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2 hearings for new projects completed at Town Board meeting

Sept. 23. The Cornelius Town Board conducted public hearings Monday night on developments planned or under way in town: —A plan from Bluestream Partners to develop 13.53 acres of property located at 18375 Barnhardt Road for 11 single-family homes within the Forest at Bailey’s Glen development. The project from Jake Palillo would include an amenity […]

Using John Hopkins data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of new COVID-19 cases in NC from Aug. 22 through Sept. 21. The state's median number of new cases since Aug. 22 is 1,283 and the state's median over the past 7 days is 1,274.

Today’s COVID-19 metrics from NCDHHS, Johns Hopkins

Sept. 22. By Dave Yochum. New data from Johns Hopkins University shows a median of 1,274 new cases per day over the past week, which is .7 percent less than the median number of new cases (1,283) over the past month. In today’s report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, there were […]

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Construction on 23,000 sq. ft. school begins in October

Sept. 22. Construction o​n​ the 23,000 square foot ​LeafSpring School at 18100 Statesville Road gets under way in October. The ​private enterprise will offer nursery school, preschool, half day preschool, transitional and private kindergarten along with before- and after-school care. The project​ ​is just north of the Cowboy Restaurant property, ​and ​includes ​two buildings, one​ 13,000 […]


Public comment period open till 8 pm on Alexander Farm development

Sept. 22. By Dave Vieser. Residents have until 8 pm today, Sept. 22 to comment on the $110 million mixed-use development planned for the 55-acre Alexander Farm in Cornelius. To comment, email: townofcornelius@cornelius.org The Town Board Public Hearing, held Monday evening, attracted in person comments from six attendees but the town will keep the comment […]

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LKN Chamber accepts 20 high school juniors in leadership program

Sept. 22. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted 20 area High School Juniors in its 2020-2021 Junior Leadership Lake Norman program.   The program, administered by the Chamber of Commerce, is coordinated by the 2019-2020 graduates of the Chamber’s Adult Leadership Lake Norman as a service project.  Students will learn more about their community […]


Hello Fall!

Sept. 22. If it seems like summer was only yesterday, well, it was. Today’s the first day of fall in not just Cornelius, but the entire Northern Hemisphere. The fall equinox occurred at 9:31 am, at the same moment worldwide, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Weather-wise, fall began sometime over the past month, but […]

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Public discussion on concealed carry delayed

Sept. 21. An informal agreement among Cornelius commissioners has apparently been reached which will permit those with concealed carry permits to possess firearms on town property. A public discussion on the proposal originally scheduled for Sept. 21 will instead be held Monday Oct. 5 during the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting. The issue initially arose […]


Monday’s NCDHHS report shows decrease in new cases

Sept. 21. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 800 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and four new related deaths. Today’s increase in new cases is down from Sunday’s increase of 1,333 and Saturday’s increase of 1,229. It’s also well below the median number of new cases statewide over […]


Police blotter: Incidents, arrests, citations Sept. 9-15

Reported by Cornelius Police Department Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 200910028 B&E Vehicle 10428 Watoga Wy 02:57:44 09/10/20 CLO Rambis, Timothy 200911106 Larceny 19128 W Catawba Av 15:30:00 09/11/20 ASN 7 Eleven 200912058 Larceny 22415 Market St 12:22:00 09/12/20 ASN Horsfall, Jacob 200912096 Larceny 21500 Catawba Av 18:46:00 09/12/20 CLO Walgreens 200913054 […]


Meck COVID-19 case volume down 17%; positive test rate falls to 4.4%

Sept. 18. Based on John Hopkins University’s data, the median number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County over the past week is down 17.6 percent from the volume of new cases over the past month. Mecklenburg is doing better in that regard than the state as a whole: Statewide the volume of new […]