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Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Mar. 20

Incidents 190315020 Fraud 19602 Grasmere Pl 3/15/2019 10:38 ACT Willover, Courtney Pistone 190316022 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 3/16/2019 11:20 ACT Home Depot 190316045 Larceny 17044 Kenton Dr 3/16/2019 19:39 ACT Hutchens, Jaqueline Rae 190317046 Robbery Weapon 18635 Old Statesville Rd 3/17/2019 21:45 ACT Circle K 190318011 Fraud 8315 Magnolia Estates Dr 3/18/2019 11:48 ACT Hainsworth, […]

Events March 21 – March 31

Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church is hosting its annual port-a-pit barbecue dinner this Friday and Saturday. Registration is now open for summer camps at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville. Sign up to learn more about wildlife habits, habitats and care. Thursday, March 21 Community Read Book Club Join us as we read “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate. […]

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‘Privilege’ raised in Jetton speed enforcement discussion

March 19. By Dave Yochum. The gauntlet was thrown down Feb. 18 at the Cornelius Town Board meeting when Commissioner Kurt Naas demanded that Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden come to Cornelius because he “has some explaining to do.” “The Sheriff owes the town some answers,” said Naas, a first-term commissioner. Depending on your point of view, it could […]

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Days Inn: Gone in 60 days?

March 19. By Dave Vieser. It looks like the Days Inn on Holiday Lane in Cornelius will soon be demolished to make way for a new expanded State Employees Credit Union (SECU). No one objected to the plan at the first public hearing March 18 at Town Hall. Meanwhile, workers at the forlorn hotel say […]

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Dr. Chris Brown: Our own Indiana Jones

By Dave Yochum.  Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a bestselling National Geographic author, an international motivational speaker and an award-winning filmmaker who gained worldwide renown with his 2006 book, “The Biblical World.” He is the co-author of a new book, “The Da Vinci Legacy,” which is being published in time for the 500th anniversary of the death […]

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Fire displaces occupants of 18 units on W. Catawba

March 19. By Dave Yochum. The fire Monday morning in the Admiral’s Quarters condominium complex on Nautical Drive could have been much worse. Fire officials say it happened at a difficult time—about 4:20 in the morning when  residents were asleep. But a quick-thinking resident, Billy Mallette, began pounding on doors as fire quickly spread. The […]

Letter to the Editor: The sky is not falling

OPINION. By Denis Bilodeau. I read with interest your online article March 12 about the town’s budget retreat (“Property tax increase floated at annual budget retreat.”)  As a Town Commissioner who attended the meeting, I’d like to emphasize that it is very early in the budget process. Nevertheless, misinformation abounds. Let me explain. As a […]

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Fire at Admiral’s Quarters

March 18. UPDATE 10 AM. By Dave Yochum. A devastating fire at the Admiral’s Quarters condo complex has displaced multiple families, quite possibly all the occupants of a building at 18741 Nautical Drive. Billy Mallette, a resident, said he awoke around 4:20 am to fire crawling up the exterior walls of the wood-frame building. He […]

Covekeepers outing March 28

The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday March 28 to explore Rock Springs Nature Preserve. Sylvia Holmes, who was instrumental in the development of this natural park, will lead the group. The preserve is at 6684 Pine Ridge Drive, Denver. More info: Ben Benoit 704-489-6249.

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Wells Fargo joins Atrium and Champion Tire as Presenting Sponsors of Big Day at the Lake

Big Day at the Lake has officially launched its 15th year with more than $86,000 in pledges and donations from individuals and corporations supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas during the first 30 days. Wells Fargo just signed on as the third Presenting Sponsor, contributing $10,000 directly to BBBS. Big Day at the […]

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