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20 years: The story behind Big Day at the Lake

Feb. 28. By Dave Yochum. It took me a little while, but after we moved to Cornelius in 1997, I realized Lake Norman was almost a private lake. There was limited access then, no public beach at Ramsey Creek. Even if you lived across the street from the lake, you couldn’t necessarily go swimming because […]

Rendering of Atrium Health Lake Norman in Cornelius

Newsmakers Breakfast March 12 on Atrium’s new hospital in Cornelius

Feb. 27. A Newsmakers Breakfast March 12 at The Peninsula Club will feature Bill Leonard, the Atrium executive behind the hospital that is coming to Cornelius. The 170,000-square-foot hospital and an adjacent 72,000-square-foot office building will bring an estimated 280 jobs to Cornelius, not to mention more access to healthcare. The second phase of construction […]

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Smithville to Washam greenway may be back on track

Feb. 27. By Dave Vieser. A project for which the town received a $2.4 million state grant in 2017 and appropriated $1.7 million in 2018 may yet be resuscitated after a multi-year delay. Known initially as the Smithville to Washam Greenway and Westmorland Multi-Use Path (MUP), the McDowell Creek East Greenway would create a 2.3 […]

Observer endorses two former opponents in new statewide races

Feb. 27. The Charlotte Observer has endorsed two former opponents in the primary elections for two different statewide offices. Of course, one is Democratic and one is Republican. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus is running in the Democratic primary for Insurance Commissioner. Quoting the Observer: “Marcus…has served on the Commerce & Insurance Committees, brings a precise […]

Sons of Mystro at the Cain Center

Celebration Saturday was a spectacular conclusion for Black History Month

Feb. 26. Hundreds of people came out for the Black History Month Celebration at the Cain Center for the Arts on Saturday. It was the best celebration yet and the second one to be held at the Cain Center where the audience seriously got down to music from the Sons of Mystro. who used their […]

Primary will determine House 98 candidates

Feb. 26. By Dave Vieser. With incumbent John Bradford running for Congress, the primary election under way now will determine which NC House District 98 candidates will be on the ballot this November. The district covers virtually all of Cornelius, as well as a portion of Huntersville and Davidson. “After four terms in the NC […]

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Weekly calendar Feb. 26 – March 3: Options for learning, music, art and more

Tuesday, Feb. 27 Dietrick – Visiting Artist Lecture – Gloria Sutton 4:30  – 6 pm | Feb. 27. Join Gloria Sutton, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University, for her lecture, Pattern Recognition: Contemporary Art in the Age of AI. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, […]

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Black History Month observance at Cain Center Feb. 24

Feb. 23. Cornelius’ Black History Month celebration on Feb. 24 will be a three-way partnership between the Town of Cornelius, Cain Center for the Arts and Smithville Community Coalition.. It all starts at 4 pm at Cain Center, where Sons of Mystro will do a private strings workshop for 30 members of the Cornelius Youth […]

Dana Bradley, Marlin Hershey

Hershey, Bradley get prison terms in local Ponzi scheme

Feb. 23. By Dave Yochum. Family, friends, victims and two US Attorneys filled a Charlotte courtroom yesterday afternoon as two Cornelius men who pled guilty to wire fraud conspiracy for orchestrating a large-scale investment scheme were sentenced to prison terms and probation. Attorneys for both Marlin Hershey, 54, and Dana Bradley, 53, both of Cornelius, […]

Big Day at the Lake ‘Beach Bash’ is March 8

Feb. 23. The Big Day at the Lake crew will host the annual Beach Bash Friday March 8 at Lost Worlds Brewery. This year’s theme is “Yacht Rock Style,” with the Thurston Howell Band performing. Details The event runs 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, with a special VIP tour starting at 5:30. Tickets are $50 […]