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Bracing for not just snow, but ice

Dec. 8. 4:30pm. It’s started: A light rain, more like a mist, is falling in Cornelius and so is the temperature. From the mid-40s a few hours ago to around 39 at 4 pm, the temperature is headed down, with a low of 29 forecast. The National Weather Service is calling for rain before 9 […]


Police Chief Hoyle retiring Dec. 31; Major Black will replace him

Dec. 7. Bence Hoyle, the long-time Cornelius Police Chief, will step down Dec. 31. Major Kevin Black will become chief, according to a plan laid out over the past 18 months. “One of the most important responsibilities a Police Chief has is to develop its staff into strong leaders at every level of the organization. […]

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Forecasts call for snow, ice starting early Sunday

Dec. 7. By Dave Yochum. Judging by the parking lot at Harris Teeter on Jetton, the winter storm heading our way is going to be a serious weather event. Computer models have a strong low pressure system starting with an abundance of rain followed by snow and ice. The ice will be the problem, but […]


Top Women: Leaders all around us in business, everyday life

Every year for 14 years Business Today, sister publication to Cornelius Today, recognizes and honors women leaders who make a substantial impact on our communities. Previous winners include Arlene Berkman, founder of the Respectability Foundation; Nannie Potts, the late former mayor of Cornelius; Karen Bentley, the former Mecklenburg County Commissioner; Robin Smith Salzman, co-owner of […]


Days Inn’s days are numbered

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. The Days Inn on Holiday Lane just east of I-77 may soon be demolished to make way for a new expanded offices for the State Employees Credit Union. Details of the plan are unfolding now. The parking lot had fewer than a dozen cars this morning. Out of 209 reviews […]


Antiquity HOA seeks help with Old Canal sink hole

Dec. 3. By Dave Vieser. At the Cornelius Town Board meeting Monday night, commissioners received an appeal for help from Phil Bechtold, president of the Antiquity HOA. His comments concerned another sink hole which has opened up on Old Canal Street in the Antiquity community. “Although it’s on private property, this sink hole has created […]

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Cornelius begins search for Public Safety Director

By Dave Vieser.  Cornelius is looking for a public safety director to help oversee the town’s fire and police departments. Budgeted at $100,000 annually, the new administrative layer between Town Manager Andrew Grant and the chiefs could be filled by a consultant or a new town employee.  “I’ll evaluate the interested firms and potential candidates, […]


N. Meck Christmas Parade is Saturday!

The North Meck Christmas Parade tomorrow ​kick​s​ ​off at 1 pm in downtown Davidson and heads south on Main Street into Cornelius ​​rain or shine.​ The town says Main Street will be closed until about 4 pm.​ You’ll see high school bands, horses, tractors, school groups, civic organizations,​ local political figures and friends and neighbors. ​And even […]


More questions, more answers on I-77 toll lanes

​The new lanes in ​Cornelius and ​Huntersville will be completed and open by January but closer to Charlotte​ work won’t be done until later in the year. Detectors have been installed above the toll lanes to read license information on cars using the toll lanes. ​We put together a Q&A Nov. 24. Here are more questions and answers, […]


Santa attends Light Up Cornelius

Nov. 25. Christmas is off to a fast start, thanks to an early Thanksgiving, as well as “Light Up Cornelius” Saturday evening at Town Hall. Hundreds of families were there for not just Santa, but food trucks, crafts and music. Put on by the PARC Dept., the event featured the annual tree-lighting on the lawn […]