILLE – One word was all Hopewell High baseball coach Chet Greeson needed to describe the key element to his team’s 2013 season. “Consistency,” he said. It’s… 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 »

CoulOak Storm plays in Cooperstown

CoulOak Storm plays in Cooperstown

CHARLOTTE – The 12U CoulOak Storm got to live out their dreams by playing in Cooperstown, N.Y. The team of 11 players, along with coaches Jeff Bright, Greg Cox, Eric… Read more »

CMS names Mountain Island school

CMS names Mountain Island school

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved names for two Mountain Island-area schools at its April 22 meeting. Mountain Island Elementary, now called Mountain Island Lake Academy, is expanding… Read more »

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 »

McHenry makes Gaston County stops

McHenry makes Gaston County stops

GASTONIA – U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) visited Belmont and Mount Holly in recent weeks. On April 23, he visited the Daimler Trucks plant in Mount Holly, Carolinas Rehabilitation office… Read more »

Gov. McCory unveils coal-ash plan

Gov. McCory unveils coal-ash plan

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory announced a plan April 16 that would address coal-ash ponds and strength- en environmental and health regulations. The initiative would result in the conversion or… Read more »

Man robs Dollar General store with gun

Man robs Dollar General store with gun

CHARLOTTE – Detectives are investigating the armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Oakdale Road. The armed suspect entered the store at 10:27 p.m. March 26, pointing a gun… Read more »

Detectives investigate toddler death

Detectives investigate toddler death

CHARLOTTE – Detectives are investigating the death of a 3-year-old that patrol officers found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound April 13 at the 700 block of Glasgow Road. Detectives… Read more »