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NC COVID-19 cases extending to younger demographic

July 6. By Dave Yochum. Almost 60 percent of those now testing positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina are between the ages of 18-49, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. While the early understanding of COVID-19 led some to believe young people were not at risk, this is now the […]


Protest rally planned at Confederate Monument

July 6. By Dave Yochum. Unity in Community is organizing a “Take Down the Monument Peaceful Protest” July 14 at the Confederate Monument in front of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. The monument is one of the last Confederate monuments left standing in Mecklenburg County. It has stood facing Main Street for 110 […]

Cornelius Police searching for assault with a weapon suspects

July 6. On Saturday, July 4, 2020, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Cornelius Police responded to an assault with a weapon call at 19525 S. Hill Street. Officers located the male victim with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and he was transported to CMC Main. His injuries have been reported as non-life-threatening. Police are searching […]

Angela Katsavavakis (center), Chris Del Negro and their son, Sebastian completed the 6,000-mile journey America's Great Loop

Cornelius family completes unique voyage

July 6. By Dave Vieser. Angela Katsavavakis, Chris Del Negro and their son, Sebastian, who live in Antiquity, recently completed the trip of a lifetime: America’s Great Loop. It’s a 6,000-mile journey that circumnavigates the eastern part of the U.S. and Canada, cruising up the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, through the New York State canals, into […]


Happy Independence Day

We hope you enjoy Independence Day safely with friends and family. Thank you Dan Ahlers Photography for the awesome shot of the US flag on a boat at Jetton Park.


Record high for new COVID-19 cases

July 3. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting 2,099 new cases of COVID-19, well ahead of the previous single-day high of 1,843 this past Wednesday. Total deaths reached 1,392, up just one from yesterday’s report. As of noon today, 951 people statewide were hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from 912 yesterday. […]


Mt. Zion governing body calls for removal of Confederate monument

July 3. By Dave Yochum. The overall governing body of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is calling on the people who control the Confederate Monument in front of the historic church to remove it immediately. A statement issued last night by the Administrative Board of Mt. Zion backs up a call from the co-senior pastors […]


New COVID-19 cases rise 1,629 statewide; 269 in Mecklenburg

July 2. By Dave Yochum. With back-to-school still up in the air in North Carolina, COVID-19 data remains headed in the wrong direction. New cases of COVID-19 fell to 1,629 in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services COVID-19 report. It’s down from yesterday’s record high of 1,843 new cases, but well ahead of […]

No word yet on which of 3 plans CMS will open under

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leadership presented three plans for reopening schools at Wednesday’s special meeting of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. No determination was made regarding which of the three plans the district will enact when school opens Aug. 17, but the board will vote to approve after a statewide announcement is made by N.C. Gov. Roy […]


Chief outlines use of force, chemical agents, choke holds

By Dave Yochum. As turmoil and unrest continue around the country, the Cornelius Police Dept., appears to be an oasis of calm in a small town. This, after a peaceful protest that drew some 400 people to the steps of the police station unaware that one of the last Confederate statues in Mecklenburg County stood […]