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Corvette vs. SUV at Captain's Watch and Jetton

Jetton partially blocked after 2-car crash and roll-over

Oct. 5. All four lanes of Jetton Road were blocked when a late model Corvette collided with a Grand Cherokee which flipped over near the middle of Jetton. Cornelius Police and Fire were on the scene as well as MEDIC and NC State Police. The accident happened at about 1 pm at the intersection of […]

John Bradford and Christy Clark

Bradford vs. Clark —again— in NC House District 98

Oct. 5. By Dave Vieser. In the highly visible race for House District 98, hardly a day goes by without a political mailer. Lawn signs have sprouted up during the past couple of weeks all over town. The rematch between John Bradford and Christy Clark will be hard-fought. What’s special about NC House District 98? […]

Meteor showers can best be seen with the naked eye.

Meteor shows start again this week, run through mid-December

Oct. 5.  The Farmer’s Almanac www.almanac.com notes the Draconids of early October are the next meteors to grace our night sky. You don’t need any special equipment. In fact, binoculars do not work well for meteor showers. The naked eye is your best tool. Here is  what’s coming up  and some viewing tips, from the […]

UNC Charlotte's Louis Monetti, of Brielle, N.J., has won the 2022 Bassmaster College Classic Bracket on Lake Greenwood presented by Lew’s and will compete in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. | Photo by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S.

Late rally pushes UNCC graduate Monetti to victory in Bassmaster College Classic Bracket

Oct. 5.  As he ran back to Greenwood State Park on Championship Monday of the Bassmaster College Classic Bracket, Louis Monetti was heartbroken. Although he had a limit, Monetti had fallen short of the target weight he thought he would need to beat his opponent, Florida Gateway College’s Seth Slanker. So, as he stood shoulder […]

Phone carrier issues disrupted 911 calls

Oct. 4. Cornelius Police and CharMeck Alerts said some county residents experienced problems dialing 911 because of widespread phone carrier technical issues. The issue has been resolved. If you are ever unable to get through, call the following numbers: Cornelius Police – 704-892-7773 Medic & County Fire – 704-943-6200 Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department – 704-336-3237 […]

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Town Board sinks Flagship plan for garages out front

Oct. 4. The Town Board last night turned down a request from the Flagship neighborhood that would have allowed them to build stand-alone garages in their front yards—a major no-no in Cornelius. In this case, the Flagship front yards are hundreds of feet deep, set back from Bethel Church Road by gates and a common […]

October is Pedestrian Safety Month

Oct. 4. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognizes Pedestrian Safety Month each October. The goal is to increase awareness around pedestrian safety and remind drivers to watch for pedestrians every time they are behind the wheel. The Town of Cornelius has Heads Up Cornelius,  a safety initiative focused on reducing pedestrian- and cyclist-related collisions. […]

Crosswalk fix on Westmoreland under way

Oct. 4. Crosswalk improvements at Westmoreland Road connecting the two phases of McDowell Creek Greenway between Magnolia Estates and Birkdale Village at Sam Furr are under way and should be completed early next year. The new, well-marked crosswalk will include a High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) pedestrian signal system. To watch a video of a […]

enviroment justice

Meck seeks input on Environmental Justice Study

Oct. 4. MeckNC.gov needs residents’ voices to understand the environmental concerns in each community. Two outreach sessions will he held this month in Lake Norman. Environmental Justice is a movement to ensure all people have equal access to clean air, clean water, fresh food, and healthy housing, regardless of race, color, national origin or income. The […]

David Childers will perform at HEARTS

HEARTS event at Cedar Grove features local music, local food discussion

Oct. 3. What did harvest and harvest time mean to the people in our region throughout the ages? Find out at the the Oct. 15 HEARTS event at historic Cedar Grove and Hugh Torance House and Store on Gilead Road. The theme is “Harvest.” Ashli Quesinberry Stokes, PhD will explore local foodways and traditions from […]