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Gap between weekly new cases and monthly narrows, hospitalizations hit 994

July 8. Cases of the coronavirus continue to increase in Mecklenburg County and North Carolina. Today’s daily report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services shows 1,435 new cases statewide for a total of 77,310 since the COVID-19 outbreak began here in March. Based on Johns Hopkins University data, the median daily number […]

State puts transportation projects on hold

The North Carolina Department of Transportation faces a significant budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. This shortfall is a result of falling projected revenue from the state gas tax and NC Department of Motor Vehicles transactions. As a result, NCDOT has suspended most transportation projects state-wide. There is no timetable for when suspended projects […]


Get ready for Access to Success online auction

July 8. The Access to Success Christmas in July online fundraiser will take place July 15-24. Access to Success is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by Andrew Lovedale, a former Davidson College men’s basketball player to provide sustainable programs that generate positive change for Nigerian children and their communities. The organization is celebrating its […]


Chick-fil-A opens tomorrow

July 8. By Dave Vieser. The new Cornelius Chick-fil-A drive-thru on West Catawba Avenue is scheduled to open tomorrow, Thursday, July, 9 with normal business hours of 6 a.m to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 6:30 a.m to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Company officials said the rest of the store will not open due to the […]


Developer scrubs mixed-use project

July 8. By Dave Vieser. Charlotte-based Palace Investment Group’s plans to develop 33 acres of vacant land in Cornelius along I-77 into a mixed-use center are officially dead. While rumors had been circulating that the project, known as Charmore Center, was not going forward, July 7 marked the official end of the project according to […]

The HC Oakes Band

HC Oakes Band has a little coronavirus tune

July 8. By Dave Yochum. H.C. Oakes will soon turn 65 and he is cooler than ever. The retired business dude—he was a superstar MBA type at Altria, nee Philip Morris—started playing music in 2014 with Antiquity neighbor Nick Elhini and developed a local following for their mix of covers of rock standards and original […]


NC share of new COVID-19 cases in line with population

July 7. Mecklenburg County added 206 new coronavirus cases between noon yesterday and noon today, according to NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. The county has seen a total of 13,317 coronavirus cases since mid-March. Deaths in Mecklenburg County have held steady during the past several days at 154 since the state began tracking […]

Teen collects dental supplies for Ada Jenkins Center

Mia Haglund, whose goal is to be a dentist like her dad, held a dental supply drive in her neighborhood to support Ada Jenkins dental clinics and its community supply pantry. Mia, 16, is a rising junior at Community School of Davidson. She’s the founder of Lake Norman Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring group where […]

Family tragedy has Cornelius connection

July 7. By Dave Vieser. The horrific accident on I-485 over the weekend which took the lives of Andrea and Matthew Obester and two of their three children, Elizabeth (12) and Violet (7), all from Belmont, has a Cornelius connection. Andrea’s mother, Faith Nye, lives in the Townhomes at Harborside community in Cornelius.  “Faith is […]

New Atrium Health One Health OB/GYN location now open

Atrium Health Women’s Care One Health OB/GYN  has opened at 294 N NC 16 Business Hwy. Denver. Info: 704-801-7300. During the next few months, other One Health family medicine and OB/GYN locations will be opening around the Lake Norman area.  To see other One Health locations that are now open, visit AtriumHealth.org/Welcome