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Sources Say Cornelius Losing Police Chief to Huntersville

Dec. 14. It looks like Huntersville’s full-on raid of Cornelius municipal talent is taking another step forward. Huntersville Chief of Police has resigned effective Jan. 4, according to Huntersville Town Manager Anthony Roberts, the former town manager of Cornelius. No one has been named to replace him, said Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla. But Cornelius Police […]

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Downtown Cornelius poised for growth

When Lenore Cuyler opened her styling salon downtown, Catawba Avenue came to an abrupt end at Main Street. Now Catawba continues east into Antiquity, and there’s a thriving new center of town. “It’s exciting to be part of this vibrant historic downtown community,” she says. The owner of The Style Merchant—she learned hair cutting under […]


Patches of ice here ‘n’ there, but most roads are OK

Dec. 11. At 8 am we did a circuit of Cornelius that started on Jetton, went west on Catawba to Westmoreland and across I-77 (it was jammed southbound) to Washam Potts, and on to Main Street to Cornelius Street (just south of the Davidson town line), We turned south on Washam to Catawba Springs to […]

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N. Meck CMS Schools Closing Due To Storm

Dec. 11. 730 am. Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Meck as well as other magnet school locations are closing Tuesday due to ongoing impacts of the winter storm. Citing hazardous travel conditions as well as potential power outages, CMS modified its two-hour delay for students not just at Cornelius Elementary, JV Washam, Bailey Middle and […]


CMS on 2-hour delay; watch for black ice tonight

Dec. 10. 4:45 pm. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, a big sign that things are getting back to normal after a historic December snowfall. CMS will dismiss in the afternoon at normal times. Lakeside Charter Academy will close for the day as well as Community School of Davidson. Whether driving or […]


Deep freeze tonight means ice comes back

Dec. 10. Noon. It might be blue skies and sun at the moment, but many businesses remain closed this afternoon. Most banks were closed in Cornelius this morning, not to mention Wendy’s and Big Bite’z. At 10:30 am Aquesta announced it would close for the day. The big question is whether Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will […]


I don’t want a partridge in a pear tree, just flush the d#$% toilet

By Jon Show.  As a child, I asked my dad every year what he wanted for Christmas and his response was always the same, “I just want you guys to be happy.” Nice in theory but I can’t wrap that up in a box and put it under the tree. My kids have never asked […]

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Some businesses closed as more snow, sleet falls

Dec. 10. 9 am. Let is snow. And sleet. And rain. Before 2 pm. So says the National Weather Service about Cornelius weather. Businesses are opening late, if at all, and garbage pick-up today is cancelled. Some neighborhood streets are impassable for standard vehicles, but major roads like Catawba are OK. Still, police say it’s […]

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CMS closed Monday. Ice-up tonight?

Dec. 9. 4:50 pm. The icy mix let up this afternoon in Cornelius as temperatures hovered near freezing. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Lakeside Charter Academy will close tomorrow. Roads will get more treacherous into the evening as temps reach freezing. If you shovel snow yourself, be wary of ice-compressed snow—it’s deceptively heavy. The town is […]


It’s-sno-surprise: Ice and snow

Dec. 9. 10 am. It looks like about two inches of snow has fallen in Cornelius, with what looks like an hours-long icing on top that’s making travel treacherous. There are semi-clean swipes of snow-plow paths down Catawba, Jetton and Hwy. 21, and parking lots are cleared at stores like Publix and Harris Teeter, but […]