Sept. 19 Has your retail business, shop or restaurant on or around Catawba Avenue been affected by construction at the I-77 bridge? We're glad to include free links on our active web site, www.corneliustoday.com
Call Gail Williams to get this under way, 704-895-1335. There's no charge, we're just glad to help the backbone of Cornelius business.
By Dave Vieser
Sept. 17 After 20 years in Cornelius, the River Church has moved to Main Street in Mooresville, and adopted a new name, The Gathering. In its place at the West Catawba Avenue location owned by Four Square Church is the non-denominational Calvary Chapel of Huntersville, conducting worship services on Sunday evenings and Bible Study on Wednesday evenings.
Papaya Papers, which moved to new, larger space in Jetton Village, held a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon with the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Local dignitaries attended, including Bill Russell, CEO of the chamber, and Cornelius Town Commissioners Dave Gilroy and Woody Washam. A Sotheby's International Realty office is going into the old Papaya space near the Harris-Teeter grocery store.
Sept. 17 On Nov. 6, Our Towns Habitat will host Tastes of Habitat at Mooresville’s Charles Mack Citizen Center from 6:30 pm until 9. The event will celebrate and benefit Our Towns Habitat’s Women’s Build Initiative, which brings women together to build homes for local women in need. The event will include food by chefs from local restaurants, an auction, live music and beverages.
Sept. 18 The North Mecklenburg Republican Women will host the 2014 Pig Pickin’ & Politikin’ rally and dinner Oct. 3. The event will be held at the Peninsula Yacht Club; registration begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. The event costs $25 per person.
Sept. 17 Davidson’s Ada Jenkins Center will host its sixth annual BBQ event, Fire 2014, on Oct. 4 from 3 pm until 7 pm. The event will include a BBQ competition, a cornhole tournament, a Piglet Park funzone for kids and a drive-through for BBQ pick up.
Sept. 17 Cornelius-based Icy Wakes Surf Shop is holding its 12th annual wakeboard tournament Sept. 20 on Lake Norman.
There are seven different level within the competition including Age 9 and Under, Beginner Girls, Novice, Outlaw, Advanced and Intermediate.
Sept. 17 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Division of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a regional Power Luncheon on Sept. 18 to discuss education in North Carolina. Allen Tate COO Pat Riley will be master of ceremonies and BEST NC President and CEO Brenda Berg will speak. Both will share what businesses in the state are doing for education. The event is sponsored by Business Today and Cornelius Today.
- Events all around town: Sept. 18 - Oct. 4
- Town Board OKs police support during heavy traffic times for Exit 28 construction
- Nightmare on Catawba Ave.: UNCC prof says DDI traffic flows decrease 7.6 percent during afternoon commute
- Ethanol's Unrealized Promise
- Traffic alert: I 77 South Bound
- Gov. Hunt endorses Marcus in NC House 98 race
- Relaxing rules for breweries to be considered at Monday's Town Board
- Plays and pastries at The Warehouse
The Diverging Diamond construction is wreaking havoc with retailers around Exit 28. Please support these valued Cornelius businesses. Click on the logos to go straight to their website for deals and information. These web links are free. If you're a merchant directly impacted by DDI construction, call or email us. We're glad to put up a link for you.