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Harold Rice brings MBA, real life experience to lead Ada Jenkins

Aug. 4. By Dave Yochum. With all the affluence around North Meck it’s easy to overlook literally thousands of neighbors who live their lives on the margins. They’re even more marginalized with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, says Harold Rice, the new CEO of the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. The non-profit, which has […]

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The other monuments in town

Aug. 4. Emily Paton. Much attention recently has focused on the Confederate soldier monument at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and if or how the monument can be removed. Monuments — which can be a structure, statue or building —  are  constructed as part of architectural beauty and defined by the use to which it is put. […]

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Will ‘pandemic pods’ solve remote learning challenges?

Kay Fisher is working on a plan that includes diversity Aug. 4. By Erica Batten. Following Gov. Roy Cooper’s July 14 announcement that public schools would have to operate at limited capacity for the foreseeable future, local districts weighed their options, all of which required students to learn remotely at least part-time. Days later, Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

Using Johns Hopkins University's data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of North Carolina's new confirmed COVID-19 from July 4 through August 3. The state's median number of cases since July 4 is 1,849. The state's median over the past seven days is lower at 1,766.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths increase again, but rate of case increase is down

Aug. 4. Dave Yochum. More than 128,000 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus and now more than 2,000 have died, according to state health officials. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at lunchtime today reported 1,629 new cases of the virus, up from 1,313 new cases yesterday. There was […]

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With pandemic as backdrop Cornelius undertakes concealed carry discussion

Aug. 4. By Dave Vieser. A divided Cornelius Town Board last night put off a decision on whether the town should prohibit firearms at town facilities. Instead, they chose to continue research on the matter and to hold a public hearing at a future date to hear residents opinions. “This will be an ugly affair,” […]


When will things get back to normal?

Aug. 4. By Jon Show. I am the son of a woman who taught children for most of her life. For the latter part of her career she specialized in teaching young kids with severe math deficiencies. She prided herself in being able to teach anyone how to do long division. My wife is the […]

Graduates of the Lake Norman Chamber’s Junior Leadership Lake Norman and Chamber Board Chair Richard Pappas. Not pictured are: Nathan Adams, Jack Bradford, Sophie Doherty, and Clara Scruggs. Photo: LKN Chamber.

18 students complete LKN Chamber Junior Leadership

Aug. 3. Eighteen area high school juniors have completed the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership program which is coordinated by the 2018-2019 graduates of the Chamber’s Adult Leadership program. This year’s class includes students from Covenant Classical, Christ the King, Hough High School, The Community School of Davidson, Lake Norman Charter, North Mecklenburg […]

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COVID-19 hospitalizations drop

Aug. 3. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services noon report today showed the number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in North Carolina have fallen after sizable increases last week. There were an additional 1,313 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday, down from 1,341 new cases Sunday—and 2,344 new cases on […]


Survey says NC is 4th worst in US for healthcare

Aug. 3. Millions of people have already lost or will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance as the coronavirus pandemic affects commerce and industry. Among the states suffering most is North Carolina, according to a new WalletHub survey. The pandemic has already postponed elective surgeries and moved many doctor visits entirely online. Meanwhile, a surge in […]

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Town Board will take aim at firearms in town facilities

Aug. 3. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will take up whether the town will prohibit firearms at all town facilities at tonight’s board meeting. The issue arose in June as the commissioners were looking to clarify existing codes and ordinances. Commissioner Tricia Sisson, last year’s chamber chair and the owner of The Range […]