Cross Walk

Cross Walk
Efrain Palafox, left, and Jacob Jonas act out the roles of a Roman soldier and Jesus respectively during a cross walk and youth rally sponsored by area churches in Linconton on Friday April 22, 2011.

Over a hundred people carried crosses for a mile down East Main Street, ending with a reenactment of the crucifixion at the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Cross Walk
Madison Holt, 14, bows her head in prayer with hundreds of others following the reenactment of the crucifixion in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse.


South Point's Haley Stewart, left, pats teammate Katie Sneathen on the helmet after Sneathen ran in to score during the game against North Gaston on Thursday April 21, 2011 at South Point.

Up in Smoke

Up in smoke
Firefighters battle a fire on the roof of a building at National Gypsum on Drywall Drive in Mount Holly on Saturday April 16, 2011.

Long Lost Sister

Long Lost Sibling
Floyd Kennedy hugs his sister Peggy Loury for the first time in 61 years as their sister Geneva Webb looks on during a family reunion at the Webb home in Mount Holly on Saturday April 9, 2011. The three were among seven siblings in a children's home in Ohio and were separated at a young age as they were adopted by different families.
Long Lost Sibling
Geneva Webb looks out the window while waiting with her sister Peggy Loury, left, for their brother Floyd Kennedy to arrive.

Bill's Race

Bill's Race
Runners take off at the start of the "Bill's Race" 5K and walk at Belmont Abbey College on Sunday April 17, 2011. The race honors the school's late track coach Bill Hodge, who passed away in the fall, with proceeds going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Bill's Race
Bobbie James celebrates after finishing the "Bill's Race" 5K and walk with her dog Abbey.
Bill's Race
Catherine Hodge Christman, from right, looks over a scrapbook of track photos with track athletes Lauren Smith, Leondra Pridgen, Tasha Stewart and Jazz Samuel during a reception following the "Bill's Race" 5K and walk. The scrapbook was presented to the Hodge family along with a hat he often wore.

Whitewater Slalom

Slalom Team Trials Mann
Scott Mann comes up after rolling his kayak at the finish line on his second of two runs on day two of the men's single kayak division at U.S. National Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte on Saturday April 16, 2011. 

Track stars

Good Run
Bessemer City's Tray Good leaps the last hurdle to win the boys' 300m hurdles with a time of 41.44 seconds during the Gaston County track and field championships at Ashbrook on Wednesday April 6, 2011.
Bray Blur
South Point's Tyler Bray leads the boys' 400m dash on his way to winning with a time of 51.94 seconds. Forestview's Sham Williams, right, finished fifth.


Belmont Abbey infielder Joey Frabasile makes contact with the ball during the first game of the double-header against Mount Olive at the Abbey on Saturday April 2, 2011. The ball was caught for a out in center field.

This isn't an overly spectacular sports shot, but catching the ball contacting the bat at the collegiate level is something I only do a couple of times a season.

It sure is nice, though to shoot baseball during the day every once in a while when you can use a shutter speed fast enough to freeze those ephemeral moments that can't be seen with the naked eye.