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Qt will soon be coming to Catawba at Hwy. 21

C-Store plan moves forward, along with twin roundabouts

Aug. 20. By Dave Vieser. It’s taken much longer than expected but all signs point to a new QT convenience store opening in Cornelius sometime next year. The demolition of the old Acropolis Restaurant building, along with the DOT’s decision on traffic improvements at Catawba and US 21 would seem to pave the way. The […]

LeafSpring plans go to Planning Board next

Aug. 20. LeafSpring School’s rezoning application received a generally positive response at the Cornelius Town Board meeting last night. Plans call for a 14,000 square foot pre-school and 10,000 square foot after-school building called The Village. The 4.1 acre property is  just north of Cowboy Restaurant on Statesville Road/Highway 21 in Cornelius. The proposed development […]

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On tonight’s agenda: Pre-k school eyes Cornelius site

Aug. 19. A leading pre-school franchise is looking at property just north of the Cowboy Restaurant on Statesville Road/Hwy. 21 in Cornelius. LeafSpring School wants to build two buildings totaling approximately 25,000 square feet on 4.1 acres currently zoned Neighborhood Residential. There is an older brick home on the property as well as a detached […]

Washam, in strictly ceremonial capacity, lays last piece of boardwalk on Antiquity Greenway

Mayor Washam: The title fits

Aug. 19. We’re going to be the first to call the mayoral election in November: It’s Woody Washam (again) in a landslide. The popular businessman, church leader and lifelong resident is running unopposed for a second term. There’s a reason: He’s established a high level of trust, based on past performance. Dave Gilroy, who has […]

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Author tackles drug addiction in book for teens

By Debbie Griffin. Years of motherhood and work on the front lines of the pharmaceutical industry inspired Cornelius resident Laura Happe to write her book, “If You Give an Ox an Oxy.” She can celebrate turning that inspiration into publication now that the book is on presale through all major outlets. Aug. 6 marks the […]


School for students on autism spectrum opens Aug. 28

Aug. 15. The new head of school at The Halton School says the needs of students on the autism spectrum have gone unmet for quite some time. About 1 in 60 children in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to national estimates. “Planning schools for students whose needs have […]

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Digging culture: Performance tonight, community luncheon Sept. 14

  Aug. 15. Beginning this month, Cornelius and the rest of North Meck will have greater access to free, year-round arts, science and history experiences close to home, thanks to the Arts & Science Council’s “Culture Blocks” program. Unplugged+Live, an acoustic concert series, is Thursday, Aug. 15 at Brick Row, 19725 Oak St. in downtown […]


Cornelius Today photo contest open til Sept. 15

Cornelius Today is holding an amateur photography contest between now and Sept. 15. Winning entries must focus on Cornelius scenes and be suitable for the October cover of Cornelius Today. First prize is a $100 gift certificate from 131 Main. There will also be two second prizes of $75 gift certificates from 131 Main as well as three third-place/$50 […]


Pond scum can contain toxic bacteria

Aug. 14. The thick green scum in a Robbins Park pond is most likely not going to cause serious illness to people, in part because of our body mass, and the fact that we’re not going to ingest it. For dogs, however, it can be deadly. At least four pet dogs in North Carolina and […]


Wisconsin company plans to buy Continuum

Aug. 14. By Dave Vieser. TDS Broadband Services, one of the nation’s largest telephone, broadband and television services, has a tentative agreement to purchase Continuum for $80 million. Mooresville-based Continuum is the municipally owned cable system that serves customers in Davidson, Mooresville and Cornelius. The deal, which must be approved by voters in Davidson and […]