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Cornelius Vanderbilt: Absent for now

June 12. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials say they’re puzzled by the lack of any activity at the future site for Vanderbilt Children’s College, a new day care center to be located on Westmoreland Road in Cornelius. In a 3-2 Town Board vote, plans for a 12,000 square-foot school were approved 17 months ago. And […]


Augustalee site under contract

June 11. Business Today is reporting that the old Augustalee property is under contract. The sale price and buyer likely won’t be disclosed until after a 150-day due diligence period is completed. Executives at Concord-based ACN purchased the 110-acre Augustalee property for $7.3 million in 2012 after Fifth Third Bank took it back from Bromont […]

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LKN slowly coming down

June 10. Lake levels are slowly declining and the flood gates at Cowans Ford are now closed. Duke Energy says “significant inflows” from the recent rain have Mountain Island Lake over-flowing, but Lake Norman has crested at about 99.8 feet. ​The National Weather Service is calling for more showers and thunderstorms after 10​ ​am​, with […]

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Former NC Rep. John Bradford will run against Christy Clark

By Dave Vieser. The polls had just closed on Election Night this past November, and supporters of incumbent NC Rep. John Bradford III and Democratic challenger Christy Clark gathered a short distance from each other to watch the results come in. By all rights NC District 98 should have been an easy win for a […]

Hough student representing NC at JDRF Children’s Congress

A 16-year old from Hough High has been selected by JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, to join a delegation of youth advocates in Washington, D.C. this summer at JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress. Jack Cusick, whose parents are Tracey and Chris Cusick, will join other youth delegates in lobbying members of Congress […]

Melinda Humphreys with Mayor Woody Washam (she is holding the ceremonial scissors) and friends at a chamber ribbon-cutting

Shelf awareness

By Dave Yochum. Entrepreneurs aren’t always bookish types, but Melinda Humphreys is. The owner of Walls of Books in the Shops on the Green, taught high school English in Virginia for seven years but before that she was a bookseller with Barnes & Noble. The Antiquity resident, who hit the books at Ohio University, is […]


OSHA investigating fatal roofing accident 

June 7. By Dave Yochum. UPDATED. The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the circumstances around the death Wednesday of a father of four who fell from the roof of a mansion on Paradise Cove in The Peninsula. Jason Ray Thomas, 41, was employed by Taylor Roofing in Waxhaw. Cornelius Today has learned that OSHA also […]

Healing Dragons try to beat cancer one paddle at a time.  Pam Boileaus, the president,  is third from right.

Healing Dragons paddle for a cause

By Dave Yochum. Ramsey Creek Park came to life May 18 with the Asian Festival and the Charlotte Dragon Boat Race. In the midst of all the action there was a determined group—many of them Cornelius cancer survivors—absolutely stoked for the challenge. Their name: The Healing Dragons. Pam Boileau, a Cornelius resident and a local […]


Strip shopping center sells

June 6. Turnberry Place, the strip shopping center that is home to Matt’s Chicago Dogs, has sold for $3.5 million. Ziff Properties, based in Mount Pleasant, SC, bought the property from Turnberry Equities in Charlotte. The property was the home of Sushi at the Lake as well as the old Mail Boxes Etc. franchise, owned […]


Big Day at the Lake XV needs Boat Hosts July 20

Big Day at the Lake XV is July 20, which means hundreds of children and youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas will come to Lake Norman for a full day of fun. More than 100 Boat Hosts are needed to take the children—along with their mentors—out on the lake for a morning […]