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.
|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 14 Cornelius Town Commissioner John Bradford will hold his monthly Cornelius Coffee Chat on Monday, May 20th, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Acropolis Restaurant. NC Senator Jeff Tarte will be attending as the special guest. The monthly meeting is open to all Cornelius residents who want to attend. Meeting details and cancellation notices are posted on Commissioner Bradford's Facebook and Twitter account at @JohnRayBradford.
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 14 On Sunday May 26 at 8:20 a.m. and 10:20 a.m., Lake Norman Baptist Church will host a Memorial Day service with special music and messages from military officers who have served in combat. Special guests will be two "Wounded Warriors" and their wives from Walter Reed National Military Hospital. The community and military veterans are invited. The church is at the corner of Sam Furr Road and West Catawba Avenue.
- 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
- NC Brewers & Music Festival will be held May 11th
- The Stein way: Keep at it because sooner or later you’ll get it right
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...