Posted on 30 April 2013.
Weather couldn’t keep local canines and their owners from frolicking at the 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival on Saturday, April 27, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Thousands of visitors came for a variety of activities, from live music to demonstrations to dog contests. Our photographer Gayle Shomer was there to record the scene. See her photo gallery in PETS & ANIMALS»
Posted in Huntersville, pets, Photo of the Day
Posted on 31 December 2012.
Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville will celebrate Hogmanay, or Scottish New Year’s, along with a First Footin’ 5-Miler and the dedication of a new cultural center. Festivities begin at 10am at Rural Hill, off Neck Road, Huntersville. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville
Posted on 30 October 2012.
The maze is cut from a 7-acre cornfield at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. (Gayle Shomer/CorneliusNews.net)
HUNTERSVILLE - Historic Rural Hill marks the final weekend of this year’s Amazing Maize Maze with a canned food drive for the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen. Bring a donation of canned food and get a buck off your admission.
The maze, on a 7-acres cornfield off Neck Road in Huntersville, will be open Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2-4, from 10am to 5pm. And if you’re looking for an adventure, try the nighttime flashlight maze Friday and Saturday beginning at 6pm (last tickets sold to those in line by 9). Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Nonprofits, pets, Photo of the Day
Posted on 30 April 2012.
HUNTERSVILLE – A cloudy day could not keep dog lovers away from Saturday’s Bark in the Park festival at historic Rural Hill farm. Reporter Natalie Houck was there and has a story and video about the events. In PETS & ANIMALS»
Posted in pets
Posted on 02 September 2011.
A team heads off into the 2010 maze. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
HUNTERSVILLE – It’s Labor Day weekend, and the gates will be open at the 2011 Amazing Maize Maze, a seven-acre cornfield maze at historic Rural Hill farm. The outdoor challenge with 2 1/2 miles of pathways will be open Saturday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 13 at the farm, off Neck Road.
Gates open Saturday through Monday (Labor Day) at 10 a.m., with tickets sold until 6:30 p.m. Admission for ages 13+ is $10 per person and youth ages 5-12 are $7 per person. Children 4 and under free. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Nonprofits
Posted on 29 August 2011.
Even after the run, participants stuck around for music, turkey legs and beer. (Lyndsay Kibiloski/CorneliusNews.net)
There was plenty of fun and craziness at this weekend’s Warrior Dash at Rural Hill. More than 10,000 runners – can we call them that? – ambled over a “hellish” 3.08-mile course booby-trapped with obstacles – fire, water, mud, obstructed paths, ropes and ladders.
For most, a mud-caked stumble to the finish meant victory. But as with any competition, there were winners, too. Check out these times.
The fastest runner of the two days was 30-year-old Josh Baker, whose time on Saturday of 20 minutes, 55 seconds works out to 6:56 a mile – with all those obstacles. On Sunday, 29-year-old William Gelling clocked 21:08, or 7 minute miles, to lead the field. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Health & Fitness, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photos, Sports
Posted on 14 May 2011.
Chasing Pedestrians performs at Trifecta, a battle of the bands event at Rural Hill Friday. L-R: Jeff Hymes on bass, Steve Gilmore on guitar, and Micheala Amato singing.
By KAREN WILSON
HUNTERSVILLE – When Hough High School opened in the fall, it took students from North Mecklenburg and Hopewell high schools and created some pretty intense rivalries that students say sometimes got a little too rowdy during football and basketball games this year.
“It’s been a trifecta of rivalry,” said Hopewell High junior Catherine Jackson-Jordan. “It wasn’t bad at first, but then there was some vandalism involved.”
Students said they wanted to do something positive involving all three schools to help make the rivalry a little friendlier.
On Friday, the three schools came together for the first Trifecta, a battle of the bands featuring six student-created garage bands. Read the full story
Posted in Arts, Huntersville, Mooresville, Schools
Posted on 11 May 2011.
Students from W.A. Hough, North Mecklenburg and Hopewell high schools prepare to face off in a battle of the bands Friday at Rural Hill. Also in this column, Davidson IB Academic Facilitator Mary Kendrick receives a prestigious writing award, CMS athletes register for sports screenings, and students at Woodlawn and Cannon schools participate in national history and Spanish competitions. Read the full story
Posted in Around Davidson, Cornelius, Events, Schools