July 30 Three members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education have endorsed Town Commissioner John Bradford in his bid for a seat in the NC House of Representatives. NC House District 98 is currently held by Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, a former Cornelius Town Commissioner. Board members Tom Morgan, Rhonda Lennon and Paul Bailey endorsed Bradford.
Eighth annual Cornelius Concert Series sponsored by the music ministry of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
July 28 The eighth annual Cornelius Concert Series at Mt. Zion United Methodist church will begin on Sunday, September 7. The series will feature Ed Kilbourne and Pepper Choplin.
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June 30 Kyle Mergenthaler, son of Michael and Dawn Mergenthaler of Cornelius, will be heading to the Chubb U.S. Junior Championships in Traverse City, Michigan in the first week of August.
July 28 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Class IV of Junior Leadership Lake Norman. The program, open to high school rising juniors, is administered by the Chamber of Commerce. Students will learn more about their community during this eight-month long program. The program involves educational seminars and interaction with various decision makers of local businesses, government agencies and civic organizations.
July 30 J.V. Washam Elementary School has changed the times of its Open House on Thursday, Aug. 21. The new times are 2-3 p.m. for students in grades K-2 and 6-7 p.m. for students in grades 3-5.
July 28 The Cornelius Police Department will be hosting its annual Pack the Patrol Car to donate school supplies for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
|Diane “Dee” Gilroy: True believer|
By Dave Yochum
There’s nothing like a true believer, a person with passion who puts her thoughts into action. Dee Gilroy is like that.
A Spanish lecturer at UNC-Charlotte, mother of four girls and wife of Cornelius Town Commissioner Dave Gilroy, she has embraced the crisis around emotionally and physically wounded soldiers returning from the Middle East as if she had a son over there, as if she were the wife of a soldier.
|Alain Jeantet, owner The Wine Cellar on West Catawba Avenue|
By Dave Yochum
In a town with streets names like Cabernet, Chablis and Chardonnay, it stands to reason that wine would one day help put Cornelius on the map.
Sandy McAlpine, the founder of an online meet-up group called Lake Norman Wine Enthusiasts, has 1,067 followers on the internet who make their way to various local establishments for wine tastings at least once a month. The Blue Stone Harbor resident runs one of meetup.com’s largest groups in North Carolina.
- Charges, Citations and Accidents
- Ocean Debris
- The Foundation for Respect Ability partners with the Huntersville Police Department for a back to school forum on bullying and cyberbullying
- New principal introduction event at J.V. Washam Elementary School
- Community Arts Project will dissolve
- Community teacup project seeks handmade teacups
- LKN Kiwanis Club Golf tournament just 3 weeks away
- Events all around town: July 25 - August 6