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Under the GavelA compendium of officialdomin the north Mecklenburg areaTown of Cornelius• Historic PreservationCommission: Meets on Thursday, Sept.25 at 5:15 p.m. at town hall. Contactchairman Grace Mitchell at mgracem@bellsouth.net.• Town Board of Commissioners:Meets Monday, Oct. 6. Agenda includespublic hearing on the Nantz Road SmallArea Plan; public hearing on the KaneelBay subdivision, a 12-lot lakefront developmenton Walter Henderson Road.• Planning Board: Meets Monday,Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. at town hall. Contactchairman Parker Black at parker@teamnewport.com.Town of Huntersville• CITIZEN ALERT: Special meetingwill be held today, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. attown hall to discuss possible sites for thetown’s new police station. The town willhold a public workshop on the NorthwestHuntersville Transportation Study on Oct.16 at 4 p.m. at town hall.• Planning Board: Meets Tuesday,Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at town hall. Contactplanning director Jack Simoneau at 704-875-7000 or jsimoneau@huntersville.org,or chairman Bruce Anderson at bruceaa@jeee.org.• School Advisory Committee:Meets Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 a.m.at Town Hall. Contact Bobby Williams at704-875-6541 or bwilliams@huntersville.org.• Transportation AdvisoryCommittee: Meets Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7p.m. at town hall. Contact chairman BrianSisson at bsisson@firespire.com or vicechairmanBruce Anderson at bruceaa@jeee.org.• Town Board of Commissioners:Meets Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Muchof the evening’s discussion will centeron the Town Center/Discovery Place Kidsdevelopment, planned for the corner ofHighway 115 and Gilead Road. Based onan Oct. 1 deadline clause in lease, commissionersmay take a vote on removingthe town from the agreement to executethe project.• Greenway, Trail and BikewayCommission: Meets Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7p.m. at the parks and recreation offices.Contact park and recreation assistantdirector Scott Treon at 704-766-2220 orstreon@huntersville.org, or chairman JeffMcMahon at jmcmahon@northhighand.com.• Parks and RecreationCommission: Meets Wednesday, Oct. 15,at 6:30 p.m., at the parks and recreationoffices. Contact parks and recreation directorMichael Jaycocks at 704-766-2220 ormjaycocks@huntersville.org, or chairmanCathy Jo Young at ronniejo@carolina.rr.com.CATSA public meeting for input on theCharlotte Area Transit System’s budget wilbe held Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8p.m at Cornelus Town Hall.Agenda items and meeting schedulesare subject to change. For the latest information,consult the Huntersville Web siteat www.huntersville.org or the CorneliusWeb site at www.cornelius.org.The Town of Huntersville’s decisionto consider a variety of sitesfor its new police station is back ontrack(s).Less than a month after voting,in contentious fashion, to direct thearchitectural firm Narmour WrightCreech to look at only the Anchor Millsite near old downtown as a futurehome for HPD, the board reversedcourse Monday night and asked thearchitect to study all the sites includedin its original report. And, just incase the commissioners or their constituentshave even more ideas, theboard is holding a special meeting onthe topic on Friday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m.at town hall.Ironically, the board’s decision toexpand the site search comes justa month after the board decided tofocus on one site to save time. Theirony is that switching back meanstime has already been wasted.Commissioner Ron Julian, whowas against the one-site plan lastmonth, lamented the waste the dayafter the meeting.“The decision last night was a gooddecision,” Julian said. “But it was areversal (from last month). We wastedfour weeks. The decision that wasmade last night was the same thingI proposed four weeks ago.”At the town board meeting Mondayevening, commissioners heard a siteanalysis presentation from architectDavid Creech on Anchor Mill, a32-acre, town-owned property off ofChurch Street between Fourth andNEWSThird streets. Following Creech’spresentation, commissioner SarahMcAulay made a motion for the boardto draft a list of a few other favorablesite options for additional study. Theboard then voted unanimously to holdthe special meeting on Friday.Even commissioner Brian Sisson,who had been the most outspokenabout exclusively pursuing AnchorMill, went along with the proposalamenably. However, in a later interview,he said that he still thinksAnchor Mill is the best candidate fora police station location.“I feel like we’re backtracking,” saidSisson. “The presentation showedthat Anchor Mill is a viable site.”Creech’s presentation on AnchorMill bore few surprises. As town staffhad previously suggested, Creech toldthe board that the site would requireextensive and costly land development.Creech said that the propertywould require a new water and sewernetwork as well as new road infrastructure.Main Street and FourthStreet would have to be upgradedand new roads would have to be builtto improve site access from Highway115 to the west. A number of new connectingroutes would also be requiredto improve mobility around the site,and a few new roads would have to bebuilt on the property itself.Creech noted that the slow streetspeed and limited access of AnchorMill made the property better suitedfor residential use.“(A police station) isn’t the highestand best use for this site,” saidCreech.Town staff and police had presenteda list of six potential police stationsites to the town board. The other potentialsite locations previously presentedto the board include propertiesat Verhoeff Drive and Highway 21;Commerce Center Drive; Highway115 north of town hall; the northMecklenburg Plumbing Companyat Rosedale; and Gilead Road, whichwould expand the current police station.None of those sites has anywherenear the space the mill site does.Charter newsHuntersville’s town charter is alreadymore than a century old, so thefew months it will likely take commissionersto draft a new one really aren’ta big deal.The board did, however, have anopportunity to adopt a new towncharter, one drafted by commissionerBrian Sisson, at Monday night’stown board meeting. After noticingthe antiquated text of the 1885 towncharter, Sisson volunteered to draft anew version. As it turns out, Sisson’sidea of a new town charter is not whatGet to theBottom ofTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 5HPD site search expanded — for nowBY HEATHER SOMERVILLEHERALDgovt.HUNTERSVILLELEARN SPANISHAND ENGLISH, FRENCH AND CHINESE, TOO!The Language Academy of the <strong>Carolina</strong>s, Inc.Adult Classes / Business Programs / Children’s Classes704.975.4208www.carolinalanguage.com | info@carolinalanguage.comVoted Best Place in Charlotte to Learn Foreign Languages -Charlotte MagazineSmall Classes. Big Difference.The Lake Norman Learning CenterMorning and Afternoon PreschoolTransitional Private KindergartenContact Donna Garcia, Owner/Director 704-987-9655Email: LKNLearning@aol.comWebsite: www.lakenormanlearningcenter.comPAIN“Foot and Ankle Specialists”16419Northcross Dr.Suite A, Huntersville704-987-958510310 Couloak Dr.Charlotte, Across fromUrgent Care in Mt. Island704-971-4000the rest of the board had in mind. Itcertainly wasn’t what commissionerSarah McAulay had in mind.“I consider this draft to be a minorityreport,” she told Sisson.Sisson made some significantchanges to town policy in the draft,including changing town board electionsto partisan elections. McAulay,a Democrat in a largely Republicantown, saw that as “a joke.”“I truly didn’t want to think thiswas a way to get me off the board,”she said.The board decided unanimously,but without an official vote, thatSisson, McAulay and mayor JillSwain would meet to draft a newcharter together.Other businessAlso at Monday evening’s meeting,the town board:• Approved a mitigation planoption for residents who live onMountain Island Lake.• Heard a presentation on a sketchplan of proposed residential developmentEstates at Arbormere. The developmentfeatures 99 single-familyhomes on 110 acres near the intersectionof Bud Henderson and BeattiesFord roads. 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8 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDPaying $4 for a gallon of gas is bad,ut as motorists in north Mecklenburgnd elsewhere learned last week,here are gas-related issues that cane worse.Not having any, for example.A panic set off by fears thaturricane Ike would damage oil reineriesalong the Gulf of Mexico, slowngthe production of gasoline in theountry, saw long lines at local pumpss early as Friday morning. The linesontinued most of the day. Later,any stations ran out of gas, or shutown their fueling operations to conervegas for the next days. The pricef gas also rocketed skyward. It wasovering around $3.65 per gallon earlyast week, but as the panic spread ituickly rose past $4 per gallon. Oneotorist reported paying $5.43 per galonon Friday at the Harvest Marketn Highway 115 in Huntersville. GasFREE HAIR CUTWITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTNew clients only. Expires 9/30/08Salon Metaxa19900 W. Catawba Ave. • Suite 104 • Cornelius, NC 28031there was $4.69 per gallon Friday night— and still in stock. Prices around thearea settled in at between $4.20 and$4.50 per gallon.Local retailers say the price spikesoriginate with suppliers. One localretailer, who requested anonymity,said he received price quotes rangingfrom $4.20 to more than $5.20 per gallonon Friday as he searched for gasto replenish his tanks. Most stationsbuy gas every one to two days. Thefrequency depends on both the salesvolume and the storage tank volumeat the site.Police in Cornelius responded toArtistic HairDesignerCertified RedkenSpecialistSpecializing inHighlights704.433.8264Tara HoffnerNEWSump prices jump, some run dryY TUCKER MITCHELLGot gouged?Call the N.C. Attorney General’soffice at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toreport price gougjng. The attorneygeneral’s office is available onlineat www.ncdoj.gov.a few calls in which motorists werecomplaining about lines or prices.Huntersville police say they werebraced for calls, but didn’t wind uphave too many problems.Some law enforcement agenciessent officers into the field to investigatecharges of price gouging butHPD Captain Michael Kee says thedepartment didn’t receive any callsthat he was aware of. Cornelius ChiefBence Hoyle reports a similar silencein Cornelius. “We had a few calls,”said Hoyle, “but nothing dealing with(gouging).”The North <strong>Carolina</strong> AttorneyGeneral’s office set up a hotline for reportingsuspected instances of gouging.Citizens are urged to call and reportproblems with fast-rising prices.But the legal definitions of whatwould actually constitute price gougingare a little murky. The North<strong>Carolina</strong> general statute dealing withgouging reads that it is “a violation ofthe statute for a business to charge aprice that is unreasonably excessive formerchandise or services ...” The North<strong>Carolina</strong> Attorney General’s office didissue seven subpoenas to station ownerswho had allegedly sold gas for $5.49per gallon or more, requiring them toexplain their prices. None of the sevenwere in Mecklenburg County.By mid-week, most area stationshad received new shipments of gasand pumps were back in operation.Rail meeting draws alate-arriving crowdBY LORI HELMSOnly in the craziness that is theNorth Corridor commuter rail debatecould a massive, afternoon rush hourtie-up on I-77 be construed as serendipitous.But, last week it was.At least, that’s how it was pitchedwhen the Charlotte Area TransitSystem road show arrived late toDavidson Town Hall. The CATScrew, including CATS Chief ExecutiveOfficer Keith Parker, who were therefor a public information session thatfocused on the proposed LYNX PurpleLine, wasted no time in hinting at thefact that commuter rail and expandedCATS bus service could solve suchtraffic nightmares.“I wish I’d ridden the 77X (bus) today,”said Parker.He, along with several members ofthe public and other key CATS players,were held up in traffic on northboundI-77 and Highways 21 and 115,and met with a group that numberedclose to 100, filling the town hall’smain meeting chamber to capacityand then some.Once it got under way, the focus ofthe evening’s discussion was the NorthCorridor, or Purple Line — one of twocommuter rail lines being consideredfor CATS funding. The line wouldconnect Charlotte’s uptown GatewayStation with Mount Mourne, travelingnorth through Huntersville, Corneliusand Davidson along the way on theexisting Norfolk Southern “O Line”track. It’s a 25-mile stretch that wouldinclude 10 stations serving commutersfive days a week, and if all goes asCATS and north corridor commuterrail supporters hope, it is proposed tobegin operations in 2012.The first phase of the NorthCorridor is projected to cost at least$260 million. Phase two, which wouldmean an increase in service levels (i.e.,more trains) beginning in 2019, is estimatedto cost another $112 million.The North Line is competing for fundswith the Northeast Line, and its estimatedcost of $741 million.A decision won’t be made aboutwhich project will receive fundingpriority until next spring, but sentimentat the Davidson gathering lastweek was that the North Corridorline had less to fear from its northeastcompetitor than it did from theTown of Huntersville. 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10 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDSwimming/From page 1eaches isn’t as easy it sounds andhe liability issue is worrisome. Butrea municipalities and agencies thatost lake swimming say they can bevercome.Lake Norman State Park Rangerelly Cooke would like to seeecklenburg County open up publiceaches on Lake Norman because itould take some of the pressure off ofhe state park facilities. Lake Normantate Park, located in the Iredell townf Troutman, has the only publiceach on Lake Norman. But Cookearns that, because Lake Normans managed by Duke Energy, wateruality regulations could hinder theounty’s efforts to build a safe andunctional beach.“One of the biggest problems anyneis going to run into is that therere a lot of regulations that preventow much construction you can do toet to the water,” says Cooke.Cooke says that Lake Normantate Park used to be a dangerouslace to swim because the bottomf the lake was not graded duringonstruction of the beaches. Lakeorman was created when Dukenergy dammed the Catawba Rivern 1963, and the area that forms theake’s bottom originally was a rough,ooded area. Cooke says there werexposed roots and tree stumps left inhe lake floor that, in the past, causednjuries to swimmers. The lake floorlong the park’s beaches has sinceeen excavated and Cooke says injuriesare now very infrequent. But headds that the murky water can makeswimming dangerous and conductingrescue dives in Lake Norman very difficultbecause visibility is almost nil.Cooke says that park visitors are oftendisappointed with Lake NormanState Park’s beaches because theyare small and muddy. Water qualityregulations dictated by Duke Energyand the Federal Energy RegulatoryCommission (FERC), the governmentbody presiding over Duke, limits theamount of material that can be addedto the shoreline. Cooke says FERCdid, in the opinion of the park service,not allow the park to bring in enoughsand to build the beaches properly.There are quite a few concerns asto how activities such as excavating,grading and hauling sand could affectLake Norman’s water quality, and thisis where Duke Energy’s and FERC’sregulatory roles come into play.To build a beach on Lake Norman,Mecklenburg County would needa construction permit from DukeEnergy. If nothing else, that wouldmean a lengthy application processthat requires approval not only fromDuke and FERC, but also from sevenother state and local environmentaland cultural agencies that wouldreview the project details. Together,these agencies will dictate if andwhen the county could build beachesor grade the lake for safer swimming.The project would have to meet Duke’sshoreline management guidelines andother water quality requirements.Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte, aNEWSproponent of public swimming accessand also a county park and reccommissioner, isn’t dissuaded by thestringent approval process with Dukeand FERC. Tarte says there are precedentsfor lakeside beaches on LakeNorman, including not just the statepark but the beach at Jetton Parkin Cornelius as well. Jetton’s beachwas included in the park’s design asa sunbathing beach only. Jetton Parkopened in 1992, long after the swimmingban was enacted.“There’s a lot of shoreline at Jetton.But the issue is there is you’ve gotstumps all over,” says Tarte. “That’san issue I’m sure everyone will investigateproperly.”For now, the Mecklenburg CountyParks and Recreation Department(MCPRD) has been charged withthat investigation. Park operationsand athletic services director GregJackson says that staff is looking atthe cost and feasibility of excavatingtree stumps and roots from the lakefloor, grading shoreline and haulingsand to the beach, or would-be beaches,at Jetton Park, Blythe Landing,Ramsey Creek Park and other countyparks. Jackson says the departmentis putting together a list ranking potentialbeach locations along with acost analysis for site development thatshould be completed later this month.Safety, says Jackson, will be a top considerationin ranking those locations.After completing that work,MCPRD will appeal to the countypark and rec commission for a recommendation(Tarte represents northIn the Swim?Many area counties and towns have lakes the public could swim in,but government-sanctioned public swimming is still a mixed bag.Entity Bodies of water Got swimming?Catawba County Riverbend Park no*Hickory Lake Hickory noLN State Park Lake Norman yesLincoln County 24 acres on Lake Norman has future plansRock Hill, S.C. Catawba River noStatesville Various ponds noTega Cay, S.C. Lake Wylie, Beach and Swim Center yesUnion County Cane Creek Park yes*Looking to lease property on Lake Norman that could host a swimming site.Mecklenburg on that board). The actualdecision to lift the county swim banand open the parks, however, mustcome from the Mecklenburg Board ofCounty Commissioners (BOCC). Thatbody would have to approve fundingfor swim area construction, too.Jackson says that within the hallsof the park and rec department, theidea of public swimming access hascertainly garnered support.Mecklenburg County did at onetime offer public swimming, but itwas a short-lived amenity. McDowellNature Preserve, the county’s firstpark, opened in 1977 with publicswimming. Within eight weeks threeadults and one child had drowned inMcDowell Creek. Notably, only one ofthe four deaths was in the authorizedswimming area, but the publicity andapparent risk was too much to bear.The county closed the beaches.The county was not sued followingthe drownings at McDowell, butfear of litigation is the main reasonthe swimming ban is still in place. It’sa fear shared by many counties andmunicipalities. Cities such as Hickory,home to Duke Energy-owned LakeHickory; Rock Hill, S.C., which ownsland on the banks of the CatawbaRiver; and Statesville, with its manyponds, do not offer public swimmingaccess because of concerns over citizensafety and liability risks. Thoseworries are legitimate, but may be unnecessaryfor Mecklenburg County,the largest county in the state.Mecklenburg County RiskManagement Officer Dan Pliszkasays the county has a sophisticatedrisk management program that wouldprotect it in the case of a drowning orSee Swimming/page 11Inches-A-Weigh®WEIGHT LOSS CENTERS FOR WOMEN704-987-8840 360charlotte.com - under health & beautyWe’ve extended our 8 week programdue to the tremendous response.Join now and lose up to 3 dress sizes!Our full service program offers;• Healthy eating plans• Isometric exercise• CardioBODY WRAPS AVAILABLE 10% OFFto the first 30 new clients. Our clientsare losing 10 or more inches with just 1wrap! Call today for your appointment.Expires 9-30-08. 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Swimming/From page 10ther swimming injury. The countys self-insured up to $1 million, andhould a lawsuit exceed that, Pliszkaays the county is protected throughrivate insurance carriers.“I feel that the county is reasonablyrotected (to offer public swimming),”ays Pliszka.The county would have to take aditionalmeasures to protect itselfnd swimmers at public beaches.ne of these measures could be toire lifeguards to staff the swimingareas. That option requiresdditional long-term funding, whichould come from the entry fees mostarks already collect, swimming lesonsor parking permits, but it maye the safest option. Union Countyas employed trained, certified lifeuardsto staff its public beachest Cane Creek Park sine in 1978.ccording to county spokespersonrett Vines, there have never beenny drownings or life-threateningnjuries at Cane Creek beaches.ollege students home from schoolor the summer usually fill the lifeuardpositions, and they make $9o $13 an hour. Their salaries areovered by parking fees and nominalwimming fees.The simpler and cheaper option,hough, would be to post “swim at yourwn risk” signs along the beaches.he Lake Wylie community of Tegaay, S.C., opened a free, public beacht Windjammer Park 20 years ago,nd another two at the city’s Beachnd Swim Center seven years ago, allosted with “swim at your own risk”igns. Tega Cay Parks and Recreationirector Charlie Funderburk sayshat the signage on the beaches, couledwith the municipality’s insuranceolicy, legally protects the city in caseNEWSof a swimming accident. There areadditional signs out in the lake thatmark the bounds of the authorizedswimming area, as the lake is alsopopulated, like Lake Norman, withboaters. Funderburk says since thefirst beach opened two decades ago,there have been no drownings and nomajor injuries. The city offers swimminglessons and safety classes, but,he says, “when it gets down to it, we’vebeen very fortunate.”It’s worth noting that the processapplicants must go through withDuke, FERC and all its agenciesto build a beach on Lake Normanclosely mirrors that which applicantsmust go through to build onDuke-owned Lake Wylie. Tega Caywas successful in that process twodecades ago.And others hope follow. LincolnCounty recently leased 24 acres onLake Norman from Duke Energy tobuild a new park that will open inOctober. Lincoln County Park and RecDirector Ermadeen Hoyle says Dukeis assisting the county in a study tosee where it could, in the future, offerpublic swimming access at the park.Catawba County has a similar plan.The county, which owns 450 acres onCatawba River at Riverbend Park butdoesn’t allow swimming, is looking tolease property on Lake Norman thatcould host a public swimming site.Super Crossword AnswersTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 11Gentle Dental CareFOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY- We Love Children -9615-A NorthCross Center Ct., Huntersville, NC 28078(Across from Home Depot at NorthCross)704-895-3858www.lakenormandentistry.com• New Patients Always Welcome• Same Day Appointments• In-Office & At-Home Whitening• Veneers, Lumineers & Bonding• Most Insurance Accepted & Filed• Free Consultation• Complete Family Care• Cosmetics Emphasized• Payment Plans Available• Invisalign ® Orthodontics• All Porcelain Crowns• Emergency CareBIRKDALEExit 25I-77HOMEDEPOTHwy. 21LOWESTARGETSam Furr RoadNorth Cross Center Ct.Scott Guice, DDS & his family

www.huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.comwww.huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.com12 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDNEWSJames to town: pay up ... or elseBY TUCKER MITCHELLIf the Town of Huntersville doesn’tpay the $499,094 it owes the countyfor services rendered during the pursuitof the old Adelphia cable franchisefrom 2005-07, county commissionerBill James might take it out of thetown’s hide.Or, take it out of the town’s countyfedwallet.James has asked county officials toproduce a report on taxes the countycollects and then distributes to theother municipalities in the county,including Huntersville. His idea: ifHuntersville doesn’t pay up, then thecounty would just withhold the moneyfrom future transfers.“It’s perfectly legal,” says James.“The state does it to us (meaning countiesand municipalities) all the time.”James, a conservative who representsDistrict 6 in the southern endof the county, put his proposal on thetable after Huntersville officials votedlast month to delay paying the countywhile they once again reviewed thebill. Because Huntersville did not windup as a part of the government-ownedcable company based in Mooresville— MI-Connection — some town boardmembers are suggesting that the towndoesn’t owe all, or maybe even any, ofthe aforementioned half-mil bill.Town staff doesn’t agree withthat position. Town manager GregFerguson formally recommendedearlier this month that the town paythe bill, using money set aside forthat purpose last year. The boardmet regarding the bill in closed sessionROGER’SAutomotive Services, Inc.Complete auto and truck repairFleets Welcome30 Years Experience704.332.2637712 Kennedy Street, CharlotteMonday. Ferguson said following themeeting that “we (the staff) still havesome work to do.”County commissioner KarenBentley, who represents Huntersville,agrees with James — and Ferguson— that Huntersville ought to payup. She’s asked county staff to lookat the issue again, just to make sureHuntersville doesn’t have a point. “Butfrom what I know,they owe us themoney,” she says.The bill comesfrom the northMecklenburg andsouthern IredellCounty towns’James18-month pursuitof the Adelphia-Mooresville cablefranchise that became available whenAdelphia declared bankruptcy in 2005.Because of a provision in the town’sfranchise agreement with Adelphia,it retained a “right of first refusal”to purchase the system in the eventit was sold. Huntersville was partof a six-town group that negotiatedthat franchise agreement. The otherentities were Cornelius, Davidson,Mooresville, the Iredell County burgof Troutman, and MecklenburgCounty.By opting to pursue the franchisein August of 2005, Huntersville andwhat became known as the cable consortiumagreed — at least informally— to share legal and consulting expenses.But town officials didn’t knowat the time that the chase would lastmore than two years while a NewYork bankruptcy court dealt withother aspects of the Adelphia case.The original assumption was that theprocess wouldn’t take a long time andthat funds set aside by the bankruptcycourt — $475,000 — would cover legalfees and due diligence.As it turned out, the two-year pursuitproduced a total bill of $1,663,321.That was carved up several ways. Thelargest piece was apportioned to allsix consortium members based onthe number of Adelphia subscribersin their jurisdiction. Huntersville hadthe largest percentage of that amount— 37 percent. As municipalitiesdropped out of the consortium, theywere no longer assigned portions ofthe bill. Some legal bills were assigneddirectly to individual towns.Huntersville’s bill includes $615,429from the consortium apportionment,$15,644 in direct legal fees throughMarch 2007, $13,080 in direct legalfees from March 2007 to June 2007,and $30,691 in payments to the courtappointedtrustee, who made sureTime Warner Cable ran the systemproperly in the interim while its futureownership was being decided.Huntersville received $175,750 asits portion of the $475,000 set asidefrom Adelphia’s bankruptcy proceedsto pay for due diligence in theMooresville case. That sum, subtractedfrom the bill, puts Huntersville’sbill at the $499,094.24 figure. Thetown owes the county, because thecounty is the billing authority. Most ofthe vendors have already been paid.The majority of the costs incurredby the towns and the consortiumwere legal bills racked up by theWashington, D.C.-based firm of Miller& Van Eaton, specialists in cable franchiselaw. Miller & Van Eaton billedthe consortium more than $893,000.Huntersville was billed $15,544 directlyby Miller & Van Eaton andthe Town of Cornelius was billed$14,308.Cornelius took care of its obligationsby agreeing to sell its existing Adelphiacustomers – about 4,000 at the time— to the new MI-Connection cablecompany. In exchange, MI-Connectionagreed to pay Cornelius bills, whichtotaled just more than $363,000.

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14 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDNEWSMitchell/From page 1ome recipients questioned an alegedbias in the questions. Bensmanhanged some questions. One recipint,Jetton safety advocate Jim Millersked for an e-mail link to the survey,nd Bensman happily obliged. Millerirculated it under the signatureJetton Road is Broken” and generteda few dozen responses, includingne from Bensman, accusing him ofttempting to “corrupt” the survey.Actually, that would have beenkay. Miller probably was trying toinfluence” the survey, not that theurvey makes any difference anyway.ut Bensman goofed, assuming thessault on his survey-making abilityame from Gary Knight, a Miller allyn the Jetton Cove neighborhood who’spent the last couple of years pokingharp sticks into the commissioner’side on a number of issues. The duoxchanged some mildly heated e-pondence late into the night, andhen, at Monday night’s town boardeeting, Knight publicly demandedn apology from Bensman for “puttinghe bully in the bully pulpit.”Bensman, who had already oferedan e-pology, responded with aong explanation of all that had goneon, and characterized Knight’s e-mailresponse as the “most blasphemous”he’d ever received. Blasphemy, asKnight noted later, usually refersto disrespecting the name of one ormore gods. In rare exceptions, it canhave other meanings. We’ll assumethat Bensman’s reference (though nothis latest e-mail escapade) was a rareexception.• Everyone vs. Huntersville,Part I: At a routine Charlotte AreaTransit System (CATS) meeting lastweek in Davidson, the basic questionon most lips was — we’re paraphrasinghere — “is Huntersville going toscrew up rail for the rest of us?”And the answer is … well, first,the term “screw up rail for the rest ofus” probably needs some definition.To some, it could mean just what itsounds like it means, which is, screwup rail for the rest of us, meaning keepthe North Corridor, or “Purple” rail linefrom being built. But to others, includingsome members of the Huntersvilletown board, it could mean “save youfrom doing something stupid.”Like it or not, and most people onboth sides don’t like it, the whole railthing really is kind of a push (a bettingterm for a tie). There are somebenefits to it, including alternativetransportation, more logical land useand (maybe) some improvementsfor the environment. But it’s reallyexpensive and there’s not much of atrack record (so to speak) in Americafor commuter rail that’s truly efficient.Even seemingly success stories, suchas the South Line from Charlotte toPineville, are really just triumphs ofperception. The South Line is doingbetter than expected, but don’t forgetwho created the expectations.Having said all that, the answerto the Huntersville torpedo question(that is, will Huntersville torpedothe North Line) is still a resoundingmaybe. Official Huntersville swingvoter Charlie Jeter remains on thefence — he says he might approverail if the town doesn’t have to paytoo much — and others might fall tothe pro-rail side with him when push(not a betting term in this case) comesto shove.• Everyone vs. Huntersville,Part II: The Huntersville townboard voted last month not to jointhe proposed Lake Norman RegionalTransportation Commission. So, laterthis month or early next, the otherthree towns involved in discussionsof same will go ahead and form theLNRTC without the Huntersvillians,or, to as some might call them,“Huntersvillains.” Glass-half-fullCornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte says hebelieves Huntersville will tag along“in an informal way” for a while,then eventually “will come around”and join. Maybe, but the fact that theHuntersville board’s vote on the matterwas unanimous suggests “eventually”could arrive about the same time asthe first North Line train. Unanimityfrom the Huntersville board is a prettystrong sign. While records aren’tcompletely clear, the unanimous voteon the LNRTC was apparently theHuntersville board’s first 5-0 decisionsince the Christmas-is-good resolutionback in December ’07.The Huntersville board members,in defiance of their pro-compact mayor,Jill Swain, turned down the group approachto transportation because theythought the other group members(Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville)weren’t listening to Huntersville; andbecause they feared the fast-growingsuburb would be swallowed up byuber-regionalism, just as it was cominginto its own. The anti-rail folks inHuntersville also didn’t like the factthat North Corridor advocacy was aLNRTC mission. And some commissionersdidn’t like the idea of turningover local tax dollars to a board theydidn’t control. No, the current LNRTCdraft agreement doesn’t call for itsmembers to contribute tax dollars tothe organization, but that’s an obvious“next step.” Anyone truly wary of suchan idea would be wise to avoid joiningthis group.As so, Huntersville avoided it,meaning that, for now, there are (orsoon will be) two regional transportationgroups in the area: the LakeNorman Regional TransportationCommission (LNRTC) and the oneknown as … Huntersville.• No pain vs. no gain: At a presentationon the Davidson-ConcordRoad Area Plan to the Cornelius townboard last week, Cornelius PlanningDirector Karen Floyd summed upthe state of road planning in the areawhen she pointedly told the assembledcommissioners, “Hey, all the easyroads have been built, guys.”Translation: it’s going a hard,grumpy road ahead.And the gas to travel it will be expensive,too.Tucker Mitchell is publisher of TheHerald. 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HuntersvilleThe Crime SceneThis week’s arrests by north Meck-area police departmentsMore crime on the netCitations and incidents forthe Huntersville, Cornelius andDavidson police departmentsare now available on our Website. Visit www.huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.comand click on “TheCrime Scene” for all of thelistings.ArrestsThe Huntersville Police Departmentlisted twelve arrests on its officialreport Sept. 9-16. Listed is the nameof the person arrested, their race,gender and age; the offense, the siteof the arrest where applicable andthe date of the arrest.• Aaron Allen Pack (WM,29), Noise violation, Mount HollyHuntersville Road, Sept. 9• Darnell Dion O’Neal (BM,29), Larceny, Gilead Road, Sept. 9• Daniel Michael Stepp (WM,25), Embezzlement, Griffith St.,Sept. 10• Alfred Eugene McCoy (BM,34), Larceny, Possession of stolengoods, bond termination, I-77,Sept. 10• Broderick Wesley James(BM, 23), Larceny, No driver’slicense - revoked, Possession ofstolen goods, I-77, Sept. 10• Bianca Christine Nichols (BF,16), Affray (fighting), Beatties FordRoad, Sept. 11• Darryl Montraz Berry (BM,16), Affray (fighting), Beatties FordRoad, Sept. 11• Susan Jean McGregor(WF, 53), Impaired driving - DWI,Contribute to the delinquency/neglectof a child, Beatties Ford Road,Sept. 11• Amanda Lee Hope Harper(WF, 29) Impaired driving - DWI,Northcross Dr., Sept. 12• Sheila Anne Timmins (WF,26), Impaired driving - DWI, TownleyRoad, Sept. 14• Sherijo Petersen (WF, 25),Impaired driving - DWI, Sam FurrRoad, Sept. 14.• Jennifer Erin Henwood (WF,33), Assault with a deadly weapon,Nicole Campbell Road, Sept. 15CorneliusArrestsThe Cornelius Police Departmentlisted five arrests on its official reportSept. 9-14. Listed is the nameof the person arrested, their race,gender and age; the offense, thesite of the arrest where applicablePUBLIC SAFETYand the date of the arrest.• Bryan Anthony Craven (WM,38), Resisting arrest, McilwaineRoad, Sept. 11• Apolonia Palafox Alvarez (HF,34), Misdemeanor assault and battery,Center St., Sept. 11• Nicholas Joseph Angelo(WM, 25), Driving while intoxicated,West Catawba Ave., Sept. 13• Anthony O’Brian Hill (BM,38), Resisting arrest, Catawba Ave.,Sept. 13• Kyle Walker Smithers (WM,17), Possession of drugs, TorrenceChapel Road, Sept. 13DavidsonArrestsThe Davidson Police Departmentlisted two arrests on its official reportSept. 7-13. Listed is the nameof the person arrested, their race,gender and age; the offense, thesite of the arrest where applicableand the date of the arrest.• Eric Bruce (BM, 47), Drivingwith license revoked, fictitious tag,and no insurance, Griffith St., Sept.9• Paul E. Turner (BM, 36),Communicating threats, disorderlyconduct, and resisting arrest, Potts.St, Sept. 12Huntersville VFDHuntersville Volunteer Fire Departmentresponded to 24 calls for service Sept.9-16.Major Calls• Building Fire, Lizzie Lane, Sept. 8• Vehicle accident with injuries, I-77 North,Sept. 11• Vehicle accident with injuries,Stumptown Road, Sept. 7• Light ballast breakdown, HambrightTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 15Fire logReports from north Meck-area fire departmentsMore arrests at HHS,gang signs at AMSHuntersville police arrested threestudents at Hopewell High lastweek in two separate incidents.Sixteen-year-old Bianca Nicholsand 16-year-old Darryl Berry wereboth arrested for fighting duringa lunch period on Sept. 11. Policereports say the fight began whenBerry deliberately threw some juiceon Nichols. Nichols allegedly threwthe first punch in the fight. Bothstudents were treated for minorinjuries, arrested by citation andsuspended from school.Two days earlier, a 15-year-oldwas taken into custody after hefailed to go to “lockout” and thenallegedly bumped into and elbowedRoad, Sept. 8• Building or structure weakened or collapsed,Arahova Dr., Sept. 8Other CallsTrash or rubbish 1, Gas leak 1, Carbonmonoxide incident 1, False alarm or falsecall 2, Municipal alarm system/ maliciousfalse alarm 1, Smoke detector activationdue to malfunction 2, Smoke detectoractivation, no fire- unintentional 1, Alarmsystem sounded, no fire- unintentional 1Hopewell Dean of Students SeanFinkbeiner during first period.Finkbeiner subdued the studentuntil a school resource officer arrived.The student was suspendedand the case was referred to a juvenilecourt.• For the second time this schoolyear, police discovered gang-relatedgraffiti in a bathroom at AlexanderMiddle School. 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16 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDAs anyone who followed newsof the great tomato/pepper taintedproduce scare this summerknows, Salmonella is one dangerousbacterium. The unusualstrain that was eventually tracedback to Mexican-grown jalapenoand Serrano peppers is known asSalmonella St. Paul and, accordingto the Center for Disease Control(CDC) in Atlanta, sickened morethan 1,400 people, 286 of whomhad to be hospitalized. It may havecontributed to the death of two elderlymen.That’s scary stuff if no otherreason than the breadth of thescare. The bacteria popped acrossthe country and was linked to notonly peppers, but more commonlyeaten vegetables like tomatoes(which the CDC says may stillhave been a partial culprit, evenif not the originator). Salmonellais quite common, and future outbreaksare quite likely.Indeed, the CDC reports an averageof 36,000 cases and 400 deathsof Salmonella poisoning each yearin the United States. Nationwide,76 million cases of food poisoningoccur each year. HomeFoodSafety.org, in association with theAmerican Dietetic Association,puts a slightly different count onthe problem. HomeFoodSafety.orgreports that “millions of people aresickened, 325,000 are hospitalizedand 5,000 die each year from foodpoisoning.”That’s the bad news. The goodnews that it’s possible to avoidcontamination through commonsense, practice and the proper useof a few tools most everyone hasin their kitchen.Experts like Jeremy Belote,Director of Food Nutrition forPresbyterian Hospital Huntersville,say a few common sense steps willkeep most people safe. The bestpreventative measure? Wash yourhands as often as you can, saysBelote.“The number one thing we dohere at the hospital and that peoplecan do at home (to eliminatethe risk of Salmonella and otherbacterial contamination), is practicefrequent hand washing,” saysBelote.Dr. Ian Marriott, an immunologistat UNC Charlotte, agrees.Washing hands with hot waterand regular (not antibacterial) soap“will greatly reduce the risk of infection,”says Dr. Marriott.Marriott says the Salmonellabacteria is effective because it iscovert and able to hide and confuseour body’s natural defenses.“Anytime a bug is hiding in ourTHE HERALD’S Health & Wellness DIGESTSafefromsalmonellaown cells, it’s very difficult forour bodies to deal with it,” saysMarriott. “As your immune systemfights the bug, it complicatesthings.”Once a person is exposed toSalmonella, the body’s responsecreates havoc, inducing fever,pain and intestinal muscle spasms.Those muscle spasms are the causeof the vomiting and diarrhea thatcan lead to dehydration — andsevere dehydration can lead todeath.Lora Woltz, a Charlotte motherwhose now four-year-old daughter,Sara Jane, became ill in 2006 afterexposure to tomatoes tainted withSalmonella understood the risk ofdehydration, but, she says, “It wasall I could do to get her to eat orThis spring’s tomato and pepper scarewas alarming, but a little commonsense can go a long way in battling theprolific bug.drink anything. She couldn’t takeany medications, just very light,clear liquids so I tried to push waterand electrolyte based drinks.”Sara Jane’s condition improved,but only after missing a month ofpreschool, which meant her mothermissed a month of work.“We were basically quarantinedfor the duration,” says Woltz, “Shewasn’t allowed to contact otherkids.”Children, the elderly, pregnantwomen and any person with aweakened immune system aremore susceptible to Salmonella’sworst effects. When you ingestSalmonella, says Dr. Marriott,“your immune system gets a littlecarried away. This is why peoplewithout a strong immune systemby RHIANNON BOWMANhave trouble.”Salmonella is common in livestock,unpasteurized dairy productsand raw eggs. “It’s an animal bug,”says Dr. Marriott, “It can live outsideof animals and humans for alittle while but it doesn’t like to.”So, how is it that people arebecoming sick after eating tomatoes,as they did in October 2006,or during the more recent multiproducescare? Most likely theproduce was infected by manurebasedfertilizers or water contaminatedwith fecal matter. The recentscare has called for tighter controlsand more scrutiny of produce harvestingand distribution in the U.S.New technologies, like ionization,See Salmonella/page 17

THE HERALD’S Health & Wellness DIGEST THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 17Salmonella/From page 16ight help, although experts sayhey wouldn’t be a cure-all either.Because there is no way to knowor sure where your produce haseen before you buy it, Belote andther experts say its best to estabishregular procedures to elimiatemost of the risk. Here’s whate recommends:• Frequent hand washing (asoted).• Frequent produce washng.“Wash produce before cuting,cooking and eating it,” sayselote. His team of dietitians alsoecommends produce washesade from natural, food-basedngredients, like Veggie Wash orit, since soaps, and other cleaninghemicals, are not designed to beigested.• Don’t give germs a placeo grow. “A good chef will useplastic cutting board and theyill make sure it doesn’t have anyracks, crevices or scars—and ift does, they will replace it,” sayselote. “The older it is, and theore cracks it has, the harder it iso clean,” says Dr. Marriott. Botharn against cross-contaminationnd think using separate cuttingoards for produce and meat is aood idea. It is also important tolean cutting boards with hot waerand soap after each use. Hardlastic boards are preferred overost wooden ones.• Refrigerate foods properly.omeFoodSafety.org suggestseeping a thermometer in the rerigeratorto ensure the temperaturetays below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.he organization also counselsgainst leaving leftovers out forore than two hours, and only oneour on hot days. Moreover, theydvise, “When in doubt, throw itut.”• Don’t be like Rocky! Avoidaw eggs— even dough made withaw eggs —and raw meat, andnly consume pasteurized dairyroducts.• Wash everything. That inludeswashing dishcloths andleaning sponges after each meal.elote suggests running themhrough the dishwasher or evenicrowaving them to kill any baceriathat might be present. (Makeure the sponges don’t have anyetallic materials in them first,though.) WebMD.com recommendsmicrowaving wetsponges for two to four minutesat full power.• Cook smart. Be sure tocook meats to the appropriatetemperature; particularlyground meats, which risk contaminationbecause of the waythe meat is processed. Producewith broken skin should eitherbe tossed or thoroughlycooked.Woltz said her daughter’spediatrician was required toreport Sara Jane’s illness tothe state health department,who reported it to the CDC.The CDC called wanting toknow what the little girl hadeaten and when. According tothe CDC, symptoms typicallystart 12-72 hours after infection.“It was hard to think back,especially since we often feedher something different thanwhat we eat,” says Woltz. “Ifelt guilty. I make her food, Ithought I prepared somethingbadly and gave her somethingthat made her sick.”Turns out, the entire family—mom, dad, grandma and baby—all ate contaminated tomatoes,but because of her weakerimmune system, Sara Jane wasthe only one to get sick.Woltz noticed her daughter wasnapping more than usual a coupleof days before she realized somethingwas wrong, but since all ofthem were feeling a little under theweather, she didn’t think anythingwas unusual. Two days later, shewas “in full force,” says Woltz.“She wouldn’t eat, she wouldhardly drink anything and we wereconstantly changing her diaper.”“We felt terrible for her. It breaksyour heart when you see that sheis so much pain and distress,” saysWoltz. “I am very careful withfood preparation now. With therecent outbreaks, I totally avoideday food they mentioned and wouldTUCKER MITCHELLAbove, Jeremy Belote, Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville’sDirector of Food and Nutrition in his element.Left, Salmonella under an electron microscopeinvading cultured human cells.not even bring it in the house. I amcareful to wash my hands to avoidcross-contamination and I makesure to thoroughly cook foods.”The good news for moms everywhereis the CDC recently concludedthis summer’s outbreaks are“over.” The bad news, of course, isthat it wasn’t the last.CalendarUpcoming programsat Presbyterian HospitalHuntersville• Cancer SurvivorsCelebration – Cancer survivorsof all ages are invited tobring their family and friends tocelebrate life. Refreshmentsand entertainment provided.Call 704-316-4036 for moreinformation or to register. Free.This program is Sunday, Oct. 5,2-5 p.m.• Super Sitter Class– Teens can learn the ins andouts of babysitting. This sixhourclass for boys and girlsages 11-13 teaches babysittingtechniques, child development,safety tips, first aid, CPR andaccident management. Bring alunch and a doll or teddy bear.Call 704-384-CARE to register.$30. This class is Saturday,Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.• Maternity Tours – We welcomeyou and your birth partnerto schedule a free, guidedtour. Call 704-384-CARE toregister. Tours are free and areavailable multiple dates andtimes. Call for scheduling.• Sibling Class and Tours –This one-session program helpsprepare brothers and sistersfor a new baby. Parents canwatch their children learn howto diaper and hold the baby.For children ages 3-11. A familymaternity tour is included.Call 704-384-CARE to register.This free program is availablemultiple dates and times. Callfor scheduling.• Infant Massage – Parentscan learn how to help theirbabies relax, improve digestionand elimination and enhanceimmunity, all while bondingwith your new infant. This is athree class series. Call 704-384-CARE to register. $40.Oct. 27, 29 and 30, 11 a.m.-noon.

18 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDHoping to get off the mark as fastas a drag strip racer, Hopewell Highcomputer engineering teacher MichaelHealey is willing to try whateverhe can to accelerate interest in theschool’s new Academy of Engineeringcourse of study. That includes providinghis students with a chance recentlyto crawl around one of top fuel racerTony Schumacher’s high-tech, recordsettingdragsters.Schumacher, who holds the recordfor the highest speed ever posted bya top fuel car at 336.15 mph, visitedHopewell last week in conjunctionwith his U.S. Army racing team. It’sa partnership in which Schumacherhas participated for eight years now,bringing to schools across the countryan army recruiting message combinedwith a word or two about what it takesto make it in the demanding, technology-driventop fuel racing world.Knowing the appeal of Schumacher’svocation, Healey assembled about100 students in his computer engineeringclassroom last week to hearan army recruiter and Schumachertalk about the commitment necessaryfor them to make a success ofthemselves – whether it’s in army fatigues,behind the wheel of a racecaror writing code for the next craze invideo games. Schumacher focused onthe importance of kids setting goalsfor themselves beyond just making itto the end of the school week.“Wake up,” Schumacher said. “Youneed to be better tomorrow than youare today. Spend a whole day thinkingabout what you want to do withyour life.”Schumacher seemed to click withthe students, and answered a varietyof questions that ranged from gearratio settings to how much money hemade as a racer.“I make enough to have (NASCAR’s)Mark Martin wax my car,” he said.It was a lighthearted moment duringan otherwise serious discussionabout the education and commitmentbehind not just Schumacher’s success,but also the cohesive unit that compriseshis team.“There are eight guys on the teamthat are just as committed as me,” hesaid. “If you’re the weak link, you’regone. If you’re the kind of kid that studiesfor a test just to get a ‘C’, this is notthe job for you.”For his part, Healey hopes to becranking out the kind of students towhich Schumacher refers. Healeyis one of three engineering curriculumteachers at Hopewell who willbe instrumental in the implementationof the school’s new Academy ofEngineering program. Earlier thisyear, Hopewell was awarded theacademy designation by the NationalAcademy Foundation, a nationwideSCHOOLSevving up a generation of Hopewell engineersY LORI HELMSnetwork of career academies designedto prepare high school students for professionsin certain sectors through aseries of focused curricula and internships.Hopewell principal Louise Joneshas said she hopes to capitalize on thelure of the local NASCAR industry toattract students to the engineeringprofession, and will do so through cooperationwith local businesses that offercorporate internships and providevolunteers who mentor and teach inthe classroom. As for his part, Healeysays he’s more than ready to fill thoseinternships and engineering academyLORI HELMSTop fuel champion Tony Schumacher (center) poses with Hopewell students exploring one of hisrecord-setting dragsters.desks when the program hits its fullstride next school year.“There is no shortage of studentsthat want to take this course,” he says.“This program puts more interns inplace and has more students pass theA+ (computer language) exam thanany other school in North <strong>Carolina</strong>.”OPEN TO THE PUBLICONE DAY ONLYSeptember 20, 2008Wholesale NurseryEVERYTHING FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE:Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers, Perennials,Annuals, Soil Amendments, Pine Needles,Pine Bark Nuggets, Fertilizer, StoneHours: 8 a.m. -2p.m.I-77 South to Exit 18. Right on Reames Rd.Reames Rd. turns into Vance Rd. Right onMt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. 200 Yards on Left9725 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road • Huntersville

20 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDSchool notes/From page 19idnight on Sunday, Sept. 21. Hotunches will now be offered threeays a week. Visit the school’s Webite at www.gracecovenantacadmy.orgto order. For more details,all the school at 704-892-5601.• Hopewell High: Applicationsor those interested in serving on theenaissance Committee are availblein the office and due no laterhan Friday, Sept. 19. For morenformation about Renaissance,all the school at 980-343-5988.There will be a meeting of theational Technical Honor Societyn Tuesday, Sept. 23, in room 715.he group will elect officers for theear. … Everyone’s favorite hypotist,Tom DeLuca, will performn the Hopewell auditorium onuesday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.©PBO 2007• J.V. Washam Elementary:McAlister’s Deli night will be heldon Wednesday, Sept. 24. MentionJ.V. Washam and a portion of theevening’s proceeds will benefit theschool’s PTO.• Lake Norman CharterSchool: The Books & Biceps father/son book club meeting has been rescheduledfor Tuesday, Oct. 7, from6 to 7 p.m., in the media center.The group will discuss Found byMargaret Peterson Haddix, whichcan be purchased in the media centerfor $8. Members are asked tobring a snack to share.• Long Creek Elementary:The first Long Creek ElementaryGolf Classic will be held on Tuesday,Sept. 30, at Highland Creek GolfClub. The format will be a four-personscramble (captain’s choice), andwill begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgunSCHOOLSstart. Fees are $100 per person or$400 a team. Students ages 6-17can play for $60, but ages 12 andyounger must be accompanied byan adult. Included in the fees areunlimited range balls, beveragesprovided on the course and a dinnerand awards ceremony afterthe tournament. Proceeds fromthe event will be used to purchasea laptop cart for the school’s technology-basedinstruction. Deadlinefor registration is Friday, Sept. 19.Pick up a registration form at theschool, from the Web site (http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/longck) orcontact Chad Thomas at chad.thomas@cms.k12.nc.us or 980-343-6095.• North Mecklenburg High:There will be a mandatory meetingfor parents of the school’s lacrosseplayers on Monday, Sept. 22, atAt Friendly Family Dental Center, we put you first and treat you like family. You’llfind the techniques and equipment for every dental difficulty, to make you feel better.You’ll receive the personal attention you deserve in a timely manner, including athorough explanation of your diagnosis and any proposed treatment. That’s because welike to take great care of our patients. Call today to schedule an appointment.James H. Fryar III,DDS, PARonnie G. Davidson II,DMD, PAJarrett M. Burr,DDSMaking you feel special:Insurance accepted & filed • CIGNA provider • Medical charge cards availableSame-day appointments • Off-hour appointments often available • Stereo headphonesGiving you choices in precision dental care:Gentle exams & ultrasonic cleanings • Crowns & bridges • Children’s dentistryEndodontics • Oral surgery/extractions • Porcelain veneers, inlays & onlaysWhitening at competitive prices • Nonsurgical gum care • TMJ therapyBringing you the latest advances:IV sedation dentistry • Micro-air abrasion drill-less dentistryCosmetic dentistry • ZOOM! ® whiteningGENERAL DENTISTRY704-655-063019315 West Catawba Avenue, Suite 104, Cornelius, Exit 28(Corner of Catawba Ave. and Jetton Rd.)Providing Care For Lake Norman Residents For Over 30 YearsAWARDS& HONORS6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. … Jointhe Viking Band for Spirit Night atthe Huntersville Chick-fil-A locationon Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 5 to8 p.m. Mention North Meck Highand a percentage of the evening’sproceeds will be donated to theband. … The deadline to join DECAis Friday, Sept. 26. Registrationforms are available from any marketingteacher, or online at www.northmeck.net.• St. Mark Catholic: Schoolwill be closed for a teacher workdayon Friday, Sept. 19. … Mid-termreports are scheduled to go homewith students on Thursday, Sept.25. … An adult newcomers socialwill be held on Saturday, Sept. 27,at 7 p.m. at Birkdale Golf Club. Formore details, call the school at 704-766-5000.• Torrence Creek Elementary:During the month of September, theBuying or Selling,CALL!HuntersvilleReal EstateHighland Creek 2BR2.5BA with loft, fireplace,greatroom w/laminate flooring, 2 car garage, welllandscaped, fenced yard, patio, etc. $149,900Covington Updated 3BR2BA with gas fireplace,laminate flooring, master suite w/tray ceiling,garden tub/separate shower, side entry 2 cargarage, fenced yard, patio, warranty... $170,000Cabarrus Crossing Beautifully upgraded3BR2BA ranch, microwave, walk-in pantry,2 car garage, porch, patio, 1800+ sq ft. $170,000Sherwood Drive 3BR2BA custom brick home,formals, den, spacious rooms, large patio & lot,extensive landscaping, warranty, etc. $279,000Beatties Ford Rd 4.1 ac. wooded lot. $200,000RentalsHuntersville 2BR, fresh carpet,etc. $550/monthDavidson 1 BR, tile, garage, etc. $600/monthDavidson 2BR2BA, formals, family room, tile,hardwoods, new HVAC, porch, deck $900/monthWe Proudly Represent these &can assist you with many more!REALTORS®704-875-3999“We Deliver”HuntersvilleRealEstate.comSix North Meck High studentswere recently named as semifinalistsin the National MeritScholarship program. Emily Baker,Alyssa Botelho, Kelsey Ellis,Teresa Portone, Krista Whiteand Brecia Young will be amongthe 16,000 students across thecountry who will compete for scholarshipstotaling more than $35million, about half of whom couldbe selected as a Merit Scholar.Winners will be announced sometime between April and July 2009.A total of 43 CMS students receivedthe semifinalist honor. …McKinney Academy, a privateschool offering junior kindergartenthrough fourth grade instruction inDavidson, welcomes new teachersDonna Thompson and KimO’Hara, as well as teacher assistantsKendall Holland and KellyCaldwell to its staff.PTA will collect school supplies andschool uniform items for their sisterschool, Lincoln Heights Elementary.For more details, visit the PTA Website at http://pages.cms.k12.nc.usor call the school at 980-343-0695.… School pictures will be taken onFriday, Oct. 3. … The ScholasticBook Fair will be held in the mediacenter beginning Friday, Oct.3, and running through Friday,Oct. 10. Shopping hours will be 8:30a.m. to 3 p.m., and the fair will beopen until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.7, in conjunction with Family FunNight. A flyer showing samples ofbooks that will be available will bein students’ folders on Thursday,Sept. 25. For questions about thebook fair or to volunteer, contactBeth Bushu at ebushu@aol.com,or Maria Waterson at marbil3@yahoo.com. … The PTA will hold aboard meeting on Thursday, Oct.9, at 6:30 p.m., in the media center.For more details, call the school at980-343-0695. … Spirit Night atthe Northcross Chick-fil-A is setfor Tuesday, Oct. 14. A portion ofthe evening’s proceeds will benefitthe school’s PTA.Got class?The Herald wants to hear fromyou and your school. 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22 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDTHEHERALD’SAroundTownPeople, places, events, etc. inNorth Mecklenburg and beyond.Compiled by Joe & Josephine StaffHuntersville’s Todd Childersrecently experienced the opportunityof a lifetime to rock out alongside onemember of America’s signature hardrock band. Childers joined guitar playerTommy Thayer of the legendaryband KISS for a performance at theKISS Coffeehouse earlier this monthbefore an audience of more than 2,000KISS fans.The KISS Coffeehouse, which isin Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a café andmusic venue that caters — as mightbe expected — to KISS fans. For thecoffeehouse’s second birthday bash,it held a “Sing with KISS” contest inwhich fans could call in and sing thelyrics to the KISS song “Forever” fora chance to perform live with Thayer.Childers, who has 15 years of singingand hard rocking experience behindhim, was hand-picked by Thayer from6,000 contest participants.“I’ve always been a fan of KISS,”says Childers. “One of my bands usedAROUND TOWNLocal singer’s ‘KISS’will last him foreverto play that song (“Forever”) and Ithought, ‘I can win.’ And I did.”So, on Sept 6, Childers joinedThayer on stage for performancesof KISS’s hits “Forever” and “Rockand Roll All Nite.” Childers wentsans platform boots and makeup,as did Thayer, eschewing the band’strademark image of leather, spikesand demonic face paint for the night.Childers says the band members onlyput on the costumes and makeupwhen they perform together.The 34-year-old Childers also goesby stage name Todd Cage and is thelead singer of Brimstone Revival, ahard rock band with its own leatherand-spikesedge. When Childers/Cageis not performing, with his own bandor with a KISS member, he works forParks Chevrolet in Huntersville.The performance can be viewed atwww.kissonline.com/news.— Heather SomervilleCOURTESY TODD CHILDERSTodd Childers (right) performing with Tommy Thayer of KISS.A T

Auction to benefitHinds Feet FarmAnd Old World Arts Show andilent auction to benefit Hinds Feedarm of Huntersville will be held atarden Grove Nursery Saturday,ept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.vailable will be a selection of collectblessuch as Bob Timberlake prints,utographed baseballs, a footballutographed by Steve Smith of thearolina Panthers, a jersey signed byrett Favre, NASCAR memorabiliand more. Bidding for the silent aucioncloses at 7 p.m.Also during the day, workingraftsmen such as potters, stone carvrs,wood carvers, painters, jewelryakers and more will be on handemonstrating their crafts from 1 top.m. The featured artist will be Daneganess of Coralatavii Stone, a pracitionerof ancient European stonearving techniques. Garden Groves also accepting donations for theilent auction through Friday, Sept.9. Items may be delivered to Gardenrove at 16008 Old Statesville Roadn Huntersville.Hinds Feet Farm, located on Blackarm Road between McCord Roadnd Highway 73 is a post-rehabilitaioncenter that serves victims withrain injury. Its mission is to maxiizethe post-injury potential of peronsliving with brain injury withntegrated, unique and holistic proramsby allowing clients to pursueeaningful activities while developnga sense of belonging at home andn the community. For more informaion,visit www.hindsfeetfarm.org.rt Spectacular opensThe first Art Spectacular Show &uction benefiting Hope House andake Norman Free Clinic will bepened by the three mayors of the Lakeorman area on Saturday, Sept. 20,t 6 p.m. at the Great Frame Up shopn Birkdale Village. Davidson mayorohn Woods, Huntersville’s Jillwain and Jeff Tarte of Corneliusill attend the event organized byake Norman-Huntersville Rotarylub and Lake Norman Arts Leagues a celebration of Lake Norman Areartists. The event is open to the publicnd wine and snacks will be served.A total of 107 entries were receivedor the show from area artists and theuror, Tom Stanley, chairman of theepartment of Fine Arts at Winthropniversity and director of Winthropniversity Galleries, has chosen 20ieces. These will be displayed andvailable for silent bidding at thereat Frame Up shop in Birkdaleillage from Sept. 20 to Oct. 12uring regular business hours. Finalale and disposition will occur at theotary Club’s Wine Spectacular onCorrectionLast week’s Herald containederroneous information aboutthe “Puttin on the Wish” charitypower boat rides on Friday,Sept. 19. Contrary to the report,the rides are not available tothe general public in exchangefor a donation, but rather arefor Make-A-Wish Foundationchildren and their families. Theevent is being held in conjunctionwith the Lake NormanPoker Run held this weekend.The public is invited to a liveauction taking place at MidtownSundries Harborside Fridayevening and can also walk themarina to view the powerboatsparticipating in the poker run.Oct. 18 at NorthStone Country Club.For more information about theart show, contact Arvind Patil at704-562-5327 or aspatil@bellsouth.net. For more information about theLake Norman-Huntersville RotaryClub, visit the club’s Web site atwww.lakenormanrotary.com. TheLake Norman Arts League Web siteis at www.lknart.org.Baby FairThe annual Lake Norman BabyFair, hosted by La Leche Leagueof Lake Norman and sponsored bythe Town of Davidson, is scheduledfor Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on the Davidson TownGreen. Admission is free.Highlights include free children’sactivities, a drumming circle, carseat checks (call Davidson PD toschedule an appointment at 704-892-5131) and presentations onaromatherapy, money managementfor families, cloth diaperingand more. There will also be a bakesale and raffle.Local exhibitors and businesseswill offer information about a rangeof services and products for babies,children and new parents, includingcustom photography, baby gear andclothing, keepsake handicrafts, toddleractivities and more. La LecheLeague leaders will be available toanswer questions and offer informationabout breastfeeding.The Lake Norman Baby Fair isone of hundreds of special eventsworldwide to celebrate 2008 WorldBreastfeeding Week. La LecheLeague is a non-sectarian, nonprofitvolunteer organization offeringmother-to-mother support,See Around Town/page 24AROUND TOWNTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 23ANDREW WARFIELDTee timeGolfers get ready for their round at Birkdale Golf Club prior to the start of the Lake NormanKiwanis Golf tournament last Friday. Despite the threatening skies, the tournament went offwithout a hitch. Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis causes.Offer expires 9/30/08.Offer expires 9/30/08.

24 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDAround Town/From page 23ncouragement and informationo women who want to breastfeedheir babies. For more informationisit www.llloflakenorman.wordress.comor www.llli.org.otary golfThe 15th annual North MecklenurgRotary Club Golf Tournamentill be held Monday, Sept. 22, at Theeninsula Club in Cornelius. Entryee is $150 per player and proceedsill benefit Rotary charities. Theournament begins with a shotguntart at noon. For more informationbout signing up or sponsorship oportunities,contact Denis BilodeauWho is aof OTC Insurance at 704-897-1966 orat dbilodeau@otc1.com.New this year is a VIP spectatorcruise. For $100, cruisers can watchplayers on the par 3 seventh hole fromthe water aboard a party yacht whileenjoying food and drinks. Cruise departsMidtown Sundries Harborsideat 12:30 p.m. and returns at 3:30.$3,300 for HopeHope House Foundation ofHuntersville was recently presentedwith $3,300 from proceeds raised atthe Wine Tasting for Hope event heldAug. 19. The event included a winetasting, gourmet chocolates and desserts.Jessica Keyes of Virtual AssistantAROUND TOWNExtraordinaire founded and organizedthe event with the help ofparticipating sponsors Center StageDecorative Design Consultants,Southern Living at Home, Fifi’s FineResale Apparel, 3 Goats Café, SayCheese at the Grapevine, DavesteShe’s...... a companion in that classyou’ve been afraid to try.... a motivator who pushes youto do one more.... a sympathizer when you’re sore.... a cheerleader as you inch closerto your fitness goal.... a coach to get youoff the couch, out of the car,away from the computer.... a friend.She’s you.Become a <strong>Carolina</strong> Woman.GIRLFRIENDS ARE FREESome restrictions apply. Offer expires 9/30/08.Schedule a visit to <strong>Carolina</strong> Woman, Lake Norman’s preferredwomen’s health club, to learn how you and a friend can sharea FREE MEMBERSHIP. That’s what friends are for!704.895.2243 | 17036 Kenton Dr. | Cornelius | carolinawomanfitness.comHPRD team has a-maze-ing winA team representing the Huntersville Park and RecreationDepartment finished first at Rural Hill Farm’s Amazing Maize MazeFellowship Challenge. The team found its way through the maze in arecord 48 minutes. The team earned the first prize of $500, which itwill donate to Adventures in Missions.Adventures in Missions is an interdominational missions organizationthat focuses its work among the poor, serving more than 65,000people in 14 mission bases around the world.?Vineyards, Digital Celebrations,Fadell’s Restaurant Supply Company,Accurate Engraving Inc. and DEE-BEE Printing. Food and desserts wereprovided by Ann-A-Lee’s Bakery, chefAndrew Hughes, Midtown Sundriesand Tavern on the Tracks.The Hope House Foundation is anon-profit organization that providestransitional housing and support forsingle women as well as mothers withchildren. Located in Huntersville, theorganization welcomes individualsfrom all walks of life and offers staysof up to six months. To learn moreabout the Hope House Foundationand how to become involved, call 704-992-1902 or visit www.hopehousefoundation.org.Boxes for cancerTwo Men and a Truck movingcompany is now offering pink movingboxes in support of national breastcancer awareness month in October.A portion of all pink box sales will bedonated to <strong>Carolina</strong> Breast Friendsin Charlotte. For more informationcall 704-664-2645.KassidyElmoreWELCOMING NEWCLIENTS!With over 7 years experience,Kassidy has received advancedtraining from Aveda andPaul Mitchell Institutes.Specializing in precision cutsfor thin, thick and curly hair,Kassidy can find the right cut foryou. Kassidy is also trained inthe newest, most stylish andtrendy foiling techniquesand color options.Village at Oakhurst • Cornelius9606 Bailey Road, Suite A704-896-8550Buy a Scarabor a copterat shelter galaThis weekend’s gala to benefitthe new animal shelter in Corneliusfeatures an astonishing collectionof silent auction items forthose who pay $500 apiece for dinner,entertainment and a chanceto rub elbows with the who’s whoof north Mecklenburg.North Harbor Club restaurantin Davidson will host the AnimalShelter Gala Fundraiser on Saturday,Sept. 20, to raise funds for theconstruction of the shelter. The$500 per person dinner ($1,000per couple) will begin at 6 p.m. atthe restaurant, located at Exit 30off I-77 in Davidson.The event is being put on byNorth Harbor Club owner SidMorris, a noted animal lover, andfellow real estate developer MarkAdkins, owner of The WaterfrontGroup. PaulCameron,news anchorwith WBTVChannel 3and Corneliusresident,will serve as Stout Scarabmaster ofceremonies. Men are encouragedto wear Bermuda shorts, blazersand topsiders and ladies shouldwear cocktail dresses.Along with a gourmet dinnermenu, the evening will feature alive auction with items donated bydozens of area businesses. Alongwith the usual assortment of goods,services and vacation trips, the auctionfeatures a jaw-dropping collectionof 16 “big boy toys” with retailvalues ranging from $45,000 for a1973 Lyman Classic Cruisette byTempleton Boats to $3 million fora 1936 Stout Scarab by Auto Restorationby Design. The list even includesa Robinson R44 helicopter.Reserves are required to bid onthose higher-dollar items, whichhave a total retail value of morethan $6.5 million. The retail valueof the remaining auction items isnearly $103,000. Local businessowners supporting the event includeJim Surane of SuranePross, Jim Shalvoy of Patrick Joseph& Associates, Caesar Coneof The Cone Foundation, BobGriffin of Picture House Gallery,Jim Carlyle of Carlyle Properties,Alan Simonini of SimoniniBuilders, Mike Shott of North-Point Watersports and GregWessling of The Lake NormanCompany.Walk-ups are welcome. Formore information, call SherryLoeffler at 704-896-3350, ext. 11.

AROUND TOWNTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 25A T EVENTSomen registrationRegistration is under way forhe 12th Annual Susan G. Komenharlotte Race for the Cure, which wille held at Gateway Village in Charlotten Saturday, Oct. 4. One-stop preegistrationfor the event will be heldt Dick’s Sporting Goods at Northlakeall on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, fromto 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 27,rom 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more inforationvisit www.KomenCharlotte.org.www.northcrossobgyn.org.A.R.E. golfThe Cornelius Police Department.A.R.E. Golf Tournament will be heldonday, Sept. 22, at Verdict Ridgeolf Club in Lincoln County. Proceedsenefit CPD’s D.A.R.E. anti-drugrogram in the schools. For morenformation, call the CPD at 704-892-363.ancer Classic GolfThe second annual Greaterharlotte Cancer Classic golf tournaentsupporting the American Cancerociety will be held Monday, Sept. 29,t Rocky River Golf Club in Concord.egistration starts at 10:30 a.m.,nd silent auction dinner and awardseremony begins at 6 p.m. For morenformation about the tournament,isit www.greatercharlottecancerclasic.orgor call David Conrad at 704-86-7200.eninsula Cup RegattaThe Peninsula Yacht Club will behe host of the Peninsula Cup Regattaept. 19-21. The event is open to allnterested competitive sailboaters.or details and registration, call theeninsula Yacht Club at 704-892-858.ouch-A-Truck IIThe second annual Touch-A-Truckamily Festival to benefit Addi’sure will be held Sunday, Sept. 21,rom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northecklenburg Park in Huntersville. Thevent offers a collection of vehiclesor children to climb in and explorep close. On display will be NASCARehicles, a fire truck, garbage trucks, aolice car and many more.There will also be displays focusingn fun activities for young children.ood will be available for purchasend there will be a silent auction withtems aimed specifically at familiesith young children. Addi’s Cure is aon-profit organization created by Bond Christi Johnson of Cornelius, andamed after their daughter, Addi. Boohnson, a young father and nonmoker,was diagnosed with Stage 4ung cancer in May of 2006. He hasince had two lung transplants and isecovering at Duke University Medicalenter. Addi’s Cure was founded toaise money for cancer research at theedical center.For more information about Touch--Truck, visit www.lkntouchatruck.om. To offer help with the event orarticipate in any way, send an e-mailo TGreene@AvidRealty.com.Whether you are a woman looking for experienced gynecological care or a mom-to-belooking for high quality obstetrical care, who better to trust than someone who understandsyour needs on a personal level.At NorthCross OB/GYN, we offer an outstanding level of care backed by the expertise andbreadth of services of <strong>Carolina</strong>s Medical Center. As you can see, our physicians, who are alsobusy moms, have a first-hand understanding of the unique needs of women of all ages.We have two convenient locations offering comprehensive care that fits your busy lifestyle. With our uncompromising excellence and commitment to care, our board-certifiedphysicians are here for you.NorthCross OB/GYN16455 Statesville Road, Suite 400Huntersville, NC 28078704-801-2130NorthCross OB/GYNMountain Island Lake9908 Couloak Dr., Suite 201Charlotte, NC 28216704-801-2075NorthCross OB/GYNYvette Bessent MD, F.A.C.O.G. • Devon Millard MD, F.A.C.O.G. • Kelley Rouse MD, F.A.C.O.G.

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HOME 2 THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008HOMEustom stairways add distinctive style to entriesJetton Rd.13 th ANNUALTENT SALEW. CatawbaAve.CharlotteCorneliusExit 28I-77NExit 25HuntersvilleAs one of the most prominentnterior architectural features,ustom staircases are an increasnglypopular way for homeownrsto make a captivating firstmpression.Interior stairways help definehome’s look and serve as morehan just a connecting point beweentwo levels. Today’s stairayofferings include a wide seectionof styles and accessories,llowing homeowners to expressheir individual taste with lookshat are easily incorporated intony home.ustomizationWith the growing popularity ofersonalized home décor and deign,today’s specialty stairwaysan help set rooms apart whileomplementing the home’s overallnterior style.For example, forged iron designseature high-quality iron with sevralelegant patterns to match aroad range of looks. Forged ironalusters easily incorporate Oldorld charm into interior spaces,nd are available with patternsuch as globes, spoon designs,lassic twists, graceful baskets,ntricate scrolls and twisted ribons.Mixing and matching forgedron styles with traditional materialsis also a popular way tocustomize stairways. Contrastingforged iron balusters and medallionswith the natural warmth ofwood railings and wood newels(stair components typically locatedat the bottom of a staircaseand at all rail transition points)enhances visual interest. And fora truly distinctive look, specialforged balusters can be combinedto incorporate designs with feathered,round, scrolled, hammered,butterfly and basket profiles.Homeowners can work withtheir builder and stair componentsupplier to create a custom stairway.Programs are now availablethat offer a simple way to translateunique stairway ideas intoreality.“The possibilities for a custom,designer stairway are nearlyendless,” says David Wynne ofCoffman Stairs. “Our Customs &Specials program makes it easyfor homeowners to achieve a oneof-a-kinddesign, with stair partsproduced to the highest standardsof craftsmanship.”VersatilityContemporary stair product selectionsoffer wide versatility forhomeowners to create a moderntwist on classic stairway styles.Designs range from simple to ornate,with handcrafteddetailingoffering a warm,engaging look.Hardwood staircaseoptions addan element oftimeless appeal.For example, theart deco style exudesan elegantquality reminiscentof the populardesign movementwith its soft curvesand elongatedtapers. Otheradmired stylesinclude Bristol,featuring delicatecarvings atopvase balusters;and Chippendale,made famous bythe master furnituremaker, featuringcarefullycrafted flutes andgraceful proportions.In addition totraditional hardwood choices,a full range of wood species isavailable —from rich mahoganyand walnut to more exotic choicessuch as Brazilian cherry andAustralian cypress. Exotic optionsA SALE THIS BIG HAS TO BE HELD OUTSIDE!BLOWOUT PRICES ON EVERYTHING IN STOCK!SALE PRICES UP TO 70% OFFFine Lighting • Decorative Home AccessoriesFramed Prints • Mirrors • Ceiling FansWed. Sept 24 • Thurs. Sept 25Fri. Sept 26 • Sat. Sept 27 8am-6pmThe choice of Lake Norman's finesthome builders for over 20 years19207 W. CATAWBA AVE.,CORNELIUS704-892-3699Forged iron balusters customize a staircase with an Old World style.provide the flexibility to create aunique stairway masterpiece.Finishing touchesFor a visually appealing lookthat complements the overallARACONTENTroom design, it is important forhomeowners to become familiarwith the finishing options andaccessories available with stairproducts.Homeowners are creating designconsistency with forged ironfinishing colors that complementfurniture, cabinet and windowhardware, including matte black,antique bronze, powder coat andsatin black. Oil-rubbed copperand antique nickel finishes lend asubtler, lighter look. Black adds atouch of drama, and antique nickelprovides a more contemporaryfeel, blending with many of today’shome hardware looks.Additionally, visual interest canbe enhanced with decorative forgediron accessories. Medallions for usein medallion balusters can also beincorporated and are available insimple or ornate round styles. Brassbaskets incorporated into balustersare a differentiating alternative andadd an unexpected look to roomswith sophisticated or luxurious décor.Homeowners are looking to customstairways as a fresh way to differentiateand personalize homes.From hardwood styles that complementmodern living areas to customforged iron designs, there are manyhigh-quality options to choose fromto match any taste.For more information on customstairway design options, visitwww.coffmanstairs.com or call276-783-7251.— ARAcontent

SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALD HOME 3HOMEHigh-end spruce-ups for a lower-end budgetWith existing home sales laggingand new home construction salessoft, many Americans are makingthe decision to sit tight in their existinghomes, but that doesn’t meanthey’re taking their living space forgranted.Room makeovers are actually onthe increase, as today’s homeownersare now looking for ways to improvetheir surroundings if the price isright. This means they are redoingtheir rooms that they spend themost time in with building materialsthat provide a high-end appearance,but won’t break the bank.According to a recent report by TheWall Street Journal, if consumerswant to sell their home (or insteaddecide they want to stay there) theyshould spend their limited dollarson things such as a new paint joband other general room makeoverprojects which cost-effectively canrejuvenate their old abode. So addinga fresh coat of paint, replacingthat worn linoleum floor and addingsome new shades can do wonders toinvigorate a room.“Painting and new flooring aretwo of the most immediate, easyto-doand affordable makeovers ina home,” says Tom Kraeutler, hostof the nationally syndicated radioshow The Money Pit. “In fact, weget more questions about flooringthan any other home product on ourshow.”Nothing dates a room like an outof-style,worn or stained floor. Yettoday’s flooring is easy and quick toinstall and a great way to stretchdecorating dollars while deliveringstriking results.GRASSSODFESCUE • ZOYSIA • BERMUDACENTIPEDE • PINESTRAW704-525-8873of Charlotte$ 10 OFF DELIVERY CHARGEWith this ad. Good thru Sept. 30, 200812600 Downs Circle, PinevilleIf you haven’t been floor shoppinglately, there are a number of new,cost-effective options. Consumersare about style, design and performance,and more and more, arechoosing alternative flooring optionssuch as laminate and resilientsheet (also known as vinyl) flooring.According to a recent report by flooringtrade journal Floor Covering<strong>Weekly</strong>, in 2008 the vinyl flooringcategory is projected to grow 10.6percent and laminate flooring sales,according to the 2008 U.S. FloorReport, are expected to increase to6.7 percent of the residential marketby the year 2012.So why are laminate and resilientsheet flooring products becomingsuch a popular alternative?“There are many attractivefeatures to today’s laminate andresilient flooring. Both offer superiorstyle and durability while alsobeing a great value. This meanshomeowners can spend less timeworrying about their floors andenjoy the extra time for their dayto-dayliving,” says Gary Finseth,Tarkett Residential marketingdirector.“Laminate and resilient sheetflooring also cost a lot less than theirwood and ceramic tile counterpartsand are faster and easier to eitherdo-it-yourself or have installed, so afamily doesn’t have to make greatsacrifices to restore a room’s appearance,”he continues.Tarkett’s new North AmericanLaminate Collection offers an authenticwood look, featuring traditionaland contemporary designsthat complement any room of thehouse, whether a homeowner isseeking to revitalize a kitchen, aliving room or a bedroom. Fromdark wood grains to warm andlight tones, a wide assortment ofcolors, grain designs and texturesare available in a variety of plankwidths.Many of today’s laminates offerhomeowners high durability, resistingscratches and indentationsunlike ‘real wood’ floors (look forthose marked AC4 and IC3 for theultimate in wear and indent resistance).In addition to durability, laminatefloors now not only come in traditionalwood grains, but are availablein patterns that replicate the look oftile, natural stone and metallic. Soyou can now get long-lasting goodlooks without concern over scratching,dents or the constant need toscrub and clean grout.Resilient sheet flooring offers anothergreat alternative when homeownersare looking for a high style“remodel” but without the heftyprice tag. Unlike old vinyl flooring,the latest in resilient sheet floorssuccessfully simulate the look of realtile, wood and many other stylesand come with benefits ceramic tileand wood flooring can’t beat.Besides being far less expensive,resilient sheet flooring, such asTarkett FiberFloor, is warm andcomfortable underfoot, is water- andmoisture-resistant, stands up toscratches, scuffs, stains and indentations,and is easy to maintain.This and a number of the new,resilient sheet floors offer the latestdesign collections that consumerswant, whether it be a wood appearancesuch as traditional oak, mapleor exotic teak, or the look of slate,tile, stone or even a metallic industrialstyle — and all are easy toinstall. In fact, some new resilientsheet flooring can be installed withno glue or adhesive at all. The floorjust “floats,” and that’s good for theenvironment.So for better durability, ease ofmaintenance and a vast array of designsand great looks, today’s newlaminate and resilient flooring canhelp homeowners create a new lookfor their kitchen, bath, family roomor bedroom in less than a weekend.And usually at a price that won’tfloor them, either.For more information about residentialflooring products, visit www.tarkett.com.— ARAcontentHERALDCookingHOMEThis Week’s RecipeSour Cream Banana BreadFurniture for the way you live today.Desks Starting at $399*3 Tbsp. Oleo or butter1 Cup Sugar1 Egg beaten1/2 C. Sour cream2 C. All purpose flour2 tsp. Baking powder1 tsp. Baking soda1/2 tsp. Salt3/4 C. Mashed bananas3/4 C. Chopped pecans1 tsp. 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TMSEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALD HOME 5HOMEécor refreshers to rekindle the love for your kitchenLooking for change with your kitchndécor, but not quite ready to calln interior designer? You can makemall improvements now that willot only help you love your kitchengain, but will determine what yourext steps should be when you areeady to call in the professionals.We all get caught in the day-to-dayoutine and it shows in our kitchen.eys, mail, homework, coupons, salelyers, shopping lists and all kindsf crazy things end up piled on ouritchen counters.Begin by creating a place for allof these items so they will be easierto locate when you need them. Usea small basket to collect car keysso that they are easily accessible asyou walk out the door. Put an under-useddécor item to use, such asthe decorative canister set or cookiejar, by using it as a place to collectcoupons and store your shoppinglist. Don’t forget about the refrigeratorsurface, too. Take down allthose mismatched magnets andoutdated report cards and you willbe surprised how a clear refrigeratordoor could have such an impactto the overall visual appearance ofyour room.“Many professionals today arerecommending built-in appliancegarages,” says Kelly Spewock, academicdepartment director for interiordesign at The Art Institute ofPittsburgh. “You can replicate the effectby eliminating small countertopappliances you rarely use.” Do youreally use your can opener or breadmachine every day? If not, it mightbe time to clear out some space inthe upper kitchen cabinets or nearbyhall closet shelf to store these appliances.According to Spewock, clearand open counter space will give youmore room to work and make yourkitchen look bigger overall.Consider simplifying your accessoriesor selecting functional itemsthat are still stylish. Try replacingthe old ceramic canister set with aclear glass set and use them to storepasta, cereals and small snack foods.This can free up some storage spacein your kitchen cabinets and makethe food items easier to access.“We tend to collect treasured itemsand gifts over the years and displaythem in our kitchens,” says Spewock.“Instead of displaying all of them, tryswapping your accessories out withthe seasons to give your kitchen anew look and set the tone for familymeals and holidays.” Group itemstogether to create pockets of emptycounter space that creates visualinterest and keep your eyes movingaround the space evenly.Don’t forget your furry family members.Many pets occupy some spacein the kitchen so plan accordingly.See Kitchen/page 6THE HERALD Home Service DirectoryA guide to home improvement services in the Huntersville area.GREEN HORIZONLAWN CAREIrrigation • Mowing • Lawn Renovation“Creating a yard that demandsa second look.”RONNIE MAYNOR(704) 875-3830 or (704) 309-1432PC TROUBLESHOOTINGVirus or Spyware Removal, Maintenence Repairs & PC TrainingDonald “Zonny” JerremsCertified Internet Webmaster704-875-9963 • zonny@att.netOver 500 service calls in the Peninsula,Birkdale & Huntersville• Just Perfect •34 Years in the TradesCarpentry, Painting, WallpaperRestoration Work a SpecialtyReferences and Picture Portfolio - Upon requestHonesty + Dependability + A Quality Job= A Satisfied CustomerLICENSED & INSUREDKEN DEXTER (704) 677-4660Expert Home Repairs& InstallationsChandeliers & Ceiling Fans Installed Up To 19 FT HighDishwashers & Microwaves InstalledSticky Doors Fixed, Locks, Grout & Other RepairsCalls returnedpromptly.Frank Canonica704-992-155320 YearsExperience• Lawn Maintenance• Landscaping• Irrigation• Lighting• Retaining Walls• Patios• and much more!(704) 947-1303www.southscapelandscaping.comMOLD TESTING AND REMOVAL$125ASPatios • Sidewalks • Concrete Repair • Slabs• Block and Brick Work31 Years of Experience Call Anytime!ASLOWFull service Fire, Water and Mold RemediationAction Cleanup and RestorationDivision of (Don Daugherty Construction, Inc.)704-948-1933CONCRETE WORKStamped Concrete • Decorative ConcreteDriveways • Basements • CarportsJerry Dunlap (Dunlap Brothers)980-622-7833srr

TMHOME 6 THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008HOMEKitchen/From page 5rganize treats, food and medicinesn decorative canisters or baskets nearour pet’s feeding area. Use water andood dishes that match your decor andon’t forget to place a mat underneatho catch drips from sloppy eaters androtect your floors from stains andear.Ready for a bigger challenge?Changing the paint color in anyroom can make a world of difference.Properly preparing your kitchen wallsurfaces for new paint is particularlyimportant to ensure a good paint job.Because grease, food splatters andother food particles can get stuck onthe wall surfaces, even in the cleanestof kitchens, it is important to take thetime to wipe down all of the wall andceiling surfaces prior to painting.Does your kitchen double as ahomework area? This is common inmost families. Allow the eat-in areaof your kitchen to be twice as functionalby painting one of the wallsnearby with chalkboard paint. Yourkids will love working out their mathproblems or practicing their spellinglists using this simple learning tooland you might even be able to cookdinner and help with homework atthe same time.One of the most important thingsto keep in mind when planning anyroom within your home is function.“Homeowners want to make theirhomes look fabulous, but don’t needto sacrifice style for practicality, especiallyin the kitchen,” says Spewock.Making small changes with organizationtricks, smart accessories,lighting and even color can help yourealize the potential of your room.To learn more about The ArtInstitutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/nz.— ARAcontentTHE HERALD Home Service DirectoryA guide to home improvement services in the Huntersville area.FlooringLaminate & HardwoodLighting / Ceiling FansRoofing RepairPaintingGeneral Home RepairsLicensed &InsuredElma’s House Cleaning ServiceProfessional ServiceLet Us Help You With Your HouseCleaning NeedsLake Norman Area704-497-3520Irisbelkis@aol.comReferences AvailableWhen you want aA professional diagnosisSAP and THEN a FIRMASAPrepair PRICE.HEATING & COOLING, LLC“Your Comfort Professionals Since 1981”Charlotte (704)547-0888 Huntersville (704)875-9088Melvin Hall Service/Sales Free Estimates on ChangeoutFree 2nd Opinionss r rLicensed / Bonded / InsuredComplete organic lawn care and maintenanceConversions from synthetically treated lawns toall organicDIY programs: We will deliver the productsyou need when you need them with completeapplication instructionsChild, Pet and Environmentally SafeLawn, Shrub, Pest and Soil ProgramsDon’t just treat your grass, enrich your soil toproduce a healthy luscious lawn naturally.Maria Friscia, V.P.Cell: 704.661.0999Fax: 704.439.2800Freedom Lumber Co.& Hardwood FlooringCedar • Fir • Bark SidingLog Homes & Hardwood FloringSales & InstallationCommercial & ResidentialLicensed & Insuredwww.freedomlumberco.comEmail: FreedomLumber@aol.comTHE HERALDAdvertise YourBusiness HereCall 704-766-2100 ext. 21for details.www.huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.com

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALD HOME 9HOMESOLDCornelius• $4,700,000, 20940 Bethelwood Ln., 9117sf• $1,612,500, 16833 Jetton Road, 3503 sf• $1,300,000, 18300 Mainsail Pointe Dr.,Peninsula• $1,299,500, 22634 Torrence Chapel Road,Country Club Shores• $1,275,000, 7333 Windaliere Dr., 5360 sf,Sterling Pointe• $1,200,000, 17801 Spinnakers Reach Dr.,4313 sf, Peninsula-Sail Point• $1,065,000, 18019 Whispering Oaks, 3314sf, Nantz Shores• $950,000, 19611 Stough Farm Road, 3746sf, Patrick’s Purchase• $825,000, 18205 Town Harbour Road,Peninsula• $800,000, 21308 Blakely Shores Dr., 2921sf, Waterford Point• $770,000, 20627 Queensdale Dr., 3999 sf,Wright’s Emerald Cove• $700,000, 18918 Serenity Point Ln., Joy’sSerenity Point• $690,000, 17317 Cove View Ct., 3589 sf,Peninsula• $670,000, 17312 Jetton Road, 4354 sf,Peninsula• $669,000, 18518 Town Harbour Road,2995 sf, Peninsula• $610,000, 19717 Schooner Dr., 3856 sf,Rockridge Shores• $585,000, 21003 Lakeview Cir., 3282 sf,Country Club Shores• $580,000, 21511 Sandy Cove Road, 2080sf, Rockridge Shores• $495,500, 21927 Riddles Ct.• $478,000, 21811 Advocates Ct.• $450,000, 19221 Berkley Commons Dr.,3824 sf, Jetton Cove• $440,000, 17424 Sailors Watch Pl., 2291sf, East Shore/Peninsula• $437,000, 20130 Chapel Point Ln., 4594 sf,Chapel Point• $435,000, 20123 Schooner Dr., 3743 sf• $425,000, 20318 Wilcher Ct., 2184 sf,Crown Harbor North• $416,500, 21313 Island Forest Dr., 2751 sf,Residential sales in thenorth Mecklenburg area forJuly 1-Sept. 3Listings courtesy of Lake RealtyFrank Free Broker/Owner www.lakerealty.comIsland Forest• $395,000, 20501 Church St.• $395,000, 21101 Pecan St.• $389,000, 10214 Squires Way, 3652 sf,Weatherstone Manor• $380,000, 21033 Bethel Church Road,3169 sf, Biscayne Park• $375,000, 20437-703 Harborgate Ct.,1369 sf, Harborgate• $355,000, 21018 Harken Dr., 2187 sf, BlueStone Harbor• $346,500, 1114 South St.• $344,000, 20438 Middletown Road, 3113sf, Jetton Cove• $314,000, 17403 Summer Place Dr., 2208sf, East Shore/Peninsula• $312,000, 19707 Old Lyme Ct., 2596 sf,Jetton Cove• $311,500, 17331 Harbor Walk Dr.,Westmoreland• $310,000, 20307 Southshore Dr., 2721 sf,Sawyers Landing• $306,000, 17335 Harbor Walk Dr.,Westmoreland• $301,500, 17317 Harbor Walk Dr.,Westmoreland• $300,000, 17416 Harbor Walk Dr.,Westmoreland• $275,000, 19422 Coachmans Trace, 2535sf, Coachmans Trace• $271,500, 17815 Steel Horse Road, 1908sf, Caldwell Station• $270,000, 18659 Vineyard Point Ln., 1143sf, Windrose/Arbors Condo• $268,000, 20319 Southshore Dr., 2960 sf,Sawyers Landing• $267,000, 8720 Magnolia Estates Dr., 1906sf, Magnolia Estates• $260,000, 9603 Willow Leaf Ln., 2639 sf,Oakhurst• $255,500, 19113 Celestine Ln., HeritageGreen• $255,000, 18225 Harbor Mist Road, 2403sf, Victoria Bay• $253,000, 17211 Asti Ln., 2184 sf,Bordeaux/Vineyard Point• $250,000, 7627 Montrachet Ln., 2206 sf,Bordeaux/Vineyard PointLAWN & LAND* Mulch locks in moisture* Drip irrigation is still allowed undercurrent water restrictions* Adding compost to planting bedshelps the soil hold water• $248,000, 19423 Ruffner Dr., 2952 sf,Oakhurst• $245,000, 18421 Train Station Dr., CaldwellStation• $241,500, 8511 Forest Shadow Cir., 2076sf, Stratford Forest• $240,000, 18709-104 Nautical Dr., 1017sf, Admirals Quarters Condo• $227,500, 19425 Pocono Ln., HeritageGreen• $225,000, 20305 Harroway Dr., 2038 sf,Harrogate• $221,000, 22336 John Gamble Road, 2032sf, Country Club Shores• $220,000, 9707 Cadman Ct., 2090 sf,Oakhurst• $220,000, 18231 Conductor Ct., 1908 sf,Caldwell Station• $215,000, 18019 Train Station Dr., CaldwellStation• $214,500, 9819 Penn Station St., CaldwellStation• $212,000, 18735 Coachmans Trace, 2698sf, Glenridge• $210,500, 17424 Midnight Express Way,Caldwell Station• $210,000, 17504 Harbor Walk Dr.,Westmoreland• $206,000, 10022 Westmoreland Road,1844 sf, Oakhurst• $205,000, 19527 Denae Lynn Dr., 1792 sf,Heritage Green• $205,000, 9193 Glenashley Dr., 1830 sf,Heritage Green• $200,000, 18027 Train Station Dr., CaldwellStation• $198,000, 18914 Victoria Bay Dr., 2018 sf,Victoria Bay• $196,000, 18526 Victoria Bay Dr., 2219 sf,Victoria Bay• $195,000, 19417 Booth Bay Ct., 1653 sf,Harborside Villages Condo• $195,000, 9710 Cadman Ct., 1927 sf,Oakhurst• $194,000, 19415 Booth Bay Ct., 1374 sf,Harborside Condo Villages• $192,000, 9148 Glenashley Dr., 1756 sf,Heritage Green• $190,000, 19625 Heartland St., 1922 sf,Wellsley Village• $188,000, 9067 Rosalyn Glen Road, 1621sf, Edinburgh Square Condos• $179,000, 21309 Catawba Ave., 1120 sf,Cornelius Town Center Townhomes• $178,000, 20607 Church St., 1786 sf,Cornelius Homes• $178,000, 19500 Heartland St., 1564 sf,Wellsley Village• $177,000, 16807 Doe Valley Ct., 1530 sf,Alexander Chase Condo• $177,000, 19240 Kanawha Dr., 2274 sf,Glenridge• $175,500, 9918 Westmoreland Road, 1566sf, Oakhurst• $175,000, 21219 Townwood Dr., 1468 sf,Townwood• $174,500, 19600 Grasmere Pl., 1854 sf,Wellsley Village• $173,000, 21405 Catawba Ave., 1120 sf,Cornelius Town Center Townhomes• $172,000, 8838 Westwind Point Dr., 1490sf, Alexander Chase Condo• $171,000, 19614 Shevington Dr., 1764 sf,Wellsley Village• $164,000, 10024 Caldwell Depot Road, 832sf, Caldwell Station• $163,000, 9159 Glenashley Dr., 1596 sf,Heritage Green• $163,000, 17011 Green Dolphin Ln.,Peninsula• $163,000, 11604 Truan Ln., Heritage Green• $160,000, 9652 Bailey Road, 1621 sf,Oakhurst• $160,000, 19519 Deer Valley Dr., 1296 sf,Alexander Chase• $155,500, 19612 Heartland St., 1512 sf,Wellsley Village• $155,000, 17645 Delmas Dr., 1508 sf,Oakhurst• $154,500, 17625 Delmas Dr., 1452 sf,Oakhurst• $152,000, 17569 Tuscany Ln., 1088 sf,Bayview Condo• $151,000, 17723 Delmas Dr., 1484 sf,Oakhurst• $150,000, 21109 Alto Tierra Dr., 1064 sf,Bahia Bay• $150,000, 17637 Delmas Dr., 1440 sf,FEATURED HOME FROM THE COVEROakhurst• $150,000, 9233 Washam Potts Road, 1484sf, Oakhurst• $148,000, 9153 Washam Potts Road, 1452sf, Oakhurst• $145,000, 9149 Washam Potts Road, 1440sf, Oakhurst• $144,000, 21201 Cornelius St., 885 sf,Cornelius Homes, Inc.• $143,000, 18001-1H Delmas Dr., 1146 sf,Terraces/Oakhurst• $143,000, 11945 Field St., Pines/Davidson,Inc.• $143,000, 11953 Field St., 1020 sf, Pines/Davidson, Inc.• $142,500, 19943 Oak Leaf Cir., 1110 sf,Twin Oaks• $140,000, 9541 Glenashley Dr., 1440 sf,Glenridge• $136,000, 20215 Floral Ln., 1044 sf,Dunedin• $135,000, 19049 Coachmans Trace, 1440sf, Glenridge• $135,000, 19833 Deer Valley Dr., 1085 sf,Alexander Chase Condo• $134,000, 19105 Coachmans Trace, 1447sf, Glenridge• $133,000, 21112 Cold Spring Ln., 1176 sf,Lake Crest Condo• $128,500, 17718 Caldwell Track Dr., 1338sf, Caldwell Station• $122,000, 19756 Feriba Pl., 1180 sf, MillCreek Condo• $120,000, 19930 Weeping Water Run,1424 sf, Mill Creek Condo• $118,000, 21244-B Hickory St., 1180 sf,Mill Creek Condo• $79,000, 21548-C Aftonshire Dr., 670 sf,Mill Creek Condo• $65,000, 19307 Smithville Ln., 1300 sf,Smithville Heights• $26,000, 10229 Meadow Crossing Ln.,GlenridgeDavidson• $950,000, 17538 River Ford Dr., River Run• $925,000, 19946 River Falls Dr., 5728 sf,18706 LanteenBrook CtGorgeous brick ranch in The Peninsula!3Br/3.5Ba, open flrpln, lots of windows, new carpet & paint throughout. Gourmet kitchen w/newThermador & Fisher/Paykel appliances, granite, glazed cabinets & exquisite bksplsh. Mstr suitew/stunning bath opens to enclosed sunroom. Step outside to your heated saltwater pool & spa,fenced yard & lush landscaping. Bonus room w/full bathabove garage. Immaculate condition! MLS# 805224 $829,900Cindy Gaunt704-896-5155www.CindyGaunt.comSee Sales/page 10

HOME 10 THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008HOMESales/From page 9iver Run$895,000, 621 Dogwood Ln., Davidsonnnovations$830,000, 18916 River Wind Ln., 4275 sf,iver Run$730,000, 13612 Robert Walker Dr., 3677f, River Run$675,000, 18616 Hammock Ln., 5522 sf,iver Run$675,000, 19346 Wildcat Trail, 3681 sf,iver Run$630,000, 619 Portside Dr., 1702 sf,ortside Condo$625,000, 13523 Robert Walker Dr., 3631f, River Run$610,000, 13250 Bally Bunnion Way, 3274f, River Run$600,000, 18918 Gainesway Ct., 3827 sf,iver Run$590,000, 531 Greenway St., 2458 sf,hannon Green Condos • $565,000, 18425 Indian Oaks Ln., 3379 sf,River Run• $530,000, 102 Julia Cir., 2932 sf, NineteenHobbs Hill• $515,000, 213 McConnell Dr., 3112 sf,McConnell• $510,000, 249 Ashby Dr., 3228 sf,McConnell• $510,000, 18833 Dembridge Dr., 3713 sf,River Run• $485,000, 20045 Verlaine Dr., 3396 sf,Bradford• $480,000, 18713 Dembridge Dr., 3988 sf,River Run• $471,000, 18801 Dembridge Dr., 3198 sf,River Run• $457,000, 18524 River Ford Dr., 3170 sf,River Run• $447,500, 19757 Hagen Knoll Dr., 3636 sf,River Run• $390,000, 114 O’Henry Ave., 2437 sf, NewNeighborhood/Old Davidson• $390,000, 19902 Wooden Tee Dr., Bradford ONLY 1ONLY 118 availableONLY 1BarcaLoungerLeatherReclinerMSRP: $2,025. 00Grand Opening Special789. 00$Item # 4735/5405-17CraftmasterUpholsteredSofaMSRP: $2,199. 00Grand Opening Special889. 00$Item # 528-501LPulaskiAccentChestsSpecial BuyYour Choice$289. 00Sam MooreCocktailBenchMSRP: $2,200. 00Grand Opening Special989. 00$Item # 6299ONLY 1ONLY 4ONLY 1BroyhillSofaTableMSRP: $895. 00Grand Opening Special389. 00$Item # 4435-019LexingtonDrop LeafSofa TableMSRP: $1,550. 00Grand Opening Special589. 00$Item # 771-972SarreidWineCabinetMSRP: $2,995. 00Grand Opening Special$1,289. 00Item # 20805OVER 20piecesLloydFlandersOutdoorFurnitureCLOSEOUTEverything up to50% OFF! • $375,000, 219 Chambers St., 2420 sf,McConnell• $365,000, 540 Ashby Dr., 2314 sf,McConnell• $364,000, 107 Chambers St., 2525 sf,McConnell• $360,000, 125 Lynbrook Dr., McConnell• $360,000, 239 Fairview Road, 2804 sf, NewNeighborhood/Old Davidson• $328,500, 19931 Wooden Tee Dr., Bradford• $325,000, 214 S. Faulkner Way, 2084 sf,New Neighborhood/Old Davidson• $322,500, 860-64 Jetton St., 1362 sf,Spinnaker Point Condo• $299,000, 860-62 Jetton St., 1362 sf,Spinnaker Point Condo• $255,000, 16828 Summers Walk Blvd.,Summers Walk• $250,000, 311 Jib Ct., 1777 sf, SpinnakerCove Patio Homes• $225,000, 253 Faust Road, 1682 sf, DeerPark• $225,000, 729 Hudson Pl., Davidson Woods• $220,000, 1037-37 Southwest Dr., 1155 sf,South Harbortowne Condo• $200,000, 18922 River Wind Ln., River Run• $188,000, 253 Catawba Ave., 1400 sf• $187,000, 753 Peninsula Dr., 1175 sf,Boardwalk Condo• $178,000, 452 S. Main St., 918 sf, SouthMain Square Condo• $175,000, 713-56 Northeast Dr., 1140 sf,Spinnaker Reach Condo• $175,000, 15830 Sharon Dale Dr.,Summers Walk• $166,500, 17006 Summers Walk Blvd.,Summers Walk• $150,000, 753 Southwest Dr., 985 sf,Tennis Villas Condo• $133,500, 15842 Sharon Dale Dr.,Summers Walk• $130,000, 114 Peter’s Pl., Peter’s Place• $75,000, 305 Woodland St., 3740 sf• $68,000, 15967 Rose Glenn Ln., SummersWalk• $68,000, 15971 Rose Glenn Ln., SummersWalk• $40,000, 144 Mock Cir., 832 sfHuntersville• $1,478,000, 12233 Monteith Grove Dr.• $1,478,000, 12239 Monteith Grove Dr.• $1,478,000, 12243 Monteith Grove Dr.• $1,199,500, 14808 Henry Harrison StillwellDr., Stillwell/Cashion Road Farmhouse• $695,000, 14325 Timbergreen Dr., 4931sf, Skybrook• $573,000, 15718 Knox Hill Road, 3794 sf,Birkdale• $558,000, 9806 Devonshire Dr., 4031 sf,Birkdale• $520,000, 11111 Highcrest Dr., Skybrook• $510,000, 9442 Titus Ln., 5219 sf, Birkdale• $500,000, Old Statesville Road• $485,000, 8716 Devonshire Dr., 4093 sf,Birkdale• $436,000, 15903 Agincourt Dr., 3199 sf,Birkdale• $422,500, 10033 Devonshire Dr., 2786 sf,Birkdale Village• $422,500, 16309 Hallaton Dr., 4198 sf,MacAulay• $405,000, 10317 Calaveras Ct., 4120 sf,Northcross Downs• $405,000, 16015 Statesville Road, 1724 sf• $400,000, 9700 Saint Barts Ln., 3426 sf,Northcross Downs• $395,000, 16106 Chiltern Ln., 3448 sf,MacAulay• $386,000, 6717 April Mist Trl., 3692 sf,Latta Springs• $384,000, 17234 Pennington Dr., 2645 sf,Greens/Birkdale Village• $380,000, 8508 Sandowne Ln., 2828 sf,Birkdale• $374,000, 14106 Harvington Dr., 3654 sf,MacAulay• $367,000, 7605 Chaddsley Dr., 3832 sf,MacAulay• $363,000, 15821 Taviston St., 3282 sf,Monteith Park• $358,000, 8802 Glenside St., 3072 sf,Wynfield Forest• $358,000, 11926 Ulsten Ln., 3267 sf,NorthStone• $354,000, 9438 Standerwick Ln., 2360 sf,MacAulay• $350,000, 9907 Mossy Rock Ct., 3093 sf,24 KARAT ADVERTISINGGreenfarm• $349,500, 11109 Warfield Ave., Vermillion• $345,000, 15738 Agincourt Dr., 2306 sf,Birkdale• $341,000, 16112 Glen Miro Dr., 2799 sf,MacAulay• $341,000, 15317 Swiss Gate Ct., 2596 sf,NorthStone• $340,000, 15331 Barnsbury Dr., MonteithPark• $340,000, 12830 Cadgwith Cove Dr., 2584sf, NorthStone• $338,000, 9701 Vixen Ln., 2714 sf,Greenfarm• $336,500, 8919 Scottsboro Dr., 2659 sf,Wynfield Creek• $330,000, 14526 Northgreen Dr., 2941 sf,Skybrook• $324,000, 15714 Waterfront Dr., 2870 sf,Monteith Park• $322,000, 5801 Snapdragon Ln., 2950 sf,Stephens Grove• $316,000, 13649 Cotesworth Ct., 2607 sf,NorthStone• $313,000, 13441 Fremington Road, 2694sf, NorthStone• $313,000, 15414 Stillwater Crossing Ln.,Centennial• $310,000, 15019 Beatties Ford Road, 2839sf, Hayden Commons• $310,000, 16006 Grafham Cir., 2722 sf,Birkdale• $308,000, 6342 Stephens Grove Ln., 2981sf, Stephens Grove• $305,000, 16111 Statesville Road, 2072 sf• $304,000, 15801 Cordelia Oaks Ln., 2535sf, Birkdale Village• $301,000, 13231 Centennial CommonsPkwy., Centennial• $295,000, 13112 Province Valley Pl., 3280sf, Centennial• $294,000, 10321 Blackstock Road, 2392sf, Hampton Ridge• $292,000, 14017 Holly Springs Dr., 2630 sf,Monteith Park• $290,000, 11741 Brightpine Ln., 2938 sf,Hambright WoodsMichael Malyszko, owner ofYour Personal Jeweler,says he’s found a real advertising gem in The Herald“I was very happy withthe response I receivedfrom my ad in The Herald.Multiple people said theysaw my ad making it themost effective advertising Ihave used to date.”- Micheal MalyszkoYourPersonalJeweler704-892-7343www.PersonalJewelerofLKN.comIT PAYS TO ADVERTISE WITH THE HERALDTHE HERALDReach 28,000 Households <strong>Weekly</strong>Call for advertising information704-766-2100See Sales/page 11

SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALD HOME 11HOMESales/From page 10$290,000, 10017 Glencrest Dr.,ambridge Grove$290,000, 10021 Glencrest Dr., 1898 sf,ambridge Grove$289,000, 17101 Glassfield Dr., 2672 sf,ambridge Grove$280,500, 15411 Tuxford Dr., 3032 sf,orthStone$280,000, 10005 Gladwick Ct., 2592 sf,ambridge Grove$277,000, 9111 Grove Tree Ln., 2103 sf,ynfield Forest$275,000, 8425 Bridgestone Dr., 2434 sf,irkdale$275,000, 9219 Westminister Dr., 1978 sf,estminster Park$268,000, 11102 Harbert Road, Vermillion$267,000, 16539 Grapperhall Dr., 2524 sf,reckenridge$262,500, 9624 Sunset Grove Dr., 2484 sf,kybrook Townhomes$260,000, 16564 Kimbolten Dr., 2556 sf,reckenridge$259,000, 13312 Centerview Ln., Centennial$257,500, 12915 Fallcross Ct., 2620 sf,edarfield$257,500, 14435 Lyon Hill Ln., 2602 sf,illages/Rosedale$255,000, 9011 Agnes Park Ln., Sardisoods$255,000, 13616 Alston Forest Dr., 2766 sf,arrington Ridge$255,000, 14613 Lyon Hill Ln., 3105 sf,illages/Rosedale$251,500, 13911 Holly Stream Dr., 2907 sf,illages/Rosedale$250,000, 13337 Meadowmere Road,129 sf, McCoy Crossing$250,000, 8927 New Oak Ln., 2514 sf,edarfield Plantation$250,000, 13420 Provincial Ct., Centennial$247,000, 13417 Provincial Ct., Centennial$245,000, 5402 Colonial Garden Dr.,arrington Ridge$245,000, 14620 Colonial Park Dr.,entennial$240,000, 8826 Doe Path Ln., 2754 sf,edarfield$239,000, 15216 Carrington Ridge Dr.,301 sf, Carrington Ridge$235,000, 8210 Parkton Gate Dr., 1266 sf,reens/Birkdale Village$235,000, 8910 Pristine Ct., 1926 sf,ynfield Forest$234,500, 14735 Salem Ridge Road,kybrook$230,000, 12220 Palomar Dr., 3169 sf,anners Creek$227,500, 11727 Journeys End Trl., 2476f, Tanners Creek$227,000, 5604 Colonial Garden Dr.,arrington Ridge$227,000, 12609 Moores Mill Road, 2246f, Cedarfield$227,000, 16712 Stockland Ct., 2366 sf,ampton Ridge$225,000, 8805 New Oak Ln., 2296 sf,edarfield Plantation$221,500, 6737 Carrington Pointe Dr.,arrington Ridge$221,500, 7041 Carrington Pointe Dr.,arrington Ridge$221,500, 5318 Colonial Garden Dr.,arrington Ridge$221,500, 5510 Colonial Garden Dr.,arrington Ridge$220,000, 12336 Sparkling Way Ct., 1885f, Sycamore Village/Cedarfield$220,000, 12610 Vantage Point Ln., 2404f, Barkley$218,500, 12004 Regal Lily Ln., 2308 sf,anners Creek$218,000, 13241 Toka Ct., 1582 sf, Plumreek$216,000, 14332 Laurel Tree Ln., 2617 sf,illages/Rosedale$215,500, 13713 Batemans Road, 2016f, Vermillion$215,500, 16614 Spruell St., 1758 sf,onteith Park$215,000, 17201 Cambridge Grove Dr.,1735 sf, Cambridge Grove• $215,000, 14525 Holly Springs Dr., 1440 sf,Monteith Park• $215,000, 13425 Meadowmere Road,2380 sf, McCoy Crossing• $215,000, 9214 Old Barnette Pl., 2057 sf,Torrence Crossing• $215,000, 13650 Stumptown Road,Monteith Park• $214,000, 9204 Old Barnette Pl., 2030 sf,Torrence Crossing• $212,500, 9407 Twin Trail Dr., 1981 sf,Sycamore Village/Cedarfield• $211,000, 6521 Neck Road, BiltmorePark• $211,000, 6525 Neck Road, 1838 sf,Biltmore Park• $210,000, 12225 Chickasaw Dr., 1799 sf,Plum Creek• $210,000, 10114 Glencrest Dr., 2024 sf,Cambridge Grove• $210,000, 15637 Seafield Ln., 2304 sf,MacAulay• $205,000, 9008 New Oak Ln., 1868 sf,Cedarfield Plantation• $205,000, 6749 Park Meadows Pl., 2075 sf,Douglas Park• $202,000, 16650 Cobbleview Ln., StonegateEstates• $201,500, 6426 McIlwaine Road, 1809 sf,Barkley• $201,000, 13520 Stumptown Road,Monteith Park• $200,500, 104 Emory Pl., 1811 sf, AshtonAcres• $200,000, 13426 Binnaway Road, 2232 sf,Melbourne• $198,000, 13642 Stumptown Road, 1926sf, Monteith Park• $198,000, 4234 N. Vance Rd , 1812 sf,Villages/Gilead Park• $197,000, 13804 Cypress Woods Dr., 1617sf, Carrington Ridge• $197,000, 9002 Old Barnette Pl., 1968 sf,Cedarfield Park• $195,000, 8215 Chandos Pl., 1756 sf,Breckenridge• $194,000, 6815 Tanners Creek Dr., 1994 sf,Tanners Creek• $191,000, 12405 Bluff Meadow Trl., 2092sf, Sycamore Village/Cedarfield• $190,000, 9208 Culcairn Road, 2102 sf,Melbourne• $190,000, 16815 Spruell St., 1486 sf,Monteith Park• $190,000, 13503 Toka Ct., 2108 sf, PlumCreek• $188,000, 12025 Regal Lily Ln., TannersCreek• $185,000, 7011 April Mist Trl., 3410 sf,Tanners Creek• $185,000, 7923-320 Baylis Dr., 1730 sf,Villages/Gilead Park• $184,000, 6734 Park Meadows Pl., 1344 sf,Douglas Park• $182,500, 12229 Monteith Grove Dr.,Monteith Place• $181,450, 6915 Tanners Creek Dr., 2252 sf,Tanners Creek• $181,000, 512 Southland Road, 1847 sf,Shepherds Vineyard• $180,000, 16208 Amber Field Dr., 1602 sf,Harvest Pointe• $180,000, 16842 Bridgeton Ln., 1445 sf,Birkdale Townhomes• $180,000, 300 Canadice Road, 1728 sf,Shepherds Vineyard• $180,000, 12503 Twelvetrees Ln., 1806 sf,Shelton Ridge• $179,000, 7903 Baylis Dr., 1694 sf, Villages/Gilead Park• $175,000, 9501 Cedar River Road, 1734 sf,Village/Stratton Farm/Cedarfield• $175,000, 6715 E. Douglas Park Dr., 1560sf, Douglas Park• $172,000, 15273 Tracy Beth Road, 1749 sf,Stonehollow• $171,000, 7843 Baylis Dr., 1676 sf, Villages/Gilead Park• $170,000, 15402 Goodwood St., 1386 sf,Monteith Park• $169,000, 15257 Eric Kyle Dr., 1472 sf,Stone Hollow• $169,000, 14016 Garden District Row,1243 sf, Vermillion Garden District• $167,000, 15101 Beatties Ford Road,1344 sf• $164,500, 8916 Hunters Pointe Dr., 1908sf, Hunters Pointe• $161,000, 9660 Mendenhall View Dr.,Crosswinds Village• $160,000, N. Main St., 1196 sf• $160,000, N. Main St., 1196 sf• $160,000, 9116 Windknob Ct., 1420 sf,Cedarfield Plantation• $159,000, 13027 Windy Lea Ln., CrosswindsVillage• $157,000, 16101 Harvest Moon Ct., 1182By Associated DesignsAn exceptionally bright, wideopen great room is at the core ofthe Saddlebrook, an impressivecountry-style home with a contemporaryexterior.Outside, smooth stepped andraised stone caps the stone veneerwainscoting and massive squaredcolumns. A graceful arched openinghighlights the lofty porch,while echoing the gentle archedshape of windows over the garage.Inside, the foyer’s 12-foot ceilingis every bitas high as theporch. Doubledoors onsf, Harvest Point• $157,000, 7427 Henderson Park Road,1390 sf, Henderson Park• $156,000, 12216 Shiro Ct., 2136 sf, PlumCreek• $156,000, 500 Southland Road, 1324 sf,Kendrick• $154,500, 7804 Leisure Ln., 1440 sf,Henderson Park• $151,000, 7348 Gilead Road, Villages/GileadPark• $149,000, 105 Interlaken Pl., 1324 sf,Sheperds Vineyard• $148,000, 13428 Glencreek Ln., 1260 sf,Glenwyckthe right open out from the coat closet,while those on the left open intoa parlor, windowed on two sides.The great room is even brighter.Windows fill the wall on both sidesof an unusual two-sided gas fireplacethat can be enjoyed from thepatio, great room and kitchen. Windowsfill most of the dining room’srear wall as well.A raised eating bar bounds akitchen with counters on four sides.Standing at the kitchen sink, you faceinto the great room and can keeptabs on backyard activities as well.A walk-in pantry nestles under thestairs, just past wine racks that linethe passageway fromkitchen to hallway.• $147,000, 9667 Mendenhall View Dr.,Crosswinds Village• $144,000, 12331 Carrigan Ct., 1152 sf,Vermillion• $141,500, 14058 Alley Son St., 1932 sf,Vermillion• $130,000, 621 Dellwood Dr.• $129,000, 13039 Windy Lea Ln., CrosswindsVillage• $125,000, 9652 Mendenhall View Dr.,Crosswinds Village• $117,000, 711 Dellwood Dr.• $70,000, 16235 Statesville Road• $36,000, 6504 Robert St., Biltmore Park• $36,000, 6508 Robert St., Biltmore ParkSaddlebrook has window-rich great roomOwners’Suite15' x 15'4"Parlor16' x 14'6"Patio18' x 17'Stepped CeilingGreat Room16'2" x 19'10"FoyerPorchUpDining12' x 13'Kitchen12' x 13'10"Bedroom12' x 11'Bedroom11'4" x 11'Utility© 2008 Associated Designs, Inc.Garage32' x 25'6"(23'6" at 3rd bay)DnFrom there, you can choose anyof three directions: (1) head past thecoat hooks into the three-car garage,(2) go through the pocketdoor into the generously sized utilityroom, or (3) proceed down thehallway to secondary bedroomsand a two-section bathroom.The owners’ suite is well awayfrom the other two bedrooms andhas its own private patio access.Other amenities include: his andhers walk-in closets, a deep soakingtub, dual vanity, and an enclosedtoilet and shower.An abundance of natural lightwashes into the bonus room overthe Saddlebrook’s garagethrough wide windowson two sides.For a review plan, includingscaled floorplans, elevations,Bonus Room14' x 25'6"SaddlebrookPLAN 30-616Living Area 2506 sq.ft.Bonus Room 502 sq.ft.Garage 831 sq.ft.Dimensions 68' x 66'2000 SERIESwww.AssociatedDesigns.comsection and artist’sconception, send$25 to AssociatedDesigns, 1100 JacobsDr., Eugene,OR 97402. Pleasespecify the Saddlebrook30-616and include areturn addresswhen ordering.A catalog featuringmore than550 home plansis available for$15. For moreinformation,call (800) 634-0123, or visit our website atwww.AssociatedDesigns.com.


28 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDTHEHERALD’SFREETIMEA GUIDE TOENTERTAINMENTAND LEISUREDiverse festivals highlight next two weekendsWith two of the area’s largest festivalstaking place during the next two weeks, allthe art, culture, music and family fun — notto mention elephant ears, gyros, crab cakes,cotton candy and chicken-teriyaki-on-a-stick— anyone could ever want is close at hand.First up is Festival in the Park — aCharlotte tradition since 1964 in FreedomPark near uptown — running now throughSunday, Sept. 21. Then, one week later, isthe fast-growing “Denver Days.”The four-day Festival in the Park draws150 artists and craftsmen from aroundthe country as well as music and acts fromdozens of entertainers on multiple stages.New this year, a teen talent show with preselectedparticipants in which kids and teensshowcase music, dance, juggling, comedy,martial arts and other talents in a “fun andnon-competitive” forum.“For years the Festival has offered spaceto local students so they can display theirvisual art talents, so it is only a natural for usto provide this venue to showcase their otherartistic abilities,” says David Dalton, festivalboard chairman.The festival’s Artists Walk groups fine artistsand crafters who work in clay, ceramics,drawing, graphics, leather, glass, jewelry, metaland wood, including Max Howard Sculptureof Huntersville and Jim Miles Woodworks ofCornelius.The Lake Walk is a separate grouping ofartists around Freedom Park’s lake, an areathat transforms into a twinkling village at duskas the lake reflects lights strung from exhibitor’stents. Kids’ activities include hands-onart, <strong>Carolina</strong> Clowns, pony rides, face painting,moon walk, fire truck slide, climbingrocks, train, merry-go-round and Gus the Bus(a “talking” school bus).Entertainment includes musical group TheSpongetones; Americamanta (“of America”)a group from Otavalo-Ecuador; Little LotusTroupe (traditional and contemporary Chinesedance and performing arts); Latin music byPeralta; Doug Burns and the From The TopBig Band — a swing band that plays theclassics of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, DukeEllington and more.No pets, alcoholic beverages, skating,skateboarding, scooters or bicycles allowed.Last year, an estimated 100,000 attended.To get to Freedom Park, take I-77 south toI-277 East (John Belk Freeway) to the SouthBoulevard exit, turn left onto East Boulevard,and turn right on Cumberland Avenue orcontinue to front entrance of Freedom Park.Parking is limited around the park, but isavailable Thursday and Friday after 5 p.m.,and all day Saturday and Sunday at HolyTrinity Catholic Middle School (Park Road andPrinceton Avenue) and Myers Park TraditionalSchool (Radcliffe Avenue near Queens Road)at a cost of $5 per car to benefit the respectiveschools. Free shuttle to the festival isprovided.Additional parking is available Friday after 5p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday at the<strong>Carolina</strong>s Medical Center parking deck and lotCOURTESY FESTIVALINTHEPARK.COMThe Festival in the Park celebrates its 44th anniversary this year.(South Kings Drive at East Boulevard) at $5per car to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital.On-street parking on Queens Road betweenRadcliffe and Princeton avenues. Festivalhours are Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; andSunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free.For more information, visit www.festivalinthepark.org.Denver Days, set for Sept. 24-27, is heldoff Highway 16 and Triangle Circle in LincolnCounty. It’s now in its sixth year of promotingcivic pride and raising funds for recreationaland community resources.The festival kicks off Wednesday, Sept.24, with a gospel concert and fish fry from 6to 9 p.m. and continues through Saturday,Sept. 27 from 5 to 11 p.m. daily. Parkingis $5 per vehicle Wednesday and Thursday,$10 per vehicle Friday & Saturday. There areno additional admission fees.Denver Days features carnival midwaySee Free Time/page 29Let our caring andcompassionate staff takecare of your entirefamily’s dental needs.Treating Adultsand Children•Financing OptionsAvailableTate C. Langdon D.D.S. PACOSMETIC• Veneers • Tooth Colored Fillings• Dentures and Partials • Tooth Whitening• Root Canal • Implants • Digital X-Rays• TV’s in Every Exam Room• Intraoral Video • Crown & BridgeAND FAMILY DENTISTRY10210 Hickorywood Hill AveSuite 100Located in Rosedale CommonsOff Exit 23Huntersville, NC 28078704-875-0123TATELANGDONDDS.COM

Free Time/From page 28rides and games, crafts, vendors, concessions,a cash-only beer garden serving $5Miller Lite, Yuengling and Blue Moon, orlocal wines from Woodmill Winery (Friday,4-10 p.m. and Saturday, noon-10 p.m.only) for $5 per glass. Free concerts by TheFantastic Shakers (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.),Confederate Railroad (Friday, 8 p.m.) andThe Marshall Tucker Band (Saturday, 8p.m.).Thursday features a ’50s-style NostalgicDrive-In and Cruise-In with a free familydrive-in movie projected on a 65-footscreen, plus swing dance demo, shagdancing, live entertainment, DJ, classic carshow and celebrity guest/national drag racechampion Doug Herbert, spokesman forthe safe driving BRAKES foundation. Driveup or bring a blanket and lawn chair for themovie, which begins at dusk.No outside food, coolers or pets allowed.To get there, take Highway 73 west, turn righton Highway 16 north. Festival grounds areapproximately 1.5 miles north of Highway 73(behind Century 21 Hecht Realty and HotsyCompany buildings.) Times are subject tochange. For the latest updates, visit www.denverdays.com.EVENTS— Ann Fletcher• Hooked on Huntersville: Visit LakeNorman is sponsoring The Hooked onHuntersville tour Wednesday, Sept. 24. Thetour will highlight attractions in Huntersvilleincluding Rural Hill, Blythe Landing, BirkdaleVillage, Latta Plantation, <strong>Carolina</strong> RaptorCenter, Joe Gibbs Racing, Bradford StoreHugh Torance Housefinal weekendThe Hugh Torance House andStore will be open for tours for itsfinal weekend in 2008, Sept. 21,2-5 p.m. The historic 18th-centuryhouse and store is located at8231 Gilead Road in Huntersville.Admission is $3 for adults, $2 forstudents. For more information, call704-875-6479.and more. The tour costs $10 per person,and includes lunch which is being catered byArmin’s Catering from the Dockside Café atBlythe Landing and transportation providedby Ragin’ Uptown. The tour will start at BlytheLanding and last from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Forfurther information, contact Courtney Wolfromat Visit Lake Norman at 704-987-3300.• Big Band in the Park: The CorneliusPARC Department and Lake NormanChrysler-Jeep-Dodge are hosting Big Bandin the Park, Sept. 27 at Bailey Road Parkin Cornelius. A prelude performance by theCalvin Edwards Trio will kickoff the eveningat 7 p.m., followed by the Andrew ThielenBig Band at 8 p.m. A fireworks show willfollow the last performance. Gates will openat 6 p.m., with pre-concert activities for kidsincluding face painting and bubble pools.Concessions will be available throughout theevening. For more information call 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit www.corneluspr.com.• Equestrian Show: The Latta PlantationEquestrian Center will host a special horseshow Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.The free event is sponsored by Calicos HavenInc. Highlights will include a performanceby Thumbelina, the world’s smallest horse;Grand Prix jumping performances; wagon,carriage and pony rides; clowns and balloonart and more. The Latta Plantation EquestrianSEPT. 11 th - NOV. 2 ndThursday - SundayFREE TIMECenter is located at 5225 Sample Road inHuntersville. For more information call 704-992-1550.• Toastmasters Area 34 HumorousSpeech Contest: Area 34 is holding itsannual humorous and evaluations contestThursday, Oct. 2 the Galway Hooker IrishPub in Cornelius. Area 34 includes clubsfrom Cornelius and Mooresville. Tickets tothe event are $15 which includes dinner.Reservations need to be made by Sept.22 by calling 704-778-2534 or by e-mailat anettepowell@aol.com. ToastmastersInternational is a non-profit organization thathelps people improve their communicationand leadership skills.• Mooresville Artist Guild Workshopsand Classes: The Depot Fine Arts Galleryhas many award-winning art instructors thatteach a varied class and workshop schedule,which includes watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic,pencil and more for the youth and adult artist.Please call 704-663-6661 or visit www.mooresvilleartistguild.com for upcomingclasses..netSPECIALFLASHLIGHT MAZESept. 19, Oct. 10 & Oct. 31ARTSAmazingTheMaize MazeMazeMaize• Christa Faut Gallery: The gallery willexhibit paintings by Elizabeth Bradford in ashow called “Two Mile Radius.” The paintingswill be displayed through Sept. 30. The galleryis located in Jetton Village in Cornelius and isopen Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more informationvisit www.christafautgallery.com orcall 704-892-5312.• “Lucky 8” Sculpture: Local artist JonHair’s Lucky 8 sculpture will be on display atthe Cornelius Town Hall through Oct. 4. Thesculpture is a traveling replica of the original,which is installed at the Beijing InternationalSculpture Park for the 2008 Olympic Games.• Lake Norman Art Show: The first ArtSpectacular Show and Auction, benefitingHope House and Lake Norman Free Clinicwill be opened by the three Mayors of theLake Norman area on Saturday, Sept. 20 at6 pm at the Great Frame Up shop in BirkdaleVillage. Pieces will be displayed and availablefor silent bidding at the Great Frame Up,Sept. 20-Oct. 12 during regular businessKasey SlingerlandTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 29Exp. 9/30/08Call Now For aFree ConsultationFamily Eyecarewww.universityeye.nethours. For more information about this event,call 704-562-5327 or e-mail aspatil@bellsouth.net.PROGRAMS• Women 4 Women: Women 4 Womenwill be holding an event at Aquesta Bank onJetton Road on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.The topic of this event is women, wisdom,and wealth, and dessert and coffee willbe served. Future dates for similar eventsinclude: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16. Formore information or to RSVP, call 704-439-1370.• Children’s Arts Project: Registrationsare now being accepted for fall sessions ofelementary and preschool art and musicclasses. For more information visit www.childrensartsproject.orgor call 704-896-8823.See Free Time/page 30Tired of Frizz or Out of Control Curls?25% Off SpecialtyStraightening704-895-9300www.HairUntangled.com• Contact Lenses • Lasik Consults• Large Eyewear Selection • Most Insurance Plans Accepted• Saturday Appointments Available• Pediatric Vision Including Developmental Screenings* Proud member of the Davidson Wildcats Sports Medicine Team *704-896-9090455 S. Main St., Ste 100 • Davidson704-547-15518316 Suite E, Medical Plaza Dr.Charlotte/University Areain DavidsonCLEARVISIONBEGINSWITHHEALTHYEYESUNIVERSITY EYEASSOCIATESDoctors of Optometry, P.A.Permanently straighten curlyor frizzy hair. Soften andstrengthen hair while givingbody bounce and shine, leavinghair vibrant and healthy.8305-8 Magnolia Plaza, CorneliusDrs. Eyler,Best, andMetwalli704-536-60426604 Suite E, East Harris Blvd.Charlotte/Hickory Grove

30 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDFree Time/From page 29- Preschool Art: This class for ages 2-5ixes mixing simple instruction with a widevariety of hands-on activities such as drawing,painting, sculpting, constructing, and collageto explore weekly and session themes.This class meets Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon,Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. and Thursdays,Sponsored by:North Mecklenburg Animal ShelterPET of theWEEKName: Jackie OOwners: John &Nicole DotyAge: Almost 8(She’s a rescue)Breed:Black Labrador &DalmationFavorite activities:Playing Kong andPatrolling the yard forsquirrels and kittiesFavorite place to sleep: Leather couchFavorite treat: Cheddar Cheese CubesWant to nominate a Pet of the Week? Send a photo and information toThe Herald, 200 South Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 ore-mail to pets@huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.com. Please be sure electronic photos arescanned at 200 dpi and a width of at least three inches or 16 inches at72 dpi. Pets will appear in the order they were received.See puzzle answer, page 11. Submit a puzzle & receive a cash award.Log on to www.CleverPuzzles.com, click on "Cash Awards".FREE TIME10:45-11:45 a.m. This program costs $60per six-class session.- Introduction to Drawing: This class forsecond to fifth-graders allows participantsto learn about various artists in this classNorthMecklenburgAnimalShelterWish List:Dry cat andkitten food,litter, andwet dog foodDonations can bedropped off at theCornelius Police Dept.labeled:Animal ControlInterested in amonetary donation?Please email Becca atbscorn1@netzero.comfor more informationdesigned to get kids interested in line,shapes, shadows and sketching. This classis Tuesdays, 4-5:15 p.m. This program costs$70 per six-week session.- Fantasy Friends: This program is forgrades K-3 and is Tuesdays 4-5:15 p.m.Students will explore many different forms ofart while creating their own characters in thisclass. This program costs $70 per six-classsession.• Rural Hill: Historical Rural Hill is locatedat 4431 Neck Road in Huntersville.Upcoming events include:- Amazing Maize Maze: This year’s mazehas a constitutional theme and is openThursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.through Nov. 2. Admission for daily mazes is$10 for adults, $7 for ages 5-17 and free forages four and younger. Flashlight mazes willbe held Sept. 19, Oct. 10 and 31 beginningat 7 p.m. Admission to the Flashlight Mazesis $15 for adults and $10 for ages 5-17 andtickets can be purchased at the gate from6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visitwww.ruralhill.net or call 704-875-3113.Huntersville P&RRegister at least one week in advanceof the programs. For more information or toregister, call 704-766-2220.• Fourth Annual Latino Festival:Celebrate Latin foods, music and culture onSept. 28 from 2-5 p.m. at the HuntersvilleElementary School Gym Parking Lot. Therewill be games, food and information booths.The festival is co-sponsored by: HPRD, Arts &Science Council, Randy Marion AutomotiveGroup, The Lake Norman Chamber ofCommerce, Charlotte Metro Credit Union,and Que Pasa Media.Davidson P&RFor more information or to register, call704-892-3349 or visit www.d-recs.org, unlessotherwise noted.• A Day in Pompeii – Discovery Place/Rock Bottom: Visit Discovery Place on Sept.23 to learn about Pompeii. Meet at theDP&R office at 9:30 a.m. and expect to arriveback at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $30 or $25 forresidents.• Healthy Cooking with NormaStewart: Join Norma on Sept. 25, Oct. 28 orNov. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to learn abouthealthy cooking. The cost is $20 or $15 forresidents.• The Health Walk and Talk: OnTuesdays beginning Sept. 23-Oct. 28 at 10a.m., discuss different health topics while gettingin a healthy aerobic activity. The programwill be held at the Davidson Greenway Thecost is $20, which will be donated too theDavidson Lands Conservancy.• Run for Green 5K: On Sept. 20 at7:45 a.m. there will be 5K run. Visit www.davidsonlands.org for more information andto register.SHOWS• Youth Auditions: The WarehousePerforming Arts Center will hold auditions forits inaugural season’s Show Choir, a performance-basedmusic and dance ensemble.Kids ages 8-10 will learn a choreographedmedley of songs from various genres andperform at community venues. Auditions willbe held Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. For moreinformation, visit www.warehousepac.com,e-mail info@warehousepac.com or call 704-859-9530.• Spoken Word Performance: TheMuslim Students’ Association at DavidsonCollege invites the public to a free performanceby two-time HBO def jam poetand spoken word artist Amir Sulaiman onThursday, Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. in the DukeFamily Performance Hall. There is no chargefor the event, but tickets must be reserved.For more information, call 631-944-1243.MUSIC• Organ Concert Organist Robert Parris,recording artist, composer and MercerUniversity organ professor, kicks off the thirdseason of Organ at Davidson in the sanctuaryof Davidson College Presbyterian Church onTuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.dcpc.org or call 704-892-5641for moreinformation.• Davidson Concert on the GreenSeries: The Concert Series will have itsfinal performance Sept. 21, featuring theDavidson College Symphony and JazzEnsemble. The show is 6-8 p.m. and takesplace on the Town Green.• Music at St. Alban’s ConcertSeries: All concerts take place at St. Alban’sEpiscopal Church in Davidson. The cost is$15 or $10 for students and seniors, andfree for children younger than 10. Call 704-941-0650 for more information on concerts.- Bachfest III: On Sept. 21 at 3 p.m., enjoyperformances by nationally acclaimed soloistsperforming music by Bach.SENIORS• 50+ Coffee Club: Every Wednesdayfrom 9 a.m. to noon, meet old and newfriends while enjoying coffee, games, newspapersand much more. Donations areappreciated and reservations are preferredbut not required and can be made by calling704-892-3349.• Cultural Arts Reaching Seniors(CARS): Meets 10 a.m. at Cornelius TownHall. To register for events online or learnmore about monthly CARS events, visit www.corneliuspr.org. Upcoming events include:Oct. 23, LKN Ladies Luncheon and FashionShow at the Senior Center; November,Renaissance Festival in Huntersville.• Davidson Senior Scholars: DavidsonSenior Scholars is a free program that hasmeetings 2-3:30 p.m., the second and fourthWednesday each month at the DavidsonParks and Recreation office on Armour Street.Register online at www.d-recs.org or by callingthe office at 704-892-3349. All programsare free.- “A Soldier’s Odyssey”: Cecil Cline willspeak about his first hand experience in theKorean War. This program is Sept. 24, 2-3:30 p.m.North Mecklenburg Senior CenterThe North Mecklenburg Senior Centeris open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday throughFriday and is located at 18731 WestCatawba Ave. in Cornelius. Call 704-892-4041 for more information or to register. Thecenter is closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day.- Catered Luncheon: Honey Baked HamCafé will cater lunch Sept. 26, noon to 1p.m. The cost is $5 per person and registrationis required.- Identity Theft, Scam and FraudProtection Program: Counselors from AARPand the Cornelius Police Department willdiscuss fraud prevention and how to avoidthe latest scams, Sept. 23, 10-11 a.m. Acontinental breakfast will be provided and preregistrationis encouraged.

THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 31www.cmc-university.orgStop running around for expert healthcare.Save precious time and energy for most medical needs by seeing the expert physicians, specialistsand pharmacists at CMC-NorthCross, a facility of CMC-University. Serving the Huntersville,Lake Norman and North Mecklenburg areas, our uncompromising excellence and commitmentto care give you more of everything. And it’s all at one convenient location.• NorthCross Surgery CenterSpecializing in general, orthopedic, plastic, ENT,urology and gynecological outpatient procedures• NorthCross PharmacyOpen 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday• Southeast Pain Care-NorthCross• Rehabilitation Services• Diagnostic Imaging CenterOur Services• <strong>Carolina</strong> Endoscopy Centers• <strong>Carolina</strong>s HealthCare Urgent CareOpen 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 7 days a week• Physician OfficesSpecialties include internal medicine, pediatrics,OB/GYN, urology, cardiology, ENT, pulmonologyand orthopaedics• To find a physician, call 704-512-6963Conveniently located off I-77 at Exit 2516455 Statesville Rd.Huntersville

32 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDTHE HERALD’SFREETIMEA GUIDE TOENTERTAINMENTAND LEISUREIn partnership with LKNFUN.comFriday, September 19Young Affiliates of the Mint - Always a popularevent with members, the Mint After 5 seriestakes advantage of the beautiful <strong>Carolina</strong> weatherduring the fall and spring with outdoor receptionson The Mint Museum of Craft + Design’s rooftopbalcony. Featuring live music, food from top arearestaurants, cash bar and the towering skyscrapersof downtown Charlotte, it’s easy to understand whythis series is so well attended.Prosciutto’s Pizza - Original Live Music withYuengling Bottles only $2!NV Nightclub - NV welcomes T9B, That 90’sBand, Lake Norman’s Hottest New Cover Band.Having toured with Blue Monday, you can expectthe same quality, style and fun. DJ Chris Bondwill be in the SideBar spinning the latest and bestdance and hip-hop music. And as with every FunFriday at NV, you can count on fun, games andprizes. $2 Miller Lites all night long. Doors openat 9. Ladies 21 and older in free before 11 p.m..Check us out at nvlounge.net.Vinnie’s Raw Bar - $1 Busch Light Bottles $2Bud Light Draft $2.50 Bud Light Lime Bottles $6Vinnie’s Bomb shot.Big Al’s Cornelius - Join us for great food,drinks and service. Big Al’s has the best food, drinksand service on the Lake! We have TV’s for everyone.WHY spend high prices and be disappointedwhen you can get the best wings, fried pickles anddelicious hamburgers. Open late until 2 a.m. everynight for dine in or take out.Duckworth’s Cheesesteakery Bar & Grill- Live Music with the SkinTonz - no cover charge!1/2 OFF ALL Wine by the Glass ALL Varieties, $10Domestic Buckets (Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light &Miller Lite) **Ask about our $5 Off Monthly PizzaSpecial!Lake Town Tavern - $2.50 Corona & CoronaLt, $4 Well Drinks $7.25 Fish & Chips. Dine InOnly!Northcross Lanes - Lounge Open 5pm-12am,Free Karaoke from 9pm - Close. Drink Specials -Armadillo Drinks at $4.50, Buttery Nipple Shots at$4.25. Bud & Bud Light bottles at $2.50.Jokers Dueling Piano Bar - Bringing DuelingPiano fun to the shores of beautiful Lake NormanNC. With the best Piano Entertainment brought infrom around the country fresh every week. You’veFREE TIMENIGHTLIFE/DININGnever had so much fun with your clothes on! DoorsOpen at 7, Show starts at 8. $5 Cover Charge.Exit 36 Grill - Fridays are GOOD TIMES at Exit36 Grill & Billiards! Wind down the week and windup the weekend with 16oz. Import Drafts $3 and1/2 rack ribs w/ 2 sides $8.99. The BEST Jell-OShots ON THE LAKE are only A BUCK!Horsefeathers Roadhouse and Park - The 7Days band will be performing tonight. Hawg wingsare $5 PBR $ 1Crave the Experience - Come out and enjoy$2 Longnecks and Live Music every Friday night atCrave. Home of the Cleveland Browns and OhioState Buckeyes. Enjoy your experience in our TotallySmoke Free environment.On the Roxx Martini Bar - That’s right... Onthe Roxx has come up with their own recipe forFruit Infused Martinis... if you like the InfamousPineapple Martini, these NEW ones are sure toknock your socks off. And,,, as always don’t forgetto ask about our daily drink specials. On the Roxxconsistently has a crowd no matter what night ofthe week it is. We’ll see you there... we just mightnot remember.eeZ Fusion & Sushi - TGIF: It’s Friday so stopThere’s onlyone crownworth waiting for...(and it’s probably NOTat your dentist’s ofce)We can complete yourPermanent Crown in ONE VisitNo Temporary CrownNo Return AppointmentY ou can have a precision t crown inone ofce visit, thanks to the latest restorativedental technology. Call the ofces of Welborne,White & O’Leary, DDS to learn more or toschedule an appointment:704-896-7955The world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one ofce visit.Big Al’s Cornelius: 704-987-65828301 Magnolia Estates Dr., CorneliusCrave the Experience: 704-892-774719930 West Catawba Ave., CorneliusDouble Door: 704-892-676619501 West Catawba Ave., CorneliusDuckworth’s Cheesesteakery: 704-799-2881560 River Highway, MooresvilleeeZ Fusion & Sushi: 704-892-424216925 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., HuntersvilleExit 36 Grill: 704-799-6210167 Pinnacle Lane, MooresvilleGeorge Pappas’ Victory Lanes: 704-663-5300125 Morlake Drive, MooresvilleHorsefeathers Roadhouse: 704-966-01923746 Mt Pleasant Road, Sherrills FordJane’s Lasting Impressions Salon: 704-895-212120920 Torrence Chapel Road, CorneliusJokers Dueling Piano Bar: 704-664-69961459 River Highway, MooresvilleLake Town Tavern: 704-896-710919708-K W. Catawba Ave., CorneliusM5 Modern Mediterranean: 704-909-55004310 Sharon Road, CharlotteMia Famiglia: 704-987-3877in and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere with a drinkand enjoy our extensive sushi menu!Double Door at Lake Norman - Get readyfor a fun night with Tuesday’s Gone, the ultimatetribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Free food catered byLake Town Tavern and plenty of drink specials makeDouble Door at Lake Norman the place to be!George Pappas’ Victory Lanes - MidnightThunder & Drink SpecialsMidtown Sundries at Lake Norman - It’sKaraoke Night with incredible drink specials for all!Karaoke begins at 10pm, Bud Light Pints $2.50,Rum and Coke $3.Jane’s Lasting Impressions Salon - Girls!Girls! Girls! Get one FREE Beer and Wings with everyhaircut! 15 minute massages available! Jane’sLasting Impressions has started Gentlemen’s Night!The girls will be dressed to impress!! The HottestSalon at Lake Norman!Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman - Join10 or more of the Country’s finest Powerboats atMidtown as they donate their time and boats togive rides to wish kids. Poker Runs of America haschosen the Make-a-Wish foundation as their charityof choice to receive the proceeds from the Liveand Silent Auction. Already there has been over$10,000 in Auction Items donated for this event.Come give back to the community and check outsome of the most powerful boats in the countrywhile you’re at it.Rusty Rudder - Enjoy cheap drinks and greatmusic with a view!!! $5 Vodka U Call-Its and livemusic with S.O Stereo.Saturday, September 20Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman - That’sright the worlds largest Poker Run Association isbringing close to 40 of the Biggest, Baddest Boatsin the Country for a Poker Run. Saturday’s run onLake Norman will see some of the very hottest andbiggest V-bottoms and cats in all of North America.After the run, we’ll party at Midtown Sundries onthe water and determine the first winner of PokerRuns America’s Lake Norman Poker Run whereone lucky participant will cart away several thousandsof dollars in cash and prizes. If you planon watching from the Water, be sure to stay tothe side, these boats move pretty fast, but don’tworry, “Safety is our main concern,” says Bill Taylor,President of Poker Runs America,” and this APRAsanctioned event has been specially designed to beideal for the waters of Lake Norman”Rusty Rudder - Keep your electrolytes up witha great tasting Gatorade Shot for just $4. Belowthe Belt will rock the house with the best-set list ofany band we book.Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman - Live- Part Time Blues Band - Bud Light Pints $2.50,Vervtini $6.50, Verve Shooter - “The Big O” $5George Pappas’ Victory Lanes - SpecialMidnight Thunder 9:30pm - 2am Listen to yourfavorite Classic Rock tunes played by “DJ Spanky”.Lights - Awesome Tunes - Fun and Prizes NoAge Restrictions on Admission! Bowling is $60per lane for three hours of bowling (or until 2 ifyou check in after 11pm) Shoe Rental just $3Restaurant Specials - 9” Personal Pizza $4 WingsVenue List19918 North Cove Road, CorneliusMidtown Sundries: 704-896-901318665 Harborside Dr., CorneliusNorthcross Lanes: 704-892-717716317 Statesville Road, HuntersvilleNV Nightclub: 704-896-698220924 Torrence Chapel Road, CorneliusOn the Roxx Martini Bar: 704-893-760119712 One Norman Blvd., CorneliusParadise Bar and Grill: 704-895-488819501 Catawba Ave., CorneliusProsciutto’s Pizza: 704-439-444420920 Torrence Chapel Road, CorneliusQueens Landing: 704-663-26281459 River Highway, MooresvilleRusty Rudder: 704-892-919520210 Henderson Road, CorneliusTorrence Chapel Park:21309 Torrence Chapel Road, CorneliusVerdict Ridge Country Club: 704-257-01007332 Kidville Road, DenverVinnie’s Raw Bar: 704-799-2090643 Williamson Road, MooresvilleYoung Affiliates of the Mint: 704-337-2010220 North Tryon St., Charlotte$. 35 each Lounge Specials - Domestic Pints$2.50 Well Drinks $2.50Big Al’s Cornelius - Why pay high prices andget lousy food. BIG AL’S offers great food, drinksand service @ reasonable prices! WORLD Famousfor our Chicken wings. We cook all our food to orderso we may be slow...but the food is worth it. $5.99LUNCH special avail and children’s meals. We havea selection of video games for everyone to enjoy.DONT FORGET TO Experience watch all your collegeand NFL football games at BIG AL’s. ONCE you visitus you become part of the familyeeZ Fusion & Sushi - Our Sushi menu isbound to please everyone. Join us for lunch or dinner.Relax. Have a drink or two and enjoy!Double Door at Lake Norman - Live ~Loaded 9On the Roxx Martini Bar - That’s right... Onthe Roxx has come up with their own recipe forFruit Infused Martinis... if you like the InfamousPineapple Martini, these NEW ones are sure toknock your socks off. And,,, as always don’t forgetto ask about our daily drink specials. On the Roxxconsistently has a crowd no matter what night ofthe week it is. We’ll see you there... we just mightnot remember.Crave the Experience - Come out and enjoy$5 Mojitos and Live Music at Crave every Saturdaynight. Home of the Cleveland Browns and OhioState Buckeyes. Enjoy your experience in our TotallySmoke Free environment.Exit 36 Grill - Saturdays are TOO MUCH FUNwith SoCo & Lime Shots $4 * Premium Drafts$2.25 * 12oz. Rib Eye w/ 2 sides $13.99Mia Famiglia - Dinner Specials. Featured WineSpecials. Mia Famiglia is the hot spot for localprofessionals who want to unwind after a long weekat the office.Jokers Dueling Piano Bar - Bringing DuelingPiano fun to the shores of beautiful Lake NormanNC. With the best Piano Entertainment brought infrom around the country fresh every week. You’venever had so much fun with your clothes on! Doorsopen at 7, Show starts at 8. Cover charge $5.Northcross Lanes - Lounge Open 5pm-12am,Free Karaoke from 9pm - Close. Drink Specials -Armadillo Drinks at $4.50, Buttery Nipple Shots at$4.25. Bud & Bud Light bottles at $2.50.Lake Town Tavern - $5 WooWoo & JollyRancher Shots, $2 Select bottle beer specials, and$5 Loaded Nachos & Chix Quesadilla’sDuckworth’s Cheesesteakery Bar & Grill- Wonderful Drink Specials today! $3 CoronaBottles, $3 24 oz Cans (Bud, Bud Light, CoorsLight & Miller Lite) $4 Red Bull Vodkas. *** Askabout our $5 OFF Monthly Pizza Special!Vinnie’s Raw Bar - KISS 95.1, Icy Waves SurfShop, LKNfun.com, and <strong>Carolina</strong> Wake Series areproud to present Wake The Lake the weekend ofSeptember 20-21. Hosted once again by Vinnie’sRaw Bar, the long-running event is shaping up tobe the series’ largest contest so far this year. Nowin its fourth year, the <strong>Carolina</strong> Wakeboard Series isone of the fastest-growing amateur wakeboardingcircuits on the East Coast.Vinnie’s Raw Bar - $1 Busch Lt Bottles $2Bud Lt Draft $2.50 Bud Lt Lime Bottles $6 Vinnie’sBomb shot

Horsefeathers Roadhouse and Park - Atrue southern rock cover band with plenty of heartand soul to please everyone. Draft beer is alwaysour Saturday special. Come try one you’ve nevertasted before. Blue Moon, Magic Hat #9, SierraNevada, Sweet Water 420, Sam Adams lager, RedBrick, Wood Chuck Cider, Beach Bum, Shock Topand more!Prosciutto’s Pizza - Come in and enjoy 1/2-price bottles of wine, $2 Newcastles and $3.50Jaeger Shots! Open mic night every Saturday nightcome out play and sing! Get a recording of yourperformance for $5Sunday, September 21Prosciutto’s Pizza - 5 Different Sam Adamsbeers on special - 2 draft, $2.25 bottles!Queens Landing - Join us for our 3rd annualLuau Cruise aboard the Lady of the Lake. Featuringa Polynesian, Hula & Tahitian Dance Show Enjoydancing after the show with DJ Ron Enjoy an originalHawaii Feast of Peel & Eat Shrimp, Chicken &Pineapple Skewers, Pulled Pork, Smoked Salmon,Corn on the Cob, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable &Cheese Tray, House Salad & Strawberry ShortcakeOnly $65/person Board: 2:30 pm Depart: 3 pmReturn: 6 pm Call 704-663-2628 for reservationsPrice does not include tax or gratuities, full cashbar on board.Vinnie’s Raw Bar - $1 Busch Lt Bottles $2Bud Lt Draft $2.50 Bud Lt Lime Bottles $6 Vinnie’sBomb shotBig Al’s Cornelius - Big Al’s is the PLACE towatch NFL Football or stop by after the PanthersHome Games! Park you car and carpool to thegame. We offer the best Bottle BEER special on thelake with $1.70 Bud or Bud Light Specials. ENJOYthe Best WINGS on the LAKE. We are famous forour great chicken wings cooked fresh. Our Wingsare large and served with Veggies and choice ofdip! DONT forget our great appetizers - our friedpickles are a great choice. WHY Pay high prices....and not be satisfied with your food and drinks...BIGAL’S has satisfied 1,000’s of customers for the past5 yrs we have been in business! Great food, drinksand Service @ reasonable prices! Thanks Big ALDuckworth’s Cheesesteakery Bar & Grill- Start with - $4 Bloody Mary’s, $10 DomesticBuckets (Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite),$2 Yuengling Draughts **Ask about $5 OffMonthly Pizza SpecialVinnie’s Raw Bar - KISS 95.1, Icy Waves SurfShop, LKNfun.com, and <strong>Carolina</strong> Wake Series areproud to present Wake The Lake the weekend ofSeptember 20-21. Hosted once again by Vinnie’sRaw Bar, the long-running event is shaping up to bethe series’ largest contest so far this year. Now in itsfourth year, the <strong>Carolina</strong> Wakeboard Series is one ofthe fastest-growing amateur wakeboarding circuitson the East Coast.Paradise Bar and Grill - It’s Sunday and whatbetter way to enjoy yourself then watch your favoriteNFL Teams battle it out on the gridiron on our flatscreen TV’s while you enjoy our delicious wings andkick back with a few friends and sip down a fewbrews, .35 cent wings and $7.50 domestic beerbuckets, and for our lovely ladies $4.50 BloodyMary’s.Mia Famiglia - Bring your family to join ours forthe best Sunday Dinner from 4pm-9pm.Northcross Lanes - Lounge Open from 5-Close. Drink Specials - Armadillo Drinks at $4.50,and Buttery Nipple Shots at $4.25. Bud & BudLight bottles at $2.50. Free Texas Hold’em tournament- Sign Up’s are at 2 and 5.eeZ Fusion & Sushi - End of Summer BOGOSushi & $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s! TheBOGO offer is available every Sunday thru Thursdayin the month of September! That’s 5 days a weekof the best sushi in Charlotte, and it’s absolutelyFREE!!! This offer is only available in September, itis dine-in only, and you must present your couponyour server!Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman - BudAmerican Ale (New Beer!) Pints for $2.50, BudSelect Bucket’s for $10.50, Bloody Mary’s $3Lake Town Tavern - ARE YOU READY FORSOME FOOTBALL? Every panther’s game onSunday we will be giving away an official NFL<strong>Carolina</strong> Panther’s Jersey. Must be present to win.The raffle tickets are free but you have to get hereearly because the tickets will only be distributedduring the 1st half. You can also buy your favoriteOfficial NFL Jersey or College team hats here for agreat deal. Come check it out. $10 buckets of BudSelect, $2 Coors Light, SIN Sunday (1/2 off themenu for service industry employee’s) please bringpay stub as proof. (excludes all seafood)Rusty Rudder - Enjoy $6 Pitchers of Bud Light,$5 Bloody Marys and $4 Gatorade shots all dayas you watch catch all the Sunday sports action.Catch the NASCAR chase action or the NFL Ticketon any of our 17 HDTV’s. Join us as the Pantherscontinue their season against the Vikings.On the Roxx Martini Bar - DJ JD Spinnin’House Tunes perfect for that Sunday Night chill.Don’t forget about our infused Martini’s... Onthe Roxx has come up with their own recipe forFruit Infused Martinis... if you like the InfamousPineapple Martini, these NEW ones are sure toknock your socks off. And, as always don’t forget toask about our daily drink specials.Monday, September 22Rusty Rudder - Watch Monday night footballon any of our 17 HDTV’s while enjoying ice coldYuengling pints and wings. For just $20 you get 24wings and 2 pints of beer.Lake Town Tavern - ARE YOU READY FORSOME FOOTBALL? 1 Official NFL <strong>Carolina</strong> GameJersey will be given away every Monday nightthrough football season. Must be present to win.Free raffle tickets to be distributed during 1st halfonly. So come early. Your favorite NFL Team Jerseys& college hat sold here. $2.75 Miller Lite cans(24oz), $4 Margarita’s, $5 Cheeseburger Baskets.Also 50 cent wings during the game.Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman- ALL draft beer pints for $2 and also $2 OFF allAppetizers!Exit 36 Grill - All bikes welcome, plenty of parking!$1 cans - Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, CoorsLight, $2 Hot Dogs, <strong>Weekly</strong> Bike Contests for Prizesand Braggin’ Rights! It’s “BOMBS AWAY”! All flavoredBombs are $4 - if we’ve got the flavor. you’vegot the bomb! -- We’re also playing World TavernPoker at 7pm and 10pm.George Pappas’ Victory Lanes - MondayNight Football featuring Buzztime & Drink SpecialsOn the Roxx Martini Bar - That’s right... Onthe Roxx has come up with their own recipe forFruit Infused Martinis... if you like the InfamousPineapple Martini, these NEW ones are sure toknock your socks off. And,,, as always don’t forgetto ask about our daily drink specials. On the Roxxconsistently has a crowd no matter what night ofthe week it is.eeZ Fusion & Sushi - To beat the end ofsummer blues, eeZ Fusion is extending its “BuyOne, Get One Free Sushi Item” offer throughoutthe month of September. The BOGO offer is availableevery Sunday thru Thursday in the month ofSeptember! That’s 5 days a week of the best sushiin Charlotte, and it’s absolutely FREE!!! This offeris only available in september, it is dine-in only, andyou must present your coupon to your server!Mia Famiglia - Come and join us for half priceBottles of Wine!Duckworth’s Cheesesteakery Bar & Grill- $1.50 Drafts (Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, MillerLight, and Yuengling), $1.50 Bottles (Bud, BudLight, Coors Light, & Miller Lite), $5 Margaritas (AllFlavors) $5 Double Cheeseburger Meal, .35 centwings @ The Bar (3pm - close)Vinnie’s Raw Bar - $1 Busch Lt Bottles $2Bud Lt Draft $2.50 Bud Lt Lime Bottles $6 Vinnie’sBomb shotBig Al’s Cornelius - $1.70 Miller Lites...BestBottle Beer Special on the Lake! World TavernPoker is the #1 bar poker league in the UnitedStates. 50,000 poker players compete weekly inLive Texas Hold’ Em Tournaments. World TavernPoker National Champion wins a seat into a WorldSeries Of Poker Event. $5.99 Daily Lunch Special (BEST VALUE On the Lake) with a great selection ofmeals served daily. Enjoy our Home Cooked soupsand drink specials. $1.70 Miller Lites and $3.50SOCO Lime ShotsVerdict Ridge Country Club - The 14th annualD.A.R.E. Golf Tournament will be held on Monday,September 22, 2008 at Verdict Ridge Golf andCountry Club in Denver NC. All proceeds go towardsthe Drug Abuse Resistance Education Programsinstructed at Cornelius and JV Washam ElementarySchools. Without your support, this quality educationalprogram would not be possible. Registrationbegin at 10 am! Shotgun start at Noon! For furtherinformation please contact Officer Gina Pattersonat 704-892-1363 or via email at patterson@corneliuspd.org.Prosciutto’s Pizza - Come in and enjoy MillerLite drafts for only $1.50!Tuesday, September 23FREE TIMEProsciutto’s Pizza - Come enjoy Bud Selectfor just $2!Big Al’s Cornelius - Serving Food until 2AM.Why go for fast food when you can get GREATFOOD for dinning in or take out at BIG AL’s? Enjoyour great food and drinks. We serve the best drinkson the Lake. 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Enjoy your experience in our TotallySmoke Free environment.George Pappas’ Victory Lanes - TexasTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 33Hold’Em & “Terrific Tuesdays”Lake Town Tavern - $2Miller Lite Bottle, 1/2priced wine by the glass. $5 Apple Martini’s $.35Wings (min 10 wings) and $5 Wraps. (Dine in Only)Mia Famiglia - 1/2 Price Appetizers at the BarOnly.Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman- 1/2 Price Wings, Yuengling Pints $2.50, andScrewdrivers $3Rusty Rudder - The Standerd Magazine -- amagazine dedicated to wakeboarding and wakeskatingwill release this quarter’s magazine at theRudder. Join all your favorite professional ridersfrom all over the country for this event. Simplifiedwill be taking the stage starting at 10:30. Drinkspecials to include $5 Vodka and Red Bulls and $1Domestic Drafts.Wednesday, September 24Rusty Rudder - Enjoy great wine for just 1/2the price!!!Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman - Yousing...the band rocks. 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34 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDDenver Days Fall Festival is right around theorner. I have not made it to this two-day event inhe past, but based on what many of my friendsare telling me, this has becomethe largest and best-attendedevent in the Lake Norman area.In years past, I’ve known aboutit but it was not until this yearthat I took the time to really learnabout the festival. To my amazement,I learned that last yearthe festival attracted more than40,000 people. What? In Denver?How could I have missed this?Well, I’m not going to miss it thisyear.This year the main festival begins at 4 p.m. onriday, Sept. 26, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.7, ending both nights at 11 p.m. The festival feaureshandmade arts and crafts, information fromocal businesses and free concerts by nationalcts including Confederate Railroad on Fridayvening, The Fantastic Shakers on Saturday afernoonand the Marshall Tucker Band Saturdayvening. The festival also offers a wide variety ofFREE TIMELKN’s largest communityfestival returns next weekendNIGHTLIFENATEDAVISfood vendors, so be sure to come hungry. Therewill also be plenty of games, amusement ridesand special events for the kids.The festival is managed by a nonprofit organizationwith the goal to enhance civic pride in theDenver area and to raise funds to be put backinto the local community. A long-term focus of theevent is to develop a community park where theevent can be held each year. This year, Bo Moorehas agreed to let the organizers use his propertyfor this huge undertaking. Moore’s property, andthe location of the event, is at the intersectionof Highway 16 and Triangle Circle, right behindthe Century 21 Hecht Realty Building. If you’vebeen down Highway 16 lately, you can’t miss it.Look for the LKNfun.com booth and stop by andsay “Hi.” We’ll have the cameras with us and welook forward to seeing everyone at Lake Norman’slargest community festival.Nate’s weekly column and The Herald’s Nightlifelistings are a partnership of lknfun.com and TheHerald For information on the Web site or TheHerald’s Nightlife, contact Nate at nate@lknfun.com.www.huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.comcome out and display your singing talent (unlessyour really bad, then you might want to keep yourtalent to yourself) But at least you can kick backand have a great time with some great people. $2Bud Lites and $4.50 Vodka CranberriesJokers Dueling Piano Bar - $.35 Wings,$1.25 Domestic Beers, $3 Featured ShotsDuckworth’s Cheesesteakery Bar & Grill- Free Texas Hold’em Poker (Sign ups at 6:30pm and 9:30pm), 1/2 Price Martinis (includingSignature & Traditional Martinis) $3 24oz Cans(Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite), $7 Lg.Pepperoni Pizzas. $3 off Pizza of the MonthVinnie’s Raw Bar - $1 Busch Lt Bottles $2Bud Lt Draft $2.50 Bud Lt Lime Bottles $6 Vinnie’sBomb shotHorsefeathers Roadhouse and Park - Joinus for $.40 wings and $2 Corona all dayThursday, September 25Big Al’s Cornelius - BEST BOTTLE Beer Specialon the Lake! Great food and drink specials all weeklong. Enjoy our outdoor patio. We offer great food,drinks and service @ reasonable prices...always.Why pay high prices and not get great food. Weguarantee our food will meet your expectations.....we offer great pizza, appetizers, hamburgers anddinners. Our dinners are priced under $9.99.DONT forget our Lunch specials priced at $5.99 includinga soft drink or ice tea. Serving food for dinein or take out until 2am every day! Big Al’s IS ONEof the best hangouts on the LAKE. WE have beenin business for over 5 yrs and have a great followingand reputation! Thanks BIG AL. 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Amid larger-than-average crowds,return visits from former pastors andoodles of covered dishes, an unusualcharacter will crash the 225th annualHomecoming Sunday at RamahPresbyterian on Sept. 28.Gabbie the Angel will be there.He’ll arrive on cue with a greatcrash and a cloud of dust, and you’llrecognize him by his NASCAR suitand helmet. Gabbie is an “angel apprentice”re-assigned to “duty out inthe sticks,” overseeing Ramah throughthe ages and, if all goes well, earninga set of wings. He time-travels backto Ramah’s humble beginnings—a“retro assignment” as he calls it, atime of “no fast food, no television,no iPhone, no Xbox, no boot cut jeansand no NASCAR-approved, modifiedstock race cars.”No stock cars?“Why me, Lord!” Gabbie frets.“Why me!”Yet he fulfills his duty and ultimatelydiscovers his purpose, keepinga watchful eye as parishioners,wars, traditions and centuries comeand go. He tends his flock, performinga miracle or two, despite a dogged badhabit of sneaking slices of pie.Gabbie is destined to make Ramah’sbig homecoming a memorable one,taking center stage as one of 12 charactersin an original play written bylongtime church member and elder,Alen Baker.“We’re excited to do something differentthis year,” says Baker. “We’retaking a play and replacing the worshipservice, but the play takes usthrough history to current day andends with our hopes for the future.”Staying true to tradition, it endswith a sermon, inserted right intoAct II, Scene Four where visitingpastor Alan Gray —who grew up inRamah Presbyterian but now leadsa church in Virginia— will deliver hisFAITHmessage.For Gray and others, it’s a family affair:Gray’s mother, Nancy Gray, stillattends Ramah and his niece, MaryIris Gray, is one of the youngest actorsin the play.Entitled Ramah Grove: A Journeyof Beliefs, Baker describes the play as“historical humor,” with dialogue featuring“Presbyterian humor.” Somemight find the latter concept contradictory.Baker does not.The play is billed as “an outdoordrama about family and faith and alittle fun,” and is based on historicalpoints from Nell Bradford Jenkins’1999 book They Would Call It RamahGrove, which is more or less the officialhistory of the church. Baker’stwo-act creation is open to the publicand begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28at the church’s outdoor amphitheatreon Ramah Church Road (weatherpermitting.) In case of rain, it’ll beindoors. A covered dish homecomingluncheon will serve as intermissionbetween the first and second acts.Clearly, the storyline and some ofthe characters (Gabbie, his angel supervisornamed Abbey, and the goodReverend Shout) are fictional, butfacts about Ramah’s history defineevery scene.“Each scene is fictional,” says Baker,“but the premise of the scene is fact.”Baker included facts he foundinteresting, like the custom of tarand-featheringparishioners as punishmentfor promiscuous dancing;or historically significant, like WorldWar II’s impact on the church, for inclusioninto his work.Baker, who retired from DukeEnergy in December of last year, isn’twhat could be called a prolific author,but this isn’t first writing rodeo either.He authored a book in 2005 onanother local and somewhat limitedsubject: this history of the Rocky RiverChapter of Trout Unlimited. Surelyanyone who could whip up somethingTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 35othing says Ramah at 225 like a NASCAR angelY ANN FLETCHERAlen Baker wrote Ramah Grove in ‘just’ three years.ANN FLETCHERRamah: The PlayThe cast and company for RamahPresbyterian’s special 225th anniversaryplay Ramah Grove: AJourney of Beliefs.Author: Alen BakerPlaywright: Jordana GheraibehGabbie: Tim WardGabbie’s supe, Abbey: FrankiePittmanHistorian/Narrator: Rev.Margie HuffmonRest of the cast: Jake Helms,Phillip Westmoreland, GavinMcCall, Margaret Westmoreland,Mac McCall, Deirdre Houk,Luke Maness, Mary Iris GrayStage manager: Marcia KnightSound/music: Eric KnightCostume designer: DawnBradfordProp master: Howard Cravenlike that wouldn’t find a mere play difficult.But it was.“I thought, ‘It can’t be that hard,’”says Baker. “But it took me threeyears.”In fact, the play was far from readywhen the church’s 225th anniversarycommittee asked him to have it readyfor homecoming.See Ramah/page 36

36 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDRamah/From page 35“It was in good draft form,” saysaker, “but not finished.”So, Baker picked eight of the bestcenes, four for each act. He thenurned to his wife, Scottie Baker, aetired educator, and “leveraged”is friend and former co-workerames Guinn, an aspiring sci-ficreenwriter, to craft the finalroduct.After writing the play, Bakeraced production challenges: whoould direct it, act in it, make theostumes, create the scenery, runound and make props?“I had a lot of worries three tofour months ago,” says Baker. “I’vedone a lot of recruiting.”Eventually, each task was filledby fellow members who put theirconsiderable talents to use.If the weather holds and theplay is presented in Ramah’s outdooramphitheater, Baker willhave come full circle. Four yearsago, he was instrumental in havingthe amphitheater built. Now, he’swritten the first original play to bepresented there based on Ramah’shistory.“I like to do stuff I’ve never donebefore,” says Baker. “This is mychurch. I get around to doing allkinds of things.”From the Bahá'í WritingsThe virtues of humanity are many, but science is the mostnoble of them all. The distinction which man enjoys aboveand beyond the station of the animal is due to this paramountvirtue. It is a bestowal of God; it is not material; it is divine.Science is an effulgence of the Sun of Reality, the power ofinvestigating and discovering the verities of the universe, themeans by which man finds a pathway to God. --‘Abdu’l-Bahá1-800-22-UNITEwww.HuntersvilleBahai.orgFAITHBible study group finds new homeLake Norman Community BibleStudy (CBS) is geared up for a newyear in a new location. The study,which has been meeting in the LakeNorman area for seven years, recentlymoved to Mt. Zion United MethodistChurch in Cornelius. It continues tomeet on Tuesday mornings at 9:30a.m.This year, Lake Norman CBS isstudying I & II Peter, Daniel andColossians. Women of all ages andbackgrounds are invited to join. LakeNorman CBS also offers a full children’sprogram for infants throughhome school aged children. The children’sprogram includes Bible study,craft, snacks, play time and a musicprogram.A new member class for LakeNorman CBS is scheduled forTuesday, Sept. 23. For more informationor to register for Lake NormanCBS, contact Laura Bansek at 704-766-2990 or by email at lbansek@carolina.rr.com. Mt. Zion UnitedMethodist is located at 19600 ZionStreet in Cornelius.• Ardent Faith: The Men’sWeekend Retreat will be held Friday,HERALDchurchNOTESOct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 5, atthe Life Way Conference Center inRidgecrest, N.C. with special guestspeaker Rick Murrill from ChristianGrowth International of England. Thecost is $100 for lodging and food. Formore information, contact JeffreyWatson at 704-451-1212. ... Thechurch is located at 9700 Mt HollyHuntersville Road.• Assurance United Methodist:The church’s Cancer Support Groupwill meet Thursday, Sept 25, at 7 p.m.Guest speaker Marilyn Cirulis discusscommunicating with others. …The church’s first consignment salewill be held Friday and Saturday,Sept. 19-20. Available for purchasewill be children’s clothing, toys andoutdoor play equipment. The salehours on Friday are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.• Bethel Presbyterian: Thechurch will celebrate its 180th birthdayand homecoming on Sunday, Oct.19.• Christ Community: Thechurch’s Pastor Appreciation Monthis October. Members can stop by theAppreciation Team’s table in the lobbyto sign up to do something nice for thechurch’s pastors.• Community in Christ Lutheran:A luncheon to recognize newmembers will be held Sunday, Sept.21, following the 10:45 a.m. worshipservice. … Youth and adult leadersare needed for Amigos tutoring whichbegins in late September and will beheld Mondays from 4:30 to 6 p.m..• Davidson College Presbyterian:The church is planning a GulfCoast relief trip Oct. 10-14. Anyone interestedin this short work trip shouldcontact Kathy Beach-Verhey atkbeach-verhey@dcpc.org. The totalcost is $125 per person.• Davidson United Methodist:The church will hold Oh, HappySee Faith Notes/page 37S Homecomingcelebration isSunday Sept. 21.Special worship at10:30 a.m., covereddishlunch to follow.Everyone isinvited!HUMC: Serving Huntersville Since 1908

Faith Notes/From page 36ay!, a concert featuring the adultnd youth choirs and the handbellnsemble on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 4.m. Proceeds will benefit a new muicacademy for children in the Lakeorman area who do not have accesso music education. … The DUMCChip in 4 Habitat” charity golf outingill be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at theox Den Country Club in Statesville.he day will begin with a shotguntart at 9 a.m. All proceeds will besed to fund the church’s Habitat forumanity building project. For morenformation or to register, visit www.olf4dumc.org.• Hopewell Presbyterian: Dougnd Stephanie Cottrell are newembers. … The church’s homecomngis scheduled for Sept. 21 at 11 a.m.he Rev. Malcolm Bullock will reurnas the guest minister for the 11.m. worship service. Bullock serveds minister at the church from 1978hrough 1983. The early service willot be held this day.• Huntersville First Baptist:he church will hold its annual Worldunger Day Saturday, Sept. 27 froma.m. until noon and will include onef the area’s largest yard sales, a sientauction, barbecue and bake sale.roceeds will benefit local and interationalhunger relief organizations... The church is located at 119 Northld Statesville Road.• Huntersville Presbyterian:he church’s annual Community Festill be held Saturday, Oct. 18, and willFAITH/OBITUARIESBethel’s cookin’ up some barbecueBethel Presbyterians’ annual barbecue, bake sale and silent auction willbe held Thursday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plates, which includeslaw, beans and bread, cost $8. Three sandwiches cost $8 and one poundof barbecue is $10.Drive-thru service is available for those on the go and the church willprovide lunchtime delivery around the Lake Norman area for 10 or moreorders. Proceeds from the event will go to support the missions program ofthe church. For more information, e-mail bethelbbq@charter.net. BethelPresbyterian is located at 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius.feature a Ten Thousand Village salewith crafts from around the worldas well as children’s games, live music,a silent auction and a bake sale.Proceeds will benefit the Angels andSparrows soup kitchen.• Huntersville United MethodistChurch: The church willcelebrate is 100th anniversary atits annual homecoming service onSunday, Sept. 21. … The church willhold its Fall Festival on Saturday,Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It willfeature games and activities for children,BBQ and bake sale, a craft andvendor sale and a silent auction. TheUnited Methodist Women and Mensponsor this event and proceeds willfund mission projects supported bythe two groups.• Independence Hill Baptist:The Women’s Ministry is sponsoringBeth Moore’s Bible study “Steppin’Up — A Journey through the Psalmsof Ascent.” The study includes video,group discussions, a workbook andsome homework. There are two classes/timesto choose from, Wednesdaymornings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,or Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to7:30 p.m. Childcare is available andworkbooks cost $16. To sign up, callthe church office at 704-596-2124.• Journey Church: The churchwill host “Discovering You” onSaturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. tonoon. The program will focus on questionssuch as “What am I here for?”and “What does God want me to do?”The cost is $5. E-mail Brian Earlyat brian@thejourneyonline.com tosign up. … Journey Church meetsBirkdale Theater at 9 and 10:30 a.m.• Lake Norman Baptist: Bodyand Soul Fitness Ministry recentlybegan its fall classes. Cardio strengthclasses are on Mondays and Fridays,from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the gym. Thecost is $3.25 per class hour. Childcareis available. For more information, call704-827-4214 or 704-948-1112. Bodyand Soul Fitness has also begun a coedpower strength class on Mondaysfrom 7 to 8 p.m. in the gym.Marian RogersMrs. Rogers, 84, of Charlotte andHuntersville, died Friday, Sept. 5, at WhiteOak Manor Nursing Home. She was bornon May 12, 1924, in Roseburg, Ore., to Dr.Henry Clay Church and Bertha Davis Church.She was a real estate agent for many yearsin Charlotte with Bissell-Hayes Realtors andthe John Crosland Company and later in theLake Norman area. She was a talented artistand accomplished violinist earlier in her life.She is survived by her daughters GailRogers of Marietta, Ga., and Carol Picardand husband Normand of Fort Mill, S.C.; sonDr. Michael Rogers of Chapel Hill; and twograndchildren. In addition to her parents, shewas preceded in death by her parents andher brother Charles Church and her formerhusband James Yates Rogers.The family would like to express their gratitudefor the many months of skilled and lovingcare and attention given to Mrs. Rogersby the staff of White Oak Manor NursingHome. In lieu of flowers, the family requeststhat memorial donations be made toHospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region,1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC28204, www.donatehospice.org.Pastor & Mrs. CochranTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 37HERALDdeathsA private family memorial service wasscheduled. Raymer Funeral Home ofHuntersville is serving the family.James A. WebbMr. Webb,67, of Charlotte, died athome surrounded by family and friends onSaturday, Sept. 6, after a three-year battlewith ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He wasborn Dec. 17, 1940, in Norwood, N.C., tothe late Alfred Branson Webb and FlorenceAlexander Webb. He served four years in theUnited States Navy. 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38 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDObituaries/From page 37f various other committees. He was also aember of the Statesville Road Volunteerire Department.He is survived by his wife of 43 years Jeandwards Webb; son, Jimmy of Kannapolis;aughter Deanna Prevette and husbandean of Statesville; sister Virginia Serina andusband David of Lillington, N.C.; brotheriley Webb and wife Frances of Norwood;nd two grandchildren.A service to celebrate his life was heldRadio Disney willbe on Site withLive Music andPrizesat Independence Hill Baptist Church onTuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. Interment wasscheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to IndependenceHill Baptist Church Building Fund, 10220Eastfield Road, Huntersville, NC 28078;or Muscular Dystrophy Association for ALSResearch, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 320,Charlotte, NC 28210; or Hospice andPalliative Care of Lake Norman, 705 GriffithStreet, Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.Raymer Funeral Home of Huntersville is servingthe family.2008Annual MeetingFAITH/OBITUARIESElisha Reneé TaylorMs. Taylor, 24, of Denver died Monday,Sept. 8. She was born to pastors Linda andBarry Taylor on May 27, 1984, in Cleveland,Tenn. She was a senior at University of North<strong>Carolina</strong> Charlotte, studying to be an Englishteacher. She was a member of To the Praiseof His Glory Church in Cornelius.In addition to her parents, she is survivedby her fiancé Jesse Arwood of Matthews;daughter Olivia Marie Taylor of Denver; brothersMarc Taylor and wife Julie of CharlotteTheAnnualMeetingisonlyformembersofEnergyUnitedEMC.Alleventsarefree.PleasebringyourRegistrationCardfromtheSeptemberissueof<strong>Carolina</strong> Country withyoutothemeeting.Highlights:FreehealthscreeningMembers of EnergyUnited EMC are Invited to AttendSaturday, September 20, 2008 7:30 a.m. to noonGetting there is easy:$5AttendanceAward for EveryRegisteredMemberDavie County High School, Mocksville, North <strong>Carolina</strong>and Christopher Taylor and wife Megan ofCharlotte; sister Amanda Taylor of Marion;and grandfather Richard Taylor of KingsMountain. She is preceded in death bypaternal grandmother, Barbara J. Taylor andmaternal grandparents, Harry and Irene Orr.A memorial service was held Saturday,Sept. 13, at Raymer Funeral Home withSanford Cooper and Prophetess Bobbie JoHamilton officiating. Memorial donations maybe made to To the Praise of His Glory Churchfor Olivia’s college fund, P.O. Box 2033,Cornelius, NC 28031. Raymer FuneralHome of Huntersville is serving the family.Tommie Thompson MayesMs. Mayes, 93, of Huntersville died athome on Monday, Sept. 8. She was born onSept. 13, 1914, to the late Glenn Rollandand Mary Thompson Mayes. She wasbaptized as a child at Ramah PresbyterianChurch and was a lifelong member. She waselected as first female deacon in 1980, firstfemail elder in 1984 and served as clerk ofthe session. She served on numerous committeesand was the oldest living member.She was also a member of the AmericanLegion Post 86 Auxiliary Unit.She is survived by nieces Carol Mayesand Gina Harris; nephews Paul and JamesMayes Bjorneboe, Terry Mayes, TimothyMayes, Glenn Mayes III, Daniel Mayes and704-728-817020805 Catawba Ave.Corneliuswww.beautybytiare.comThompson Mayes; 14 great nieces andnephews; four great-great nieces and nephews;and two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Mayesand Hilda Mayes. In addition to her parentsshe was preceded in death by her sistersVirginia Mayes Bjorneboe and Anne MayesBlount; and brothers Glenn Jr. and James.The family offers special thanks to her caregiverPat Cotton, Hospice Palliative Care ofLake Norman and the nurse assistants ofInterim Healthcare for their care of “AuntTommie.”A funeral service was held Wednesday,Sept. 10, at Ramah Presbyterian Church.Burial followed in the church cemetery.Memorials can be made to Hospice PalliativeCare of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith Street,Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036 or RamahPresbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah ChurchRoad, Huntersville, NC 28078. RaymerFuneral Home of Huntersville is serving thefamily.Frances CochranMrs. Cochran, 73, of Davidson, diedTuesday, Sept. 9, after a lengthy illness. 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Nothing’s betterthan great thoughtsI love great thoughts. What I mean by “great thoughts” arethoughts that stimulate new thoughts in my own brain. Orthoughts that arouse moral actions in me. Or thoughts thatcause me to look at big issues differently than I did in the past.I don’t think of great thoughts as necessarily true thoughts.Maybe most great thoughts are truths but I’m especially drawnto thoughts that stimulate reflection and raise challengingquestions. Here are some great thoughts that you may findchallenging as I do.“Faith is under the left nipple.” Martin Luther said that. Hewas anything but anti-intellectual. And heSOUTHERN FRIEDPREACHERHAROLDBALESwas certainly not dismissive of rationality.But he recognized the role of the heart inmatters of religious practice. Rationalityis something I wish our world had moreof these days. But the heart knows betterwhat the mind struggles to understand.Speaking of rationality, Epictitus in thesecond century said, “If I were a nightingale,I would sing like a nightingale; if aswan, like a swan. But since I am a rationalcreature, my role is to praise God.”Napoleon once said that one cannotbecome an atheist merely by wishing it.That is a great thought. I don’t know ifit is true or not. But it does provoke oneto think hard and long about it. When I was a pastor of a verylarge congregation once, I had a Sunday School class called“The Philosophy Class.” It came into existence long before Ibecame minister at the church so don’t bug me about the name.It was a huge class. Some members of the class were membersat other churches but they were also in this class.I admit that this kind of freewheeling group would not bewelcome in many churches. The class was a forum for ideasand great thoughts. Most participants were skeptics aboutreligion, at least to a certain extent. But they were seekers ofknowledge. Their meeting room was decorated with picturesof great philosophers as well as figures from the Bible. Theirgatherings were filled with debates about big issues of life. Noidea was off limits. I loved the class for its openness and honesty.It was stimulating in the extreme.And sometimes I observed what I took to be persons strugglingto be atheists. But they generally failed at that becausedespite their best efforts to the contrary, they had a hard timeavoiding behaving like Jesus. They couldn’t help themselvesbecause they were so extravagantly loving, generous and gracious.“It is very dangerous to go into eternity with possibilitieswhich one has oneself prevented from becoming realities. Apossibility is a hint from God.” Soren Kierkegaard offered thatgreat thought. It is a favorite of mine. We preachers speak ofourselves as having responded to the “call” of God to becomeministers. For many of us that calling came as if it were ablow to the forehead with a two by four. That is what it tookto get our attention. But I am more intrigued by those whoare able to tune in to the “hints” of God. Those are the peoplewho grasp the possibilities for their lives and live into them.They are the people who have dreams and visions of what theymight do for God’s sake. They are those who study and practice,work and create. They are teachers and farmers, mechanicsand engineers, builders and bankers. They are healers andhomemakers, fire fighters and police officers. They are singersof songs and makers of poems. Everyone lives in a thick soupof possibilities. And God watches to see who among us willtake the hints to heart.Share your great thoughts with Herald columnist HaroldBales at hkbales@bellsouth.net.FAITH/OBITUARIESObituaries/From page 38Henry Cochran, children KimberlyHowland Meyer and husband David ofCulver City, Calif., William Howland Jr.and wife Amy of Harrisburg, Andrew U.Howland and wife Lori of Charlotte, andScott N. Birckhead and wife Debbieof Huntersville; stepsons Peter D.Birckhead of Houston, Texas, and GeorgeD. Cochran and wife Elizabeth of EastGreenwich, R.I.; stepdaughters Cathy B.Pacak of Gettysburg, Penn., and Amy G.Cochran and husband Matthew Snyder ofStonington, Conn.; and 15 grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her sister,Joan Kerr Eichner.A memorial service was held onSunday, Sept.14, at St. Albans EpiscopalChurch in Davidson. In lieu of flowers,contributions may be made to IRMCFoundation (indicate gift is for the CancerCenter), 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach,Fla., 32960. Raymer Funeral Home ofHuntersville is serving the family.Abner WilkinsMr. Wilkins, 68 of Maiden diedTuesday, Sept. 9. Survivors are his wifeMarylyn; sons Jeffery and Brian; anddaughter, Jenny.A funeral service was held Saturday,Sept. 13, at Cornelius PresbyterianChurch. Burial followed at NorthlakeMemorial Gardens. The family requestsmemorials to be made to CorneliusPresbyterian Church Manse Fund P.O.Box 279, Cornelius, N.C. 28031. RaymerFuneral Home of Huntersville is servingthe family.Doris Dorton McConnellMrs. McConnell, 77, of Cornelius, diedTuesday, Sept. 9, at <strong>Carolina</strong>s MedicalCenter. She was born April 11, 1931, inMooresville to the late Marion Grady andLois Long Dorton. She was a member ofMt. Zion United Methodist Church and agraduate of Cornelius High School.She is survived by her husbandJoel; sons David and wife Tammy ofClemmons, and Danny and wife Kay ofAugusta, Ga.; daughters Vickie Zettl andhusband Matt of Morehead City, andLinda Leatherman and husband Dave ofCharlotte; sister Myrtle Price of Cary, fivegrandchildren; and four great grandchildren.A funeral service was held ThursdaySept. 11, in the Chapel at RaymerFuneral Home with the Rev. Mike Baileyofficiating. Memorials may be made toMt. Zion United Methodist Church 19600Zion St., Cornelius, NC 28031. RaymerFuneral Home of Huntersville is servingthe family. Raymer Funeral Home ofHuntersville, NC is serving the family.James F. EllisMr. Ellis, 63, of Huntersville, diedWednesday, Sept. 10. He was a retiredfireman was known in the community as“The Christmas Tree Man.” He is survivedby his wife JoAnn; sons Michael, Thomasand Chris and their wives; seven grandchildren;and brother Bob Ellis and wife ofMatthews.A funeral service was held Sunday,Sept. 14, in the chapel of Raymer FuneralHome. Burial followed at HuntersvillePresbyterian Church cemetery. In lieuof flowers, donations may be made toHospice of Iredell County, PO Box 822,Statesville, NC 28677. Raymer FuneralHome of Huntersville is serving the family.Larry Boyd DrakeMr. Drake, 70, of Columbia, S.C., formerlyof Charlotte, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, atPiedmont Medical Center. He was born on Oct.5, 1937, in Charlotte to Frank L. Drake and thelate Sarah A. Drake.He is survived by his sons Burleigh ofColumbia and James and wife Natalie ofColumbia; daughters Tanya Robinson andhusband Barry of Charlotte, Rhonda Rigginsof Missouri, Kimberly Kennedy and husbandLarry of Garden City, S.C., and Sanya Kaiserand husband John of Gilbert, S.C.; brother Jerryand wife Ann of Charlotte; sister Linda Fite ofHuntersville; 13 grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren.A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept.13, in the chapel of Raymer Funeral Home withthe Rev. Doug Danner officiating. Interment followedat Cooks Memorial Presbyterian ChurchTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 39cemetery. Memorials may be made to theCooks Memorial Cemetery Fund, 3413 MountHolly Huntersville Road, Charlotte, NC 28216.Raymer Funeral Home of Huntersville is servingthe family.Mary Mancil HillMrs. Hill, 72, of Davidson, died Thursday,Sept. 11. She was born Oct. 2, 1935, inAndalusia, Ala., to the late Claude and PearlMancil. She is survived by daughters BelindaWilkerson and husband Mark, and Leslee Westand husband Craig; son Trey Powell and wifeMandy; sister Betty Sue Phillips; and six grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she is precededin death by her husband, Robert V. Hill.A memorial service was held Monday, Sept.15, in the chapel of Raymer Funeral Homewith Chaplain Kris Kawulok officiating. RaymerFuneral Home of Huntersville is serving thefamily.Town of Cornelius Legal NoticesTown Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NCMonday, October 6, 7:00 PMTown Board Public Hearing & ConsiderationSUB 01-08 Kaneel Bay Subdivision: Request by DeveloperOrchard Trace LLC & Silver Hammer Inc. to develop a 12lot subdivision w/minimum lot sizes of ¾ acre. Zoning:General Residential, LKN Critical Watershed. Location: W.side of Norman Colony Rd., E. side of Walter HendersonRd., N. of Madison Village Subdivision. Acreage: 16.997Davidson-Concord Small Area Plan: Hear public commentson a proposed design that will support developmentopportunities in the Davidson-Concord Road area.Nantz Road Small Area Plan: Hear public comments onillustrative plans designed to support additional commercialopportunities while creating additional access to LakeNorman by all citizens locally and regionally.ANNEX 01-08 WESTMORELAND SUBDIVISION:Voluntary Annexation Petition – WestmorelandCommunities LLC (Developer) – Request voluntary annexationof common area in the Westmoreland Subdivision.Tax Parcel IDs: 00511319, 00511490, 00511580B. Thisproperty is zoned Neighborhood Residential and is locatedwithin the Mtn. Island Lake Protected Watershed Area.ANNEX 02-08 HYDE PARK: Voluntary AnnexationPetition – Legacy Point (Developer) – Request voluntaryannexation of Hyde Park located on Bailey Rd (betweenHwy. 115 and Hwy. 21). Tax Parcel IDs: 00522283,00522207, 00522221, 00522208, 00535105, 00535104,00535103, 00535102, 00535101. This property is zonedIndustrial Campus and is not located within a protectedwatershed.As a result of public hearings, there is a possibility of substantialchanges made to the advertised proposal reflectingobjections and debate, and discussion which tookplace at the public hearing. Copies of proposed developmentplans are available at Cornelius Town Hall. If youhave any questions, contact the Planning Department at704-896-2461. Persons with special needs may contactthe Planning Department to make arrangements to viewdevelopment plans.

40 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDsports•Lake NormanGiants take thefield.Page 43• North Meckkicker puts bothfeet to work.Page 42Eagleswin thirdin a rowY CHRIS HUNTROCK HILL, S.C. — SouthLake’s14-6 victory last Friday night overWestminster Catawba wasn’t theprettiest football game this season,but the Eagles will take the win justthe same.Although the Eagles never trailed inthe game, coach Rich Landis never feltlike his team was in control, even afterquarterback John Larson’s 30-yardtouchdown pass to Sam Remick, whichgave the Eagles an eight-point leadearly in the fourth quarter. It wasn’tuntil his offense ran out the game clockon the Westminster one-yard line, aftergrinding out the last 6:20 of theclock, did Landisbreathe a sigh ofrelief.“You knowhow they talkabout ugly wins;well this wasdouble ugly,” saidLandis. “We definitelystole one. Itold my coachesRemickin the fourth quarter to run the balland get this game over with.”It was a week of injuries, transfersand illnesses leading up to Fridaynight’s game that forced Landis toshuffle his lineup. The Eagles dressedjust 22 players against Westminster,including JV players, and startedseven new players. It began the seasonwith 33 players on its roster, butseason ending injuries to tailback ZakJohnston and lineman Matt Thebeau,the transfer of David Larson to FirstAssembly Christian, injuries anda flu bug depleted the depth on theteam. With several new and inexperiencedfaces at different positions,the Eagles struggled early, droppingnine passes and fumbling the ball fivetimes. Four of those fumbles resultedin turnovers.The real hero of the night was theSouthLake defense. Landis said hisdefense gave up a lot of yards on theground, but played well in the red zonewhere it counted. It surrendered justSee Eagles/page 41Titans upend Viking nettersThe Titans celebrate their volleyball victory over the Vikings.BY CHRIS HUNTThree games into the 2008 footballseason, the Hopewell Titans are stillstruggling to find an identity on offense.And it was Friday night’s disappointing21-2 loss at ProvidenceHigh that put a big exclamation pointon the issue.It was a tale of two halves forHopewell’s offense against thePanthers, and both stories were tootough for Hopewell Coach Chris Rustto swallow. In the first half, the Titans’offense couldn’t get past midfield. ItALEX ROSATOgained just 26 yards of total offense inthe first two quarters. In the secondhalf the Titans moved the ball a little,but stopped themselves with turnovers.Four of Hopewell’s seven, second-halfpossessions ended with interceptions,three of which were thrown on consecutivedrives. The third pick fell intothe hands of Providence defensive endMatt Pickett who returned 16 yardsfor an easy score that salted the gameaway for Providence (2-2).“Our offense needs to get better,”said Rust this week. “Until we do that,we are going to struggle.“We knew coming in that our offensewas young and that it was going to takesome time to get going. We just didn’tthink it was going to take this long.”See Titans/page 44BY CHRIS HUNTFor years now, the North MeckVikings have dominated the northMecklenburg area in high schoolvolleyball.But winning another conferencetitle will not be so easy this season.The Hopewell Titans made thatperfectly clear with a dramaticfive-set victory (25-21,12-25, 25-21, 20-25,15-12) at Hopewell HighTuesday night. The defeat endedthe Vikings’ eight-game winningstreak and gave Hopewell a rarevictory in the series against theircrosstown rivals.It was a big win for the Titans (6-0, 8-1 overall), who have for so longplayed second fiddle to the Vikings.Even second-year Hopewell CoachRhonda Auman, who is relativelynew to the rivalry, understood theimportance of the victory.“I can’t say enough for thesegirls,” said Auman. “This is a bigwin for our program. For Hopewellvolleyball to beat North Meck islike winning the Super Bowl orwinning a gold medal.”Hopewell’s Kirstie Castaneira isthe only senior on the team. UntilTuesday night, she had never experienceda win over the Vikings.“It feels awesome to beat North,”said Castaneira. “It is such a hugerivalry, and you can tell by theenergy in the stands. I have neverbeaten North in my four years, soto do it tonight was an amazingexperience.”Even if given a chance to writeTuesday night’s script, Castaneiracould not have come up with a moredramatic ending for her final homematch against the Vikings.Down 10-6 in the fifth and finalset, with the momentum clearlyin North Meck’s favor, Auman signaledfor a time out. She had justone minute to speak with her team,so she made one thing very clear:It was time for the Titans to starthitting the ball hard.“Coach told us to stop dinking,and start hitting the ball,” saidCastaneira. “Once our hittersstarted attacking the ball and gettingpoints, it took the pressure offour defense.”Auman’s words and the Titans’play sparked a 9-2 run to end thegame. Hopewell outside hittersBrie Levitzki and Chaniel Nelsondelivered two kills apiece in thedecisive set. Levitzki finished withteam highs in kills (16), digs (5) andpoints while serving (24). Nelson,along with freshman Kaila Angello,led the team with four blocks.Titans’ question: where’s the O?!!Quarterbacks, offensesputter in dismal lossto Providence.See Netters/page 45WWW.ACTION-SPORTSPHOTOGRAPHYHopewell’s Danny Helms (16) hands the ball off to Dondre’ Lewis.

Eagles/From page 40wo second-quarter field goals, sawthird attempt sail wide and forcedestminster to turn the ball over twicen downs in the second half.Another hero was Larson.While the stats wouldn’t show it, head a nice game. Larson completed 14-5 passes for 151 yards and two touchowns.His first touchdown pass was a0-yard strike to Evan Arthur to givehe Eagles an early 7-0 first-quarteread. But, says Landis, it was Larson’soughness in the running game thattood out. The quarterback led allagles runners with 78 yards on ninearries, including a few key runs to preervethe final clock-killing drive.“He took the game on his shoulders,”aid Landis. “He showed me tonightThe TicketHigh school football• North Meckat Garinger, tonightat 7 p.m: The Vikingsreturn from a bye week andcoach Glenn Padgett says that histeam used that extra week of preparation tofocus on red zone offense, a weakness thisseason. North Meck should have plenty ofopportunities in the red zone tonight when itfaces Garinger. The Wildcats (0-3) have allowed132 points to their three opponents.They were also shut out in all three games.• East Gaston at Hopewell, tonightat 7 p.m.: The Titans have one gamethat he can run the ball, especiallyin the fourth quarter. He is showingmuch more confidence now than he didSPORTSleft before their first MECA-7 Conferencegame to settle the uncertainty at thequarterback position. That game istonight at home against East Gaston.The Warriors are 0-3 and have been outscored144 to 13.• SouthLake at Hickory Grove,tonight at 7:30 p.m.: The Eaglesopen conference play on a three-gamewinning streak. They will face HickoryGrove tonight on the road, a team thatcan run and throw the ball. A victorywould improve the Eagles’ record to 4-1 entering their bye week, which wouldbe a nice surprise considering all theinjuries the team has sustained in itsfirst four games.to start the season.”Landis warns, however, that Larsonwon’t be able to single-handedly delivera victory tonight in the Eagles’ conferenceopener. SouthLake faces undefeatedHickory Grove (4-0) in what isexpected to be a tougher match up thanthe one against the younger, inexperiencedWestminster squad. This time,for SouthLake to prevail, it will needa full team effort. The Eagles have atwo-game win streak against HickoryGrove, but if their receivers once againcan’t hang onto the ball, then thattrend could end tonight. Kickoff is at7:30 p.m. at Hickory Grove.SouthLake will get three startersback, who will return from illness. Butthe Eagles are still without runningback and linebacker Kolby Dougherty.He is recovering from a concussionsuffered in the Eagles’ win over WakeChristian on Sept. 5. It was his secondconcussion of the season.THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 41Eagles 14, Indians 6Sept. 15 at Westminster Catawba ChristianSouthLake 7 0 0 7 — 14Westminster 0 6 0 0 — 6SLC — Arthur 10 pass from Larson (Lloydkick);WC — McGarity 12 FG;WC — McGarity 22 FG;SLC — Remick 30 pass from Larson (Lloydkick).SLC WCFirst downs 15 9Rushes-yards 24-178 25-107Comp-Att-Int 14-35-0 2-7-0Passing yards 151 16Fumbles-lost 5-4 3-1Penalties-yards 3-20 2-10Individual statisticsSouthLakeRushing — Larson 9-78; Seegars 9-70.Passing — Larson 14-35, 151 yards,2 TD.Receiving — Remick 5-71, TD.SOLDCorneliusIt’s Raining SalesonHilary Broadway!SOLDCharlotteSOLDCorneliusMama Mia TooFine ItalianOpen 7 Days/weekLunch: 12-2Dinner: 5-9704-875-0575Next doorHuntersville Town HallGilead Rd, Maxwell Ave.Mama Mia Too15th Anniversary$5.00 OFFwith Dinner Order of2 Entrees and 2 DrinksValid Sept. 2008One coupon per tableNot valid with any other promotion.SOLDCorneliusYour HomeHere!LKNPain Relief & Wellness CenterCHIROPRACTIC & REHABILITATIONDon’t let the national mediadictate your success.Now, more than ever,experience counts! With over13 years of full time experience inyour local market, Hilary Broadwayhas proven results!HilaryBroadway704-996-6000www.HilaryBroadway.comTour over 100,000 homes updated hourlyDr. John Cipriani, DCPresidentACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES®GOT PAIN?Call Now!(704)896-181119315 West Catawba Ave.Suite 100Cornelius, NCCaroline BehmeOffice Manager

42 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDSPORTSAs a kicker, Sechrest has great leg(s)ikings’ Sechrest puntsith his left, kicks withis right. Unusual styleas no explanation.Y CHRIS HUNTNorth Meck kicker/punter Clarkechrest is different.That’s not unusual. Punters or kickrshave a reputation for being “differnt.”They’re expected to be “a littleff,” to dance to the beat of their verywn drum.Sechrest isn’t different like that.orth Meck Football Coach GlennJust One Call for All Your Automotive NeedsOVER 20YEARSEXPERIENCE$15.00OFFOfcialNC StateInspectionMonday - Friday7:30 AM - 6 PMSaturdayAl Holt 7:30 AM - Noon704-987-932518610 Statesville Rd. (Hwy 21)Across from Modern NissanPadgett says his senior booter is one ofthe hardest working kids on the teamand notes that he gets along well withall of his teammates.So why is Sechrest so unusual?That’s simple. Or complex. He puntswith his left foot and kicks field goalswith his right. Even more strange isthat this is not a case of a player who’sambidextrous and can punt and kickequally with both feet. Sechrest can’tpunt with his right foot, nor can heplacekick with his left. Like Sechresthimself, each foot is a specialist.In all his years as a football coach,Padgett has never heard of a kicker likeSechrest. When asked why Sechrestdoes it, he just shrugs his shoulders.“I have no idea how it came about,”GRAND OPENINGCall for an appointmentReg. $30.00 Expires 9/30/08WE HONOR MANYEXTENDED WARRANTIES ANDSERVICE FLEET VEHICLESPremiumFull ServiceOil Change &Tire Rotation$19.95Havoline Synthetic BlendCall for an appointment*Most cars and trucksReg. $38.95 Expires 9/30/08Full Service Oil Changes • Tire Rotations & RepairsTires • State Inspections • Brakes • A/CTune Ups • Fuel System Repair & MaintenanceCheck Engine Light Diagnosis • All Factory MaintenanceTiming Belts • Water Pumps • Batteries • AlternatorsStarters • Radiators • Power Windows • EnginesCatawba Ave.Exit 28Westmoreland Rd.Old Statesville RdStatesville RdSamFurrRd.Exit 25says Padgett. “I really don’t care whichfoot he kicks with as long as he can doit effectively.”Padgett will probably keep right onnot caring. Sechrest has been a modelof consistency — the essence of kicking— who’s hit 49 consecutive extrapoints, a streak going back to his JVdays. This season, his first on the varsitysquad after replacing all-conferencekicker Justin Matis, who graduatedlast spring, Sechrest connected on allsix of his extra point attempts. He isalso 3-for-5 on field goal attempts, convertingkicks of 38, 41 and 19 yards.That’s a good start three games intohis senior season.But punting with his left foot iswhere Sechrest really stands out. Heis averaging 34.3 yards per attempt,which is okay for high school. Butwhat’s outstanding is that becauseSechrest’s punts are so high, they areseldom returned. Seven of his eightattempts this season forced opposingpunt returners to call for a fair catch.Four of those eight punts pinned adversariesinside their own 20-yard line,making Sechrest a reliable weapon inthe Vikings’ field position game.Because Sechrest punts with hisleft foot, punt returners have troublecatching the ball. Sechrest’s left-footedpunts rotate in the opposite directionof those of his right-footed peers, forcingpunt returners out of their comfortzone. Eventually, that could lead to aJS6193381GetStartedNow!“Isawmyscoresplummet from tripledigits down intothe 80’s. Now shootingin the 70’s doesn’tseem impossible!”Tyson Schwartz,Charlotte, NCbotched catch. Fornow, it may justbe a factor in thehigh number of faircatches.Sechrest doesn’tknow why puntingwith his left footfeels more natural.He says he wasa terrible rightfootedpunter. Butthat changed aftergoofing around atJV practice. On awhim, he puntedthe ball with his leftfoot and watchedit soar through thesky. He convertedright away.Sechrest’s soccerbackground mayhave something todo with his abilityto punt with his leftfoot. Sechrest grewup playing soccerand learned to kickwith both feet, justlike any good soccerplayer does. Heusually handled hissoccer teams’ goal kicks and free kicks,and spent countless hours practicing tokick a soccer ball as high and far as hecould. One day his father encouragedOnly $ 75 *Regular $ 165for initial evaluations!Take your game to the nextlevel with technology-enabledinstruction from aGolfTec coach.*Limited time offer.TYVOLA704-405-1490HARRIS CORNERS704-940-0005www.golftec.com/charlotteClark Sechrest puts both feet to work.CHRIS HUNThim to try out as the Vikings’ field goalkicker. Now, instead of playing soccer,he hopes to punt or kick in college nextyear.“I don’t care if I am a kicker or apunter as long as I make it to collegefootball,” says Sechrest. “I am probablybetter at punting, right now, but I’ll dowhatever I can.”To perfect his form, Sechrest hasbeen working with trainer DanOrner. The former University of North<strong>Carolina</strong> kicker holds several recordswith the Tar Heels, and was on the preseasonroster of the Minnesota Vikings.Now, Orner runs a successful businessin Charlotte, training local high schoolkickers. He has spent countless hourswith Sechrest to squeeze out his potentialas a kicker, even showing upat North Meck games to monitor hisyoung pupil.Under Orner’s guidance, Sechresthas become a reliable kicker, and, asPadgett noted, a very hard worker.Sometimes, says Padgett, Sechrestworks too hard. On several occasions,Padgett has asked him to slow down sothat he won’t “kick his legs out.”“He works hard and takes greatpride in his craft, to the point you haveto tell him to slow down at times,” saysPadgett. “You can’t go out and kick twohours a day.”Sechrest is attracting some collegerecruiting attention. He had animpressive punting performance at aUniversity of Maryland summer camp.The Terps are interested and Sechrestsays he’s heard from several I-AA divisionschools.

SPORTSTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 43To play like giantsThe Lake Norman Giants kicked off anotherseason of Pop Warner football this month.Fifteen Lake Norman teams (approximately450 players) took the field. The teamsare organized by weight and age (7-14-yearolds).For scores and schedules, visit www.lkngiants.org.Clockwise from top left: A team captainwalks to midfield for the coin flip;three Giants wait for their turnto hit the field; a wide outruns for daylight as a defenderfrom a rival Giants team followsin pursuit; a Giants’ ball carriertries to turn the corner on his opponent;a quarterback calls out the playin a huddle; a Lake Normanball carrier stretches out for the end zone.Photos by Chris Huntand www.action-sportsphotography.com

44 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDTitans/From page 40Rust used three different quarteracksagainst Providence, trying anyhingto spark some offensive moveent.He platooned Justin Avery andanny Helms for most of the game.ut in the fourth quarter, unhappyith his first two signal callers, Rustut in third stringer Cole Blythe forhe Titans’ final drive. None of thehree could get the offense in motion.hey combined to complete just 11-f-26 passes for 111 yards against arovidence defense loaded up to stophe run. Providence did that, holdingopewell to just 49 rushing yards,ost of which were the result of Averyeing chased out of pocket on intendedpassing plays. Avery finished with 36of Hopewell’s yards on the ground andone interception. But he threw for only66 yards on 14 attempts. Helms didn’tMOVE THATINVENTORY!A new advertising optionAutos11-5051-100101-1502008 MECA-7 standingsTeam Conf. OverallMallard Creek 0-0 4-0West Charlotte 0-0 2-2Vance 0-0 2-2Hopewell 0-0 1-2North Meck 0-0 1-2Robinson 0-0 0-3Central Cabarrus 0-0 0-4Last week’s scores:Mallard Creek 12, Myers Park 3Providence 21, Hopewell 2Vance 22, Harding 6Independence 49, West Charlotte 3Mt. Pleasant 42, Central Cabarrus 6Bye week: North Meck and RobinsonReach 28,000 homes weeklyin The Herald’sAutomotive MarketplaceLINE AD PRICING - PRE-OWNED VEHICLESCost Per Ad$5.00$4.00$3.00* Automotive Marketplace bordered box ads also available.Call or email for more informationWendy Balot 704-766-2100 ext. 21wbalot@huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.comThe Mecklenburg Newspaper GroupTHE HERALDLocal News for Huntersville, Cornelius and Points NearbySPORTSAUTOMOTIVE MARKETPLACEfare much better. He was guilty ofthrowing three picks on three consecutivepossessions in the second half.The lackluster performance atquarterback leaves a big questionmark for tonight’s game against EastGaston at Thunder Valley (kickoff 7p.m.). That question: who will startat quarterback? Rust said he woulduse this week’s practices to choosea starter. He has to decide betweenAvery, a quarterback with good leadershipqualities but limited skills as apasser; or Helms, who throws prettywell but obviously needs some workon accuracy and decision making.Both are juniors with limited experienceat varsity quarterback.Rust hasn’t ruled out platooningboth quarterbacks against theWarriors, either.“We haven’t been real pleased withthe passing game,” said Rust. “Wewere trying a new look (platooningagainst Providence) to see if we couldget one of the two quarterbacks going.But, it didn’t work out either way. Weare going to start over in practice, andwhomever earns the spot gets the start.If they both look good, there is still achance that they will platoon.”The Titans have the luxury of alittle patience this week. East Gaston,their next opponent, is in the throes ofa prolonged slump. The Warriors are0-3 this season, and their defense hasallowed 44 points per game. That’scoming off a winless 2007 campaign.But the clock is ticking on Hopewell.The following week, a bigger challengeawaits in a home game againstMECA-7 Conference contender WestCharlotte. It is the first conferencegame of the year. The Titans may haveenough defense to get by East Gastontonight, but it will need a full team effortto beat the Lions, and indeed, mostof the top teams in the MECA-7.The Titans’ unbalanced effortagainst the Panthers was evidence ofthat. Providence wasn’t considered astate power, but the Panthers do havesome athletes and are competitive in astrong Southwestern Conference. Thegame served as a good, or perhaps notso good, test for the Titans.Hopewell’s offense failed that testand that was the major factor in theloss. But the defense played wellenough to win the game.The Titans allowed just 14 pointson defense and forced a safety whena Panther offensive lineman held linebackerHarrison Christian in the endzone to avoid a sack of quarterbackChauncey Concepcion. And after allowingtwo first-half touchdowns, theTitans’ defense tightened the screwsin the second half, surrendering only33 yards of total offense.“Our defense played well enoughto win,” said Rust. “We shut downtheir running game, and our passing704-892-293419905 W. Catawba Ave.Cornelius, NC 28031Panthers 21, Titans 2Sept. 12 at ProvidenceHopewell 0 0 0 2 — 2Providence 0 14 7 0 — 21P — Deaver 24 pass from Concepcion (Thompsonkick)P — Concepcion 2 run (Thompson kick)P — Pickett 16 interception return (Thompsonkick)H — Safety (holding in end zone)H PFirst downs 8 9Rush-yards 21-49 23-76Passes (C-A-I) 11-26-4 7-18-1Passing Yards 111 128Penalties 5-35 5-47Punt Avg. 36.0 25.5Sacks 2-11 2-11Return yards 23 30Fumbles-lost 3-1 0-0Individual leadersHopewellRushing — Avery 9-36; Lewis 9-11; Nowell3-2.Passing — Avery 6-14-1, 66 yards; Helms 4-9-3, 40 yards; Blythe 1-3-0, 5 yards.Receiving — Ferrell 2-33; Haffner 3-30;Wallace 3-26; Nowell 3-22.ProvidenceRushing — Rudisill 3-8; Williams 9-20; Pickett1-8; Jackson 5-19; Concepcion 5-21, TD.Passing — Concepcion 7-18-1, TD, 128 yards.Receiving — Deaver 4-41; Magazu 1-22;Hickson 1-42; Shaw 1-23.defense played better, except for twolong passes.”The two passes that Rust was referringto, however, were killers. The firstaerial connection was made early in thesecond quarter, when Concepcion connectedwith receiver Braxton Deaverfor a 24-yard touchdown pass.The Panthers scored their secondtouchdown on the final possession ofthe first half. It was set up by a diving,42-yard catch by receiver MattHickson. He went horizontal to snareConcepcions’ high-arcing pass andlanded on the eight-yard line to set up afirst-and-goal with 1:34 left in the half.The Titans stopped three consecutiverushing plays and forced Providence’sRandy Long to make a tough call. Hedid it though, passing up a 19-yardfield goal attempt for the chance to runone more play. 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umbers, etc.olleyballept. 10 at Vanceopewell def. Vance, 3-025-9, 25-9, 25-15)itan standouts: Chaniel Nelson with 11 kills;aylor Helton with 18 assists; Nelson, Hannaharly, Kalia Angello with 2 blocks.ept. 10 at North Meckorth Meck def. Robinson, 3-025-21, 25-10, 25-13)iking standouts: Ali Cooke with 7 kills; Blairtkinson with 23 assists; Sarah Wiese with 16igs; Ali Cooke with 2 blocks.ept. 11 at Metrolina ChristianouthLake def. Metrolina, 3-025-19, 25-15, 25-16)agle standouts: Catherine Wolter with 9ills; Carly Iannarino with 15 assists; Wolterith 5 blocks; Meghan Bentley with 6 digs,annarino with 1 ace.ept. 12 at SouthLakeouthlake def. Gaston, 3-025-15, 25-11, 25-17)agle standouts: Catherine Wolter andohnna Foster with 5 kills; Carly Iannarinoith 14 assists; Catherine Wolter with 9 digs;annarino with 5 blocks.ept. 16 at Hopewellopewell def. North Meck, 3-225-21, 12-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12)iking standouts: Kristen Livingston with 18ills; Blair Atkinson with 40 assists; Livingstonnd Ali Cooke with 13 digs; Cooke with 2locks.itan standouts: Brie Levitzki with 16 kills;drian Eppley with 84 assists; Levitzki with 5igs; Kaila Angello and Chaniel Nelson with 4locks;record: 6-0, 8-1 overallM record: 5-1, 8-2 overallept. 16 at Westminster CatawbaouthLake def. Westminster, 3-025-6, 28-26, 25-16)agle standouts: Catherine Wolter with 13ills; Carly Iannarino with 30 assists; Meghanentley with 12 digs; Wolter with 8 blocksLC record: 9-0, 12-1 overallirls’ tennisept. 12 at Hornet’s Nestaston def. SouthLake, 8-1ingles: Lauren Smith (GC) def. Stephanieypolite, 6-0, 6-0; Kady Forbes (GC) def.auren Price, 6-0, 6-0; Kaitlyn Spencer (GC)ef. Ariel Gardner, 6-1, 6-1; Julia Kay def.eece Jessica Atkinson, 7-5, 6-0; Meganright (GC) def. Kristen Merrill, 5-7, 6-2, 10-7;eid Myers (SLC) def. Marianne Wright, 6-4,-3.oubles: Smith/Forbes (GC) def. Hypolite/mith 8-2; Spencer/Reece (GC) def. Gardner/ulia Choquette, 8-3; Wright/Wright (GC) def.lex Kiedinger/Elizabeth Ware, 8-2.LC record: 1-4Got a sports story?Do you have an idea for a storyin the sports section or just thinkthat your favorite local sport deservesmore coverage? Feel freeto contact Chris Hunt in the sportsdepartment to tell him about it.You can call him at 704-766-2100 ext. 24 or e-mail chunt@huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.com.Sept. 15 at HopewellSouth Meck def. Hopewell 6-3Singles: Djana Volny (SM) def. ClaudiaHanby, 6-0, 6-2; Kyla Risko (SM) def. MichelleBurroughs, 6-0, 6-2; Allie Gamble (SM) def.Chelsea Hurst, 6-0, 6-2; Madeline Lang (SM)def. Payton McMahan, 6-2, 6-4; ElizabethRupert (H) def. Malia Moore, 6-2, 6-0; JordynTouchberry (H) def. Tori Alexander, 6-1, 6-1;Doubles: Risko/Gamble (SM) def. Hanby/Burroughs, 8-0; Volny/Lang (SM) def. Hurst/Rupert, 8-1; McMahan/Megan Powell (H) def.Moore/Alexander, 8-0.H record: 0-5Girls’ golfSept. 15 at Skybrook Golf CourseNorth Meck 129,Charlotte Chatholic 1291. Katie Kirk (NM) 35; 2. Katie Murphy (NM),39; Erin Green (CC), 39; 4. Devan Murphy(CC), 42; 5. Josselyn Giebeler (MallardCreek*), 44; 6. Dana Skelton (CC), 48; 7. DeeDee Sarsozo (NM), 55.* Entered event as an individual.Cross-countrySept. 13 at UNCCBojangles Cross Country Invitational1. Kimberly Spano (North Meck), 20:17; 2.Faith Trammel (Robinson), 22:11; 3. MeganSullivan (North Meck), 22:16; 4. RebeccaSweeney (Mallard Creek), 22:16; 5. AlyssaBradley (Hickory Grove), 22:52; 6. MelissaBorden (Butler), 24:44; 7. Amanda Hinson(Piedmont), 25:05; 8. Anna Succop (SouthMeck), 25:12; 9. Kimberly Halberg (Butler),25:21; 10. Haley Jeffers (South Meck), 25:26;11. Amanda Willinsky (Butler), 25:41; 12.Courtney Schultz (Butler), 25:45; 13. SamanthaStearns (North Meck), 25:49; 14. JennyHughes (East Rowan), 26:02; 15. Leah Hindel(South Meck), 26:14; 16. Samantha Strahan(North Meck), 26:18; 17. Blythe McCoy (NorthMeck), 26:18; 18. Siobhon Whipp (NorthMeck), 26:20; 19. Cami Vice (North Meck),26:23; 20. Katie Driest (North Meck), 26:25;21. Michaela Amato (North Meck), 26:33 ;22. Molly Sanborn (North Meck), 27:03; 23.Allie Gartland (Mallard Creek), 27:06; 24.Kristen Gilmore (North Meck), 27:06; 25. TaylorArey (East Rowan), 27:09; 26. Kristen Hatley(East Rowan), 27:16.7; 27. Lydia Thompson(Piedmont), 27:21.8; 28. Dia Quince (MallardCreek), 27:33; 29. Madeline Sullivan (SouthMeck), 27:46; 30. Madelin Talbert (SouthMeck), 27:50.SPORTSStudent Athleteof the WeekWilliam PrivottHT.: 5-10CLASS: 2009PARENT(S) NAMES: Gregg & Victoria CrockerSCHOOL SPORTS HISTORY: Two years varsity football;three years varsity trackACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 4.3 GPA; HonorRollATHLETE MOST ADMIRED: Lawrence TaylorBIGGEST THRILL IN SPORTS: Beating North Meckin a last minute effort.POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS: 4-year collegeFAVORITE MUSICAL GROUP/CD: The TemptationsBEST BOOK READ RECENTLY: The Da Vinci CodeFAVORITE MOVIE: Finding NemoFAVORITE FOOD: Fried ChickenThe Huntersville Ford Student Athlete of the Week is a regular feature of the Huntersville Herald thatrecognizes top student athletes at Huntersville-area high schools. Criteria for and selection of theathletes is developed independently by the administration and athletic staff at each school.Netters/From page 40Many of the Vikings were stunnedby the loss. Outside hitter Ali Cookewore a look of disbelief when the finalpoint was called out of boundsin favor of the Titans. Cooke andmiddle hitter Kristen Livingstonplayed well in defeat, however, with16 and 18 kills, respectively. Bothalso added team highs with 13 digsapiece, but it was still not enough totake home a victory.“We beat ourselves tonight,” saidNorth Meck Coach Sandi Skidmore.“They have some hard hitters, butwe didn’t pass the ball well. Andwhen you put your hitters in difficultsituations, they are going tohave trouble converting. We hadthree points late in the fifth set thatwere hit out of bounds.”Tuesday night’s five-set classic leftboth teams wanting more. Hopewellis now hoping to continue its chase ofCelebrateA BirthdayHerethe conference title, and North Meck(5-1, 8-2 overall) will search for somequick redemption. Both will get anotherchance to prove themselves in theseason finale at North Meck on Oct. 9.Until then, both teams will hope to holdserve against the rest of the conference.Fueled by Hopewell’s upset victory, thenext meeting should be electric.“This was a big win for the conferencebecause we know what it is goingto be like at their place,” said Auman.“It gives our program some confidenceand says that North Meck can bebeaten. It’s going to be a battle at NorthMeck. I just hope we can play at thissame level until then.”• Hopewell JVs win: Just likethe varsity squad, the Hopewell JVteam prevailed over North Meck ina tight match. The Titans defeatedtheir cross-town rivals in three sets,25-23, 20-25, 25-23 to improve itsrecord to 6-0 in conference, 8-1overall.Just $35!!THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 45“Home of theDowg-GoneGood Deal”ALLWENEEDISYOU!Celebrate aBirthday Here13825 STATESVILLE RD.HUNTERSVILLE877/794-6555Just $35!!Sharpstenewins juniornational eventMatthew Sharpstene of Huntersvillewon the National Junior GolfClub championship tournament heldat Sea Trails Resort in Sunset BeachN.C. earlier this month.Sharpstene placed first in the 8-9-year-old boys’ division with a totalscore on 138 in the two-day event. Heshot an impressive 67 on the first dayand fired a 71 on the second day.The National Junior Golf Club(NJGC) hosts tournaments acrossNorth and South <strong>Carolina</strong>. 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PAID ADVERTISEMENT46 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDINSIDE THE NMSCRecreational program kicks offWith our competitive teams’ seasonfully underway, North MeckSoccer Club’s Recreation Programpremiered last weekend. Whilemany clubs utilize their resourcesand attention primarily for the benefitof the ‘elite player’, North Mecktakes great pride in balancing theclub’s staff and operations so thatall members receive the best possibleservice. With over 900 recreationalsoccer players taking tothe fields on opening weekend, theimportance of the game of soccerand the positives of participationwere clear. Our youngest players atage 4 hit the field for the first time,playing with new friends, runningaround getting exercise and experiencingthe game. It’s a wonderfulsight for both parents and staff to seea child’s confidence and self esteemgrowing in front of them.The scope and reach of North MeckSC’s Recreation Program can be seenall the way through our High Schoolage groups. Each age bracket has afull time director at the club providingoversight on the weekends forgames as well as coordination ofpractices and training programs. Infact, NMSC is one of the few clubsin the Greater Charlotte area to offerRecreation Soccer for high schoolage groups. You don’t have to bea budding college star to play soccerduring your high school yearsand we encourage kids of all ages toplay for fun, exercise and enjoymentwith their friends. Please visit ourWeb site for more information on theRecreation Program and remember,at North Meck, the game of soccer isfor everyone.As additional enrichment for the recreationprogram, the club hosts three trainingclinics for 4-7 year olds and three clinicswith the Davidson men and women’ssoccer teams. The first 4-7 year oldclinic was last Friday evening and over100 players took advantage of this greatresource. The additional program datesare 9/19 and 10/10 for the developmentalclinics and the Davidson College Clinicswill take place on 10/1, 10/16 and 10/21.Details can be found on the Web site underRecreational Soccer.Executive Director, Thomas Finlay, addresses recreationalplayers and families on opening dayCoach Dan Rikard talking to his U5 KINGS teamWhy I like to play soccer at North Meck Soccer ClubWe recently received our first entry for the Monkey Joe’s Team Party/Crazy 8 Birthdaypackage. Austin Dameron is 7 and wrote an essay on why he likes to play soccer.NMSC“There are lots of great things about playing soccer for North Meck Soccer Club! I haveCLUBHOUSE nice coaches and fun teammates. I like playing soccer games at practice. I like the cooluniforms and shorts. It’s fun being goalie. I like scoring goals. And most of all I likethe snacks at the end of the game.” If you would like to enter to win a party package from Monkey Joe’s, write anessay explaining what you love about soccer and playing on a NMSC team. Submit your essay (1 page maximum)to execdir@northmecksoccer.org before October 1, 2008. The two winning essays will be featured in our ‘InsideNMSC’ page of the Huntersville Herald during the month of October. When submitting, please state your packagepreference.

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2004, Auto, 8cyl, White, Tan int, 41K, $10,995, 8MC0427B. 1-800-743-9118. 091908MERCURY SABLE LS - 2004, Auto, V6, Burgandy,Tan int, 78K, $9,935, 599092A. 1-800-743-9118.091908NISSAN SENTRA 1.8S - 2004, Auto, 4 cyl, Black,Gray int, 82K, $8,995, P16709. 1-800-743-9118.091908PONTIAC GRAND PRIX - 2005, Auto, V6, Black,Ebony int, 63K, $9,488, P13259. 1-800-743-9118.091908SUZUKI FORENZA - 2007, Auto, 4 cyl, Beige, Grayint, 24K, $11,900, P16625. 1-800-743-9118. 091908TOYOTA SUPRA Intercooler Turbo - 1989, SportRoof, Silver, Gray leather int., 77K, AM-FM, PS- ABS, Anti-theft system, Garaged, One owner, Mint,$7K, 704-948-3747 - leave message. 092608VOLVO S80 - 2003, Auto, 2.9L, White, Tan int,102K, $10,645, P3238A. 1-800-743-9118. 091908SUVSBUICK ENCLAVE CX - 2008, Auto, White, 4dr,31K, $26,888, 11852Z. 1-866-659-4462. 091908BUICK ENCLAVE - 2008, Auto Overdrive, V6,White Opal, 4dr, 30K, $26,488, 11839Z. 1-866-659-4462. 091908BUICK ENCLAVE CX - 2008, Auto, 6 Cyl 3.6L,White, 4dr, 29K, $26,988, 11850Z. 1-866-659-4462.091908BUICK RAINIER CXL - 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Immediate Needs for: Cake Decorators,FT Baker, Meat Cutters, Seafood Coordinators. Alsoseeking Store & Asst. Managers, Dept. Mgrs for:Meat/Seafood, Deli/Bakery, Produce, Grocery andCust. Service Departments. Onsite Interviews! www.shopbloom.com or send to bloomresumes@foodlion.com. 091908PSI CONTROL SOLUTIONS is currently seeking anElectrical Technician to test industrial control panels,PLC systems & starters. Must be able to read electricalschematics / knowledge of electric wiring. Fax704.596.9081. 092608LOCAL LANDSCAPING & LAWN Maintenancecompany hiring F/T year-round worker. Must takepride in the quality of your work, have good peopleskills, & an upbeat professional attitude. Good drivingrecord, strong work ethic, good character, andexcellent attendance essential. Love of the outdoors &physical labor vital. Experience in the field preferred.Competitive payscale. Veterans welcome. 704-307-8633. 100308CUSTOMER SERVICE Representative -AdvantaClean is currently interviewing candidates toanswer, sell, and schedule incoming customer calls, andassist with general administrative activities. Qualifiedcandidates will have excellent communication skills,an ability to thrive in a paperless office, and a provencustomer service track record. The company offersan excellent benefits package and competitive compensation.Send your resume to hr@advantaclean.com. 100308IMMEDIATE OPENING for full or part time cashierat Pitt Stop-Citgo gas station. Experience preferred,good working environment. Apply in person 14601Statesville Rd., Huntersville or call 704-906-9170.092608SERVICES“A CLEANING SOLUTION” has been serving theLake Norman area with excellence since 1989. Weoffer general maintenance or special occasion “deep”cleaning. Also ask about our window and carpet cleaningservices. ACS is a preferred service provider onAngie’s List. For a free estimate call Anne @ 704-564-0781. TFNAPPIANO LESSONS, Students from 3 1/2 yrs oldthrough adults. Learn to play by ear and read music.Teacher has music degree, 35 yrs teaching. Encouragingand positive! 704-896-5695. 101008THE HAPPY HANDYMAN. Complete home care.Service with a smile. Deck refirbishing, pressure cleaning,lawn maintenance, etc. Serving Huntersville,Cornelius, and surrounding Lake Norman area. Call(704) 439-7020. TFNRBVIP PET SERVICES- Dog Walking/Pet Sitting. Midday breaks for busy owners, multiple visits for vacations.Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Call 704-875-8341or Shop At Our Boutique @www.vippets.org. 091908HOUSE CLEANING BY RUTH offers weekly andevery other week residential cleaning. Experienced,consistent, competitive rates, reliable, references, solidwork ethic, very animal friendly. 704-992-2175 for freeconsultation. 091908PIGSKIN FANS DELIGHT! Woody’s Tavern inHuntersville is hosting football parties all season long!Ohio State Buckeye and Panther friendly. OpenSaturday and Sundays at noon for your favorite games.Open Monday-Friday 4:00 PM until 2:00 AM formusic, bowling, golf and video games. Specialty martinisand cigar menu always available -- along with greatdrink prices! Located just past Lupie’s where Giliadmeets the tracks at 106 S. Main. Call 704-948-8887,contact rozbertone@carolina.rr.com -- or just stop onin! 091908AFFORDABLE, PROFESSIONAL, and ReliableLawn Service. Services Provided are: mowing, edging,seeding, aeration, and fertilizing. No contract required.Licensed and insured. Serving area since 2002. CallDavid at 704-650-2525. 091908SLOW COMPUTER? We Can Help! Virus/SpywareRemoval, Hardware/Softare Upgrades, OperatingSystem Reinstalls. Keels Technology Services, 704-516-4282. Come see us! 100 S. Maxwell Ave. Suite E(behind Toast). 091908SIGNS, BANNERS, VINYL Lettering - Great Prices!Custom weatherproof signs and banners. Lettering forbusiness or car windows. We do websites too! KeelsTechnology Services, 704-516-4282. www.keelstech.com. 091908WE WILL BUY your mortgage note. Call today tofind out how you can convert your monthly paymentsto a large lump sum payment. Freedom Funding 704-728-1814. 092608CORE AERATION. Call now to schedule an appointment.704-875-3292. 092608BRIGHT&CLEAN Residential house cleaning ataffordable price. Serving Lake Norman, Huntersvillearea for 8 years. Quality OWN AN UNWANTEDhome or need help from foreclosure? I’ll buy yourhouse cash or take over payments. Any area, any condition!Don’t wait, call today! Aimee, 704-999-0791,www.WeDoRealEstate.org. 101708J & S LANDSCAPING and Pressure Cleaning.Residential/Commercial. Installation, maintenance andmowing, leaf clean-ups. House washing, driveways,decks and fleet trucks. Free estimates. Call Jim at 704-724-4915. 101708GLORIA M’S CLEANING. www.GloriaMsCleaning.com. 704-701-0015. $10.00 Off 1st Cleaning, $70.00& up. 091908LEGAL ASSISTANT˜available for part time or perdiem employment in the Lake Norman or Universityareas. Experienced in litigation, including cite checking,deposition digesting and trial preparation. Also,extensive experience in corporate housekeeping andSEC compliance. Christine (704)655-7454. fleder@mi-connection.com. 100308cleaning and lowest prices guaranteed. Ref. available.For free estimate call Jana at 980 230 7278. 092608CHILD CAREVERY EXPERIENCED nanny looking for FT-PTchild care in my home. I am available immediately.Great references!! Please call Ashley (704)299-2585.091908NANNY AND BABYSITTER jobs needed. I am acaring, reliable, Christian, married, 21 year old femalewith experience handling infants to teens. Availableimmediately, please call Josette at 704-340-2660.092608SEEKING LIVE-IN mother’s helper to care for our4-year-old daughter and twin girls on the way, duesoon. Start immediately, located in Hampton Ridgedevelopment in Huntersville. Nanny MUST have thefollowing qualifications: female, minimum age 20,minimum 3 years experience with infant care for nonrelatives,good verifiable references, clean backgroundand driving record, non-smoker, read and speak fluentEnglish, high school diploma (some continued educationpreferred), and CPR certified. Education andtraining in health care or childcare a plus. Bilingualpreferred. Please no mothers who need to bring theirown children. Ideal nanny is loving, energetic, hands-onin caring for children, very patient but firm, optimistic,interactive, energetic, and conscious to safety, health,nutrition, and exercise. Nanny should be able to maintaingood communication with children and parents,and maintain respect from children. Must enjoy playingwith children outdoors. Hours: 30 hours/week. Dutiesinclude some infant care, minor housework and cooking,helping with educational studies, providing healthysnacks, and keeping children active. If bilingual, nannywill be expected to speak to children in both Englishand in her native language. Compensation: $1,200/month, plus all food, room, and board costs, use of thecar for childcare purposes and limited personal use,and a cell phone on family’s plan with limited personalminute usage. Nanny will have her own fully-furnishedbedroom but will have to share a bathroom with our4-year-old daughter. Contact: If you meet all qualificationslisted and are interested, please send your resumeand list of references to Lisa & William at 3Pleasants@gmail.com or call 704-293-2566 (email preferred).Thank you! 091908GARAGE/MOVING SALESCHILDRENS CONSIGNMENT Sale. AssuranceUnited Methodist Church. 9700 Mt. Holly-HuntersvilleRd. Fri, Sept. 19, 9am-8pm, Sat, Sept. 20, 8am-noon1/2 price sale. Consignors welcome. www.assuranceunc.org704-391-9567. 091908TERIS KIDZ CONSIGNMENT Sale. 250 FamiliesSept. 22nd thru 26th @ 9am-6pm and 50% off saleon Sept 27th @ 8am-2pm. Selling Kidz Gently Wornclothing, baby equipment, toys, outside equipment,cribs, Little Tikes. More than can be listed! NewLocation: 140 Race Way Dr, Mooresville, FormerlyRed’s Gym. Race Way Dr is located directly offof Williamson Road between Goodwill and HarrisTeeter. (704) 677-6714 www.terikidzconsign.com.091908ADOPTION FUNDRAISER Yard Sale - help bringour child home from Ukraine! Sat, Sept. 27 at the commonarea on Coachman’s Trace, just off of WashamPotts Rd in Cornelius. 092608VILLAGES OF ROSEDALE Community Yard Sale.Sat. Sept 27 @ 7am. Neighborhood event! Gilead Rdto Ranson Rd, Right into Rosedale Neighborhood.Household items, homemade crafts, etc. Look for theballoons on the mailboxes. 092608SELLING UNUSED Unneeded Stuff. Exit 23 offGilead to Reese Blvd at CVS, 3 lefts to 9610 BlossomHill Dr. Sat., Sept. 20, 7am. Wearables, useables.091908MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE Sale. Sat. 9/20 7am-11am. Household, clothing, toys, much more! Fox TailLn. Huntersville (off exit 23) Look for Signs!! 091908COMMUNITY YARD SALE - Tanners Creek, Sat.9/20, 7am - 12 Noon. Watch for the Ballons - 4Entances (3) off Beatties Ford Rd. and 1 off McIlwaineRd. 091908MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday 8-12. 12517Willingdon, Northstone. Potter’s wheel and supplies,Usborne books, children’s items, household goods andmuch more. 091908MOSS CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD Garage Sale,over 200 homes!!! Tv’s, vcr, beds, toys, clothes, ridingtoys, strollers, saucer, 2006 gsx 750 motorcycle. Lookfor signs. 1525 Napa Street, Concord 28027. 8-12pm.091908

MOVING SALE!!!!! Furniture, womens’s clothing,shoes, kitchen gadgets and much, much more. Saturday9/20 7am to 11am, 21113 Alto Tierra, Cornelius - BahiaBay Subdivision. 091908WYNFIELD FOREST - Sat., 9/20, 8-12. Householditems, luggage, hunting items, children’s clothing/toys,garden & seasonal items, much more. 15935 WynfieldCreek Pkwy. 091908MISCELLANEOUSAUCTION - Old Statesville Road Storage, 9400 BobBeatty Road, Charlotte, NC 28269. Sat. September 20,2008, 10:00 A.M. 091908CASH PAID FOR GUITARS. Call 704-875-9482.091908REAL ESTATE - RENT/LEASELANDLORDS/ INVESTORS: Park Avenue Propertiesoffers Property Management services for only 8% permonth. We are licensed and have industry credentialsand endless references to support our results. We offerour clients remodeling & renovation services throughour full-time Maintenance Director and our vendors.Please call Jennifer or John at 704.334.2626 to learnmore about our firm and services. Visit our web site atwww.parkaveproperties.com. TFN-PA1 BR, LR, OFFICE, KIT, 2 full baths. All appliancesincluded. Mobile home on 1 acre. Private neighborhood.Mt. holly Huntersville Rd. & Beatties Ford Rd.area. $650 plus 1 month deposit. References req. 704-875-7984. TFNFHOFFICE SPACE/RETAIL: Exit 28, Hwy 21, 1700SF, detached bldg, 6 offices, conference room, hightraffic volume, $1,700 p/month. OFFICE Space/Retail:Exit 25, Hwy 115, 1100 SF, 3 office, conference room$1000 p/month. OFFICE Space/Mooresville downtown:Main St, 920 SF, live/work, $700 p/month. Canbe residential or office/retail. ExitRealtyFirst.com, RonFerrell, 704-578-9610. TFNRFNEW 1 BR/1 BA Duplex for Rent located atFifth Street within walking distance of downtownHuntersville. Refrigerator, Stove, and Blinds are included.Hookup for Full-size Washer & Dryer. All outsideLawn Maintenance is included. Private Parking. 1year lease and 1 months rent as deposit. No pets orsmoking. Perfect for 1. Rent is $550. Call 704-607-9643. TFNRJFOR RENT: 14223 HUDSON Park Ln. (H’ville),3BR/2.5BA, Gar, 2900+sft, $1475.00/mo., 648-A.Smith St., studio, $450.00/mo., 114 E. Pressley Av.(M’ville) 4BR/2BA, $750.00/mo. 704-875-1513.091908OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT - just off I-77 exit 25.Basic util. included. 10’x25’ space, parking, keypadentry. $775/mo. Call 704-896-2878. 091908EXECUTIVE SPACE and Single Tenant Office Spacefor lease on W.Catawba Ave. in Cornelius. Convenient,productive, and affordable office space starting as lowas $350.00 per month. Avoid the waiting list call today.704-655-0379. See what our clients say about us at:www.LexingtonParkProperties.com. TFNCTHOUSE FOR RENT IN Cornelius: 10969 HeritageGreen Drive. Modern, clean, 3bedrooms, 2.5 baths;all appliances including laundry; 2 car detached garagewith finished office with A/C; many desirable upgrades;very close to elementary school, shopping and I-77.$1300/month with $1300 security deposit payable overfirst 3 months. Open house Saturday September 6 from10:00-3:00 or call 704-408-0775. 0919083 BEDROOM W/LARGE master bath, 2 bath,1800 sq ft, 400 sq ft enclosed porch, 2 1/2 acres.Huntersville area near N. Meck. High. Call 704-372-7722. 091908CORNELIUS CONDO FOR Lease. Enjoy life onLake Norman in this 2 bedroom 2 bath ground floorunit. Great location, tennis courts. Walk to communitypool! Call 704-426-9090. 091908THREE BED, TWO bath Condo in Admiral’s Quarters(Cornelius). $1200/ mo obo beginning Oct 8th, 08.Pool, tennis, playgrd, & use of day slip. Call Matt 704-201-3794. 0926083 BR/2 BA 1 Car Garage, immaculately clean homefor rent in Huntersville. $1050 a month. Has never beena rental property. Fenced in yard and animal friendly.Close to I-77, shopping, and more. Call 704-840-8551for an appointment or more info. 091908ROOMMATE WANTED. Reliable, responsible adultto share lovely 3BR/2BA home in Huntersville. Fplc,gar, beautiful fenced, private backyard. Must loveanimals! $500 mo + utilities or reduce to $350 + 1/2if willing to help care for my pets. Ref. required. 704-968-8853. 091908FOR RENT: Tanners Creek, Huntersville. 12123 CaneBranch Way. Townhome for rent or sale. Purchaseprice $142,500/$950 rent. 2 Bd, 2.5 Ba. Garage andbricked courtyard. Tile floors, tile in island kitchen.Professionally landscaped. Highly upgraded. Frig/waser/dryer included. Call today 704-948-5118.100308REAL ESTATE - FOR SALENO QUALIFYING Assumable Loans! Sellerfinance, lease/purchase! Work 4 Down Paymt! FREECredit Analysis- mention ad#: HH1. New & existinghomes! Call 704-926-7100 or 704-541-7100. www.McGaryRealty.com TFN-FMFORECLOSURES & SHORT SALES: Park AvenueProperties is a full service real estate firm that offersturn key services for investors. We identify and negotiatedistressed properties and also offer renovationservices, tenant fulfillment and property management.We are results oriented and welcome your call tolearn more about our firm, services and references.Please call John and visit www.parkaveproperties.com. (W)704.334.2626 or (M)704.453.9348. NC/SCBroker. TFN-PAIN HOME CHILD CAREFlexible hoursUnbeatable price23 years experienceImmediate openingsCall 704-947-0177THE HERALDMARKETPLACESUGAR MOUNTAIN – 2 hours from Charlotte!1⁄2 acre lots at top of mountain with stunning viewsat approximately 4,800ft. elevation that look atGrandfather Mountain. Upscale community haspaved roads, city water & sewer. Public ski resorta few hundred yards away & public golf course atthe base. Pre-development investor lot pricing startsat $115,000. No minimum time to build & use yourbuilder. 704.453.9348 John. Bkr. TFN-PAMOUNTAIN & LAKE Norman Properties.Highland Springs on Roaring Gap Mountain withtimberframe home $319K. Highland Springs acreagelots $99,900 & up. See highlandsprings-nc.com.5.6 Ac 3 Miles north of Sparta @$299,900, 37 Ac offBlue Ridge Ridge Pkwy $269,900, 33 Ac off BlueRidge with 3BR Home & Stunning Views on ridgeline $675K, 5 Ac on Mitchell River $200K, LKNWaterfront $675K & $696K. To see anytime, call:Gene & Dayna McKinney-Broker, Keller WilliamsRealty 704-724-7623. TFNGMHIGHLAND CREEK 2BR2.5BA w/loft, 2 cargarage, fenced yard, patio, $149,900. COVINGTONUpdated 3BR2BA, gas fireplace, side entry, 2 cargarage, fenced yard, patio, $170,000. CABARRUSCROSSING Upgraded 3BR2BA ranch, 1800+ sq.ft., 2 car garage, etc., $170,000. SHERWOODDRIVE 3BR2BA custom brick home, formals,den, large patio, etc. $279,000. BEATTIES FORDROAD/LONG CREEK 4.14 acre wooded lot,$200,000. Huntersville Real Estate 704-875-3999.TFNTDIMMACULATE RANCH in Plum Creek.3BR/2BA home in great Huntersville neighborhood.Completely updated with new paint, floors, lighting.$198,000 for a great home. Call 704.651.9753. MLS#769899. 092608CORNELIUS TOWNHOME for sale. Lovely endunit, lots of windows, perfect condition. Hardwoodfloors, cherry cabinets, stainless appl. 2 Bed/2.5Bath. Brick exterior, fenced yard/patio, storageroom, gas fp. Great location. Walk to CATS parkand ride at Town Hall. Close to Davidson $135,900.Brokers welcome. 704-363-7370. 100308FOUR BEDROOM WITH Garage. Only $90,000,Newly built, Appliances Included, New Carpet,Freshly Painted, Security System, $7500 in DownPayment Assistance Available, Convenient toUptown. Platinum Key Realty 704-777-7624.091908THE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 49BIDDING STARTS AT $165,000. Huntersville -3BR/2BA Ranch Home. Goes to highest bidder!Ends Oct. 3, 2008. Move-in condition, great community,walk to shops. Call owner 704-975-2429.100308PETSTRI-COUNTY Animal Rescue has animals foradoption at Pet Smart in Gastonia. Hours are Friday6-9, Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 2-6. 704-263-2444.TFNLOOKING FOR A PET? Cornelius/HuntersvilleAnimal Services has dogs and cats available for freeadoption to a good home. Call 704-506-4718 TFNCONSIDERING A NEW PET? Take a look atwhat’s available at the Lake Norman Animal Shelter.Visit www.lknshelter.freeservers.com to view picturesof dogs and cats available for immediateadoption. TFN6 MONTH OLD female Shepherd mix, black & tan,approx. 30 lbs, will not be a large dog, very sweetand very smart. She needs a home with a fenced inyard. 980-721-1694. TFNWBThe Herald’sLost ‘N’ HoundCat’s -N- Dogs and Adoptive Pets too!HELP THEBIG DOG’SFRIENDSFIND AHOME!SPONSORED BYHWY 21 INHUNTERSVILLEBETWEENEXITS 23 & 251.800.542.7446Due to unwanted litters and pet abandonment across the county, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control Bureau receives, onaverage, 60 animals daily through its doors. Through its in-house and off-site adoption, spay/neuter and public education events, theBureau attempts to manage the homeless animal population while educating the public on the importance of responsible pet ownership.For information on the adoptable pet(s) pictured below, contact Customer Service daily at (704) 336-3786. The CMPD AnimalControl Bureau also holds an adoption off-site on the first Saturday of each month at SouthPark Mall located at 4400 Sharon Road.Name: Dakota ID: 710816Breed Mix: Black Lab Retriever MixAge: 3-4 Yrs. Sex: Neutered MaleWeight: 70 lbs.This handsome boy is ready to be your bestfriend! Dakota has a loving personality andgentle behavior. He socializes nicely with thedogs here at the shelter and has participatedat an off-site event at which he greeted allaged people with affection. Dakota loves toretrieve balls and will need a home that willoffer exercise either within a fenced yard orthrough daily walks/jogs. Once Dakota hashad time to exercise, though, he will want tocome inside the home for a good nap! Heneeds a committed home in which he willbring much joy to a new family.Name: JLo ID: 723973Breed Mix: Domestic LonghairAge: 3-5 Years Sex: Spayed FemaleWeight: 9 lbs.A house is not a home without a little cathair! JLo is a black and white beauty whoenjoys warm laps and being petted. Yousupply the brush, and JLo will bring thelove of a cat who appreciates being part ofa furever home.Senior Homecare by Angels®DISTRESSSALEBank Foreclosures.Receive a free,computerized printout offoreclosure properties.www.MeckBankOwned.comFree recorded message800-939-1742,800.939.1742,ID# 1042.Name: Spanky ID: A718313Breed Mix: Chocolate & White Lab MixAge: 1 Yr., 5 Mo. Sex: Neutered MaleWeight: 53 lbs.Spanky is wonderful! He is very lovingand needs a home that will treat him like afamily member. He is a true companion andwants nothing but to be by your side andplease you. He is a quick learner and alreadyhas good leash skills. He should definitelybe an inside dog with plenty of opportunitiesto romp and exercise. He is an excellentrunning partner! He gets along with otheranimals and is house trained. If you areinterested in Spanky, please contact his fostermom at jennytopilow@hotmail.com.Name: Marshmellow ID: A726829Breed Mix: Cattle Dog MixAge: 1-2 Years Sex: Spayed FemaleWeight: 40 lbs.Marshmellow is an adorable mixed breedgirl who has been at the shelter awaitingadoption since early July. Marshmellowcertainly has her moments when she isactually quite mellow, but at only 1-2 yearsold, she also has her silly puppy moments.She likes to play and can get too excited forhomes with very small children (< 8 yrs).She enjoys going on walks, but also likes tosit with her handler and just hang out. Sheenjoys receiving attention and likes to greetvisitors in the front lobby.RE/MAX Lake Executive Realty Realty

50 SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 THE HERALDCROSSWORDSee Super Crossword answers on Page 11.Windows to yoursoul need cleaning?It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Yet, whenwe hold a mirror to our eyes to look at those windows ourselves, we arenot always pleased with the image we see. Not necessarily the soul, butthe eyes themselves.Sometimes puffy bags under the eyes, wrinkles or dark circles arewhat we see. Chances are, that’s what others see as well. We struggleSKINCAREKARENSIMPSONE X P E R T Sover how we can turn back this sign of aging. Thegood news is that there really are remedies thatcan help the puffiness, fine lines and the dark circles.But first, you should understand what causesthese problems. Knowing the causes could help youdecide what where to turn for help.Morning puffiness or bags are a not-so-gentlereminder of aging. Often, genetics plays a role inthose conditions. Allergies are also common culprits.However, it’s also important to know thatsometimes puffy eyes can be caused by other serioushealth issues. The puffiness is usually worsein the morning. That’s because as you sleep, excessfluid or water accumulates under the eye. Thisfluid collects and creates the bags or puffiness wesee when you wake up. Diets too rich in sodium, lack of sleep and evenalcohol can make the problem worse.Eye products containing caffeine can help deflate this inflammatoryappearance. Chilling them can help even more. A wet, chilled tea bagallowed to rest on the eyes periodically can help reduce the appearanceof puffiness. A more practical solution may be use of a daily eye serumcontaining a vasoconstrictor, such as caffeine or green tea, used in themorning. Keep the serum in the refrigerator to add to the effectiveness.If your problem is severe, you may want to seek the help of a physician.Severe puffiness may be treated by surgical intervention, calledblepharoplasty, which removes the excess skin and tightens up thesurface. However, before resorting to surgical methods, it’s a good ideato investigate the cause of the puffiness and try to determine if thepuffiness related to heredity, diet or even underlying health problems.Crow’s feet — those laugh lines that seem to permanently frame theoutside edges of our eyes — are really the result of frequent exposureto cigarette smoke or constant exposure to the sun without protection.The loss of collagen and elastin keeps the skin from bouncing backto its once youthful tightness. Stimulation of elastin and collagen byintense pulsed light (IPL) treatments and peels are two ways to helpminimize the problem and even begin to correct the damage. Anotheralternative is Botox, which, when injected below the eye helps by relaxingthe muscles and serves to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet forseveral months between treatments. Also, a daily regimen of prescription-strengthantioxidants, such as vitamin C, and peptides during theday followed by Vitamin A during the evening can stimulate new collagengrowth to aide in repair of the damaged skin.Dark circles may be the easiest problem to fix. As the skin ages,it thins and loses volume and hydration. The dark circles appear asthe veins and pooling blood become more visible. Serums containingvitamin K and hydrating aides help minimize the dark circles. Thevitamin K stimulates the movement of blood and diminishes the darkappearance, and the hydrating products help plump up the volume.Additionally, a well-matched concealer will minimize attention to thedarkened area and may help mask the problem while you are treatingit.Your eyes are the first thing others notice about you. It’s importantto look your best and have others see you at your best — looking youthfuland vivacious rather than tired and withered. Beauty begins withyour eyes. As Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “the eye is the jewel ofthe body.”Karen Simpson is the owner and general manager of AgelessRemedies Medical Skincare & Apothecary located in RegencyVillage at the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Sam FurrRoad. Reach her at 704-896-FACE (3223) or on the Web at www.agelessremedies.com.C O R N E R

Her Palin problem?It’s the wrong office“Ever been to Alaska?”That’s how a recent conversation started between my handler andme while bouncing around ideas for this somewhat bi-monthly missive.Ah, I could see where this was going.Alaska, you say? Well, no. The extent of my Alaskan experienceis that if a question in the Trivial Pursuit ever comes up about our49th state, I know the answer is always “Seward’s Folly.”Been there? No, but interested in it? Absolutely. It appearsAlaskan governor Sarah Palin is solely responsible for breathing lifeback into the Lazarus-like presidential campaign of Senator JohnMcCain, and has sent Barack Obama and his messianic followersrunning for political cover like moose in Palin’s gun sights. For aTHELAST WORDLORIHELMSvoter like me – one likely to vote for Obama onlywhen Kenya freezes over but immensely unhappywith the “maverick” McCain as my alternative– her selection as McCain’s running mate hasessentially helped me end this game of electoralhokey-pokey I’ve been playing.Depending on the issue, and there are several, Icould never get on McCain’s dance floor with bothfeet.This had been going on for months, and mydogs were getting tired.Palin’s arrival on the scene was like Epsom saltfor the soles. She’s not perfect, but she’s a lot he’snot – vibrant, engaging, young and truly conservative.There’s just something politically appealingto me about a woman who can stand strong for the rights of anunborn child with a shotgun slung over her shoulder.Not a girl thing …Since Palin joined the ticket, I’ve been looking at the pairingfrom several angles, and what I’ve come to is that there’s just onemore dance step that would completely bring me — and most likelyseveral more hockey rinks full of voters — back into the Republicanfaithful fold. It’s time to flip the ticket. Make it Palin-McCain.And, no, this isn’t just a girl thing. It is more about who’s got themost executive-level experience, and perhaps even more so, it’sabout an age-old debate. Who is more qualified to lead this country— a senator or a governor?Of our 43 presidents, 16 were governors and 15 were senators atsome point prior to the Oval Office. In the last century or so, eightof the last 18 were governors. Regardless of your political leanings,that’s 62 of the last 108 years of national governance in the hands offormer governors, and we haven’t done too poorly as a result.While most senators are certainly adept at the political gamesmanshipthat is life in Washington, D.C., they’re essentially qualifiedto lead nothing. They’re not responsible for keeping the lightson, protecting public welfare or managing the massive budget tomake sure that all happens. McCain’s basically spent the last 26years ping-ponging issues across the aisle in Congress, and Obama’sbeen doing nothing but jonesing for the Oval Office desk since 2004.Meanwhile, Palin’s been busy building a leadership resume: PTApresident, business owner, city councilman, mayor and now Alaska’sCEO. She’s proven she can advocate, make payroll, regulate spending,cut taxes and clean up government. Much like a stay-at-homemom, she’s spent years just rolling up the sleeves of her knock-offSt. John suits, pulling up her hair and getting the work done.Being a PTA pres and a mom doesn’t qualify someone to lead thecountry, you might say. Maybe. But the way I look at it, only a momhas the qualifications to babysit the 535 brats in Congress whilesimultaneously keeping our national and global house clean. As forforeigh policy, she could learn on the job.Palin for President? Why not? For a campaign that’s been markedby Obama’s empty-suited “change” mantra, putting Palin in chargecould be the change that really makes a difference.Herald columnist Lori Helms lives in Huntersville. Contact her at704-766-2100 or by e-mail at lhelms@huntersville<strong>herald</strong>.com.OPINIONThe CES bulliesare the parentsEditor,I am a parent with two children atCornelius Elementary and am verydisappointed and concerned aboutthe recent article bashing our principal,Barry Burford. It’s taken me afew days to get over the initial shockof the article, mainly that so many ofthese unhappy parents and formerteachers want their negative opinionsvoiced while cowardly hidingbehind anonymity.I also find it hard to believe thatThe Herald could only find one person,Larissa Crawford, that showedsupport for Mr. Burford. ... It’s timethat another side of the Mr. Burford/Cornelius Elementary saga is told. Iam very proud to send my children toCornelius and truly feel that I couldnot pay for a better education. Mychildren are happy and well adjusted,enjoy school and are excelling intheir learning. They are not afraid ofMr. Burford and say that he is verynice and friendly. ...Mr. Burford knows our childrenby name and by face and speaks tochildren during his busy day. Hedrops by classrooms, speaks to childrenin the cafeteria and in the hallways,he holds our kids hands as heescorts them to parents at the end oftheir day. ...I am extremely upset that a handfulof angry parents, many of whomare no longer at our school, continueto trash Mr. Burford. The problem asI see it is that many of these parentsdid not get their way, they felt entitled.I’ve seen this and heard it firsthandat school. I’ve been to meetingswhere parents were extremely rudeand disrespectful to Mr. Burford.These parents were completely outof line and I couldn’t believe thatgrown adults would act in that manneror say some of the things I heardHERALDlettersTO THE EDITORthem say. To Mr. Burford’s credit henever lost his temper or spoke uglyor rudely in response and he alwaysoffered to meet with them one on oneat their convenience. ...It’s time that Cornelius Elementaryand it’s administration and staffare recognized for the outstandingadministrators and educators thatthey are.— Ashley R. Nydish, CorneliusHerald staffer musthave child at CESEditor,After reading the rather lengthyarticle about the perils of CorneliusElementary, I can only conclude thatyou or one of your staff members hasa child attending there. Why elsewould you bother to print a “he saidshesaid” article with no names andno proof to back up this brouhaha?I thought your target was HopewellHigh? After years of giving us everylittle detail of crimes committed bystudents there, what did your articlesaccomplish other than confirmingour worst fears? ...Now we have moved on from studentswho bully, to principals whobully. Don’t get me wrong. My childattended CMS schools, and I workedin CMS for several years. As a formerparent and employee I have plenty ofgood and bad stories. I think yourefforts at getting involved in thedrama at any school are a waste ofink. It is not “news.” These problemsshould be between the parents whoTHE HERALD SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 51have children attending the school,the teachers and CMS.— Kayren Black, HuntersvilleBurford storywas tastelessEditor,I am very offended and appalledthat The Herald printed such a tastelessarticle on the front page of anewspaper, supposedly representingthe community (“A House Divided,”Sept. 12). This article clearly showsthat the group opposed to (CorneliusElementary School Principal Barry)Burford have personality conflictswith him. ...Mr. Burford has done some wonderfulthings for our school and hasthe best interest of the students inmind. He addresses every studenthe sees in passing. He is very professionaland well liked by the studentsbecause he does speak to them. He isvery hands-on at the school. I wouldmuch rather have an involved principalthan an absent one. The studentsrespect him. ...If your students are getting a qualityeducation because of the administration,then deal with the personalitydifferences. Don’t go to the paperand make a big deal of “your issue.”Let the rest of us be happy.— Julie Suddeth, CorneliusThanks for articleon Barry BurfordEditor,Thank you for the article onCornelius Elementary. It is a shamethat our teachers have to feel bulliedin our school and the school systemwill do nothing to help. I applaud youprinting this article!— Beth Dickerson, Cornelius

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