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Weekly planner Dec 6-12: Holiday events, book give-away and exercise options

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: Through Dec. 10 Santa’s Mailbox  Bring your letter for Santa to the Cornelius Arts Center and send it on an express journey to […]

John Bradford, Christy Clark

As of today, it will be Bradford vs. Clark in NC District 98

Dec. 6. Former NC Rep. Christy Clark, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for her old seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives—which John Bradford won back last year. NC District 98 will be one of the most competitive races in North Carolina next year. In 2020 both President Biden and Gov. Cooper […]

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Aneralla will run for US House of Representatives

Dec. 6. By Dave Yochum. Outgoing Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla will formally announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District at a press conference at 2 pm today. The three-term mayor officially steps down as mayor at tonight’s Town Board meeting. A new chapter “The end of my service as […]

Mecklenburg 7-day positivity rate Nov. 25-Dec. 1

COVID update: 3,720 new cases statewide

Dec. 3. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported more than 3,000 new COVID cases for a third day in a row. Positivity rates both statewide and in Mecklenburg County remain over 5 percent—the key for easing mask restrictions in Mecklenburg. The NCDHHS at noon today said there were 3,720 new cases […]

Christmas in Davidson

2 more nights for ‘Christmas in Davidson’

Dec. 3. There are two more nights left for Christmas in Davidson, which runs from 6 pm to 9 pm both Friday and Saturday. All activities are outside in light of the ongoing pandemic, but it’s lively with plenty of family fun—including a doggy show tonight. Click here for the schedule. Main Street will be […]

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Town Board officially changes over at Monday’s meeting

Dec. 3. By Dave Vieser. Monday’s Town Board meeting may be light on business issues, but it should be memorable. Four new town board members will take the oath of office at the same time, as a result of November’s election. Colin Furcht, Dave Gilroy, Michael Osborne, and Todd Sansbury will replace Jim Duke, Mike […]

Christmas in Cornelius

Best bets for the weekend: Dec. 3-5

Dec. 3 Christmas in Davidson 6-9 pm. Stroll through Davidson while supporting local business and get into the holiday spirit. There will be different activities each day so check the schedule here. Christmas in Huntersville 6-9 pm. Downtown Tree Lighting. Artisan vendors, food, and beverages. Santa will be onsite, too. Our traditional children’s rides and […]

Rachel Normand first female to take top honors at the tournament. Photo provided by Lake Norman Marina

If you like it cold and wet, barefoot ski tournament is where to be New Years Day

Dec. 2. The 44th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament will be held New Years Day at Lake Norman Marina. The tournament, which combines barefoot starts, tricks and endurance skills in a single ride, starts at noon and is hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team. It’s the first water ski event of […]

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Funeral services today for Lenoir-Rhyne student; his father is pastor of Cornelius church

Dec. 2. Funeral services for the Lenoir-Rhyne University student athlete killed Nov. 20 in Hickory are 2 pm today with the wake at 1 pm at University City United Methodist Church. Omari Alexander, 19, is the son of Rev. Russell Alexander, pastor of Hunters Chapel United Methodist Church on John Connor Road. Omari was found […]

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Cain Center for the Arts lands $2.5 million from NC budget

Dec. 1. [Update Dec. 2] By Dave Yochum. A $2.5 million allocation from the State of North Carolina for the Cain Center for the Arts—under construction right now in downtown Cornelius—brings the community gathering place and economic development engine closer to being fully funded. NC Rep. John Bradford was instrumental in getting the allocation in […]