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COVID update Dec. 14: NC positivity rate over 9%

Dec. 14. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,932 new COVID cases statewide, down from 2,168 new cases yesterday. Statewide hospitalizations continued a slow but steady increase since Thanksgiving, reaching 1,575 in today’s NCDHHS report. On Nov. 15, there were 1,039 North Carolinians hospitalized due to COVID-19. Positive tests The positive […]

From left: Dave Gilroy, Michael Osborne, Colin Furcht and Todd Sansbury  / Photo by Jason Benavides

Local governance: Change was in the wind long before election

Dec. 14. By Dave Yochum. Ron Kelley saw it coming. Back in January he penned an open letter to the mayor and the five members of the Town Board, saying it is the job of our board of commissioners to “carefully listen” to what the voters want and “take actions that support the desires of […]

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Guest Opinion: A vision for Cornelius

GUEST OPINION | By Chuck Travis Travis, a former mayor of Cornelius, is a Principal/Architect with the firm Housing Studio, PA. The firm is currently designing Junker Place on West Catawba and Caroline adjacent to Antiquity. When we elect local leaders, we want them to listen, learn and make the best-informed decisions.  Their primary job […]

Boat parade

Check out these holiday events, church services

Updated Dec. 13. The holidays are right around the corner. This event list is updated weekly. Ongoing events are listed at the end.  Here’s a look at what’s coming up: Dec. 13 Community in Christ Lutheran Church 7 pm. Blue Christmas service. 7621 Norman Island Dr., Cornelius. Dec.15 Pancake Dinner with Santa 5:30-6:30 pm.  Everyone is […]

COVID update Dec. 13

Dec. 13. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,168 new COVID cases statewide, down from 3,606 new cases reported on Friday. Statewide hospitalizations continued to climb, reaching 1,550 in today’s NCDHHS report. Positive tests The positive test rate statewide was 8.6 percent in today’s NCDHHS report; in Mecklenburg, 8 percent. Deaths […]

LKN Kiwanis makes additional donations to local non-profits

Dec. 13. As a result of the “overwhelming generosity” of the LKN community and the wonderful partnership with our food provider, Publix Supermarkets, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Norman raised more than enough funds to support the 312 Thanksgiving family meals provided the week of Thanksgiving. With that unexpected surplus, the club is providing donations […]

The Jon show: Here’s to mid-life [yay]

MODERN DAD | By Jon Show Dec. 13. I celebrated my 26th birthday with friends by going to Cajun Queen in Charlotte, where I ordered the BBQ shrimp appetizer and a bowl of etouffee – because that’s what I always order when I go to Cajun Queen. At some point my brother decided to raise […]

Through Dec. 24: Santa at Birkdale Village 

Weekly Planner Dec. 13-19: Pancake dinner with Santa, lighted boat parade and more

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: Dec. 13, 14 and 16 Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be […]

You can double your donation to Lake Norman Humane

Dec. 13. Despite the continued economic uncertainty of the pandemic, Lake Norman Humane has served more animals in need than ever before.  Thanks to a pledge from Lake Norman Humane Board President Josh Tucker, all Hope for the Holidays donations  will be matched up to $10,000. To date, Lake Norman Humane has cared for nearly […]

Mr. & Mrs. Claus were at Baileys Glen Christmas parade

Dec. 11. Bailey’s Glen residents and their children and grandchildren delighted in a Christmas parade featuring the Hough High Band, cheerleaders, dancers, elves and Santa and Mrs. Claus. [Ho ho ho, Rod and Jeanie Bratton!]