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After grueling campaign, Tillis ready to get to work By Andrew Warfield [email protected]
Thom Tillis said he’d had only three hours of sleep last Tuesday night, but Wednesday morning the United States senator-elect appeared ready to move from candidate phase to incoming Congressman as early as this week. Addressing the media where his political career began, in the meeting chamber at Cornelius Town Hall, Tillis fielded questions ranging from how he slept to his Senate agenda, and just about everything in between. Tillis began his political career a decade ago as a Cornelius town commissioner, and his meteoric rise from the town’s Parks and Recreation Committee member and Hopewell High School PTA president to U.S. Senator — with a four-year stint as North Carolina Speaker of the House in between — also made him the focal point of upwards of $75 million in opposition spending on campaign advertising. He told reporters he is glad that’s over.
“I’m looking forward to watching car commercials and toothpaste commercials instead of negative ads against me,” Tillis said. “I think the first negative ads against me came just after Thanksgiving of last year, and I think people just became numb to it. ... I would like to see more focus on what the candidates stand for rather than false attacks, but that’s a natural part of the process.” Tillis was asked by one reporter how he feels being in the location where his political caTillis reer began “eight years ago.” He was actually elected to the Cornelius Town Board 10 years ago, but resigned his seat when he moved into Huntersville. But he didn’t stop being active. “Actually, eight years ago I was a PTA president,” he corrected the reporter. He then defeated incumbent John Rhodes for the House District 98 seat in the Republican
primary, and held the seat for four terms, serving his second term as house minority whip before the Republican party seized control of both houses of the General Assembly four years ago, when he was elevated to Speaker. Tillis credited his legislative success in two terms as Speaker of the House to his penchant for building consensus, and during his campaign pointed frequently to legislation that enjoyed widespread bipartisan support in the General Assembly. But Washington is far different than Raleigh, and he said one of the Senate’s first priorities should be to examine the 380-some bills sent to the Senate by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives that never made it out of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office. Among the top priorities, though, will be the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” “I hope the President will be willing to come to the table with House and Senate members to work on these things and he can leave a legacy of some bi-partisanship,” Tillis
said. “I would like this Congress to establish a record of governing, and you can’t govern if you don’t reach across the aisle.” But reaching across the aisle doesn’t equal ceding the control of the majority. Tillis said he expects a bill to repeal the ACA, and also expects a presidential veto. From there, he said Congress needs to look at what elements of the health care law can be delayed. “What we need to do is get to health care reform that solves the problems for the 30 million Americans who need some help, and relief for the 200 million who are negatively affected (by the law),” he said. Tillis indicated interest in serving on armed services and agriculture committees, but admitted he needed to learn more about the committee assignment process to determine where his skill sets are most applicable. He told reporters among the most significant surprises in his 20 months on the campaign trail was the commitment and tenacity of his wife, Susan, who left her job
as a real estate broker with Allen Tate Realty to work the campaign full time. “I knew she was strong, but this was just remarkable,” Tillis said. “Not that I didn’t think she was up for it.” Rarely were the two seen apart on the campaign trail, but when they were, it was often Susan Tillis speaking to groups and rallies on her husband’s behalf while he was occupied in Raleigh, tending to the state’s business. Tillis said he expected to begin meeting with Senate leadership this week to help lay out the agenda for the upcoming session that will begin immediately after he takes the oath of office in January. But he doesn’t intend to stay in Washington full-time, adding he plans to be home as often as every weekend, traveling the state to speak to constituents as he did when he was Speaker of the House. “I got elected by 49 percent of the voters, but I represent 100 percent of them,” Tillis said. “I think (those who didn’t vote for him) will find we agree on more things than they have been led to believe.”
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Davidson’s ‘green, green grass of home’ Memories fortified POW during seven years of captivity.
A hero returns
Retired Commander and former Vietnam prisoner of war Porter Halyburton will return to his alma mater, Davidson College, Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. to deliver a lecture titled, “Honor Under Pressure: Reflections of a Former POW in North Vietnam.” The program will take place in the Duke Family Performance Hall of the Knobloch Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and are available at 704-894-2135 or davidson.edu/ the-arts/ticket-office.
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When most of us scour our brains for a memory, it’s typically for nostalgia’s sake. Or maybe we’re trying to figure out how what we did, and who we did it with, turned us into who we are. Nearly one-half century ago, Porter Halyburton’s journeys into his own mind were about something very different. For Halyburton, then a 24-yearold lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy, those virtual visits to the past were a matter of psychological survival. In October of 1965, Halyburton became the newest “guest” in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” after his Phantom F-4B fighter was shot down in North Vietnam. The hosts were anything but hospitable. In addition to isolating the American POWs and subjecting them to physical abuse that regularly crossed over into torture, the North Vietnamese forbade the prisoners
from communicating with one another in any way. It was in those times of utter isolation that Halyburton’s thoughts often drifted back to his childhood in Davidson. He remembered playing kick the can in a yard across Lorimer Road from the house where he lived with his mother and grandparents. He remembered playing baseball in the empty lot at the end of the street with his buddies, including James “Jimmy” Woods (brother of Davidson Mayor John Woods), who as an Army captain would
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die in battle in Vietnam in 1966. He remembered shooting the bull and drinking beer with his pals at Davidson College, from which he graduated in 1963. “The first couple of years, all there was to do was think,” Halyburton says of his captivity. “And a lot of what I thought about was Davidson and my time at Davidson College.” And there would be plenty of time to think. Halyburton would remain a prisoner of war for seven years, three months and 26 days.
There and back Born in Florida, Halyburton and his divorced mother, Katherine Porter Halyburton, came to Davidson when he was two and moved in with his mother’s parents. His mother would eventually become women’s editor at The Charlotte Observer before working in the alumni office at Davidson College. Halyburton attended Davidson Elementary and finished his freshman year at North Mecklenburg High before heading off to Sewanee Military Academy in Tennessee, where he finished high school. “I realized that I needed some more structure in my life, and some more discipline and direction,” Halyburton says of his decision to attend military school. “It certainly provided that.” Upon his graduation, Halyburton was offered an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. “I turned it down,” he says. “I had spent three years at a military school, and didn’t want any more
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Commander Porter Halyburton in his dress whites.
of that. And I had no interest in a military career.” Instead, Halyburton reversed the course of most high school graduates and came home for college, at Davidson. “I had a pretty good time in college,” Halyburton says with a chuckle. “I wasted a lot of time, but my college experience was a good one. I learned a lot in spite of my-
self.” The year 1963 became a defining year in Halyburton’s life. He graduated from Davidson with a degree in English, entered Naval Preflight School in Pensacola, Fla., and married Marty Duerson. Following the birth of their daughter, Dabney, Halyburton shipped out for VietSEE HALYBURTON, PAGE 7
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nam in May of 1965 aboard the carrier USS Independence.
“When they went to bury her, they took my stone up,” he says. The funeral director kept the gravestone in his garage until Halyburton returned to Davidson for a community celebration after his release in 1973. “He came up to me and said, ‘I’ve got something for you. It’s your headstone,’” Halyburton recalls. “The Navy still owed me a move, so when the movers went to my old house, which was now being rented, and got my stuff that was still stored in the attic, I had them go and pick up the stone, too. They moved it to Atlanta with everything else.” Halyburton had accepted an assignment with the Navy ROTC program at Georgia Tech. In 1978, he was assigned to the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., where he taught until retiring from the Navy as a commander in 1984. The Halyburtons now live in Greensboro, but those memories of Davidson are still lodged firmly in his mind. “Growing up there, it really was
On Oct. 17, 1965, Halyburton, serving as radar intercept officer on a Phantom F-4B piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Stanley Olmstead, took off on Halyburton’s 75th mission of the war. It would be his last. During a low-altitude run, 40 miles north of Hanoi, Halyburton’s fighter took a direct hit from a 37-millimeter anti-aircraft shell. As the crippled jet began to lose altitude, Halyburton determined that Olmstead was dead. He had two choices: go down with the aircraft and take his chances, or eject. Halyburton ejected and parachuted deep into enemy territory. He was captured by nearby villagers, who turned him over to the North Vietnamese military. Halyburton became the 40th American captured in Vietnam. So began years of poor nutrition, abysmal living conditions, often-daily interrogations and beatings, and the loneliness of living in solitary confinement without contact with any of the other American POWs (although they did develop their own forms of sign language and code through tapping on the walls. The North Vietnamese employed mind games along with physical torture, COURTESY DAVIDSON COLLEGE and they thought they’d come up with a surefire Porter Halyburton and fellow POW Fred way to get to Halyburton. Cherry. The former cellmates remain close They knew he’d grown up friends. in the South, where the civil rights movement was at its height. an idyllic place, at least for me,” he So, the North Vietnamese paired says. In a far-from-idyllic period of Halyburton with a black prisoner, Major Fred Cherry, a badly wound- Halyburton’s life, visions of Davidson somehow helped absorb ed Air Force officer. Not only did the plan fail, but the blows from rubber straps, Halyburton and Cherry forged a helped make the pain from brother-like relationship that con- hours — and sometimes days — tinues today. In fact, Cherry credits of forced kneeling on rocks and other hard objects bearable, and Halyburton with saving his life. somehow made tolerable the days Back home and weeks of being bound in poBecause Halyburton’s body sitions so awkward that arms and wasn’t found, he was presumed legs often were pulled from their dead. He was honored with a mili- sockets. Halyburton routinely refers to tary funeral, and his mother placed a headstone in his honor on the such abuse in the third person, as family plot at Davidson’s Mimosa though it only happened to others. “I don’t know why I do that, but Cemetery. About 18 months later, though, I guess I do,” he concedes. “There’s word got back to the U.S. that always someone else who had it Halyburton was, in fact, alive. worse than you.” In the case of Commander PorHalyburton’s mother died not long after getting the news that her son ter Halyburton, the memories of home are better anyway. was still living.
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Davidson student’s project ‘something impactful’
Through participation in a summer internship, a Davidson College student helped provide a young disabled girl with a new hand. And the insight gained from that experience has led to new efforts to help other children. Nine-year-old Ebba was born with an upper limb abnormality, but thanks to the work of Davidson student Claire Gutermuth — and the technological evolution of 3D printing — Ebba now has a work-
ing prosthetic hand. Gutermuth recently presented Ebba with the hand, made using a 3D printer, and is already working on two more projects to provide prosthetics for others. A psychology major with an interest in design but no formal technology training, Gutermuth started an eight-week internship in June at The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley in California. Immersed in a technology-
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muth had created, and wanted one. The next day, Gutermuth took a plastic cast of Ebba’s hand and began working on a prototype. “I wanted to not only build her a hand but model it to fit her,” Gutermuth said, which meant she had to learn how to tweak the modeling program to make the desired adjustments. Through her work she connected with Jon Schull, the founder of E-nable, an online community of volunteers working together to design 3D printer programs for prostheses. The relatively low cost of production and open-source design community could radically change the prosthetic industry and the patient experience, and Gutermuth is advancing her knowledge through research and continued work with E-nable. Printable, plastic prostheses provide options for a much broader patient base in that they are customizable and significantly less expensive than traditional options. “We are able to make a prosthetic hand for about $10 worth of plastic and $40 worth of hardware,”
Gutermuth said. Traditional, highend prosthetics can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000. “The cheaper options are great because they can be customized, which is especially useful for kids,” she said. “They’re growing, so they will need new sizes regularly, and also they don’t necessarily want hands that look ‘real.’” The hand she is currently designing for a 4-year-old boy is Star Wars-inspired. Gutermuth joined Schull as a co-presenter at a MedicineX conference hosted by Stanford in September, and is now researching low-cost prosthetic design and care for people with amputations in the developing world as part of an independent study at Davidson.
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Cornelius holds canned food drive Cornelius residents are invited to help the Town of Cornelius and the Cornelius Police Department See NEWS BRIEFS, page 9
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collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Suggested items include canned soups, beans, fruits, vegetables, cereal, pasta and rice. Through Nov. 21, canned goods and non-perishable food donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., and the Cornelius Police Department, 21440 Catawba Ave. On Monday, Nov. 24, Cornelius staff and officers will deliver all the donated items to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. This food pantry serves residents of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and South Iredell.
Dining United in Cornelius Several Cornelius restaurants will partner with the Town of Cornelius to support United Way of Central Carolina’s 2014 Community Campaign by participating in the third annual United We Dine for United Way in Cornelius. On Thursday, Nov. 13, several local restaurants will donate a
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Company brews up a local beer tour The Lake Norman region’s heady status as a behemoth in the burgeoning brewing business will be featured in a six-hour holiday season tour in early December. The Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, will include stops at four area breweries before winding up at a post-tour celebration in Birkdale Village. The Brew Ha Ha Tour — hosted by The Charlotte Special Events Group, Tours in Charlotte and the Kilted Buffalo — will begin at noon on Dec. 6 at the Kilted Buffalo in Birkdale. The luxury minibus excursion will then visit Lake Norman Brewing, Ass Clown Brewing, D9 Brewing and Primal Brewing operations located in Mooresville, Cornelius and Huntersville before returning to the Kilted Buffalo for a pizza and chicken wing dinner. The tour includes transportation, an expert tour guide, four
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Raising voices for veterans
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That’s big news, hon! For all its faults, Facebook can often be a source of some entertainment. As the work week began, Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain took to soothsaying on her Facebook page, portending a positive start to the week in Huntersville. Citizens who weren’t aware of her reference (Talkers were, of course, but were morally obligated to not jump the gun) chimed in with their prognostications. “Is 485 from 77 to Mallard Creek finally opening?” wrote one Facebook friend. “The group against No Tolls on I 77 folded?” wrote another, a reference to the adversarial relationship between toll lane opponents and the mayor. “Whatever you say, hon,” chirped yet another, referring to a posting over the weekend by Swain that no man should ever call a woman he doesn’t know “Hon.” No, Swain was referencing Monday morning’s announcement by Bürkert, a fluidcontrol industry leader, that it is planning to build a $23 million corporate campus on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road just outside The Park-Huntersville business park. It will bring with it 66 jobs and add 61 more. Now that was some pretty big news, hon.
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At nearly every school in the area, ceremonies were held to commemorate Veterans Day. At Woodlawn School in Davidson, events included students saluting to veterans, visits from local veterans who shared stories about their military service and this musical, flag-waving tribute to veterans performed by students in Woodlawn’s Lower School.
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Talkers admit to possessing very little patience for slow drivers in the fast lane, people who push shopping carts to their car but can’t negotiate those few extra feet to the parking lot corral, and folks who believe to the point of arguing that everything they see or hear on the Internet is true (we’re dating a French model). But a recent medical discovery about the potential cause for the pea-brain plague has Talkers pondering a change in response from aggravation to pity. It turns out, some of the people doing and See TALK, page 11
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TALK FROM PAGE 10 saying some incredibly lame-brained things may not just be stupid, they could be sick. Scientists say Chlorovirus ATCV-1, previously only identified in freshwater algae, has been detected in nearly half of the patients tested in a small study conducted in the United States. And on standard intelligence tests — with factors such as education, age and socio-economic status taken into account — those with the virus performed worse on the test. Like any disease, discovery is the first step toward a cure, but Talkers continue to see signs this may have been around for a while and, now, it may be too late. Remember the “Open Other End” warnings etched on the bottom of glass Coke bottles decades ago? Well, they had to be there for a reason, right? And just this week, Talkers saw a television commercial for the cholesterol-fighting medication Crestor staged in a bowling alley. When the Crestor-logo’ed ball rolls up the ball-return rack — right there with the side-effect warnings about swelling, muscle pain, hives and trouble breathing — a statement that the bowling ball itself is not for sale pops up on the screen. Really? Again, that wasn’t added on a whim. Somebody actually called about it. So next time that seemingly healthy, vibrant yet oblivious person with the spilling over shopping cart cuts in front of you in the “12 Items or less” express checkout line, don’t get mad. Just be sure not to touch them.
“We try to put on a smile, a happy face for the alums, and keep the players upbeat and enthusiastic, but we’re sitting in our room, hiding underneath the covers shivering. It’s an absolutely torturous time because it’s that oneand-done mentality. That one-and-done thing, the whole season can go up in smoke.” — Davidson Basketball Coach Bob McKillop on the single bid the Southern Conference traditionally receives in the NCAA Tournament, which goes to the conference tournament winner regardless of regular season performance. Davidson has missed out on the NCAA Tournament several times after winning the regular season conference championship, but not the tournament. “The assimilation of us to the A-10, the transition of us to the A-10 is a process, and we can’t bite it all off in one bite. We need to do it bite by bite.” — Davidson College senior guard Tyler Kalinoski on the Wildcats’ upcoming first season in the Atlantic 10 Conference, a considerable move up from the Southern Conference. “The first couple of years, all there was to do was think. And a lot of what I thought about was Davidson and my time at Davidson College.” — Former prisoner of war Porter Halyburton on what helped him survive his more than seven years while held by North Vietnamese in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.”
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“Bruises fade, but Airborne Wings last forever.” — Army veteran and Bailey Middle School faculty member
Jennifer Lynn Cowley, addressing students at the school’s fourth annual Veterans Day service. “Actually, eight years ago I was a PTA president.” — U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis to a reporter during a press conference at Cornelius Town Hall the day after winning the election over Senator Kay Hagan. The reporter had asked how he felt being in the room where he served as a commissioner eight years ago. “I’m looking forward to watching car commercials and toothpaste commercials instead of negative ads against me.” — Tillis on political advertising. “I hope the President will be willing to come to the table with House and Senate members to work on these things and he can leave a legacy of some bi-partisanship. I would like this Congress to establish a record of governing, and you can’t govern if you don’t reach across the aisle.” — Tillis on his penchant for bipartisanship. “I got elected by 49 percent of the voters, but I represent 100 percent of them.” — Tillis.
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Arrests and citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Oct. 27-Nov. 3.
• Reid, Johnny Ray (WM, 51), Hit And RunFailure To Stop Property Damage (M), 19520 One Norman Boulevard, 10/27. • Dudlext, Robert Michael (WM, 45), Driving While License Revoked (M), 19621 South Ferry Street, 10/28. • Degraffenried, Charles Allen (WM, 48), Possession Of Crack Cocaine (M), Allow Unlicensed To Drive (T), Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (M), 19751 Statesville Road, 10/29. • Hernandez-Raza, Francisco Gabriel (WM, 25), Impaired Driving-DWI (M), No Driver’s License (T), 19999 Holiday Lane, 10/29. • Harris, Amberly Nicole (WF, 24), Assault And Battery/Simple Affray/Simple Assault (M), 19604 School Street, 11/2. • Richmond, Kelsey Rayne (WF, 22), Reckless Driving To Endanger (M), Hit And RunFailure To Stop Property Damage (T), 21440 Catawba Avenue, 11/3.
• McDonald, Kevin Charles (WM, 57), No Insurance, 17823 Jetton Road, 10/27. • Pedulla, Dominick Anthony (WM, 56), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/27. • Holt, Tonya Ann (WF, 41), SpeedingExcess Of 15 Miles Over, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/27. • Smith, Kathleen Marie (WF, 36), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19749 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Davis, Katherine Washburn (WF, 35), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19749 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Stepanian, Katherine Ford (WF, 50), Ex-
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ceeding Posted Speed, 19749 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • McKinney, Travis Allen (WM, 32), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19829 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Glasser, Gina Mae (WF, 42), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19399 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Leatherwood, Melissa Allred (WF, 34), Exceeding Posted Speed, 18899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Metzger, Rebecca Lynn (WF, 30), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19099 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Mesplay, Margaret Louise (WF, 73), Exceeding Posted Speed, 18899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Mannchen, Michelle Nichole (WF, 24), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 19099 West Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Black, Alyson Marie (WF, 18), Stop Sign Violation, 19408 Knox Road, 10/27. • Arellano, Salvador Perea (WM, 47), Driving While License Revoked, 21299 Catawba Avenue, 10/27. • Williams, Denise Casler (WF, 59), Exceeding Posted Speed, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/28. • Osborne, Heather Jones (WF, 26), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/28. • Lynch, Ann Marie (WF, 43), Exceeding Posted Speed, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/28. • Groza, Mariana (HF, 50), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19401 Statesville Road, 10/28. • Lines, Allan William (WM, 54), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19749 West Catawba Avenue, 10/28. • Bryan, Erica Karyn (WF, 32), SpeedingExcess Of 15 Miles Over, 19899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/28. • Crook, Ashley Hemby (WF, 44), Exceeding Posted Speed, 17399 West Catawba Avenue, 10/28. • Solbakken, James Stephen (WM, 27),
Exceeding Posted Speed, 11299 Bailey Road, 10/28. • Hesse, Karl Otto (WM, 75), SpeedingExcess Of 15 Miles Over, 10723 Bailey Road, 10/28. • Dudlext, Robert Michael (WM, 45), Driving While License Revoked, 20799 Catawba Avenue, 10/28. • Morris, Michelle Marie (WF, 35), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/28. • Maxwell, Shawntae Nicole (BF, 27), Display Fictitious Tag, No Insurance, Driving While License Revoked, 9351 Westmoreland Road, 10/28. • Smallwood, Dalton (WM, 41), Expired Registration, 21599 Catawba Avenue, 10/28. • Loverso, Adele M. (WF, 62), Expired Registration, 9351 Westmoreland Road, 10/29. • Zapata, Amy Abigail (HF, 20), Exceeding Posted Speed, Expired Registration, 11299 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Hunter, Richard Francis (WM, 58), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 9821 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Vazquez, Hugo (WM, 28), Exceeding Posted Speed, 12449 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Hogan, Kimberly Rose (WF, 46), Exceeding Posted Speed, 9606 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Noriega, Renea Lynn (WF, 40), Exceeding Posted Speed, 11900 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Cargioli, Jason Michael (WM, 43), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 11536 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Meister, Christopher Robert (WM, 46), Exceeding Posted Speed, 10835 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Carden, Carmen Cecilia (WF, 37), Exceeding Posted Speed, 11299 Bailey Road, 10/29. • Rodriguez, Mireya Zapata (HF, 27), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, No Driver’s License, 10029 Washam Potts Road, 10/29. • Smith, Miranda Shea (WF, 33), SpeedingExcess Of 15 Miles Over, 9821 Bailey Road,
10/30. • Walker, Michele L. (WF, 40), Exceeding Posted Speed, 10029 Washam Potts Road, 10/30. • Haywood, Lawrence Rondel (BM, 34), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 19751 Statesville Road, 10/30. • Huffman, Tyler Lakey (WM, 29), Possession Of Marijuana, 7699 Vistaview Drive, 10/30. • Yorganson, Bryan Earl (WM, 27), Possession Of Marijuana, 7699 Vistaview Drive, 10/30. • Cortes, Jose Roberto H. (HM, 32), No Driver’s License, 19749 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • McGough, William Anthony (WM, 76), Unsafe Passing Yellow Line, 20673 Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Gold, Jessica Marie (WF, 34), Exceeding Posted Speed, 18899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Fristick, Brett Douglas (WM, 41), Exceeding Posted Speed, 18899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Myer, Heidi Ann (WF, 45), SpeedingExcess Of 15 Miles Over, 18899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Finlay, Thomas William (WM, 43), Exceeding Posted Speed, 18899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Ferguson, Nathan Walter (WM, 26), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 19899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Farquhar, Cheryl Ann (WF, 55), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19749 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Pratt, Angela Marie (WF, 34), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19899 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Fagundes, Ronaro Werneck D. (WM, 34), Speeding-Excess Of 15 Miles Over, 10723 Bailey Road, 10/31. • Brennan, James Robert (WM, 68), Exceeding Posted Speed, 11900 Bailey Road, 10/31. • Winterkamp, William Roy (WM, 27), Flashing Red Light, 20027 Oak Branch Lane, 10/31. • Vo, Truong Van (OM, 32), Flashing Red Light, 20027 Oak Branch Lane, 10/31. • Storm, Kortina Denise (WF, 45), No Insurance, 20655 Catawba Avenue, 11/1. • Floyd, Ronda Jedean (BF, 47), Expired Registration, Driving While License Revoked, 20399 West Catawba Avenue, 10/31. • Crisco, Hannah Leigh (WF, 25), Driving While License Revoked, 18351 Statesville Road, 11/1. • Brown, David Allen (WM, 50), Driving While License Revoked, Expired/No Inspection, Expired Registration, 21499 Catawba Avenue, 11/1. • Jarrett, Ronald Nelson (BM, 47), Driving While License Revoked, 19800 North Cove Road, 11/1. • Childs, Shannon Jamel (BM, 31), Open Container Of Alcohol In Vehicle, Driving While License Revoked, 19415 Knox Road, 11/2. • Killian, Trina Renae (WF, 42), Hit And Run-Failure To Stop Property Damage, 18899 Nautical Drive, 11/2. • Burton, Chavis Kenyada (BM, 30), No Driver’s License, 21037 North Main Street, 11/2. • Wallace, Trenton Alexander (BM, 28), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19121 Old Statesville Road, 11/3. • Tucker, Stevie Eugene (BM, 39), Driving While License Revoked, I-77 South at West Catawba Avenue, 11/3. • Schlesser, Andrew Curran (WM, 32), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19751 Statesville Road, 11/3. • Hooks, Andrew Patrick (WM, 32), Exceeding Posted Speed, 9821 Bailey Road, 11/3. • Perez, Angela Christine (WF, 31), Exceeding Posted Speed, 19751 Statesville Road, 11/3.
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• Slayton, Robin Hall (WF, 48), Exceeding Posted Speed, 11900 Bailey Road, 11/3. • Johnson, Robert Lester (WM, 33), Seat Belt Law-Driver, 20200 Sefton Park Road, 11/3. • Tallent, Brittney Nicole (WF, 26), Exceeding Posted Speed, 10399 Washam Potts Road, 11/3. • Payne, Montoya Shambria (BF, 20), Exceeding Posted Speed, 10029 Washam Potts Road, 11/3. • Futterman, Michael David (WM, 65), Failure To Stop Steady Red Light, 19699 West Catawba Avenue, 11/3.
Arrests as reported by the Mooresville Police Department Oct. 27-Nov. 3. • Carver, Arnold Woodie (WM, 53), Assault On A Female By Male (M), West McNeely Avenue, 10/27. • Kiesling, Wendy Laverne (WF, 43), Assault-Communicating Threats (M), West McNeely Avenue, 10/27. • Wickens, Shannah Dawn (WF, 67), Assault-Simple (M), West McNeely Avenue, 10/27. • McCaslin, Kaleb Amos (WM, 17), LarcenyShoplifting/Concealment (M), River Highway, 10/27. • Bobonich, Madeline Ann (WF, 23), DWIAlcohol (M), East Plaza Drive, 10/27. • O’Neill, Ashley Jeanne (WF, 17), AssaultSimple (M), Dovetail Drive, 10/28. • Wiles, Rickey Dee (WM, 43), City Ordinance-Loitering/Soliciting For Money (M), West Plaza Drive, 10/28. • Tuttle, Allyson Kay (WF, 36), Fail To Appear-Misdemeanor (M), West Iredell Avenue, 10/28. • Martinez, Joshua Walter (WM, 31), Probation Violation (M), Charlotte Highway, 10/28. • Echeverry, Andres Felipe (WM, 17), Possession With Intent To Sell/Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance (F), 10/29. • Tate, Brenton Christopher (BM, 24), Assault On A Female By Male (M), Dalton Drive, 10/29. • Dacanay, Daniel Patrick (WM, 26), Larceny-Shoplifting/Concealment (M), Norman Station Boulevard, 10/30. • Wilson, Joshua Dewone (BM, 17), Larceny Of A Firearm (F), Selma Drive, 10/31. • Flores, Alberto Lopez (WM, 32), AssaultInflicting Serious Bodily Injury (F), Scenic Drive, 10/31. • Caisse, Sean James (WM, 28), Fugitive From Justice (F), Town Loop, 10/31. • Sherrill, Joseph Truman (BM, 17), Possession Schedule VI Controlled Substance (M), Ashe Street, 10/31. • Thompson, Amanda Joy (WF, 37), AssaultHarassing Phone Calls (M), Cedarcroft Drive, 10/31. • White, Jeremiah Nathaniel (BM, 19), Possession With Intent To Sell/Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance (F), Ashe Street, 10/31. • Wright, Christopher Merril (WM, 27), DWIAlcohol (M), West Plaza Drive, 11/1. • Manwarren, Robert Scott (WM, 41), Assault On A Female By Male (M), Burke Circle, 11/1. • Taylor, Timothy Pernell (BM, 26), Failure To Appear-Misdemeanor (M), Steam Engine Drive, 11/1. • Gillespie, Deven Rashad (BM, 23), Failure To Appear-Misdemeanor (M), J.C. Circle, 11/1. • Jackson, Nicole Helen (WF, 28), DWIAlcohol (M), Gantt Street, 11/2. • Foretich, Shawn Coby (WM, 41), Assault On Law Enforcement Officer/Employee (M), Piedmont Pointe Drive, 11/2. • Daubin, Andrew Wyatt (WM, 22), Possession With Intent To Sell/Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance (F), West Wilson Avenue, 11/2.
See POLICE REPORTS, page 13
POLICE REPORTS FROM PAGE 12
Arrests and citations as reported by the Huntersville Police Department Oct. 29-Nov. 4.
• Green, Rudolph Ronald (BM, 28), Attempt To Obtain Controlled Substance By Forgery (F), 9931 Gilead Road, 10/30. • Faust, Kyle Cassady (WM, 32), Impaired Driving-DWI (M), Hit And Run-Fail To Stop Property Damage (T), Reckless Driving To Endanger (T), 16519 Beech Hill Drive, 10/31. • Davis, Lakeyshia Nikko (BF, 34), SecondDegree Trespassing (M), 16455 Statesville Road, 10/31. • Butts, Zachary Kyle (WM, 22), Intoxicated And Disruptive, 8725 Townley Road, 11/2. • Foreman, Michael Gilbert (BM, 35), Larceny Of Property Or Goods (M), 11000 Old Statesville Road, 11/2. • Burley, Shawn Patrick (WM, 41), Impaired Driving-DWI (M), 18310 Flagman Circle, 11/2. • Maddox, Robert Lamond (BM, 41), Impaired Driving-DWI (M), No Driver’s License (T), Speeding (T), Carrying Concealed Weapon (M), I-77 South, 11/3. • Tyson, Warren Donnell (BM, 43), No Driver’s License-Revoked (T), 11002 Old Statesville Road, 11/3.
• Stasky, Luke Joseph (WM, 17), Reckless Driving, Gilead Road at Boren Street, 10/29. • Lawson, Carolyn Thomas (WF, 69), Speeding 51-35, Gilead Road at Boren Street, 10/29. • Hawkins, Herbert Hoover (WM, 61), No Driver’s License-Revoked, Old Statesville Road at McCord Road, 10/29. • Macri, Nicholas (AM, 17), SpeedingSchool Zone 60-35, Old Statesville Road at Hambright Road, 10/29. • Emperador, Jeffrey James (UM, 37), Speeding 65-45, Eastfield Road near Dixon Farm Road, 10/29. • Fox, Kiya Nichole (WF, 25), Expired Registration, Old Statesville Road at Damson Drive, 10/29. • Atkinson, Kelly Sarita (WF, 17), Failure To Report Collision, 11920 Verhoeff Drive, 10/29. • Perusich, Jason Francis (WM, 40), Speeding 65-45, Eastfield Road near Old Statesville Road, 10/29. • Alaniz, Jennifer (UF, 21), Expired Registration, Reese Boulevard near Gilead Road, 10/29. • Bouleware, Reginald Bernard (BM, 48), Signal/Movement Violation, Gilead Road at Statesville Road, 10/29. • Lowry, Kevin Duane (WM, 43), SpeedingSchool Zone 55-35, Old Statesville Road at Hambright Road, 10/29. • Fellows, Kelly Poteate (WF, 46), SpeedingSchool Zone 56-35, Old Statesville Road at Hambright Road, 10/29. • Murphy, Michael J. (WM, 29), No Driver’s License, Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road, 10/29. • Carpenter, Jeffrey Russell (WM, 31), Seat Belt Law, Sam Furr Road near Birkdale Commons Drive, 10/29. • Pisciotta, James Vincent (WM, 39), Text Messages/Reading Electronic Mail While Driving, Gilead Road at Sherwood Drive, 10/29. • Edwards, Jonathan (WM, 18), Fail To Reduce Speed, Statesville Road near Dallas Street, 10/29. • Crider, Lisa Ann (WF, 52), SpeedingSchool Zone 50-35, Old Statesville Road at Hambright Road, 10/29. • Fugerta, Olga Mohr (WF, 46), SpeedingSchool Zone 52-35, Old Statesville Road at Hambright Road, 10/29. • Garrison, Brande Hilton (WF, 46), Speeding 50-35, Old Statesville Road near Hambright Road, 10/29. • Bowers, Matthew Lamon (WM, 37), Seat Belt Law, Huntersville-Concord Road near Old Statesville Road, 10/29. • Charles, Jesse Brandon (WM, 34), Seat Belt Law, Gilead Road at Sherwood Drive, 10/29.
• Allen, George Clayton (WM, 50), Text Messages/Reading Electronic Mail While Driving, Old Statesville Road at Gilead Road, 10/29. • Gabriel, Wilmer Reynoso (UM, 23), No Driver’s License, Gilead Road at Sherwood Drive, 10/2. • Harris, Wanda Shoneice (BF, 41), Speeding 63-45, Expired Registration, Eastfield Road near Dixon Farm Road, 10/30. • Logana, Karen Michele (WF, 29), Expired Registration, Eastfield Road near Old Statesville Road, 10/30. • Ortiz, Eduardo (UM, 42), Expired Registration, Eastfield Road near Dixon Farm Road, 10/30. • Holden, Hank Austin (WM, 22), SpeedingSchool Zone 50-35, Old Statesville Road near Hambright Road, 10/30. • Bowman, Rodney William (WM, 51), Speeding 60-45, Eastfield Road near Dixon Farm Road, 10/30. • Murrow, Joshua Stanley (WM, 51), Expired Registration, Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road, 10/30. • Ocotoxtle, Nicolas Sanchez (UM, 30), Seat Belt Law, Statesville Road at Gilead Road, 10/30. • James, Natasha Nicole (BF, 36), Speeding 67-45, Eastfield Road at Dixon Farm Road, 10/30. • Staton, Erik Maurice (BM, 32), Speeding 63-45, Eastfield Road at Dixon Farm Road, 10/30. • Innes, Trystan Alisdair (WM, 17), Speeding 70-45, Sam Furr Road at Old Statesville Road, 10/30. • Robinson, Derrick Eugene (BM, 42), Speeding 64-45, Sam Furr Road at Old Statesville Road, 10/31. • Yates, Nicholas Ryan (WM, 34), Improper Turn, Sam Furr Road at Northcross Drive, 10/31. • Harberberger, Edward Paul (WM, 53), Speeding 60-45, Old Statesville Road at Verhoeff Drive, 10/31. • Jetton, Quanregious Damont (BM, 34), Fictitious Registration, Old Statesville Road at Alexanderana Road, 10/31. • Bennett, Jonathon Treon (WM, 22), No Driver’s License-Revoked, Old Statesville Road near Holbrooks Road, 10/31. • Martinez, Nabor (UM, 45), No Driver’s License, Townley Road at Lindholm Drive, 10/31. • James, Hosea Oresko Deon (BM, 31), Expired Registration, Sam Furr Road at Old Statesville Road, 11/1. • Cortes, Yoan Cirino Herrera (WM, 31), No Driver’s License, Sam Furr Road at Old Statesville Road, 11/1. • Hirschberg, Trevor Joseph Fadja (WM, 23), Expired Registration, Sam Furr Road at I-77 , 11/1. • Potter, Kevin Dale (WM, 50), Speeding 6245, Eastfield Road at Dixon Farm Road, 11/1. • Singh, Vijay (UM, 28), Stoplight Violation, Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road, 11/1. • Ewing, Jeffrey Allen (WM, 36), No Liability Insurance, Gilead Road at Old Statesville Road, 11/1. • Little, Shawn Ronald (BM, 26), Fictitious Registration, Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road, 11/1. • Hultgren, Deborah Catoe (WF, 57), Expired Registration, Sam Furr Road at Vistaview Drive, 11/1. • Bowman, Cory Bernard (BM, 32), No Driver’s License-Revoked, Sam Furr Road at I-77, 11/1. • Helms, Aaron William (WM, 30), Expired Registration, Stumptown Road near Waterfront Drive, 11/1. • Stevens, Adam Jeffrey (WM, 22), No Driver’s License, Old Statesville Road at Gilead Road, 11/1. • Cox, Pamela Kay (WF, 37), Driving On Wrong Side, Reese Boulevard near Mt. HollyHuntersville Road, 11/1. • Stashchak, Maksym (28), Parking In No Parking Zone, 9123 Greenheather Drive, 11/1. • Gaffney, Scott Patrick (WM, 50), Allowing A Dog To Run Large, 8818 Deerland Court, 11/1. • Narasimhan, Raajesh (41), Parking Other Than In Direction Of Travel, 17222 Formby Road, 11/1. • Shine, Matwain Leefundo (BM, 27),
Speeding 80-65, I-77 near Gilead Road, 11/2. • McClamb, Maurissa Denise (BF, 21), Expired Registration, I-77 near Gilead Road, 11/2. • Hansen, Jeremey Taylor (WM, 17), Failure To Reduce Speed, Old Statesville Road at McCord Road, 11/2. • Belacic, David Matthew (WM, 55), Expired Registration, Statesville Road at Dallas Street, 11/2. • Espinoza, Jimmy Alexander (UM, 36), No Driver’s License, Statesville Road at Arahova, 11/2. • Marrero, Lalcia Dimple (BF, 34), No Liability Insurance, I-77 near Sam Furr Road, 11/2. • O’Rourke, Kelly Nicole (WF, 28), Expired Registration, Sam Furr Road at Old Statesville Road, 11/2. • Vagth, Brandon Thomas ((M, 29), Parking Other Than In Direction Of Travel, 9800 Townley Road, 11/2. • Porto, Robert Albert (WM, 47), Parking Other Than In Direction Of Travel, 16600 Cranlyn Road, 11/2. • Curotz, Brandi Lawler (WF, 35), Parking In A Fire Lane, 11145 Bryton Town Center Drive, 11/2. • Camp, Veronica Smith (BF, 52), Speeding 54-45, Old Statesville Road at Hendrick Way, 11/3. • Bergstedt, Martha Isabel (WF, 34), Speeding 60-45, Sam Furr Road at Old Statesville Road, 11/3. • Cupit, Conrad Glenn (WM, 49), Improper Passing, Statesville Road at Gilead Road, 11/3. • Guadalure, Jose Evangelista (UM, 37), No Driver’s License, Beatties Ford Road at Jim Kidd Road, 11/3. • Mullen, Rahnyesha Patima Angel (BF, 16), Alcoholic Beverage-Public Use, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, 11/3. • Burley, Shawn Patrick (WM, 41), Failure To Report Collision, 103 Abingdon Circle, 11/3. • MacMahamy, Bryce Carlton (WM, 24), Expired Registration, Old Statesville Road at Stumptown Road, 11/3. • Hershey-Mason, Margaret Mary (WF, 45), Expired Registration, Old Statesville Road at
November 12, 2014 Bigham Street, 11/3. • Stancil, Zachary Houston (WM, 23), Seat Belt Law, Old Statesville Road near Alexanderana Road, 11/3. • Patel, Tejaskumar Dinkarbhai (UM, 36), Seat Belt Law, Gilead Road at Sherwood Drive, 11/3. • Hemphill, Shamale Labar (BM, 19), Rioting, Beatties Ford Road at Hambright Road, 11/4. • Lewis, Taquawn Tykeem-Arman (BM, 16), Disturbing The Peace, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, 11/4. • McIver, Leonard (BM, 16), Disturbing The Peace, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, 11/4. • Jones, Aliyah Starr (BF, 17), Disturbing The Peace, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, 11/4.
Arrests and citations as reported by the Davidson Police Department Oct. 27-Nov. 2.
• Reid, Jamal Jervelle (BM, 27), Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (M), 212 Sloan Street, 10/27.
• Smith, Chriszetta Patterson (BF, 46), Expired Registration, Jetton Street, 10/27. • Farkash, Fred Allen (WM, 44), Speeding, Drive While License Revoked, I-77, 10/27. • Sechler, Shannon Nicole (WF, 35), Speeding, East Rocky River Road, 10/28. • Shuman, Christopher Grant (WM, 23), Expired Inspection, N.C. 115, 10/28. • Alleyne, Stacy Howard (BF, 49), Failure to Yield to Pedestrian In Crosswalk, N.C. 115, 10/28. • Hamrick, Deborah Hager (WF, 57), Expired Registration, N.C. 73, 10/28. • Baucom, Cindy Brooks (WF, 49), Speeding, Griffith Street, 10/28. • Burrell, Benjamin James (WM, 39), Following Too Closely, North Main Street, 10/28. • Lange, Austin James (WM, 20), Speeding, Driving While License Revoked, East Rocky River Road, 10/28. • Marbley, Krystle Cheyenne (BF, 28),
Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of Paraphernalia, Griffith Street, 10/28. • McClain, Gercobe Arnell Jr. (BM, 27), No Driver’s License, Davidson Gateway Drive, 10/29. • Jones, Jasmin Corvette (BF, 25), Expired Registration, Griffith Street, 10/30. • Meglynn, Brendan Murphy (WM, 25), Larceny, Possession Of Malt Beverage Underage, Davidson Gateway Drive, 10/30. • Razo, Salomon Contrreras (HM, 36), Speeding, Griffith Street, 10/30. • Bolton, William Graham (WM, 22), Failure To Wear Safety Helmet, Expired Registration, Delburg Street, 10/30. • Perkins, Misty Michelle (WF, 44), Failure to Register Motor Vehicle, Fictitious Registration, No Insurance, Griffith Street, 10/31. • Hochman, Fred Kenneth (WM, 68), Speeding, Griffith Street, 10/31. • Sasser, Martin Alan (WM, 51), Failure To Register Motor Vehicle, Griffith Street, 11/1. • Alday, Javier Calderon (HM, 46), No Driver’s License, Ridge Road, 11/1. • Allumbaugh, Jessica Frances (WF), Speeding, N.C. 115, 11/1. • Dimov, Olga Alekseyevna (WF, 26), Speeding, N.C. 115, 11/1. • Quinn, Barbara (WF, 69), Speeding, Jetton Street, 11/1. • Magee, Mary Page (WF, 38), Speeding, Griffith Street, 11/1. • Sewell, Freddie Horace III (BM, 28), Expired Registration, Griffith Street, 11/1. • Touchton, Kyle Min Soo (AM, 17), Speeding, Griffith Street, 11/1. • Ates, Anthony Brent (WM, 53), Expired Registration, Griffith Street, 11/2. • Byers, Malcom Christopher (BM, 24), Open Container Of Alcohol In Vehicle, Davidson-Concord Road, 11/2. • Jenkins, Shanica Renee (WF, 22), Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of Paraphernalia, Davidson-Concord Road, 11/2. • Byers, Malcolm Christopher (BM, 24), Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of Paraphernalia, Davidson-Concord Road, 11/2. • Biggs, Trevor Chase (WM, 24), Failure To Have Insurance, Beaty Street, 11/2.
14 November 12, 2014
Lake Norman Citizen
Manuevers, memories at Bailey tribute to Vets Bailey Middle School in Cornelius hosted a moving program featuring music, motion, maneuvers and memories of military duty last week as part of its annual salute to veterans. The school’s fourth annual Veterans Day Service, held Friday since Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are closed on Veterans Day, featured performances by Bailey chorus, band and dance students and also a display of precision by the drill team from Hough High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. With dozens of veterans and their families in attendance as special guests, Bailey faculty member and Air Force veteran Teresa Lester opened the school-wide assembly followed by the presentation of colors by Hough’s JROTC Honor Guard. Performances by the Bailey Honors Chorus, conducted by Patrick McCarthy, and the Eighth Grade Band, led by Ruth Petersen, preceded the demonstration of close-order drills by Hough’s JRTOC squad. The Honors Dance team, led by Deanna Riley, closed out the performances with a special tribute dance that was followed by the featured address from Bailey
faculty member and Army veteran Jennifer Lynn Cowley. In her remarks, Cowley recalled coming of age in rural Virginia with the goal of serving in the military and dealing with some of the fallout from her decision. “The boys who smoke behind the gym are the ones who end up in the army,” she recalled classmates saying. “Why do you want to do that anyway? You’re a girl.” But Cowley said she continued to focus on her school work and spoke with pride about the day she was called to the principal’s office at her high school and informed that she had just become the first ever female appointment to the United States Military Academy from southwest Virginia. But the challenges were just beginning. The required physical training and demanding academic standards at West Point almost overwhelmed her, but she endured. As she mastered the rigors of the classrooms, the military demands increased. The girl who had been afraid of heights now faced USMA airborne training — “jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, on purpose, several times.” But that accomplishment also
Veterans, family members and students (top) at ceremony that included precision display by Hough’s JROTC unit.
instilled a lasting sense of pride. “Bruises fade,” she told the audience of students and fellow veterans,
referencing the bumps and scrapes associated with the training, “but Airborne Wings last forever.”
And then the girl, once afraid of spiders, went through jungle training before graduating from the Academy. Service at Fort Benning, Ga. and deployments in Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Somalia followed before Cowley retired from the military and began her career in education. “My story is like many others,” she said in closing her remarks. “Veterans who were afraid, but endeavored. Each one has a story and I urge you to learn some of the stories around you.” “Taps,” performed by Bailey bugler Christopher Wunder, closed out the ceremonies.
Open House Monday at J.V. Washam Elem.
An open house for potential J.V. Washam Elementary School families will be held Monday, Nov. 17, at the school on Westmoreland Road in Cornelius. The Open House for prospective parents will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the school’s media center. The See SCHOOL NOTES, page 15
SCHOOL NOTES FROM PAGE 14 meeting is open to parents of rising kindergarten students as well as those of elementary students not currently enrolled at J.V. Washam but who live in the school’s zone and are interested in learning more about their public school option.
Application process under way for LNC Lake Norman Charter School’s online application process for those interested in attending the school starting next fall is under way. The application period for the 2015-16 school year at LNC began Nov. 1. Online applications are available through the school’s website, lnccharter.org. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2015, to be included in the lottery, which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19. Tours of the school are being offered on Thursdays now through the end of January. Middle school tours begin at 8:15 a.m. and high school tours begin at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is required. Additional information is available by calling 704-948-8600. Tours are only offered during the open application period.
November 12, 2014
Fall foliage photo focus
Field trips are a big part of the regular classroom activities in Laura Woods’ photography classes at Davidson Day School, and — no matter what the assignment — the nearby photogenic campus of Davidson College is a popular destination. Capturing the look and feel of fall was a recent class project for the sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Photography 1 and 2 classes at DDS, and some of the submitted digital photographs include (clockwise, from right) sophomore Sarah Slay’s photo of classmates frolicking in the leaves; junior Jorge Bush’s image of the morning sun creeping across campus; and sophomore Emily Scott’s color-splashed collage.
— Compiled by Lee Sullivan
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International company expands to Huntersville Bürkert Fluid Control to pump $23 million, 61 jobs into Lake Norman economy. By Lee Sullivan [email protected]
An international leader in the fluid-control industry plans to consolidate local operations on a new Huntersville campus and create 61 new jobs. State government and economic development leaders announced late Monday morning that Germanbased Bürkert Contromatic Corporation, doing business locally as Bürkert Fluid Control System with headquarters on Whitehall Park Drive in Charlotte, plans to invest more than $23 million over the next five years in a new facility and campus. The project will be built on a recently acquired 94-acre tract in Huntersville in the northwest quadrant of the Mt. Holly-Huntersville/ Hambright Road intersection just south of the new N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles office.
The initial phase of the project will be a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, with a targeted completion date in the first quarter of 2016. Bürkert, a family-owned company founded in 1946, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of measuring, controlling and regulating systems for fluids and gases. Bürkert products are used by a wide range of industries and applications, including food and beverage processing, breweries and wineries, gas handling operations, water treatment facilities and pharmaceutical plants. Bürkert valves can also be found in various medical equipment including blood analyzers, dialysis machines and dental chairs. Bükert has a sales network covering 36 countries and more than 2,500 employees worldwide. The company currently employs 66 people working out of five locations in Mecklenburg County, along with 14 employees at an office in California. “Bürkert is excited to expand within Mecklenburg County,” according to Harm Stratman, the company’s president and director of global sales. “We have a strong, experienced staff ready to take the next step to move to a site with long-range growth opportunities in Hunters-
ville that offers quality of life, area schools and location close to Charlotte and the airport. We currently have staff in five local locations and look forward to all being under Decker one roof.” Plans for Bürkert’s Huntersville campus include wellness opportunities, such as bike trails, picnic areas and sports facilities for employees and families. “We appreciate the warm welcome from Huntersville and look forward to becoming involved in local education and conservation projects,” Stratman said. “We also plan to incorporate ‘green’ as well as renewable energy opportunities, such as solar and thermal when possible, into our future building designs.” Bürkert’s plans were announced Monday morning by Gov. Pat McCroy, N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. “Bürkert has been steadily growing its operations here in North Carolina over the past eight years,” said McCrory. “It is great to see them ex-
panding even more in North Carolina with these new jobs.” “Bürkert knows first-hand the benefits of being located in North Carolina,” said Decker. “The decision to expand its operations here continues the message that North Carolina is a great state for business.” Salaries at the Huntersville facility will vary by function, but the annual payroll for the new jobs created by this expansion, according to the announcement, will be $2.9 million. The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $110,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches. “This expansion by Bürkert Contromatic Corporation will be a great addition to the economy of Mecklenburg County,” Senator Jeff Tarte of Cornelius said. “We welcome them to our community. These new jobs are welcome news.”
“I am happy to hear about these new jobs coming to Mecklenburg County,” said Representative Charles Jeter of Huntersville. “It is great that Bürkert Contromatic Corporation has decided to grow its presence here in North Carolina.” In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., other partners that helped with this project include: North Carolina Community College Systems, Lake Norman Economic Development Corp., Town of Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Energy United and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
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TRIO FROM PAGE D2 4 sharpshooter plays the game. He calls him “the prototypical representative for what our program is all about.” “Tyler is really special,” says McKillop. “He’s the master of the little things. He does more little things than anybody around. He’s tremendous.” Kalinoski really found his shooting stroke last year, hitting 45.5 percent of his 3-pointers (61of-134) and shooting nine percent better than his sophomore season. He was third on the team in scoring with 11 points per game, but he also averaged five rebounds, second only to Brooks. He pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds against Drexel and had a careerbest 10 assists at Stetson. In the everyday lineup for the first time, he started 32 of 33 games, the only exception being Senior Day. “He has great instincts,” says McKillop. “He’s got terrific energy. He’s as tough as nails. He just has so many skills beyond passing, shooting and dribbling.” Perhaps Kalinoski’s versatility can be attributed, at least in part, to his family’s diverse sports background. His father, Scott, played football at Purdue. One grandfather, Ron Ward, played hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the other, Ken Kalinoski, ran track at Ohio State. His uncle, Dave Ford, played baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. And Pamela Kalinoski, his aunt, was part of four national soccer titles with the North Carolina Tar Heels. “You feel comfortable going out on the court with him,” says Sullivan, his roommate for the second year. “You want him on your side. He’d be a tough guard, so I’m glad I don’t have to guard him.”
was at Westerville North, they played in the same conference. But even then, they were only fa-
miliar with each other. “I’d seen him at fall leagues and around,” says Gibbs. “I knew who he was, and then it was cool seeing he was coming to Davidson.” When the two finally got to know one another in North Carolina, though, they hit it off. “Now we’re like best friends,” says Sullivan. “He’s kinda like my little brother on the team. He’s always hanging around.” Last year was the first for both in Davidson red and black, as Sullivan, a transfer from Miami (Ohio), returned to the court after sitting out the 2012-13 season per NCAA rules. Like Kalinoski, Sullivan started every game except Senior Day, and he quickly made an impact, scoring 22 at Wisconsin-Milwaukee in his second Davidson game. The Saturday before Christmas, he hit 7-of-14 3-pointers in Chapel Hill and scored a ca-
reer high 33 in an overtime loss to North Carolina. He sustained his shooting touch throughout the year, shooting 38 percent from 3-point range and leading the Wildcats with an 83.3 percent mark at the foul line. Gibbs, who has not yet started a game, played 18 minutes in his college debut at Cameron Indoor Stadium and became the Wildcats’ most called-upon reserve, averaging 20.2 minutes. He scored a career-high 20 points at Stetson in late November and had a career-best six assists at Furman in the second SoCon game. He’s quick and pushes the pace in traffic. McKillop says Gibbs is still learning, and he’s going to count on him from the outset. “Jack’s a playmaker,” says McKillop. “But he’s got to learn when to make plays.”
McKillop likes what he has in his trio of captains and says they are progressing as leaders, as shown in practice and a scrimmage. He’s looking forward to seeing what they can do. “Their work ethic is feverish,” says McKillop. “Their care and concern for the team is off the charts. What they need to understand is that they are in positions where they have to make sure everyone is singing their song, everyone is dancing to their music and everyone is on the same page as they are.” An offseason spent together has strengthened their bonds off the court and their chemistry on it. McKillop expects that will pay dividends for the Wildcats this winter. “It’s like three bodies and one head,” he says.
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Ohio connection Brian Sullivan and Jack Gibbs did not know each other well before arriving at Davidson, but the Ohioans, two of four Buckeye State natives on this year’s team, first crossed paths as youngsters in the Central Ohio Basketball League. And it’s still a source of conversation for the 5-11 guards. Back then, Sullivan was a fourth grader playing for a team called the Golden Bears, and second grader Gibbs was playing up an age group for the Titans. “We would smack him around back then,” says Sullivan, with a laugh. “I still hold that against him.” In high school, while Sullivan was at Upper Arlington and Gibbs
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Davidson facing youth, inexperience, A-10 foes By Justin Parker [email protected]
Perhaps more than ever, the Davidson Wildcats have something to prove as a basketball season begins. The excitement of joining the Atlantic 10 is very real, but so are the challenges of joining one of the nation’s premier leagues as Davidson transitions from a perennial Southern Conference favorite to a relative unknown in an eight-state conference footprint. “Davidson across the chest meant something in the Southern Conference,” says head coach Bob McKillop, entering his 26th season. “I don’t think we have earned that opportunity, that right, that privilege in the Atlantic 10. We’ll just be
another team.” Davidson is determined to change that, of course, but it’s clear folks expect it to take awhile. Davidson was picked 12th — almost 13th — in the 14-team league’s preseason media rankings a year after winning the SoCon regular season championship and just missing out on a third straight NCAA bid. Outside expectations are low. “We still have high expectations for ourselves, game in and game out,” says junior guard Brian Sullivan, one of two returning starters. “So we’re not really concerned with that stuff.” Joining the prominent A-10 gives Davidson a season-long platform it’s never had in major metro markets and on national TV. But
with it comes a rigorous 18-game league schedule against the likes of VCU, Dayton and longtime SoCon rival Richmond. It’s a new chapter in the Davidson story, and McKillop expects it will include many teachable moments. “We’re not going to walk into an arena and have something in our memory bank that says we’ve been in this position before, we’ve won here before, we’ve won here consistently,” says McKillop. There figures to be many challenges throughout the five-month season, but the biggest may be how the Wildcats handle adversity. “We have a pretty young team, and we’re getting put in a tough conference with a lot of high caliber teams,” says senior guard Tyler Kalinoski, the other returning starter. “For us to go in there, we’re definitely going to see a lot of adversity, we’re definitely going to get down in games. I think our biggest challenge will be to learn how to come back from that in the games and after the games, and what we can do with that adversity going forward.” Kalinoski, Sullivan and sophomore Jack Gibbs fill the leadership roles as captains in the backcourt (See story, Page D2).
The questions come inside, where there is no longer a SoCon Player of the Year in De’Mon Brooks (class of 2014) or Jake Cohen (2013). “It might be more of a committee thing, where there’s not one guy who’s going to get 20 (points),” says Sullivan. “But we have five or six that can score on you consistently, I think.” Jake Belford, a 6-9, 210-pound junior, and Andrew McAuliffe, a 6-8, 235-pound sophomore, combined to play 25 minutes per game a year ago and are the top returners in the post. Belford averaged 6 points and 2.2 rebounds last season and showed his shooting touch and versatility by hitting 17-of-36 3-pointers for 47.2 percent. He also shot 57.7 percent from the field and has showed promise at the small forward position as well this preseason, which would give Davidson a larger lineup if it wants to mix things up. McAuliffe made six starts as a freshman and averaged 2.3 points and 1.5 rebounds. Freshmen Peyton Aldridge and Nathan Ekwu will be in the mix in the post as well. The 6-7 Aldridge is penciled in as a starter alongside Belford this preseason and
the smooth scorer is the all-time career leader in points (1,735) and rebounds (1,016) at Ohio’s LaBrae High. Nigerian Ekwu, who played his high school ball at Cardinal Hayes in The Bronx, is a raw but athletic talent the Wildcats expect to develop. He’s 6-7 and was an honorable mention pick in the New York City Metro last year. McKillop recruited Finland’s Oskar Michelsen when he was 6-7, but he’s grown to 6-9 and can shoot from the outside. The dynamic Jordan Barham, a junior who has wowed Davidson crowds with his dunking and rebounding ability, returns after averaging 5.8 points last year and, at 6-4, can play either wing position. McKillop says senior post Ali Mackay, the tallest Wildcat at 6-11, and freshman guard Jordan Watkins of Charlotte will compete for minutes as well. “We think we have an outstanding group of freshmen recruits, and we think we have a lot of pieces,” says McKillop. “Tying all those pieces together will be critical for us as we start play.” Davidson opens the season Saturday at 2 p.m. against Division III Catholic University in Belk Arena.
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More competition, more postseason opportunities
One of the most significant changes for Davidson this year and going forward is how it will secure postseason berths. No longer will the Wildcats have to win a conference tournament to essentially justify a regular season of winning, and since that has caused recent Davidson teams to miss the NCAA Tournament (2005, 2009, 2014), Bob McKillop is okay with that. While the one-bid conference tournaments make for great TV in March, McKillop said it’s not enjoyable for the coaches, especially those of the regular season champions. All of the pressure is on them. “We try to put on a smile, a happy face for the alums, and keep the players upbeat and enthusiastic, but we’re sitting in our room, hiding underneath the covers shivering,” he said. “It’s an absolutely torturous time because it’s that one-anddone mentality. That one-and-done thing, the whole season can go up in smoke.” For Davidson last year, it did. The Wildcats went 15-1 in league play, losing only to Elon, and won the league by three games. They were in position for a third straight NCAA bid, but lost to Western Carolina in the SoCon Tournament semifinals and went to the NIT instead. Although the level of competition within the conference has significantly increased and securing an NCAA bid will be anything but easy, the selection committee awards teams that perform in the A-10. Last year, six A-10 teams were included, which was as many as the ACC, Big 10 and Pac 12. Only the Big 12, with seven bids, had more.
Notebook Schedule breakdown The 14-team A-10 does not include divisions and plays an 18game conference schedule. Davidson will play five teams twice, four teams only at home and four only on the road. This year, Davidson has homeand-home dates with Duquesne, George Mason, George Washington, Richmond and preseason favorite VCU. The Wildcats will host Dayton, Fordham, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis and travel to La Salle, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s and UMass.
Richmond and VCU, roughly 280 miles away, are now the closest league opponents, and they’re farther away than all of Davidson’s former SoCon foes not named Samford (405 miles) or Chattanooga (341). But McKillop’s not worried about a lack of support away from Belk Arena. “I’m convinced that Davidson fans will open their arms very wide for the opportunity to travel with us and to meet us on the road,” he said.
Nearing milestones Guards Brian Sullivan and Tyler Kalinoski are within range of the 1,000-point career mark. Kalinoski, a senior, has 778 points, with 364 of those coming last season.
Bob McKillop begins his 26th Davidson season with a 472-292 career mark.
Sullivan, a junior, has 734 points. He scored 308 as a Miami (Ohio) freshman, then 426 last year in his
Davidson debut. McKillop is 28 wins from 500 (472-292).
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Once again, the Davidson roster is an international one, with four players hailing from foreign countries. Senior forward Ali Mackay of Scotland said the players’ different backgrounds doesn’t keep them from forming close relationships. In fact, he calls the team chemistry the program’s greatest asset. “Coach recruits on personalties as much as he does the player,” said Mackay. “I find it amazing every single year being here, the whole team, one through 15, has just jelled and bonded brilliantly.” Sophomore Manu Giamoukis is from Greece, while freshman Nathan Ekwu is from Nigeria and freshman Oskar Michelsen is from Finland. Four Wildcats are from Ohio, there are three from North Carolina and one each from Georgia, Illinois, Kansas and Washington.
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Wildcat women take four returning starters into A-10 Former Hopewell High star Hannah Early led four players in double figures with a game-high 20 points Saturday as the Davidson women’s team concluded its preseason with an 83-50 exhibition victory against Queens University. Fellow junior forward Dakota Dukes added 18 points, and it’s clear the two will lead the way for the Wildcats this season. Dukes was second on the team in scoring last year with 14.4 points per game and led the team with 7.7 rebounds per contest. Early was third in scoring with 13.3 points and also pulled down 5.4 boards. She led the Wildcats by shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc. Guards Lillian McCabe and Shannon Eriksson also return to the starting lineup from a team that went 16-16 a year ago.
Notes • The Wildcats’ first year in the Atlantic 10 will be the program’s 36th season. Their first win of this season will put them at 400 all
Dakota Dukes, left, and Hannah Early return to lead the Davidson women.
time. • Davidson was picked 12th in the preseason media poll. • Davidson was 11-7 in its final season in the Southern Conference. • The Wildcats went to the SoCon championship game for the
second year in a row, falling to Chattanooga. • Davidson ended its tenure in the SoCon with a 203-164 record and one regular season title (201112). • Davidson has reached postseason play three times, earning bids
to the Women’s NIT in 2007, 2012 and 2013. • Over the past 12 years, Davidson has won at least 15 games nine times. • Davidson has had its top two career scorers graduate the last two years. Sophia Aleksandravicius
(1,878 points) set the career scoring mark as a senior in 2013, only to have senior Laura Murray break it during last year’s SoCon tournament. Murray finished with 1,880 points. — Staff
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Bryton slowly coming to life Site preparations for the first residential facilities in the massive Bryton mixed-used development in Huntersville could begin before the end of the year. LIV Development is partnering with L Star Management on a 298-unit apartment complex on an 18-acre tract that will be part of the Hambright Station at Bryton neighborhood. The entire Bryton development is a 450-acre retail, commercial, office and residential community framed by N.C. 115 and Eastfield Road on the southern edge of town. A 150,000-squarefoot Walmart on a 17-acre parcel is the only current occupant at Bryton, which is planned to eventually
Business Briefcase include several thousand residential units — including apartments, townhouses and single-family homes — along with millions of square feet of retail and office space. Representatives of LIV, based in Alabama, have been meeting with representatives of the Huntersville Planning Department and are in the final stages of planning for the
Hambright Road crosses the railroad tracks and through part of Bryton where a new apartment complex is planned. Walmart (upper right) currently anchors the 450-acre mixedused development in Huntersville.
apartment complex, an already authorized use within Bryton. The project could progress into the construction phase very early in 2015. According to David Peete, a principal planner for Huntersville, the proposed LIV project will include nine apartment buildings and 10 carriages houses well east of N.C. 115 just off Hambright Road. Development of Bryton, envisioned by American Asset Cor-
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proved back in the mid 2000s, was delayed for several years during the economic downturn. But infrastructure improvements, including the relocation and enhancement of railroad lines through the property, continued. In 2012, Walmart announced plans to become the project’s first anchor tenant and that store opened in the summer of 2013. — Lee Sullivan
Home sales make year-over-year gains
The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s latest numbers show a slight drop in home sales for October, down 1.3 percent compared to September 2014. But according to data compiled by Carolina Multiple Listing Services, October sales increased 13.3 percent year-over-year, with 3,210 properties sold, compared to 2,832 properties sold in October 2013. The average sales price ($228,080) increased 8.5 percent compared to the average sales price last October. There was also an increase in the average list price last month, which rose 7.8 percent to $265,728. Preliminary pending sales counts for the month of October totaled 3,198, an increase of 20.5 percent over the previous period when contracts totaled 2,654. “Demand for homes in the Charlotte area has persisted throughout the year and continues to create momentum for sales, with year-todate sales up nearly four percent and on pace to outperform 2013,” says CRRA President Joe Rempson. “However, inventory continues to be a challenge, and buyers may face limited choices since inventory generally falls as we enter the holidays.” New residential listings were SEE BRIEFCASE, PAGE 18
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BRIEFCASE FROM PAGE 17 down in October, decreasing 4.4 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Inventory declined as well, dropping 12.6 percent compared to October 2013, leaving the CarolinaMLS region with a 4.8-month supply of inventory. The average number of days a property was on the market from the time it was listed until it closed was 128 days. In October 2013, “list to close” was 130 days. Foreclosures and short sales accounted for six percent of closed sales in October, down from 8.8 percent in October 2013. Reflective of much of the greater Charlotte region, the Lake Norman residential market in October also showed a tightening of inventory and homes staying on the market for fewer days than in October 2013. Home sales experienced a signficant jump, rising 54.5 percent over the same month last year. The Lake Norman region had 190 closings last month, compared to 123 in October 2013. The average sales price also got a healthy bump, increasing 25.2 percent to $448,107 for October 2014. Homes around Lake Norman remain in demand, as the supply of
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available inventory dropped 17 percent in October over last year, falling to about a seven-month supply. For more residential housing market statistics, visit CarolinaHome.com and click on “Market Data.”
Gun range and retailer opens this weekend Denver Defense, a firearms retailer and shooting range located in Denver (1417 N.C. 16 North), is scheduled to open for business on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m., following a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. In addition to its state-of-theart, 18-lane shooting range and gun store, it will also feature a large retail area and training center for firearms and personal defense classes. Denver Defense’s retail store will feature a comprehensive inventory of firearms, accessories and ammunition. Hard-to-find items such as the Barrett .50-caliber rifle will be available for rent or purchase, and ammunition that is generally out of stock in many locations will be available on opening day. Denver Defense says it is committed to at or below MSRP pricing, and will not charge excessive SEE BRIEFCASE, PAGE 19
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Architecture firm bought by LaBella LaBella Associates has announced it has acquired Roger Layman Architecture of Davidson, bringing LaBella’s presence to 13 locations in the United States and Spain. “Roger’s built a successful practice for over a decade because he embodies LaBella’s commitment to long-term client relationships,” said LaBella President Robert Healy in a recent statement about the acquisition. LaBella Associates is a 300-person firm specializing in architecture, engineering, environmental consulting, surveying, planning and grant writing. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., the firm has North Carolina
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Monthly free job workshop, headshots The Job Assistance Ministry at Community in Christ Church will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., featuring a free social networking workshop. Participants will receive help to create a LinkedIn profile to include a professional picture and how to connect with business professionals, as well as how to leverage LinkedIn for a job search. The presentation will be facilitated by Jon Canady, and Diann Krewson will be on hand to offer complimentary, professional head shots. Community in Christ Church is at 7621 Norman Island Drive in
Cornelius. To confirm attendance, call the church office at 704-8920120 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
VLN reels in two marketing awards Visit Lake Norman (VLN) received two awards for exceptional achievements in destination marketing at the recent North Carolina Tourism Leadership Conference. VLN received two awards in the following areas: Gold Award in Destination Print Advertising-Group Market, and Innovation Award for Destination Excellence in Workforce Development-Ambassador Program. The Gold Award was in recognition of VLN’s “Say I Do” wedding and “Reunited & It Feels So Good” reunion promotional campaigns.
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The Innovation Award was in recognition of VLN’s Ambassador Program and the 22 ambassadors who work the Visitor Center in Cornelius. Those volunteers contributed 3,324 hours during fiscal year 2014, which translated to a cost savings of $74,790. Ten ambassadors have been volunteering for five years or longer. “I enjoy coming here each day. It feels good to be able to help visitors with information and assure them of what a nice area we have,” says Kathy Bowman, an ambassador of nine years. This marks the fifth consecutive year VLN has received two or more awards. The North Carolina Tourism Leadership Conference is an annual joint conference between the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina and the North Carolina Travel Industry Associa-
Drop off new toys for collection drive Mooresville-based blueharbor bank is collecting toys to be distributed as part of the Toys for Tots program. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted through Dec. 11 at the Mooresville and Huntersville branches. The Mooresville office is at 106 Corporate Park Dr. in Morrison Plantation, and the Huntersville branch is at 104 N. Statesville Road near Exit 23. — Compiled by Lori Helms
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Give some soles to save some souls Closets filled with shoes no longer needed can go a long way toward fighting poverty around the world. Personal training studio Fitness Together has launched a drive to collect 365 pairs of shoes to help the poor. Gently used and new shoes can be dropped off at Fitness Together in the Torrence Village Shopping Center at 9818 Gilead Road, Suite B-105, in Huntersville Nov. 15-Dec. 20. The shoes that Fitness Together collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls, an international anti-poverty organization that monetizes used shoes and clothing to create sustainable jobs and fund direct relief efforts, including distribution of new shoes and clothing. Founded in 2007, the organization has distributed more than 22 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. “Fitness Together is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the defi-
nition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives,” says Noell Michalski, studio manger. “We’re a strong supporter of Soles4Souls’ anti-poverty mission, and we hope to take a big step in providing the organization with the shoes they require to keep making a difference for people in need.” Soles4Souls, which holds the highest rating from nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator, will convert every pair of shoes collected into a value-added social currency to achieve positive change, both humanitarian and economic. Most of the reusable shoes will be distributed to micro-enterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti and other poor nations. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes in the U.S. and overseas. Among its SEE EVENTS, PAGE 21
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Art for the animals Students’ art about animals will be on display at the second annual North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital Art Show Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clinic. Art students at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius will have their creations on display. Participating students were tasked to create a dog or catshaped piece using any medium no larger than 3 feet-by-3 feet. The works are accompanied by a brief biography, description of the medium used and a paragraph about the breed of dog or cat selected for the piece. The public is invited to attend the show while judges review each entry. The winning piece will be announced on the North COURTESY NORTH MECKLENBURG ANIMAL HOSPITAL Mecklenburg Animal Hospital Last year’s winning entry, a husky made of highlighters. Facebook page the morning of Friday, Nov. 14. The top three display at the animal hospital. The winning artist pieces will be displayed in the North Mecklenburg will receive a gift card to the Birkdale Regal StaAnimal Hospital lobby for the remainder of the year and the winning work will be permanently dium Movie Theatre and a pizza party for his or her displayed and used to create cards used by the staff art class. North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital is at to send notes to clients. 19126 Statesville Road in Cornelius. All artworks will be considered for permanent — Staff
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See some serpents with LNWC Check out the live snakes at the next free nature program sponsored by the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists Thursday, Nov. 13, at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. in Mooresville. The program will start at 7 p.m. in the Youth Room. “Native Snakes of North Carolina” will visit the library courtesy of Davidson College’s Department of Herpetology. Guests will be able to view the snakes up-close and personal to learn about their habits and how to peacefully co-exist with them. No reservations are required for this program made possible by LNWC, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. For more information, visit LNWC.org or call Sid Smith at 704-895-5686.
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lakenormancitizen.com. ily Performance Hall, using new music-making technology to perform classical works in provoking ways. The performance begins at 8 p.m. The group holds ongoing, ensemble-in-residence positions at the Curtis Institute of Music, University of Richmond and University of Chicago. Tickets are available at davidson. edu/the-arts/ticket-office or call the ticket office at 704-894-2135 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General admission costs $20, with discounts available for seniors, military, students, and faculty and staff. Season tickets and Flex passes for groups of shows also are available. The college Artist Series is entirely student-operated and this year brings six performances across diverse genres, including stepping, improvisation, contemporary music, and multi-disciplinary theater. For more information, visit davidson.edu/the-arts/artist-series.
Operatic Faust at Arts Center Mosaic and Opera Carolina present a 90-minute show, Faust, exploring the Faust legend through Goethe’s play and Gounod’s operatic themes Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Cornelius Arts Center. Marguerite, a beautiful young maiden, pays a terrible price when she falls in love with Faust, an aging scholar who has sold his soul to the devil to regain his youth. Marguerite then seeks to find redemption and regain her soul. Tickets cost $13 per person and are available online at carolinatix. org/events/detail/faust or, if any remain, at the door. The Cornelius Arts Center is at 19725 Oak St. For more information, call 704-8968823.
Eighth Blackbird performs at Davidson
Chuckleheads give thanks
Davidson College’s C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series continues Friday, Nov. 21, bringing to campus the three-time Grammy Award-winning sextet, Eighth Blackbird. The Chicago-based group brings its production, “Electrically Charged,” to the Duke Fam-
The Charlotte improvisational theater group, the Chuckleheads, will present its “Thanks for Turducken Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza” Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius. A family-friendly show begins at
6 p.m. followed by a more adultthemed show at 8. The Chuckleheads’ show will feature a Thanksgiving-themed, unscripted improvisational comedy games, musical games and activities, and game show elements
November 12, 2014 that are staples of the 7-year-old Chuckleheads’ improv comedy troupe’s shows. And it’s all made up on the spot. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be available before and during the show. Prizes
will be raffled during the show as a fundraiser for the troupe, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Tickets cost $10 in advance at planetimprov.com or by calling 704See EVENTS, page 22
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EVENTS FROM PAGE 21 301-1564. Tickets at the door cost $15. For more information, visit the website or e-mail Scott Pacitti at [email protected]
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center is at 9216-A Westmoreland Road in Cornelius.
Hopewell Church holds Holiday Bazaar Hopewell Presbyterian Church will host its 27th annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast is served beginning at 7:30. For several months each year, a group of church members work to can vegetables and pickles, make jellies, bake cakes and pies, as well as create handmade craft items to sell at the bazaar. This year’s silent auction features more than 225 items, including admission to events in locations around the Carolinas, Florida and Tennessee. Many restaurant and hotel gifts are also available, as well as items for car, entertainment, food, golf, home, pets and more. Hopewell Presbyterian Church is at 10500 Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville.
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Four new Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 82 recently held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for four Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank. From left, Nick Beardsle, Cole Beardslee, Austin Francis and John Kenyon are pictured along with members of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1242, who presented them with a certificate for their accomplishments. John Carpenter is the scout master for Troop 82, which is sponsored by Davidson United Methodist Church.
Bob and Tanja play @ St. Alban’s
The third performance of the 2014-15 season of Music @ St. Alban’s will feature the return of Bob and Tanja Sunday, Nov. 16, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Da-
vidson. Bob Teixeira (guitar) and Tanja Bechtler (cello) will perform an array of pieces including Spanish dances, a Yiddish suite, Argentinian tangos and a few jazzy tunes, among others. Tickets are available at the door and cost $15 for adults, $10 for
seniors and students and free for ages 11 and younger. Admission includes an artists’ reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres following the concert. To reserve tickets, call 704-941-0650. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is at 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson.
Ethics lectures at Davidson Davidson College’s Vann Center for Ethics will hold two forums in November. Both events are free and open to the public and are co-sponsored and funded in part by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation in support of an ongoing Vann Center lecture series on Ethics in Professional Life. Dr. Richard Sharp, director of the Biomedical Ethics Program at the Mayo Clinic, will discuss “The Future of Individualized Medicine: Aligning Patient and Provider Values” Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hance Auditorium in the Chambers Building. The forum is co-sponsored by the Medical Humanities Program. On Thursday, Dr. Lori Gruen, professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, will discuss “Our Responsibilities to Animals in Captivity, as Food, and in Experimentation” at 7:30 p.m. in Hance Auditorium. This forum is hosted and co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.
November 14 Dance to benefit Shining Hope Farms A contra dance and silent auction to benefit Shining Hope Farms from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mountain Island Charter School in Mt. Holly. Shining Hope Farms is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve functional goals through the use of equine-assisted activities and Hippotherapy. Tickets and more information about Shining Hope Farms are available at shininghopefarms.org. Mountain Island Charter School is at 14516 Lucia Riverbend Highway.
Through Nov. 14 A Cat, a hat and some Things Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company will bring to life some favorite Dr. Seuss characters as they present Seussical Jr. at DCP’s Armour Street Theatre; 307 Armour St. in Davidson. This musical extravaganza will have audiences follow the Cat in the Hat and Jojo on whirlwind adventures discovering life lessons in loyalty and the importance of family and friendship. Directed by Katie Mullis, Seussical Jr. will be performed Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. At about 70 minutes in length, the play is ideal for children as their first live theater experience. Tickets cost $10 each and are available by calling the box office at 704-892-7953 or online at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.
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Obituaries Hilda Ethel Montgomery Klepfer
Mrs. Klepfer, 96, of Mooresville died Thursday, Oct. 30, at her home. She was born May 21, 1918, in Towanda, Pa., to the late Frank Montgomery and Leah Thurston. She was a life-long member of Central United Methodist Church, where she helped build and support the church library. She is survived by her children, Robert Klepfer Jr. and wife, Joretta, of Greensboro; Barbara Brown of Citra, Fla.; and Walter Klepfer and wife, Sherry, of Mooresville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Klepfer. A memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 2, at Central United Methodist Church in Mooresville. Memorials may be made to the Central United Methodist Church music fund or WDAV 89.9 in Davidson. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Katherine Elizabeth Brooks
Miss Brooks, 37, of Mooresville died Friday, Oct. 31. She was born Nov. 18, 1976, in Charlotte to Robert and Susan Williams Brooks of Sherrills Ford. She was a traveling nurse who specialized in the treatment of children. She was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sisters, Stephanie Brooks and Kelli Brooks. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Rehobeth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Kerr officiating. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, 205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28217; or Rehobeth United Methodist Church Children’s Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 356, Terrell, NC 28682. CavinCook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Marion Richards Thompson
Mrs. Thompson, 62, of Huntersville died Friday, Oct. 31, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1952, in Portland, Maine, to the late Ted and Robbie Lee Richards. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Thompson of Huntersville; daughters, Tamara Nelson of Raleigh and Caitalyn Thompson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brothers, Teddy, Matt and Ben Richards; and sister, Shirley Richards. She was preceded in death by brother, Johnny Richards. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.\
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CALENDAR FROM PAGE 22 Davidson Community Players is a nonprofit organization established to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. The Connie Company is DCP’s theatre for youth division. Grace Covenant Christmas Bazaar Grace Covenant Church will hold a Christmas bazaar to benefit Grace Academy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. Dozens of local artisans will participate for a festive holiday shopping opportunity. The first 200 guests will receive a free gift bag of goodies. Admission costs $5 per adult with 100 percent of entry fee proceeds benefitting Grace Academy. For more information, contact Wendy Hershey at 704-340-3533 or [email protected]
gmail.com. Grace Covenant is at 17301 Statesville Road in Cornelius.
November 15 Sip and shop for Avalon Farm A nonprofit organization trying its hand at its first-ever holiday fundraiser. Avalon Farm, an educational charitable group, will host Holiday Stop, Sip & Shop at The Pearl Wedding and Event Center in Cornelius at 19501-F W. Catawba Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will feature live music, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to accompany a wide range of tabletop vendors available for holiday shoppers. Avalon Farm, a 50-acre property in Stony Point donated to the group in 2006, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational, charitable organization. All of the group’s support comes from fundraising, foundations or philanthropy, operating with no salaries. The organization offers programs for broken children, non-parented children, veterans, their families, those with special needs, behavioral issues and developmental issues, as well as for those dealing with life crisis such as disease, death and other life transitions. Its main program, Healing With Horses, is a learning curriculum for behavioral modification. Other programs include stress management, wellness and prevention, group retreats and summer children’s camps.
Heartsaver CPR at LNRMC Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m., in the hospital’s Community Room B. The course is open to the public at a cost of $50, which includes training book. The Heartsaver CPR training is designed to teach basic skills in recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants will learn to recognize warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults, as well as breathing difficulties in children. Lake Norman Regional also offers a CPR class exclusively for professionals in the health care industry who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of
hospital or health care settings. For more information or to make reservations, call 888-995-6762.
More Stuff Light Up Cornelius The holiday season officially begins in Cornelius when the third annual Light Up Cornelius is held Saturday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lawn behind Town Hall. The tree lighting event will include a visit by Santa, carriage rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and more. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30. For more information, contact the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-8926031, ext. 160, or visit cornelius.org/ parc. Pet care drive Beth Harwell of Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek is teaming up with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) for the “Presents 4 Pets” campaign, a collection drive to benefit pets in shelters and provide items needed to help keep shelters and rescue organizations operational, and animals comfortable and safe. As part of this annual program, Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek and other NAPPS members across the country are encouraging their clients and other pet lovers to collect and donate products. Items such as toys, treats, blankets, towels, rugs, pet beds, leashes, collars, crates, pet food, cleaning supplies and more are needed. The local campaign runs through Dec. 15 and benefits the animals served by Iredell County Animal Services, Lake Norman Animal Rescue and Catering to Cats and Dogs. Donation drop-off sites include Village Animal Hospital, Lake Norman Animal Hospital, Randall Veterinary Clinic, Brawley Animal Hospital, Window Wear Design/Pet Raggs, Shear Performance Family Salon, Pretty Pups Pet Grooming, The Dog House Pet Grooming Spa, The Snooty Pooch and Village Paws and Claws, all in Mooresville. Also, the Veterinary Hospital of Davidson and Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius are participating collection sites. NAPPS is the only national nonprofit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. For more information, visit petsitters.org. For more information about Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek visit coddlecreekpetservices.com.
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Janet Venelle Wentz
Mrs. Wentz, 72, of Huntersville died Saturday, Nov. 1 surrounded by her family. She was born April 15, 1942, in Charlotte to the lake Joe and Edna Kimball Wentz. She is survived by her husband, Fred Phillips; daughter, Deborah Gould and husband, Paul, of Jackson, N.J.; son, Kenneth Long Jr. and wife, Pilar, of Huntersville; sisters, Joanne Walters of Wake Forest and Joyce Weisent of Cornelius; and four grandchildren. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Efird Robinson Jr.
Mr. Johnson, 76, of Davidson died Sunday, Nov. 2. He was born in
NORMANOPOLIS Lincolnton to the late Efird Robinson and Chaster Forney. He was an active member of Bethel AME Zion Church in Cornelius. He is survived by his children, Linda Forney, Francis Forney and wife, Glenda, Francessia Jackson and husband, Art, Sharria Abdul-Hakeem and spouse, Faheem, Shunta Price, Erica Robinson, Nia Bennett and husband, Roger, and Tachera Robinson; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Betty Robinson; his brother and his four sisters. A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 7, at James Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Richard I. Hicks
Mr. Hicks, 80, of Mooresville died Sunday, Nov. 2, after an extended ill-
ness. He was born March 20, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Jimmy Hicks and Murray Bradshaw. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anna Hicks; sons, Richard Hicks Jr. of Charlotte and Michael Hicks and wife, Leslie, of Mooresville; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 7, in the Lingle Chapel at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to DCPC Ministers Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Harry Howard Gilbert
Mr. Gilbert, 71, of Mooresville died Sunday, Nov. 2. He was born March 11, 1943, to the late Jessie and Emma Gilbert. He is survived by his children, Greg Gilbert and Tonya Middleton; stepdaughters Monica Caffrey and Jackie Gathings; and nine grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his his wife, Peggyann. A memorial was held Thursday, Nov. 6, at James Funeral Home with the Rev. Darryl Jefferson officiating. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Sarah Frances Davis Dellinger
Mrs. Dellinger, 78, of Huntersville died Monday, Nov. 3, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1935, in Union County to the late Parks and Connie Davis. She is survived by her husband, Fred; daughters, Sabrina Barbee and husband, Frank, of Charlotte and Teresa Sinclair of Huntersville; and two grandchildren. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Forest Lawn West with the Rev. John Homesley
Lake Norman Citizen officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204; or the Humane Society. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Helen Frances Surratt Morrow
Mrs. Morrow, 87, of Mooresville died Monday, Nov. 3, at Genesis Eldercare of Mooresville after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Thomasville to the late John and Pearl Rary Surratt. She owned and operated Helen’s House of Beauty for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and was a member of Centre Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her son, John, and wife, Jean, of Mooresville; and daughter, Deana Morrow and husband, Frances Tack, of Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Onlan; and infant daughter, Penny Morrow A funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 6, at Centre Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Eugene Carson Moore
Mr. Moore, 81, of Mooresville died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Mooresville to the late Oscar and Cora Lee Moore. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a member of the Oasis Shriners and the AMVETS, running the Tuesday Bingo game with AMVETS for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Moore; children, Lisa Galliher and husband, Jerry, of Mooresville and Kip Moore and wife, Sherri, of Harrisburg;
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and four grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, William and Kenneth Moore; and sisters, Dorothy Hyatt, Rebecca Lane and Carey Smith. A graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 7, at Glenwood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, No. 810, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Gary James Carlton
Mr. Carlton, 69, of Mooresville died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 21, 1945, in Mooresville to the late Frank and Mabel Baxter Carlton. He was retired from Crompton and Knolls and was a member of First Wesleyan Methodist Church in Mooresville. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Carlton; sons, Scott Carlton and wife, Becky, and Shane Carlton and wife, Wendy; sister, Judy Golden; brother, Tim Carlton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Barbara McClain. A graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 7, at Glenwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Patton officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Juanita Johnson Barker
Mrs. Barker, 79, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Iredell County to the late William Morrison and Mary Christenbury Johnson. She was retired from Davidson College, where she worked in laundry. She was a member of Shearer Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her children, Lynne Mauney and husband, Tim, and William McAllister and wife, Lynn; sisters, Patty Bentley and Joyce Rogers; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Phil McAllister and Paul Barker. A funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 8, at Shearer Presbyterian Church in Mooresville with the Rev. Stephen Stout officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Charles Grady Oates
Mr. Oates, 80, of Mooresville died Thursday, Nov. 6, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. He was born April 2, 1934, in Coddle Creek to the late John and Mary Abernathy Oates. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Barbara Oates; children, Charles Oates Jr. and Felicia Smith; step-daughter, Elizabeth Voyles and husband, Jimmy; brother, William Oates; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Salisbury National Cemetery. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
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It’s playoff time in high school football By Justin Parker [email protected]
The regular season is complete, it’s on to the playoffs, and with 27 regular season wins the last three years, Hough High School has established itself as a solid program. But in their fifth season, the Huskies are still seeking their first-ever postseason win and they hope to mark that off their to-do list this Friday as they host West Forsyth (9-2) in a first-round matchup in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4AA bracket. Hough is the No. 7 seed in the larger 4A schools playoff pool, while West Forsyth is No. 10. Hough (8-3) beat Vance 31-18 last Friday in a battle for second place in the MECKA Conference, closing the conference season 6-1 to place second to Mallard Creek for the third straight year. Hough had the now six-time conference champion Mavericks on the ropes this year, leading 30-0 in the third quarter, but couldn’t hold on in a 37-30 loss on Oct. 10. Now, it’s on to the postseason, where Hough has experienced abrupt exits the last two years. Hough’s 10-win season last year ended with a 13-10 loss to Independence. In 2012, Hough won nine games, but lost 45-10 to West Meck in the first round. The Huskies have won four straight games, and first-year coach Miles Aldridge says his team has put itself in a good position. “I’m a believer that if we take care of our business, good things will hap-
Bishop Ford, left, leads Hough into the 4AA playoffs, while Community School of Davidson and Lake Norman Charter enter the 1A and 2A brackets, respectively.
CSD No. 8 in 1A West
pen,” he says. “We’ve done that the best we could.” Running back Bishop Ford has helped the Hough cause. The senior ran for a single-game school record 229 yards, along with two scores, in the win over Vance, and he continues to build on his single-season school record with 1,620 yards.
LNC in with three wins After a year of playing many 3A teams in league competition, Lake Norman Charter enters the 2A playoffs as the No. 16 team in the West.
The Knights are one of two threewin teams to make the 32-team 2A playoffs. LNC (3-8) will travel to face topseeded Swannanoa Owen Friday, and they’ll have their hands full. The Warhorses are 10-0. The Knights finished 1-6 in the Big South 2A/3A, but secured a bid by being the second-best 2A team of three in the split league. The difference? The Knights beat 2A Stuart Cramer 28-19 on Oct. 10. LNC has lost four straight, including 39-10 to North Gaston last Friday.
Community School of Davidson (5-6) has had an up-and-down season and is seeded eighth in the 1A bracket after losing to Pine Lake Prep 22-12 in its regular season finale. CSD will host No. 9 Rosman (5-6) in the first round, with the winner likely getting top-seeded Robbinsville (11-0) next week. Seventh-seeded Pine Lake, which also beat CSD in non-conference play in September, is 6-4 and will host No. 10 Cherokee (3-8).
Other matchups • Lake Norman (10-1) is seeded third in the 4AA playoffs and will host No. 14 West Charlotte (5-6) in the first round. The Wildcats clinched the North Piedmont 3A/4A title last Friday with a 40-38 home win over rival Mooresville.
• Mooresville (10-1) has the No. 8 seed in the 4A West and will host No. 9 Vance (8-3) in another matchup of former I-Meck foes. The winner will likely get No. 1 seed Greensboro Dudley (10-0) in the second round. • MECKA champion Mallard Creek (10-1) is seeded fourth in the 4AA playoffs and hosts No. 13 Myers Park (5-6).
Outside looking in The football season is over for Hopewell and North Meck. North finished the year 3-8 and sixth in the MECKA with a 2-5 conference record. The Vikings closed the year with a 42-0 loss to conference champion Mallard Creek. They’ve missed the playoffs the last five seasons.
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Maye picks the Tar Heels
Hough senior Luke Maye picked North Carolina over Davidson and Clemson.
Although he did his due diligence throughout the recruiting process, the draw to Chapel Hill was just too much for Luke Maye to pass up. He was born a Tar Heel. The son of former North Carolina quarterback Mark Maye of the early 1980s, the Hough High senior basketball star verbally committed to Roy Williams’ Tar Heels Tuesday morning. He will sign his National Letter of Intent Wednesday. “It’s always been something I’ve dreamed about, something I’m glad I did,” said Maye, whose mother, Aimee (Sockwell) Maye, was a West Charlotte basketball standout. Maye, who is 6-foot-8, has a versatile skill set and averaged 19.3 points and 15 rebounds per game as a junior. Maye said he will walk on at North Carolina, then be on scholarship the re-
maining three seasons. “I have the confidence in myself to be able to make it,” he said. Maye picked the Heels over Davidson and Clemson and said the decision was a tough one. Davidson made it clear early on he was their top target in the program’s second Atlantic 10 Conference class. “It’s one of the hardest of my life because Clemson and Davidson have been great,” said Maye. “It just came down to what I feel like is best for me.” Maye will join former West Charlotte star Kennedy Meeks, now a UNC sophomore, on the Heels’ roster. The two once battled in the I-Meck Conference. — Justin Parker
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Huskies in the soccer state title mix once again By Justin Parker [email protected]
To reach the 4A state semifinals for the second straight year, the Hough High soccer team has had to work overtime. And the Huskies have had to win in extra sessions as well. After defeating rival Lake Norman on penalty kicks in the third round Nov. 5, the Huskies topped top-seeded Charlotte Catholic 3-2 Saturday, when freshman A.J. Whisenant scored in the fourth overtime period. That put the Huskies (22-3-1) in Tuesday’s regional final against Forsyth County’s Reagan High, which occurred after press time. The winner will meet either Raleigh Brough-
ton or Wilmington New Hanover in the state final this weekend. It’s the third time in Hough’s fiveyear history that the Huskies have reached the semifinals (also the inaugural 2010 season). They have yet to make a state finals appearance. Having rolled through the MECKA Conference season, the Huskies have been living on the edge this postseason. But they have found ways to win and get back in the mix for a state title. “It’s just how hard the boys work,” said Hough coach David Smith. “They’ve worked hard from the beginning this year, never get too up or too down.” Whisenant’s overtime winner was the final key play of a wild night at Catholic, but not the only one. Keep-
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Big South 2A/3A Conference Team Conf. Overall Forestview 7-0 9-2 South Point 6-1 7-4 Ashbrook 4-3 5-6 East Gaston 4-3 5-6 Hunter Huss 4-3 4-7 North Gaston 2-5 4-7 Lake Norman Charter 1-6 3-8 Stuart Cramer 0-7 0-10 Southern Piedmont 1A Conference Team Conf. Overall Bessemer City 4-1 8-3 Thomas Jefferson 4-1 8-3 Cherryville 3-2 4-7 Pine Lake Prep 2-3 6-4 Community School Davidson 2-3 5-6 Highland Tech 0-5 0-11 MECKA 4A Conference Team Mallard Creek Hough Vance A.L. Brown West Charlotte North Meck Hopewell Robinson
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zate netted a PK for the Wildcats. The match was tied 1-1 after regulation, with Hough’s Cade McCurry and Lake Norman’s Ernad Masic scoring, and 2-2 after 30 minutes of overtime that included goals by Chatham and Masic.
CSD, LNC seasons end in round of eight Community School of Davidson and Lake Norman Charter wrapped up successful campaigns Saturday in the 1A and 2A quarterDD — Strachan 9 pass from DiGioia (McGahan kick) NR — Hill 75 run (Clark kick) DD — Strachan 8 pass from DiGioia (kick failed) DD — Strachan 62 punt return (McGahan kick) DD — Strachan 2 pass from DiGioia (McGahan kick) DD — Moore 5 pass from DiGioia (McGahan kick) DD — Strachan 8 pass from DiGioia (McGahan kick) DD — Strachan 17 pass from DiGioia (McGahan kick) DD — Strachan 67 punt return (kick failed) DD — McGahan 1 pass from Illing (McGahan kick) NR — Rock 1 run (kick blocked)
Passing Davidson Day: DiGioia 34-45, 483, 6TD, INT; Illing 2-2, 2, TD. Receiving Davidson Day: Coates 7-149; Strachan 8-132, 5TD; McGahan 10-62, TD.
Hough 31, Vance 18 Hough Vance
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H — Stearns 29 FG H — Ford 75 run (Stearns kick) V — Knox 5 run (kick failed) H — Young fumble recovery (Stearns kick) V — Reynolds fumble recovery (kick failed) H — Ford 64 run (Stearns kick) H — Sutton 50 pass from Coleman (Stearns kick) V — Baker 7 run (pass failed)
Rushing Hough: Ford 22-229, 2TD. Vance: Baker 29140, TD; Spencer 24-117. Passing Hough: Coleman 8-16, 125, TD. Vance: Baker 10-26, 112, INT. Receiving Hough: Sutton 2-56, TD; Tucker 2-30; Faulkner
finals, respectively. CSD ended the year 14-6-1 with a 2-1 loss to East Surry. Brady Koch had the CSD goal. The Spartans were coming off a 5-1 win over Avery County in the third round, in which Jason Coggins led the way with two goals. LNC fell 2-0 at Franklin and closed the season 18-6. The Knights advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-0 thirdround win at Ashe County. Will Silva scored the only goal, and keeper Sam Sisson had the shutout. 2-17. Vance: Dorn 5-61; Spencer 2-34.
North Gaston 39, LN Charter 10 North Gaston LN Charter
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NG — Stowe 34 pass from Wiggins (Stewart kick) LNC — Dugan 17 run (Brooks kick) NG — Fox 4 run (Stewart kick) NG — Ellis 20 run (Stewart kick) NG — Stewart 45 FG NG — Wiggins 3 run (Ellis run) NG — Stowe 52 run (Stewart run) LNC — Brooks 25 FG
Rushing North Gaston: Wiggins 13-122, TD; Stowe 1294, 2TD; Fox 20-91, TD. LNC: Dugan 13-82, TD. Passing North Gaston: Wiggins 2-7, 74, TD LNC: Spooner 4-7, 51, INT. Monti 8-17, 50, 3INT. Receiving North Gaston: Ellis 1-40; Stowe 1-34, TD. LNC: Scheck 5-67.
Soccer Nov. 5
CSD 5, Avery County 1
Goals: CSD- Coggins 2, Cosgrove, Mullally, Prado.
Hough 2, Lake Norman 2, OT
(Hough 3-1 in PKs) Goals: Hough- Chatham, McCurry. Lake Norman- Masic.
LN Charter 1, Ashe County 0 Goals: LNC- Silva. Shutout: Sisson.
Hough 3, Catholic 2, OT
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Coach carries on Campagna name at North By Justin Parker [email protected]
Another group of North Meck High athletes can now say they were coached by a Campagna, and among long-time Vikings, that carries some weight. Vinny Campagna just completed his first year on the North Meck football staff, and he is the grandson of Hall of Famer Will Campagna, who coached the Vikings for 17 years. The senior history and education major at UNC Charlotte has been eager to follow in the family business since he was a young boy. “I love it,” he says. “I couldn’t get away from football for a year without missing it.”
PLAYOFFS FROM PAGE 25 Hopewell (2-9) missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004 when the Titans were also 2-9. Hopewell finished with a 52-7 loss to A.L. Brown and was seventh in the MECKA with a 1-6 mark.
Eagles, Patriots in NCISAA D II semis Davidson Day and SouthLake Christian are one win away from a first-ever meeting on the gridiron in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state final Nov. 21. The top seed in the eight-team bracket, Davidson Day (9-1) will host No. 5 Harrells Christian (6-5) at Northside Christian on Friday in a rematch of last year’s state final. The Patriots beat Harrells 20-0 on Sept. 12 in a game abbreviated by weather. Seeded second, SouthLake (10-1) will host No. 3 Christ School (7-3). Both the Eagles and Patriots rolled to first-round wins. Led by the seven-touchdown performance of Brown University recruit H Strachan, the Patriots thumped 1-10 North Raleigh Christian, the No. 8 seed, 61-13. Strachan caught five touchdown passes from Anthony DiGioia (34-of-45, 483 yards, 6 TDs) and returned two punts for scores. SouthLake trounced No.7 Hickory Grove Christian (3-8) 51-8 as Robert Washington ran for 238 yards and three scores, and Zack Dudan threw for 284 yards on 11-of-15 passing. He tossed touchdowns to D.J. Wilson, Kahlil Robinson, Taylor Dill and Eric Gallman. — Denny Seitz contributed to this report.
Born about the time his grandfather retired from coaching, Campagna is 22 years old and full of passion for the game. Clearly, football is in his blood. “He’s been great for us, brought some energy into practice,” says North coach Brad Baker. “He brought it every day.” V. Campagna Campagna, whose father, Tony, was one of a few Campagnas to quarterback the Vikings, coached running backs and kick returners. He graduated from Charlotte Catholic in 2011, having
played for his grandfather’s old pal, Jim Oddo, a legend in his own right. He looked into playing some overseas, but it didn’t work out. He remembers visiting North Meck’s stadium as a kid and rolling around on the grassy hill behind the east end zone, where W. Campagna young Vikingsto-be still do today. Baker has used Campagna’s return to North as a teaching point. Even though Campagna didn’t attend North, he’s drawn to the place.
“I tell kids all the time that you’re going to miss this place when you leave,” says Baker. “To hear him talk about the ties he has to the place, it helps kids understand that a little bit better.” Campagna has enjoyed hearing stories about his grandfather from interim athletic director Leroy Holden, who was one of his good friends and recently came out of retirement to temporarily guide the school’s athletic program this fall, and other long-time Vikings such as boys’ basketball coach Duane Lewis. Will Campagna passed away in 2011 at age 78, just before his induction into the North Carolina Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. Later that year, North Meck hon-
ored him as the first Viking Legend. He led North to four conference titles and his final team, the 1992 Vikings, went 12-2 and reached the 4A regional final. “We were really close,” says Campagna. “Our relationship pretty much revolved around football. He was all football, all the time. He would explain stuff to me. We’d go in the yard, and we’d throw it around.” Will Campagna coached at five schools for 36 years. His grandson is just getting started in his coaching career, but says it’s special to follow in his grandfather’s steps at North Meck. “It just felt like a perfect fit,” he says. “I don’t think it was a coincidence. It was meant to be.”
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The run up to Thanksgiving this year brings a flurry of stories about American cities passing laws and ordinances forbidding charity and hospitality to the poor, hungry and homeless. It has long been the case that poverty has been criminalized. Now kindness is criminalized in some places, too. There is a long history of “debtors’ prisons” in which people who owed unpaid petty debts were tossed into jail. Famed writer Charles Dickens’ father was one such case. No doubt it made a better writer of Charles because he knew first hand about the harshness of life among the poor in London. If your ancestors came to America or Australia from England, they were more likely to have been debtors than Southern royalty. They were kicked Fried Preacher out of their country rather than into jail. Now, cities sweep their Harold Bales streets of the the homeless for a variety of reasons. Panhandling. Standing. Sitting. Loitering. Being broke. Being sleepy. Being hungry. Being hot. Being cold. Being wet. Being lost. Needing a bath. I’ve never personally begged for money — panhandled — but I have fit into all those other categories, especially when I was in graduate school. In some cities, these things can get you arrested. Some places have set aside zones where you can go if you fit into any of these situations and be safe from arrest, but that seems like little consolation to me. Some cities do this for aesthetic reasons. They are places that advertise their beauty and hospitality. Places like Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Snowbirds, people from the North, like to go down and spend the winters in sunny Fort Lauderdale. Old geezers like myself are attracted to the sands and palms in winter. I’ve gone down there myself. And in the springtime, on spring break, loads of college students pour into — you guessed it — Fort Lauderdale! So it is no surprise that city officials want the place to look its best. Instead of a few hundred poorly dressed poor people, they would rather have several thousand nearly naked beautiful people with money. Here is why 90-year-old Arnold Abbott and two local ministers felt the strong arm of the law a few days ago. They were caught feeding hungry people on the beach. Kindness is now criminalized in Fort Lauderdale. This is not the first time Arnold has been nabbed for this. A 90-year-old man with a good heart is a dangerous man. He is not afraid of anything. He is not a candidate for political office. He sleeps more soundly than any other man in town. You want to know what I think would make more sense if Fort Lauderdale wants to become a great American city that tourists by the gazillions would want to visit? I think they ought to pass a law that says no church can serve coffee and donuts and casseroles on church property until they first take that menu to the beaches, parks and streets for the poor among them. People would flood that place just to see what Eden looks like. Fort Lauderdale is a lovely city filled with lovely churches and fine people. I know, I’ve been there. I don’t know why good, thoughtful people can be so easily talked into doing some of the knuckleheaded things they do. A city that arrests Arnold Abbott for feeding hungry people will have a heck of a time dealing with it when they discover Jesus standing in line for a meal. (See Matthew 25.) Next thing we hear will be that some town in America has outlawed Thanksgiving! Mark me down as in one of my grumpy moods if you wish, but I’m staying out of Fort Lauderdale for now! Harold Bales is a retired Methodist minister. For more information about him, visitTheSouthernFried-Preacher.com. Send him an e-mail at [email protected]
Idea Exchange NEWS
The Soapbox Diverging diamond is faster, safer The following is in response to a letter “Someone please explain the DDI,” by Derryl Berry printed in the Nov. 5 edition of the Citizen. The response was written by Cornelius Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant. Editor, The DDI (diverging diamond interchange) shifts traffic to the left side of the bridge allowing vehicles to go onto the I-77 on-ramps without needing to wait for a signal, which reduces delay significantly for this movement while also eliminating the need to program this phase (i.e., movement) into the traffic signal (further reducing the delay experienced by all vehicles at the signal). Further, the previous traffic signals were traditional eight-phase signals; the DDI signals are two-phase signals (which translates into substantially less delay). Also, the vehicles turning left onto the on-ramps do not have to face oncoming traffic as they did in the former design; this eliminates the risk of dangerous T-bone type crashes. The DDI design substantially improves pedestrian safety compared to a standard diamond design. The pedestrian is protected by the barrier walls in the center spine of the bridge, has pedestrian refuges to make walking through the DDI safer, and only has to watch for vehicles in one direction (versus two different directions) when crossing the roads. The standard diamond did not have any pedestrian refuges, and the “sidewalk” was more of a wide curb on the sides of the bridge that didn’t have any barrier walls protecting the pedestrian. Also, the pedestrian was always walking along the edge of the bridge over I-77. Prior to the DDI, there were many pedestrians who crossed the bridge
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for many purposes, including to get to their workplaces. These individuals will now have a safer way to get to work. Also, with a safe means of traversing from one side of town to the other, the town anticipates that more pedestrians will use the DDI for recreational-type activities. — Andrew Grant
Susan Tillis is amazing Editor, Susan (Tillis) is an amazing person (“The Speaker’s Speaker,” the Citizen, Oct. 29). Her schedule is non-stop. Yet she never wavers in her goal to help her husband be elected and change America. Keep it up Susan. — James Piedad
Thanks for real coverage The writer is the former Chairman of the North Carolina Board of Transportation. Editor, Thanks for the great piece by John Deem (“Get it right, or just get it,” the Citizen, Aug. 6). I know more about this project than the most and have come to expect coverage to be focused more on opinions, positions and uninformed accusations but rarely facts. Then, when you add allegations during (recent) elections it can get quite complicated. Thanks for the professional piece. It is very refreshing. — James Trogdon
Wait and see on the DDI Editor, I totally agree with (John Deem) about these two new intersections (“I’ll leave the road design to those with expertise,” Final Thoughts, the Citizen, Nov. 5). Let’s hold off the criticism until we have fully experienced the traffic pattern (at Exit 28). However, about the Sam Furr/21 intersection, you forgot the (in my eyes) big casualty: the North Regional Library. I went twice since the Sam Furr/21 intersection was completed, to try the new flow pattern. It took me too far in the opposite direction
to resume my previously frequent stops there. With my children, that’s five patrons less for the library, twice month. I would be curious to know if the patronage at
the library is at the same level as before the traffic pattern change. If it is lower, then we need to put a little amendment on the success of the change.
I always look forward to reading your opinion page. Thank you for writing them!
— Dominique Rabouin
November 12, 2014
Lake Norman Citizen