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Town supports CON for Atrium hospital in Cornelius

Nov. 19. Analysis. By Dave Yochum. The Cornelius Town Board has made clear its druthers around Atrium Health’s plans for a 30-bed acute care hospital on the Augustalee property along Hwy. 21, south of Westmoreland. The board unanimously passed a resolution Nov. 18 supporting the proposal which will have to pass muster under the state’s […]


Washam Potts project meets opposition from neighbors

Nov. 19. By Dave Vieser. Eight residents who live on or near Washam Potts Road pleaded with the Cornelius Town Board last night to reject a developer’s plans to build 27 new townhomes on vacant land. And in an ironic twist, they will have to come back in December and do it all over again. […]

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No C-store/gas station for Alexander Farm

Nov. 18. By Dave Vieser. Plans for a convenience store and service station have been pulled from the Alexander Farm project, which has affected the partnership behind the $110-million project. The modifications will also delay approval timelines. Town officials confirmed today that a change is expected. “We are awaiting a revised plan or an amended […]


Cashion family adds to Cain Center funding

Nov. 18. The family ​behind Cashion’s ​Quik Stop is giving $500,000 to the Cain Center for the Arts. Their name will be on the entryway and Public Art Corner, according to a press release Friday afternoon. The Cashion family has long been a ​part of the community​: Cashion’s Food Mart​ employed generations of residents. Owners […]


Santa Paws in the Park is today!

Nov. 16. Santa Paws in the Park takes place noon to 2 pm today in Robbins Park. The event is all about dogs and their people, with photos with Santa, unique dog gifts and a guided hike along some of the scenic park trails. Admission is free, as is parking.


Dan Murphy: I’m not worried, I got this

Nov. 16. A fundraiser for Dan Murphy is today Nov. 16 at Lake Town Tavern from 2 pm to 6 pm. It’s called “Kicking Cancer in the Cornhole” and includes a raffle, silent auction and food donated by Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails where Murphy was a popular bartender. He’s happy he was let go from […]


Indoor entertainment center coming to Kenton Place

By Dave Vieser. First, it was a Lowe’s Foods and then a Harris Teeter reclamation center. Now the 50,000 square foot store on Kenton Drive will become an indoor recreation and entertainment center. Urban Air, based in Dallas, Texas, hopes to cut the ribbon in December. It promises to be an awesome place to unleash […]

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Citizen-driven exhibit opens with a reception at Truliant

The opening reception for the Cornelius Today Citizens Photo Exhibit will be held 6-8 pm Thursday Nov. 14 at the Truliant Federal Credit Union branch in Antiquity. More than two dozen photos taken by Cornelius residents will be on display in the lobby. The amateur photography contest focuses on Cornelius scenes, with a wide range […]


Hundreds attend Veteran’s Day ceremony behind Town Hall

Nov. 11. More than 300 people attended the traditional Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Town Hall today under brilliant sunshine. Country music star Rocky Lynne sang as well as the Hough High Choir, which performed the traditional Armed Forces Medley. The backdrop was the Veteran’s Monument at Rotary Plaza where thousands of local names are inscribed […]

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Cornelius attorney pleads guilty to tax fraud

Nov. 8.   Cornelius attorney John Francis Hanzel has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. Hanzel was indicted by US Attorney Andrew Murray on three counts of filing false tax returns back in April. A sentencing date has not been set. He has already been disbarred. But he was a happening 70-year-old with a […]