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‘Heat map’ shows range of tax value changes

Feb. 12. By Dave Yochum. A “heat map” of changes in Cornelius property values shows stronger gains on the east side of town, more so than west of I-77. The tax burden can shift more to faster-appreciating neighborhoods in a one-size-fits-all tax rate scenario. It means that tax values are aligning more so with soaring […]


New traffic light system gets green light

Feb. 12. By Dave Vieser. The initial reaction to the Adaptive Signal Control system—traffic lights that communicate—on West Catawba  seems encouraging after only one week on the job. The system changes the way the traffic signals operate from Hwy. 21 to Jetton Road, in an attempt to improve traffic flow. “Call me crazy but I […]


Hospitals restrict access to avoid spread of flu

Feb. 10. North Carolina is definitely a red state—when it comes to the flu. The Centers for Disease Control says the influenza outbreak is a full red/high in North Carolina and a dozen other states from South Carolina to Alaska. Meanwhile, Atrium Health and Novant Health are asking that children 12 and under stay out […]


Special commission recommends better security for schools

Feb. 9. More training, better physical security and threat assessments, more mental health support for schools were among the recommendations outlined by the Governor’s Crime Commission Special Committee on School Shootings. The new report says North Carolina schools need to ramp up training for law enforcement and educators, improve physical security at schools, gather better […]


Is a tax increase inevitable?

By Dave Viser. While town officials are keeping their oinions close to the vest, the possibility that your property taxes will rise is very real, due to growing needs in public safety and parks and recreation. Higher valuations don’t automatically mean higher taxes: The rate can be adjusted down to “revenue neutral,” or a little above […]

Mulberry Townhomes planned behind Food Lion

Feb. 5. By Dave Vieser. The first public hearing on the Mulberry Townhomes rezoning request elicited just a few concerns at the Cornelius Town Board meeting last night. “My biggest concern is parking,” said Catawba Avenue  resident Nancy Archer. The townhomes are an infill project behind the Food Lion downtown. “I’m also concerned with the […]

New EVP at LKN Chamber

Feb. 4. Sylvia Spury is the new executive vice president of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. She will report to Bill Russell, president and CEO of the chamber. Spury, who came from the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber, has more than 20 years of chamber of commerce experience. She was special projects coordinator and community development manager at the […]

Aquesta ready for more growth with capital raise

Feb. 4. Aquesta Financial Holdings has closed on a $15 million private equity placement that will help the Cornelius-based bank continue to expand in the Carolinas. Castle Creek now owns 9.9 percent of Aquesta’s voting common stock. “Castle Creek is a sophisticated and experienced investor specializing in community banks. We are very pleased that they […]


New timing system for lights on Catawba goes online Tuesday

Feb. 2 It looks like the Adaptive Signal Control system for West Catawba will be activated onTuesday. It will change the way the traffic signals operate Hwy. 21 to Jetton Road—and improve traffic flow The system works by analyzing traffic metrics through cameras and uses artificial intelligence to operate the traffic lights in the most efficient […]

Long and skinny: Townhomes planned behind Food Lion

Feb. 2. The Cornelius Town Board will conduct a public hearing Monday Feb. 4 on the Mulberry Townhomes Project, which consists of six townhomes on vacant land behind the Food Lion Supermarket downtown. This will be the first public hearing on the project and no decision will be rendered that evening. “Mulberry Town Homes is […]