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Posted on: February 4, 2023

Juanita Pettice White

Juanita Pettice White

Juanita Pettice White taught French and English at the historic Torrence-Lytle High School in Huntersville during the 1960s, where she also served as a faculty advisor for the yearbook committee and the school paper, the "Torrence-Lytle Gazette."...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 31, 2023

Isaac Torrence Graham

Isaac Torrence Graham

Isaac Torrence Graham was the first and only principal of Torrence-Lytle High School (1937-1966) in Huntersville. After Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools integrated its schools, Graham became the assistant principal of North Mecklenburg High School.

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Dr. Hillis Ledbetter Seay

Dr. Hillis Ledbetter Seay

Dr. Hillis Ledbetter Seay was a local physician who practiced medicine in the Huntersville area for more than 50 years. He did extensive clinical research in the treatment of tuberculosis and served as superintendent of the Mecklenburg Tubercular Sanitori...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 24, 2023

William Amos Hough, Jr.

William Amos H, Jr.

William Amos Hough, Jr., a lifelong educator, served as principal of North Mecklenburg High School from 1955 to 1974. The NC Association of Educators named him Principal of the Year in 1970 and he was one of the first inductees into the school’s Hall of F...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 20, 2023

James Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt Wilhelm

James Hoyt Wilhelm was one of 11 children born to tenant farmers in Huntersville and began his baseball career in the Lake Norman area. Wilhelm served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Nicknamed “Old Sarge&...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Richard Barry

Richard Barry Historical Marker

Richard Barry was a tanner, legislator, and one of the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. He was co-founder of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and is buried in the church’s cemetery. Barry is also remembered for recovering Gene...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Dwight Shaw Cross Jr.

Dwight Shaw Cross, Jr

Dwight Shaw Cross Jr. returned home after serving as a pilot in the Air Force and went to work for his dad at Cross Chevrolet, which he later owned. He served on the Huntersville Community Council, coached Little League, and was elected to the Huntersvill...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Ryder Michael Ryan

Ryder Ryan

Ryder Michael Ryan, a professional baseball pitcher, was born in Huntersville and attended North Mecklenburg High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ryan won a silver medal with Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, making fou...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Chief John Albert Rape

Chief John Albert Rape

Huntersville Police Chief John Albert Rape was killed in the line of duty while questioning a suspect on a burglary call during the early morning hours of January 1, 1938. His murder remains unsolved. Rape was 34 years old.

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Andrea Stinson

Andrea Stinson

Andrea Stinson attended North Mecklenburg High School and was selected as Female Player of the Year for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in 1986-87. She was often seen participating in open gym at the David B. Waymer Recreation Center. ...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 5, 2023

General William Lee Davidson

General William Lee Davidson

General William Lee Davidson was a Revolutionary War officer who died protecting Cowan’s Ford from an enemy crossing. Although the battle was lost, the outnumbered army’s efforts bought the patriots invaluable time later in the war. He...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Margaret "Belle" Banks

Margaret Belle Banks

Margaret “Belle” Banks was Chairman of the Board for Central Piedmont Community College during the organizational period leading to the establishment of the North Campus in Huntersville. She served for 12 years as a commissioner on the...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 1, 2023

Spencer Allen Irvin

Spencer Allen Irvin

Spencer Allen Irvin served the Huntersville community as Fire Chief for 39 years. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and received a Purple Heart. Irvin was the owner of Irvins Body Shop and enjoyed building fire trucks for local f...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places
Posted on: January 1, 2023

William LeGette Blythe

William LeGette Blythe

William LeGette Blythe made his name as one of the most respected journalists and versatile authors of Mecklenburg County. He worked for The Charlotte News and The Charlotte Observer as a journalist before starting to write his own award-winning books.?Bl...

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150 Anniversary - Notable Names & Places