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

Incidents 181107037 Larceny 19733 Statesville Rd 13:32:50 11/07/18 ACT Kuelbs, Fred Galvis 181107067 Larceny 19815 N Cove Rd 23:48:41 11/07/18 CLO Harris Teeter 181112017 B&E Commercial 19453 West Catawba Av 09:16:26 11/12/18 ACT Carolina Vacation Rentals 181113015 Larceny 16440 Sedgebrook Ln 10:15:00 11/13/18 ACT Smith, Lance Dewayne   Arrests 181107035 Driving While Impaired Stewart, David […]

Events November 15 – November 25

Bring your dogs for a short guided hike along the scenic trails of Robbins Park, take photos with Santa, shop for unique dog gifts. It’s all happening at Santa Paws in the Park Saturday. Bethel Presbyterian Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Service Monday with meditations by pastors from Grace Covenant, Mount Zion United Methodist and Bethel. Mayor Woody Washam […]


New retail on W. Catawba is one of several on drawing board

Nov. 14. By Dave Vieser. A few days before the Cornelius Town Board is scheduled to vote on rezoning 11 acres between Catawba Avenue and Knox Road for a major retail center, a different developer is proposing another new project just to the east. The new project, referred to as the “20151 West Catawba Avenue […]


Visitation Friday, funeral Saturday for former Mayor Nannie Potts

  The funeral for Nannie Potts, a former mayor of Cornelius, will be at 11 am Saturday Nov. 17 at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church, 21517 Torrence Chapel Road. Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, Nov. 16 at the church. She was the first female mayor of Cornelius as well as the […]

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Cornelius QuikTrip: At a crossroads

By Dave Vieser. QuikTrip’s arrival in Cornelius has been anything but quick: Efforts to reach a consensus on the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Catawba Avenue have gone in circles. Now QT says it may lease the forlorn property rather than redevelop it. Officials at QuikTrip as well as Cashion’s and nearby businesses oppose the […]


Economic Outlook this Thursday at Peninsula Club

Charles Dougherty, a top economist with Wells Fargo Securities, will present an Economic Outlook at the Newsmakers Breakfast Nov. 15 at The Peninsula Club. Dougherty is a recognized expert in the commercial real estate, housing and construction sectors of the national, regional and macro economy. He regularly writes indicator reports, produces special commentary, and has […]

Nannie Potts—Cornelius’ first female mayor and only African-American mayor—passes away

Nov. 10. Nannie Potts, the first female mayor of Cornelius—and the only African-American mayor—has passed away. She was a devoted church worker at Torrence Chapel AME Zion, a political figure with whom future mayors sought counsel, she grew up on a farm near Hoke Lumber in Davidson. She leaves behind husband Mickey Potts, the barber […]


Modern Dad: Thankful for a life well lived

By Jon Show. Bob Herberger would have been 98 years old this week but he died last month in a nursing home in Texas. He was my grandfather. Bob was quiet and kind. Thoughtful and giving. He loved desserts, prime rib, reading books, fishing, and smiling at a pretty lady. He had one beer every […]


Veterans Day observances Saturday at Town Hall

The town along with American Legion Post 86 will host a full morning of events on Saturday in honor of Veterans Day. The events will center on the Veterans Monument and the lawn behind Cornelius Town Hall. Starting at 9:30 a.m, there will be activities for children and their families, including making thank-you cards, cookie […]

Events November 8 – November 18

Be sure to attend the Veterans Day ceremony at the Cornelius Veterans Monument Saturday morning. (Come early for arts and crafts for the kids.) The Sheep Dog Trials Saturday and Sunday at Historic Rural Hill aren’t about misbehaving dogs—they’re about shepherding competitions, canine agility, local beer and wine and cooking demonstrations, plus more. Next Thursday is the Economic Outlook Newsmakers Breakfast. Thursday, Nov. 8 […]