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Planning board takes up changes to Alexander Farm plan May 16

May 4. The Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 16 to consider a recommendation on a proposed amendment to the previously approved rezoning plan for the Alexander Farm. The amendment proposes an increase in the number of senior apartments from 130 to 143 units, as well as the plan to preserve […]

Raptor Center Executive Director Jim Warren passes away

May 4. Jim Warren, the executive director of The Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, passed away Friday due to cancer. He had been with Raptor Center for 16 years, 11 as executive director. Earlier this year he announced plans to retire in June. “I feel fortunate to have served at Jim’s side,” said Julie Knutson, […]

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Town manager’s proposed $28 million budget calls for penny tax increase

May 3. By Dave Vieser. The proposed $28.35 million municipal budget unveiled Monday evening by Cornelius Town Manager Andrew Grant contains a one cent increase in the town tax rate, which would cost a family with a home valued at $450,000 an additional $45 a year. If adopted by the Town Board, the tax rate […]

Homes damaged by Hugo / Duke Energy Archives

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week. Here’s why.

May 3. While hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, this is Hurricane Preparedness Week. After all, it takes time to prepare. And if you think this part of North Carolina is relatively immune from serious hurricane damage, think again. Hugo dealt a devastating blow to Charlotte and environs in September of 1989. […]


Boat host registration is open for Big Day at the Lake 18

May 3. Boaters are encouraged to sign up early to host a Big/Little team for  Big Day at the Lake. Big Day at the Lake will be Saturday, July 16 and Boat Hosts are needed to take the Bigs and Littles out on Lake Norman for a morning full of fun before the picnic at […]

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Weekly Agenda May 2-8: Brew festival, free movie, music

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: May 2  Cardio Funk  6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at […]

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FY 2023 budget will be released tonight

May 2. The 2023 Fiscal Year town budget is scheduled to be released at tonight’s Town Board Meeting. Town Manager Andrew Grant will provide the details for the commissioners; highlights of the $28 million spending plan will be available for residents online beginning Tuesday May 3. The current 2022 fiscal year budget is $26.1 million, […]

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Monthly Agenda: Here’s what’s up in May

Here’s a look at what’s coming up in May. Check it out to make plans , make advance reservations and get tickets, if needed. May 2  Connecting Cornelius Coffee Chat 8:30 am atH2 Public House  to hear about the state of the  local economy and what you can do to support your neighbors’ businesses. Register […]


All eyes focused primarily on US Senate contest

April 29. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Town Hall, often near the top of daily Early Voting totals, saw just 65 voters yesterday, the first day to cast your ballot in the Mecklenburg County primary. County-wide, 1,417 people voted at 16 locations. We’re used to seeing a dozen or more candidates and supporters outside Town Hall. […]

Former Huntersville Mayor Swain has passed away

April 28. Former Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain has passed away at 61. Swain, who was also founder and executive director of the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce, served as town commissioner for eight years and mayor for eight years. She also served as chair of the North Carolina Metro Mayors Coalition and as co-chair of the […]