Oct. 31 There's lots going on in downtown Cornelius this evening. The First Baptist Church Fall Fesitval starts at 5:30 p.m., and includes crafts and food. First Baptist is on Catawba Avenue at Beard Street. Trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, organized by Bella Love Inc., is under way. There is an array of businesses offering treats. Adult partying starts at 7:30pm.
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Oct. 31 The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church BBQ, a 75-year tradition in Cornelius, will be Saturday Nov. 1 at the church campus on Zion Street, just east of South Main, across from the fire station. The barbecue is cooked on-site, starting the night before.
The barbecue starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Plates are $9 dine in or take out. Asked if the town will be "hands off" on any possible violations of the sign ordinance, Town Manager Anthony Roberts said: "We will be hands on eating BBQ with slaw!!"
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Boo! Houses all over Cornelius are being decorated for Halloween. Jennifer Fowler of 17536 Harbor Walk Drive went all out. Send us a picture of the front of your house, and we'll run it. We're hoping for a safe and fun Halloween. Here are some safety tips for Friday:
Oct. 31 At their Monday Nov. 3 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to receive an environmental study presentation concerning the widening of West Catawba Avenue from Jetton to Sam Furr from the NC Department of Transportation.
Several years ago, West Catawba was widened from a two- to four-lane divided highway from I-77 to Jetton, significantly reducing congestion on this portion of the town's major commercial thoroughfare.
Oct. 30 Just in time for Halloween, State DOT officials expect that the second westbound lane at the Exit 28 overpass will open tomorrow, Oct. 31, according to Ron Graham, DOT district engineer.
The opening of the second westbound lane should relieve a significant amount of congestion for motorists on the east side of town as the construction of the Exit 28 Diverging Diamond Interchange reaches the final stages.
Oct. 31 Hollywood returns to Cornelius next week when filming for a 20th Century Fox movie gets under way at a large waterfront home on Nantz Road. “Paper Towns” will be filming a party scene Nov. 7 across the cove from Ramsey Creek Park where production crews will be setting up and staging Nov. 6-8.
I must share that I was in IKEA earlier this week and couldn’t believe the store already has a Christmas tree on display in their restaurant! As I write this, most of us are still working on setting up our Halloween decorations. Retail stores seem to have forgotten that we have two more holidays to get through before we can begin to think about Christmas.
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Events Around Town
Oct. 30 through Nov. 8
By Linda Daley
Halloween is in full swing around the lake! Jack-o’-lanterns adorn front porches across the region and kids will be out and about Friday night trick or treating. No fear, Halloween isn’t just for kids. Bella Love will be hosting Halloween in downtown Cornelius, Lady of the Lake yacht will be hosting the Monster Mash Cruise and Langtree will be hosting its first Halloween Bash.
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