• Family, friends honor Huntersville boy killed in house fire


    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Family and friends gathered Thursday night to honor the memory of a 9-year-old boy killed in a house fire in October.

    Nikko’las “Nikko” Pinkney died in a Huntersville house fire in October. His mother, Margretha Pinkney, was pulled from the fire by a neighbor who heard her screaming for help.

    Teachers from the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp, where Nikko attended summer camp, planted a tree in honor of the 9-year-old at a park on Holbrooks Road in Huntersville.

    "Today was kind of hard starting off," said Nikko's mother Margretha Pinkney. She said seeing dozens of families gather to remember her son helped her realize how much he was loved.

    Fire investigators said they are unable to determine the cause of the fire.

    Nikko was a fourth-grader at Waddell Language Academy.

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