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Dock Water Level_750

LKN’s massive size is an asset during rainy season

Feb. 12. By Dave Vieser. Unusually heavy rainfall has raised water levels on Lake Norman, as well as the rivers feeding the lake, forcing Duke Energy to begin releasing water at the Cowans Ford dam. Duke typically lowers the water levels during the winter, allowing various projects to take place. This year, the lower levels […]


Modern Dad: Proust Questionnaire

Twice a year my mom brings over an old copy of Vanity Fair for my wife, who puts it on the back of a toilet where it sits for three months until my mom brings over a newer issue. The pages are filled with stories and pictures of celebrities and society types I’ve never heard […]

town hall

Five months of budget work before tax rate is set

Feb. 11. By Dave Vieser. The town’s operating budget is probably the Town Board’s most important work product. It’s a legal document that provides an outline of expenses vs. income, namely the revenue received from your property assessments. The budget sets spending for all departments, ranging from police and fire to parks, art exhibits and leaf […]


Asian eatery coming to N. Main

Owner Jose Paolo ran JJ Wasabi in Mooresville for 10 years. Feb. 11. By Dave Vieser. Mooresville’s loss will be Cornelius’ gain. JJ Wasabi’s Sushi Bar and Asian Grill, a staple on Main Street in downtown Mooresville for more than a decade, will close at the end of April, relocating to 20822 N. Main St. […]

Flat lay of real estate concept

Affordable housing is subject of Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 28

Hundreds of people stood in line in the cold and rain for hours in late January in hopes they could land a place in a new affordable housing development in Charlotte. People were applying at the Mezzanine at Freedom, which will have 185 units. But the same issue is apparent in North Mecklenburg where many […]


Georgia Krueger to retire from Ada Jenkins

  Feb. 10.  Long-time Executive Director Georgia Krueger will step down from the top position at the Ada Jenkins Center (AJC), the community-driven non-profit in Davidson. The organization, which focuses on Lake Norman, works to create lasting solutions for economic stability. Krueger will retire at the end of June. “Georgia is a dynamic leader well-known […]

Miltich new chair of CLT transportation planning

By Dave Vieser. Cornelius Commissioner Michael Miltich has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The selection was made at the January CRTPO meeting of the influential planning body which carries out future transportation planning for the Charlotte Urbanized Area. The federally designated group has road jurisdiction […]


Aquesta net income rises 46.8% year over year

Aquesta Financial Holdings—Cornelius’ only home-grown bank and public company—reports that 2019 net income increased dramatically. Earnings from continuing operations grew at the rate of 46.8 percent year over year. Jim Engel, CEO & president, said he hoped the momentum from “excellent earnings and balance sheet growth” for the final quarter of 2019 would carry into […]

Habitat announces scholarship 

Feb. 11. The 2020 application is now open for students of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity families to continue their education as part of the Build Your Career Scholarship program. The annual scholarship provides up to $2,000 in funding for college, community college or trades education classes. The 2019 scholarship was awarded to UNC Greensboro […]

Cornelius Updated Map 247pm

Rain has slowed, but more coming; Bailey Road open

Feb. 6. Updated map (2:57 pm).  The rain has slowed a bit for now, but more heavy rains are expected to come.  Yellow (light rain) and Orange (medium rain) are expected to hit the area, but no signs of Red (heavy rain). A flash flood warning is in effect until 7pm. The heaviest rainfall seems […]