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CMS: Full remote until at least Feb. 12

Jan. 14. By Dave Yochum. Following yesterday’s directive from Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted this morning to delay the return to in-person instruction into February. Previously, all students were scheduled to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 19. Rising COVID-19 infection rates in Mecklenburg County are behind the […]


NCDHHS: Coronavirus hospitalizations at 3,990 statewide

Jan. 14. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 9,853 new cases of the coronavirus today, a higher than expected number due to technical issues Jan. 12 that prevented some COVID-19 files from being processed in the state’s reporting system. As a result, cases and test data reported yesterday […]

Dumpling is a wild little ball of fur that is around 4 months old and doesn’t slow down

Cornelius Animal Shelter adjusts to pandemic

Jan. 14. Throughout the pandemic, Cornelius Animal Shelter has remained open, but you do need to make an appointment to visit the shelter on Meridian Street if you’re interested in adopting a pet. Business has been consistent this year, not necessarily busier than usual like some larger facilities nationally are reporting, Trey Nodine, animal control […]

NCDHHS greenlights vaccines for those 65 and up

Jan. 14. By Dave Vieser. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Service has changed the age limitations for COVID-19 vaccines, now making them available to anyone age 65 and older. The change conforms with new guidelines announced by the federal government on Tuesday. Federal health officials believe the new age limit will be simpler […]

First person: The COVID-19 vaccination is easy

Jan. 15. FIRST PERSON. By Dave Vieser. I consider getting a Covid 19 vaccine shot essential, so I got my first  COVID-19 vaccination this week. With almost 2,000 cases so far in Cornelius alone, I hope the following is helpful. I’m 75, and received an email last week from Atrium Health, advising me that it […]


NCDHHS: Coronavirus hospitalizations at 3,951

Jan. 13. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 5,098 new cases of the coronavirus today, down from 6,851 new cases yesterday. There were more than 11,000 new cases this past Saturday. Meanwhile, the Mecklenburg County Health Dept. issued a three-week directive urging people to stay home from work and school by […]

County Health Director Gibbie Harris is at the bottom right. Mayor Pro Tem Jane Campbell moderates, center panel

So far, vaccines have not reached elderly residents in some N. Meck congregate living

Jan. 13. By Dave Yochum. During the Davidson Town Board meeting last night, Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris said COVID-19 vaccines have yet to make their way to the senior population in Davidson, including The Pines, a senior living complex. A shortage of vaccines is to blame. “We need more vaccines in Mecklenburg,” she […]

FBI seeking info re Jan. 6 events

Jan. 13. The FBI is looking for bad actors in the wake of the events last week in Washington DC. The agency has already opened more than 170 case files. The event was apparently on the FBI radar well before Jan. 6. “In the weeks leading up to the Jan. 6 rally, the FBI worked […]


Police report: 181 coronavirus-related calls since March

Jan. 13. Dave Vieser. Cornelius Police have responded to 181 coronavirus-related complaints since March 2020. In an exclusive interview with Cornelius Today, Chief Kevin Black said the nature of the complaints has changed as the pandemic drags on. “The earlier complaints were predominantly businesses that were open when they were not were not supposed to […]


Monday is Martin Luther King Day

The Town of Davidson will host a virtual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at http://www.townofdavidson.org/mlk on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 am. Schools and banks, as well as the Town Halls in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, held annually on the third Monday of […]