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Get in touch with your inner paparazzi, for a good cause

The Sandbox, a local nonprofit supporting the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness, is holding its 8th annual “An Evening of Believing” Prom” on Aug. 31 and they need paparazzi to make the evening sizzle. “Our vision for this event, in the beginning, was to create a magical […]

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Cornelius resident organizing 4th Annual Carolina Jubilee

Aug. 13. Cornelius-based Carolina Farm Trust will hold the 4th Annual Carolina Jubilee Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 in Harmony on the grounds of VanHoy Farms about an hour north of Charlotte. The festival offers regionally produced fresh foods and beverages from several North Carolina farms, breweries and wineries as well as musicians […]

Habitat has new board members

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has named new board members: Christian Burns, a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Burns has previous nonprofit experience, having served as executive director of client relations and cultivation for the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. Rev. Alexis Coleman, associate pastor of missions at Davidson United Methodist Church. Coleman […]

‘Social Determinants of Health’ discussion Aug. 21 at Ada Jenkins

Ada Jenkins Center will host a discussion with Dr. Kristie Foley on the Social Determinants of Health on Aug. 21 at 6:30 pm. “We are pleased to host such an important discussion,” said Georgia Krueger, Executive Director of Ada Jenkins Center.  “It is core to our mission and consistent with our daily efforts to support individuals […]

‘Spamalot’ production is terribly good

Prepare for loads of silliness and laughs June 21-July 1 as Davidson Community Players presents the musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Duke Family Performance Hall in Davidson. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the musical is an irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and […]


Celebrity bartenders mix it up for Big Brothers Big Sisters

  Elected officials, business leaders and special guests ranging from Mrs. North Carolina to Panthers announcer Mick Mixon will duel for tips at the Ninth Annual Celebrity Bartending fundraiser this Thursday June 14 at Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails.  Alton Updike (pictured), owner of Alton’s, has hosted the event the past eight years. Local musicians H.C. […]

Rep. Adams office hours at Town Hall

June 1. US Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC12) and Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam will join forces Monday to announce the establishment of monthly Cornelius Satellite Office Hours. The public is invited to the 11 am launch to connect with community leaders and learn more about the services that will be offered. The office hours will be […]


A few ‘smart’ bikes roll into Cornelius

Some of those fun orange bicycles you’re starting to see around town are “smart bikes” drifting this way from Davidson College. Fifty orange and silver Mobike bikes arrived on the Davidson campus this year. Davidson was the first institution of higher learning to partner with Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company. Equipped […]

County tax hike could average $20-$25 hit for Cornelius property owners

May 23. By Dave Vieser. While most residents were paying attention to the proposed Cornelius town budget and the impact it could have on ttaxes, Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio slipped through the back door with a proposed $1.7 billion budget which would include a 3/4 cent tax rate hike. If adopted, the county budget […]


Development plan resubmitted to Davidson for 246 apartments on town line

  May 16. A development application from Crescent Communities which would permit them to build a 246 unit apartment complex adjacent to Potts Street near the Cornelius town line has been resubmitted to the Davidson Planning Board. At first blush, the new proposal looks much like the original , according to Davidson Senior Planner Chad […]