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Jury selection begins Wednesday for Palmiter trial

May 21. By Mark Washburn. An attorney for the stepfather of missing Cornelius teenager Madalina Cojocari was frustrated Tuesday when motions he made demanding more evidence from prosecutors were denied. Brandon Roseman, attorney for Christopher Palmiter, argued that much of the evidence taken in the investigation of Madalina Cojocari’s 2022 disappearance has not been delivered […]

Tax rate will stay flat at 17.31 cents per $100 of valuation

May 21. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday May 20 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the proposed 2025 fiscal year budget which will keep property taxes at the current rate. The town tax rate will remain steady, at 17.31 cents per $100 of assessed value. For a home assessed at $500,000, that amounts […]

Rendering of Lightbridge Academy

It looks like a pre-school may come to W. Catawba

May 21. By Dave Vieser. A vacant parcel on West Catawba may soon be occupied by an early childcare center and preschool. The 1.32 acre property is located on West Catawba between Edinburgh Square Drive and Westmoreland Lake Drive. First Hartford Realty Co. of Manchester, CT has applied to the town for a rezoning which […]

Madalina’s mother enters surprise guilty plea, faces deportation

May 20. By Mark Washburn. Diana Cojocari, mother of a missing Cornelius teen, entered a surprise plea Monday, admitting she was guilty of failing to report a missing child and was sentenced to time served. Conjocari, 39, had been in the Mecklenburg County Jail since December 2022 when it was revealed that her daughter, Madalina, […]

Guest Opinion: Former Huntersville mayor calls property tax hike ‘extreme’

May 20. By John Aneralla. [Opinion] Is it necessary to have an almost 30% property tax increase in Huntersville? Absolutely not. Staff and the Town Board are blaming this extreme tax increase on transitioning to a full-time fire department, hiring additional police officers and the previous board. Public safety is the No. 1 responsibility of […]

Budget on tonight’s Town Board meeting agenda

May 20. By Dave Vieser. Taxpayers will have the opportunity at tonight’s Town Board meeting to comment on the proposed 2025 budget. Town Manager Andrew Grant’s spending plan totals $40.6 million for the next fiscal year which will begin July 1. If the budget is adopted, the town tax rate would remain steady, at 17.31 […]

Skylar Schock has proudly performed her stand up comedy all over the country.

Weekly Calendar May 20-27: Get started on Memorial Day fun

Tuesday, May 21 Laugh Until You Cry 7:30 pm | May 21. Comedian Skylar Schock hosts a one of a kind evening of stand-up. Laugh Until You Cry is a show created for all fans of stand-up comedy and those interested in expanding the dialogue around mental health. $20, general admission. Armour Street Theatre, 307 […]


Happy Independence Day!

May 20. Yes, today is May 20, but on this day 245 years ago when Mecklenburg County patriots declared their independence from King George in Great Britain—more than a year ahead of the rest of the Colonies. On May 19, 1775, a meeting was held in the courthouse in the middle of the village of […]

Missing Madalina: FBI computer experts will be called in trial of step-father

May 20. By Mark Washburn. Computer experts from the FBI are expected to testify this week in the trial of Christopher Palmiter, the stepfather of missing teenager Madalina Cojocari, who vanished from Cornelius on Thanksgiving weekend 2022. According to documents filed this week in Mecklenburg Superior Court, prosecutors intend to call Jason Whitt and Laura […]

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Jazz Festival postponed due to weather

May 18. The Cornelius Jazz Festival, with Holly Hopkins Jazz and Adrian Crutchfield performing, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date has not been set. Live performances planned included  Holly Hopkins Jazz and  Adrian Crutchfield. Splashville Park Saturday is also the official opening of Lake Norman Kiwanis Splashville Park for the 2024 […]