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Stein Mart closing for good today

Oct. 26. Stein Mart will officially close its doors in the Shops at Fresh Market in Cornelius tonight at 7. An associate at noon said the store was largely emptied out of merchandise. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company has filed bankruptcy. According to the filing, the problems in the retail industry began before the coronavirus. But […]


Volume of new COVID-19 cases has eased

Oct. 25. The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide reported by the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services eased somewhat today to 1,643, down from 1,807 new cases yesterday and more than 2,400 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week. The median number of new cases over the past week is less than […]


Curbside voting under way at all Early Voting locations

Oct. 25. By Dave Yochum. Early voting continues across North Carolina, including 33 polling places in Mecklenburg County. At 8 am today there was a line of about a half dozen people waiting outside for the doors to open. But inside there were more than a dozen voting machines, which meant no waiting. The first […]

Town holiday traditions moving forward

Oct. 26.  You’ve heard it before: Events will look different this year.  Light Up Cornelius is likely to morph to a three-day event as PARC staff are trying to determine how to hold a tree lighting ceremony as well as bring in Santa and accommodate enough guests, says Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Director Troy […]

Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville is celebrating its 10th birthday in October 2020. Courtesy of Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville.

Discovery Place Kids celebrates 10 years in Huntersville

Oct. 26. Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville is celebrating its 10th birthday this month.  Officially opening its doors on October 23, 2010, the museum is the first of two Discovery Place Kids locations to open in the Carolinas. In 2013, Discovery Place Kids opened in Rockingham. With nature and science museums already well-established in the Charlotte region, […]


UPDATED: Increase of 2,716 new COVID-19 cases statewide

Oct. 23. UPDATED 7PM. The volume of new daily COVID-19 cases statewide over the past week is now running 17.7 percent ahead of the daily volume over the past 26 days, down from more than 20 percent in recent days. The median number of new cases in the past week vs. the past 26 days […]

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At 25+ years, tunnel under Jetton may need a look

Oct. 23. By Dave Yochum. Is the golf tunnel under Jetton Road at Meta structurally safe? Most likely it is, but a Cornelius Town Commissioner wants to make sure that’s the case. In an email to town officials, Commissioner Jim Duke said he has received information that the tunnel “may be experiencing some issues relating […]

Police blotter: Incidents, arrests, citations Oct. 14-20

As reported by the Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 201014112 Fraud 8726 Preserve Pond Rd 11:03:00 10/14/20 ASN Jakeway, Bradley 201014161 Larceny 18723 Coachman’S Trace 15:45:00 10/14/20 ASN Moreton, Douglas 201014169 Larceny Vehicle 18645 West Catawba Av 16:31:00 10/14/20 ASN Bowles, David 201015050 B&E Vehicle 20820 Torrence Chapel Rd […]

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How to plan a safer gathering amidst the pandemic

Oct. 22. If you’re thinking about a gathering of friends and family, the first thing to remember in these COVID times is not to exceed gathering limits set by Gov. Roy Cooper and the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Gatherings should have nor more than 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Gatherings […]


New cases of COVID-19 rise again, but testing improves, hospitalizations fall

Oct. 22. By Dave Yochum. The median daily volume of new COVID-19 cases statewide over the past week is running 19.43 percent ahead of the past 26 days. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 2,400 new cases, up from 1,842 new cases that were reported on Tuesday. New cases rose to […]