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Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Jan. 27

Incidents 200115071 Fraud 9176 Glenashley Dr 11:01:13 01/15/20 ASN Huffman, Rebecca 200116117 B&E Vehicle 20623 Torrence Chapel Rd 15:19:21 01/16/20 ASN Mull, Jaqueline 200117020 Fraud Smith Cr / Oak Leaf Cr 04:55:02 01/17/20 ASN Vega, Marisela 200117071 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 14:03:00 01/17/20 CLO Home Depot 200117072 Fraud 1147 Inn Keepers Wy 14:16:00 01/17/20 ASN […]

Do toll lanes really cut congestion?

Part 1 of 2. By Kate Martin/Carolina Public Press. North Carolina, like many other states, has gambled on toll roads as a way to reduce congestion. While a relatively recent addition to the state’s highways, some estimates say toll roads in the Triangle and Charlotte areas are drawing more drivers than officials initially predicted. So, […]

Events Jan. 23 – Jan. 29

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty opens Friday and runs through Feb. 2.  Read Charlotte has its communitywide training session Saturday.  The Ada Jenkins Center hosts Unity in Community for anyone interested in promoting equality. Chinese New Year starts this month with “The year of the Rat.”   Thursday, Jan. 23 Board Game Night  Come out and play games, bring your own or use […]

Oh oh oh: O’Reilly Auto Parts coming to Hwy. 21

Jan. 23. O’Reilly Auto Parts ​got​ the green light​ from the Town Board​ to build a store​ on Hwy. 21​ in Cornelius​ just south of the Hampton Inn​. Construction could begin in early spring.​ ​ O’Reilly, which dates back to the 1950s, has more than 5,000 stores across the country and revenues in excess of […]


Jury awards $21,500 to Sisson in business dispute

Jan. 21. By Dave Yochum. A Lincoln County jury has decided that both Bayport Holdings and Brian P. Sisson breached “a material term” of the management agreement that determined how Sisson would run The Range at Lake Norman in Denver, NC. The agreement between Bayport, a partnership that includes Cornelius businessman Bob Watson and Kevin […]


Chamber recognizes volunteers with awards

Jan. 21. At the annual gala Friday night, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized an organization and individuals who have gone the extra mile for the Lake Norman region.  Outgoing Chamber Chair Tricia Sisson recognized Georgia Harris Krueger and some of her key staff present with the prestigious Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. […]

Town Hall

Town Board meets Tuesday

Jan. 20. If all goes as expected at Tuesday night’s Town Board Meeting, O’Reilly Auto Parts will get the green light to build a store in Cornelius. The second and final public hearing on a rezoning request is slated for town board action, as the applicant seeks to build a 7,200 square foot store on […]

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Day observances in Charlotte

Jan. 20. Today we honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Schools and banks, as well as Town Hall, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, held annually on the third Monday of January. Trash collection today will go on as scheduled. ​A ​Black History Month Celebration […]

Peninsula Community Foundation announces grants

Jan. 20. The Peninsula Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $6,000 to the Neighborhood C.A.R.E Center in the Smithville section of Cornelius and a grant of $5,150 to Little Smiles, which is a volunteer-driven, non-profit  that helps nurses, social workers, police and EMT’s bring joy to children in difficult situations. The Neighborhood C.A.R.E Center […]

Read Charlotte training session Jan. 25

Read Charlotte, a community-wide initiative uniting parents, educators and community partners to improve children’s literacy from birth through third grade, needs volunteers to become reading tutors at Cornelius Elementary. Tutoring hours are 9 to 10 am one day a week. Volunteers must complete a CMS background check and attend a 3-1/2 hour training session. This […]