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Power out for 900 homes

Jan. 11. UPDATE 705 pm. Power to more than 900 electric customers down Jetton Road was restored about 7:05 pm after a 10-hour outage. There was no official word back from the utility, but unspecified damage to underground lines were at fault. The power outage extended down much of Jetton Road to Serenity Point and […]

LKN Covekeepers meet Jan. 24

The Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting Jan. 24 features guest speaker and certified arborist Brian Frierson. He will discuss tree management for a healthy environment. If you love your trees, their beauty, practicality, and eco-friendliness, plan to attend this informative presentation. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., is at a new location: St. Peter by-the-Lake […]

Events January 10 – January 20

The Cornelius Arts Center is accepting entries for the “Home Grown” exhibit through Jan. 15. This non-juried show features a variety of works by artists from Cornelius and the surrounding areas. The exhibit will be open from Feb.1 to March 30.  The Lake Norman Chamber’s gala is next week, on the 18th at The Peninsula […]

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Bullying, violence in schools highlight need for foundation

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum. There have been at least three deaths by suicide this year of a child younger than 12 who had been harassed or bullied by peers. Bullying ruins lives. An attorney for the 16-year-old suspect in the on-campus shooting death of a fellow Butler High School student said the suspect was the […]

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Town board OKs rezoning on Hill St.

Jan. 8. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously OK’d an amendment to the Smithville Land Use Plan which will remove the neighborhood commercial designation for properties on the west side of South Hill. The change, which takes effect immediately, gained unanimous approval from the Planning Board in October. The community requested the change, […]


42 town homes eyed for W. Catawba site

Jan. 8. By Dave Vieser. Plans for 42 town homes and two commercial buildings on 9-plus acres opposite Elevation Church on West Catawba Avenue have been submitted to the town and will be the subject of a community meeting at 5:30 pm today at Town Hall. This informal meeting is prior to an official public […]


New Cornelius Police Chief ready to roll

By Dave Yochum.  From starting salaries to benefits, the Cornelius Police Dept. has been behind the eight ball around bringing new talent on board. A citizen committee appointed by Mayor Woody Washam says starting pay for the officers who lay their lives on the line for the rest of us is almost $5,000 less than […]


Will potholes be the least of our worries on I-77?

Some of the more than 800 documented problems with the I-77 toll lane construction will not be fixed prior to the opening of the toll lanes—and none of the lanes will open in 2018 after all. Cornelius resident Michelle Ferlauto did a public records request a year ago for all construction related non-compliance events, unearthing […]

Camping. Why not just call it a torture test?

Prior to having kids I’d only slept outside two times on purpose. Both were rafting trips in Western North Carolina and it rained each time. I vowed never to go camping again. Two years ago our kids begged us to go camping so now we go once a year. We do what I call “Check […]

TV newsman headlines Chamber gala Jan. 18

Paul Cameron, who recently retired from WBTV after a 37-year career, will be the keynote speaker at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce annual gala at The Peninsula Club Jan. 18. Entrepreneurship will continue to be a focus for the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in 2019 as the Chamber works with SCORE and Central […]