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Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department May 16

Incidents 190510017 Larceny 21040 Catawba Av 07:31:19 05/10/19 CLO Dominion Energy 190512042 Fraud 20124 Colony Point Ln 17:04:39 05/12/19 ACT Boynton, Edward Alden 190512065 Damage Property 21101 Pine St 23:35:00 05/12/19 ACT Sharpe, Talon Ronald 190514042 Fraud 19826 North Cove Rd 16:41:32 05/14/19 ACT J Stone Salon   Arrests 190509059 DWLR Not Impaired Rev Tadlock, […]


Not ridiculous: DDI is safer

May 16. By Dave Vieser. While many motorists express dismay about the pace of traffic crossing the Exit 28 DDI, the configuration is much safer than the traditional interchange it replaced. According to a new report prepared by the Cornelius Police there has been a 67% reduction in accidents at the Catawba Avenue/I-77 interchange since […]

Events May 16 – May 19

Saturday is full of exciting local events, starting with the Butterfly Run, and the opening of the Lake Norman Kiwanis splash parkat Smithville Park. There’s the family-friendly Asian Festival at Ramsey Creek Park, and then Jazz in the Park with cool music from Holly Hopkins Jazz, Dante Lewis, Shableek and Shades of Brown. The family event at Smithville Park includes children’s activities, local artisans, food […]

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Jeff Arbaugh…Just a guy next door figuring out life on stage

May 15. By Dave Yochum. Jeff Arbaugh is suddenly “the big 5-8,” divorced, dating and still trying to figure things out. When many guys his age embrace peers who look just like them and agree with them, Arbaugh is baring his soul in front of live audiences. “I’m pushing 60 and it’s pushing back,” he […]


Awesome Asian Festival returns to Cornelius May 18

  The Charlotte Asian Festival, complete with a Parade of Nations, will turn Ramsey Creek Park into the United Nations of Charlotte this Saturday May 18. Started by the Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce 20 years ago, the festival is among the most popular and well-known in the Southeast. Charlotte, meanwhile, has one of […]


Our first roundabout: Davidson has concerns

North Main will change dramatically. May 14. By Debbie Griffin. A tale of two towns and one roundabout continues to unfold as the NCDOT proceeds with a $6.9 million project where North Main, Davidson Street and Potts Street come together. It’s also where the towns’ borders meet, where there is a railroad trestle of historic […]


Symetra back at River Run

May 14. Women’s professional golf returns to Davidson when the Symetra Classic comes to River Run Country Club in May. It brings with it a local economic impact of some $500,000 in direct spending, according to event organizer Jon Show. A total of 144 players will take on the challenge starting Wednesday. All in all, […]


Jazz Festival is Saturday

The Cornelius Jazz Festival—a fundraiser for Smithville CommUNITY Coalition and Send-A-Kid-To-Camp—is this Saturday at Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry Street. Bands on deck include Holly Hopkins Jazz, Dante Lewis, Shableek and Shades of Brown. The free event, which gets under way at 5 pm, includes local artisans, food trucks, craft beer and wine and children’s […]

Butterfly Run is May 18

The third annual Butterfly Run in honor of the late Lauren Kimsey gets under way at 8 am Saturday May 18 at Aquesta Bank in Cornelius. The event, which will feature a live butterfly release, is organized by the Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma. Lauren Kimsey passed away from synovial sarcoma in 2016 […]


Asheville bank will build in Cornelius

May 13. By Dave Vieser. In a town with more than a dozen banks and financial institutions, one more is planning to join the crowd. HomeTrust Bank, based in Asheville, will build a two-story, 7,000-square-foot branch near the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Old Jetton Road. In a strange twist, the $3.5 billion (assets) […]