May 23 Cornelius Today has a new masthead. In the newspaper business, that’s the proper term for the logo at the top of Page One or the cover of a publication. The masthead, designed by Robert Keith Blankenship of PaperGhost Design, is both a refinement and update of our old logo which was our second update in almost nine years of publishing.
|May 19 Megan Jackson, the daughter of Siobhan and Patrick Jackson, won first place in the high school division for her painting at the Charlotte Fine Art Show May 12 at the Charlotte convention center. Megan is a freshman at Christ the King Catholic High School in Mooresville. The Jacksons live in Victoria Bay.|
May 22 Twenty young people became full members of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church: Parker Arens, Austin Atkinson, Samantha Benz, Elizabeth Boger, Zach Cranor, Danielle DePaolis, Samantha Edlund, Liza Eller, Wyatt Freeman, Melanie Hall, Seth Kerr, Elizabeth Lankford, Carly Lawing, Cami Lee, Mackenzie Morris, Brandon Poag, Jake Ryan, Jonathan Sarver, Brian Smith and Bryson Walcott.
May 17 Charles Knox, a well-known commercial real estate developer, has been named chairman of the Aquesta Bank board of directors, replacing Ginger Griffin, the first female bank board chair in North Carolina.
Griffin, the owner of Ginger Griffin Marketing & Design, has been the chairman of the Cornelius-based bank since its founding seven years ago. Griffin will focus more time on her marketing firm.
May 21 Power went off for about 854 residents and businesses along Jetton Road and in The Peninsula from about 3:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Duke Energy spokesperson Jennifer DeWitt said a circuit tripped for an unknown reason. Duke's Reliability and Integrity engineers are "proactively investigating why the cirucit tripped," she. Power also went out for about 40 customers farther down Jetton Road from 6:30 a.m. to about 8:30 a.m.
May 16 The husband-wife team of Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram owners Jack Salzman and Robin Smith have purchased Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an undisclosed amount.
Their Lake Norman store, which is 10 years old next month, is one of the 10 largest Chrysler dealers in the Southeastern United States.
The Historic Preservation Commission intended to meet on May 23. However, this meeting has been moved to Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will still be held in the Cornelius Town Hall (21445 Catawba Ave). This meeting is open to the public.
May 16 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will recognize the small business of the year Friday May 17 at Fireside Bar & Grill on West Catawba Avenue. The two finalists are Currents Magazine and Innovative Pest Management. Chamber Chairman of the Board Wendy Moran will present the 2013 Small Business of the Year along with the runner up. The award recipients were selected based on staying power; growth in revenues/employees; innovative management practices; and community involvement.
- Cornelius Commissioner hosts Coffee Chat on May 20th
- Memorial Day services Sunday May 26 at Lake Norman Baptist
- Kiwanis 5k Trail Walk/Run at Rural Hill
- Alan Simonini takes over construction at Shadow Creek
- VLN Tourism Celebration features restaurant discounts
- LKN Economic Development boss takes regional approach
- Renowned restaurateur Tim Groody opening 'Fork' on N. Main
- The lake runneth over
May 2 — The Cornelius Art Center is hosting Coffee, Croissants and Crafts. The event is targeted for seniors interested in a morning of fun, food and art. It’s lead by CAP instructor Brooke Powell....
May 17 On Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Jay’s at the Lake will host its 6th Annual Poker Run benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Participating bars include J&J Tavern, Twin Oaks, Sidelines Bar...