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Beware algae in nasty water

Aug. 13. Toxic algae blooms are making news across the country as hot weather heats up ponds and lakes. The blooms can kill a dog in about 15 minutes. Now the Town of Cornelius says an algae bloom that formed on the surface of the southern pond at Robbins Park—behind the tennis courts off Robbins […]


Chase takes a step forward in Cornelius

  Aug. 13. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius has given Chase Bank the green light to build a branch on 1.5 acres at the northeast corner of Jetton Road and West Catawba Avenue where a closed Rite Aid building now stands. Chase plans to demolish the building, and erect a one-story 3,000 square foot bank with a two-lane drive through. It’s part of […]


Slow down, Miltich says

Aug. 13. By Dave Vieser. Summer is supposed to be slow and easy, but some Cornelius residents are speeding. “It just seems like everyone is in a hurry to get some place. Maybe we should just try and quit trying to get everywhere so fast,” Mayor Pro Tem Mike Miltich said at a Town Board […]

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TopDeck Foundation donates motorcycle to Cornelius Police

Aug. 12. The TopDeck Foundation, which supports the morale and mission of Cornelius law enforcement officers, is donating a dual-purpose motorcycle to the Cornelius Police Department. The new vehicle will be used to access the many miles of paths and trails located in Cornelius, according to TopDeck founders Bridgett and Don Rainey. Police will be […]


At least the Roomba didn’t switch on

Our beloved dog Lightning turns one this month. I think I’m probably the only member of my family who would use the word beloved to describe her but whatever. She’s always happy to see me and never asks me to do anything other than play fetch so she’s basically perfect. Lightning came to us in […]


Attorney John Hanzel has been disbarred

Aug. 8. By Dave Yochum. The North Carolina State Bar has disbarred long-time Cornelius attorney John Hanzel, who, in a separate matter, has been indicted for tax fraud for allegedly filing false tax returns. Hanzel did not return a phone call to his Sefton Park office for comment, but he must notify existing clients he […]


North Main: Improvements ahead

Aug. 7. Dave Vieser. North Main Street needs improvements, but how to do them is the big question. The Cornelius Town Board has approved the recommendations of a feasibility study for Highway 115/North Main which includes widening the roadway to three lanes. With the approval in hand, town officials will now turn to CRPTO, the […]


Alexander Farms plan officially unveiled at Town Hall

Aug. 6. By Dave Vieser. With an overflow crowd on hand at Town Hall, residents spoke out Monday evening about a proposed mixed-use development at the Alexander Farm property in Cornelius during the first of two public hearings. No decisions were made by the Town Board on the proposal which has a mix of commercial/retail […]


Sprizzi plans fall flat

  Aug. 5. By Dave Yochum. Plans for the much-heralded Sprizzi Bev-Co. operation in the old Michael Waltrip Raceworld complex on Liverpool have fizzled out. An unnamed entity is buying Sprizzi for an undisclosed amount, according to Tim Goff, the president and CEO of Sprizzi. In December, Cornelius officials said they expected Sprizzi would create […]

Alexander Farm property at Westmoreland and Catawba

Alexander Farm hearing Monday at Town Hall

Aug. 2. By Dave Vieser. The first of two Town Board Public Hearings regarding the Alexander Farm property will be held on Monday at 7 pm in Town Hall. The new proposal has a mix of commercial/retail and age-restricted housing, along with over 4 acres dedicated to parkland. The project would be called Alexander Farms. […]