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Stormy weather: Watch out

The National Weather Service says some storms Friday afternoon could be severe, with damaging winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. There is a a possibility that storms may create tornadoes with little or no warnings. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. More showers tomorrow, mainly after 1 pm. Warmer […]


Solace for the Children fundraiser April 28

The Solace for the Children ​”​Giving Games​”​ will be held April 28 from 4 ​pm to​ 6 pm at Primal Brewery in Huntersville. Teams compete in cornhole, mini-tennis and minute-to-win-it games​. Ticket​s, which are $35 each, ​include BBQ dinner and one beverage. ​The​ goal is to raise money to cover travel expenses to bring ​four ​children of war to the Lake Norman​ ​area […]


3 churches join together for reflective Holy Week service

April 17. Three Cornelius churches are setting aside denominational differences to reflect on the somberness of the Crucifixion at a joint Maundy Thursday service April 18 at LIFE Fellowship Church, 20010 Chartown Drive. It begins at 7 pm. Maundy Thursday is believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with the disciples […]


New park coming to west side of Cornelius

April 16. By Dave Vieser. There will be a new town park on the woodsy southwest corner of Jetton Road extension and One Norman Boulevard.  The Cornelius Town Board gave the go-ahead Monday night for the acquisition of 4.1 acres for a new passive park. The property—two adjacent undeveloped lots—will cost the town about $657,000. […]


Hough students safe after leaving Notre Dame

April 15. Students from local high schools on spring break touring the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris this morning left the historic church shortly before a devastating fire broke out. A parent said the group was safe and sound, at a nearby cafe where they watched the flames engulf the centuries-old cathedral. The trip […]

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Cornelius: The $7 billion town (yes, it’s budget time)

By Dave Yochum.  A war of words is under way in Cornelius as differing views on how to spend taxpayers money come to the fore during intense budgeting for the upcoming fiscal year. The first to weigh in was Commissioner Dave Gilroy who said there appears to be three votes on the Town Board “to […]

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Giving back: Options abound for charitably minded people

By Dave Yochum. The world of non-profits and charitable giving can be confusing if not overwhelming. Choices abound. You need to consider where your money goes, geographically speaking as well as what social cause your donation aims to remedy and how good of a steward is the group spending your donation. Some organizations are new, […]


D9 will expand into Uptown Charlotte

By Katie Piccirillo Sherman. Cornelius-based D9 Brewing will open an outdoor brewery with a beer garden and concert pavilion on Stonewall Street in Charlotte this summer. D9, founded by two engineers and a doctor, opened their popular Lake Norman brewery in 2014, The outfit has also registered D9 Brewing NoDa with the NC Secretary of State, […]


Our man’s war against neckties

By Jon Show. Last week the Blonde Bomber walked into my closet while I was putting away laundry and asked me why I don’t wear ties. “I hate ties,” I said. “Why,” she responded? I shrugged, not knowing how to answer the question. I began my professional career as an account manager in a manufacturing […]


Can Cornelius make accommodations for vacation rentals?

April 12. A well-known name in the world of luxury accommodations might have its eye on Cornelius and some of the swank abodes near the lake. Town Planning Director Wayne Herron said Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which offers “private retreats for rent around the world,” has approached the town about luxury vacation rental properties. The request […]