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Monthly Agenda: Here’s what’s up in May

Here’s a look at what’s coming up in May. Check it out to make plans , make advance reservations and get tickets, if needed. May 2  Connecting Cornelius Coffee Chat 8:30 am atH2 Public House  to hear about the state of the  local economy and what you can do to support your neighbors’ businesses. Register […]

Weekend weather: It’s spring. It’s up in the air

April 29. Look for sunshine today and a high around 74-75, but more clouds and possible showers and t-storms Saturday and Sunday when the highs will be near 80 and then 85, respectively. Summer-like weather returns Monday-Wednesday. Saturday: Slight chance of rain before 9 am, chance of showers after 1. Partly sunny, high 78-80. Sunday: […]

Huntersville senior lands Morehead scholarship

April 29. Montgomery Case Maddox, the son of Renee and Jeremy Maddox of Huntersville, has won a four-year Morehead-Cain scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Pine Lake Preparatory senior is student body president, Model UN co-president, Mu Alpha Theta co-president, and Special Olympics vice president. In Model UN, Case […]


All eyes focused primarily on US Senate contest

April 29. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Town Hall, often near the top of daily Early Voting totals, saw just 65 voters yesterday, the first day to cast your ballot in the Mecklenburg County primary. County-wide, 1,417 people voted at 16 locations. We’re used to seeing a dozen or more candidates and supporters outside Town Hall. […]

Former Huntersville Mayor Swain has passed away

April 28. Former Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain has passed away at 61. Swain, who was also founder and executive director of the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce, served as town commissioner for eight years and mayor for eight years. She also served as chair of the North Carolina Metro Mayors Coalition and as co-chair of the […]

Early voting under way at Town Hall, 15 other Meck locations

Starting today, Town Hall will be open for primary voters on weekdays from 8 am to 7:30 pm; Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm; and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. You can vote at any of the locations below, not just Town Hall. The last day for early voting is Saturday May […]


Auction benefits Razom for Ukraine

April 28. A group called Davidson for Ukraine is hosting a virtual silent auction to raise funds to support refugees and soldiers in Ukraine. The auction, which begins Saturday April 30 and ends at 6 pm May 3 supports Razom for Ukraine which was recommended by the Washington Post. Auction items include vacation homes, restaurant and […]

Hough senior from Cornelius lands Morehead scholarship

April 28. Seventy-five new Morehead-Cain Scholars from the United States and the world will begin their undergraduate careers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. Avery Renee Elder, the daughter of Cornelius residents Dawn-Marie and Robert Elder, is one of them. She has landed a four-year, opportunity-laden scholarship to attend Chapel […]

BrightFire Music & Arts Festival

Weekend Agenda April 29 – May 1: Music headlines the weekend

Here are some events this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: April 29 Roaring 2020’s Casino Night 7-11pm. Benefits Lake Norman Humane. Professionally operated casino tables, where the croupiers and dealers will welcome beginners and seasoned gamblers alike. Guests will enjoy prohibition-era music, food, cocktails, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 […]


Charlotte Symphony returns to Lake Norman

April 27. The Charlotte Symphony is coming back to Lake Norman two nights in a row—June 17 and June 18—after a COVID absence. The Summer Pops series returns to Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville on Friday, June 17. It comes back to Bailey Road Park in Cornelius on Saturday, June 18. […]