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1 more death at Autumn Care, but outbreak ‘under control’

June 1. By Dave Yochum. Another person has died at Autumn Care of Cornelius, the congregate living facility owned by Saber Healthcare, an Ohio-based chain with more than 10,000 employees across all of its locations and more than $200 million in revenue. There are now a total of 19 deaths at the Cornelius operation, according […]


Protections for renters, utility customers extended

June 1. Gov. Roy Cooper has extended for another three weeks the prohibition of utility shut-offs and the moratorium on evictions in North Carolina due to the coronavirus. “Extending housing and utility protections will mean more people can stay in their homes and stay safe as we all work to slow the spread of this […]

Get prepared for Cristobal, Dolly and the rest

June 1. Experts predict an active six-month hurricane season, which begins today. The Lake Norman region often is deluged with rain hours or days after the hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall on the coast.  It may not happen often, but  the storms can move the 150 miles or so inland  to wreak havoc at […]


Mayor, police chief, town manager issue statement

June 1. Mayor Woody Washam, Police Chief Kevin Black and Town Manager Andrew Grant issued the following statement at 6 pm Saturday in the wake of demonstrations nationwide protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis: This week our nation witnessed the tragic loss of the life of Mr. George […]


Moment of silence at noon for 104,000 US dead due to coronavirus

June 1. Amidst the grief and anger that’s engulfed the nation over the past week, North Carolina is joining a national Day of Mourning to grieve the 104,000-plus people in America, including almost 900 in North Carolina, who have lost their lives to COVID-19. “This is an opportunity to remind ourselves that our death count […]


Davidson’s Chief Dunn speaks out, Charlotte declares State of Emergency

May 30. UPDATE 6:30 pm. By Dave Yochum. Local law enforcement officials are speaking out about violent protests in Minneapolis and around the country after George Floyd, 46, died with a policeman’s knee pressed into his neck. Davidson Police Chief Penny Dunn said: “The men and women of the Davidson Police Department condemn brutality of […]


NCDHHS reports 1,076 new COVID cases statewide

May 29. By Dave Yochum. State health officials Friday morning reported another triple-digit single-day increase in Mecklenburg County COVID-19 cases. There were 232 new cases reported by the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services in the past 24 hours. Statewide cases rose in excess of 1,000, at the same time testing soars. Mecklenburg has […]

town hall

Budget proposal Monday night will reflect level tax rate

May 29. By Dave Vieser. The town’s new budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 will be submitted to the Cornelius Town Board Monday evening June 1 by Town Manager Andrew Grant. This is just his second budget as Town Manager, and it was clearly the more challenging of the two, reflecting significant revenue […]

Danger on Jetton: Don’t make a left from Old Jetton

May 29. By Dave Vieser. More than a dozen motorists have been given citations recently for turning left out of Old Jetton onto Jetton toward the light at West Catawba. Police expect to step up enforcement over the the next several weeks. The intersection, one of the most dangerous in Cornelius, was supposed to be […]


Cook Out is hiring

May 29. Cook Out will hire 30 to 40 more people at their new store on West Catawba by the time it opens in early July. Cook Out bought the old KFC building for $1.8 million last year and remodeled it, including a new facade, interior and parking lot.  Jobseekers can walk up to the […]