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Lyssikatos celebrates 5 years at Port City

In just five years, Port City Club has become a fixture in the Lake Norman dining scene. Owned by Nick Lyssikatos, who also owns the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, the 13,500 square foot space is one of the largest restaurants in Mecklenburg County. It was formerly the home of Midtown Sundries and Latitude 36, both […]

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Power still out for hundreds in Cornelius

​Oct. 13. Tonight is the fifth annual Belle Isle neighborhood party and it may be the first one without electricity. Residents are now in the midst of Day Three without power. “This will be quite interesting,” said NC Sen. Jeff Tarte, who hosts the party with his wife Dr. Nancy Tarte. Duke Energy’s Outage ​​Map […]

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Around 1,000 still without power in Cornelius; cable out for many

Oct. 12. (3:15pm) There have been two more storm-related deaths from Tropical Storm Michael​.​ A man and a woman died after their car hit a large tree that had fallen across a road in Marion.​ A 38-year-old Iredell County man died yesterday when a tree hit his vehicle. Meanwhile, power is still out in the […]

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Michael left fast, left damage; Continuum will be back

Oct. 12. Clean-up continues in Cornelius and Davidson, hours after Michael tore through Thursday afternoon. Power is still out near Belle Isle and Bethel Church. At 9 am a tree was still blocking Mountainview.​ Contractors will be spread thin for days. ​ Continuum, the local cable provider, reports nine “nodes” are out in Cornelius, as […]

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Michael, a speedy visitor, wreaked havoc

Oct. 11. By Dave Yochum. Michael came and went fast, but not without a lot of downed trees in its wake. Multiple trees went down on Green Dolphin, and a tree was still blocking nearby Mountainview at 6 pm. Interestingly enough, there were blue skies by 5 pm. Powerful gusts knocked down trees and limbs […]

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Hello Michael! Downed trees now reported on Jetton

Oct. 11. UPDATED  3:30pm.  Continuum is reporting outages around Cornelius. High wind gusts have been reported in Cornelius and Davidson. With most schools closing, the Town of Cornelius has shut down as of 2 pm. Trees and large branches are down on Jetton, Green Dolphin and Mountainview. Republic Services has cancelled trash pick-up today, and […]

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Hello Michael! Fast-moving storm barrelling through

Oct. 11. It looks our tropical visitor is traveling medium-to-heavy in Cornelius, with rain and wind stepping up this afternoon. With most schools closing, the Town of Cornelius is shutting down too. There are forecasts of possible wind gusts early this afternoon. Town Hall will close down at 2 pm. Normal business hours will resume […]

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Traffic planning at Hwy. 21 and Catawba stalls out

Oct. 11. By Dave Vieser. The plan for dual roundabouts north and south of Catawba Avenue at Highway 21 in Cornelius continues to misfire with some residents and local businesses. Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot came to the Cornelius Town Board meeting to express concerns from the owners of the Bexley Apartments which he represents. […]

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Vote early, not often for Congress, legislators, judges, transportation bond

Oct. 11. Early voting starts Wednesday Oct. 17 at Cornelius Town Hall. A new expanded schedule means voters can cast their ballots from 7 am to 7 pm, weekdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, as well as Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 am-5 pm, Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-4 pm and  8 am to 1 […]

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New project on W. Catawba would feature commercial, residential separated by gates

Oct. 10. By Dave Vieser. If the Cambridge Square mixed use project proposed for West Catawba Avenue goes forward, developer David Smith may have to abide by a lengthy list of conditions, including the use of a gate at the entrance to the residential section. The town’s planning board recommended approving the project to the […]

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