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ServisFirst officially opens in April 2024

ServisFirst makes for 15 bank branches in Cornelius, $1.28 billion-plus in deposits

March 14. By Dave Yochum. There are billions of reasons ServisFirst Bancshares has opened in Cornelius—1.288 billion to be exact. The FDIC says there are $1.288 billion in total deposits in Cornelius bank branches—including two Fifth Third branches—and all 15 branches want their share. While ServisFirst officially opens on Bailey Road next month, it joins […]

David Dunn

Food Truck Village officially opens in January

Jan. 9. A Cornelius entrepreneur-turned-carwash-owner and Realtor is turning some unused property on Catawba Avenue into a gathering spot complete with food trucks, a farmers market and entertainment. “My vision for this piece of property is to be a centerpiece of the community,” said David Dunn, the owner of Cornelius Car Wash at 20833 Catawba […]

Nantz Road is to the left in this site plan

Convenience store coming to W. Catawba at Nantz

Dec. 5. By Dave Vieser. Almost five years to the day after rezoning was first approved by the town, site work has begun on a retail/convenience store complex on the east side of West Catawba opposite Nantz Road. Convenience Development Partners, with offices in South Carolina and Florida, is the developer. “We have finally started […]

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A handful of booths available at LKN Chamber Expo Oct. 10

Oct. 4. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Business Expo back to the Huntersville Recreation Center on Verhoeff Drive Oct. 10. Lake Norman’s largest business trade show—it’s the chamber’s signature event—will feature more than 100 vendor booths. It was cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021. In years past, more than […]

Mills Market will be another transformational project downtown

Public hearing on Mill’s Market at Town Board meeting tonight

Sept. 18. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on Mill’s Market, another transformational project in downtown Cornelius, takes place this evening at Town Hall. The planned 250,000 square foot development would be four stories tall and, if approved, one of the most significant projects downtown ever, in the same league as Town Hall, the Police […]

Robert G. McIntosh

McIntosh lands ‘Citizen Lawyer’ award from NC Bar

Aug. 4. Robert G. McIntosh, managing partner of The McIntosh Law Firm in Davidson, has received the Citizen Lawyer Award from the NC Bar Association at their recent annual meeting held in Wilmington. The award recognizes McIntosh’s “outstanding contributions to the legal profession and his unwavering dedication to public service.” Cornelius resident A Cornelius resident, […]

Ulta is coming to Shops at Fresh Market

National beauty retailer coming to Shops at Fresh Market

May 9. A national cosmetics and beauty chain will open a store in The Shops at the Fresh Market. Ulta Beauty, formerly known as Ulta Salon, will open later this year in about 9,000 square feet near the new Home Sense store. Like Total Wine, which is also opening in the strip shopping at Torrence […]

ServisFirst will open on Bailey Road

Build them and they will come

April 25. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius is getting another: a) Bank b) Bank c) Bank You guessed bank, right? When ServisFirst Bank opens on Bailey Road a half block from Hwy. 21 later this year, it will be the 15th banking company branch located in Cornelius. The new branch is a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, […]

GOP Rep. John Bradford and House Democratic leader Robert Reives are advancing the legislation.

Deregulating Blue Cross NC advances in NC House

April 26. By Lynn Bonner/NC Newsline. A controversial bill allowing the state’s dominant nonprofit health insurer to act more like a for-profit company pushed through a House committee Tuesday after an abbreviated discussion and a divided vote. The bill would allow the nonprofit, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, to create a holding company […]

Mark Sanger, Justin Ckezepis

Cornelius resident buying Statesville radio station

April 11. By Dave Yochum. A 2008 Hopewell High graduate who got a degree in communications from App State in 2011 and a law degree from Charlotte School of Law in 2015 will purchase WSIC, pending FCC approval. Justin Ckezepis paid an undisclosed amount for the 24-hour, 1000 Watt station that broadcasts at 1400 on […]