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‘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 […]

‘Tate Cares’ donates to arts center, Ada Jenkins

Allen Tate agents in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville have presented a check for $6,345 to the Cornelius Arts Center and $7,960 to the Ada Jenkins Center through the company’s annual Tate Cares giving campaign, which benefits arts and culture and United Way organizations.    “Tate Cares supports a broad spectrum of organizations that impact the […]


Churches rally for impoverished kids who will miss school lunch Wednesday

May 15. With CMS closing Wednesday May 16 because of a mass teacher demonstration in Raleigh, local church members—and teachers—are looking out for needy kids who might go hungry. Volunteers at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Davidson United Methodist were packing lunches Monday and Tuesday and delivering them to local schools so that at-risk […]


Will 1 GP lane, 1 toll lane fix a ‘pig’ of a project?

May 10. By Dave Vieser. In a meeting which consumed barely more than one hour, the members of the I77 Local Advisory Group voiced nearly universal agreement to complete the current construction, then to modify the I-77 expansion in Mecklenburg County from two toll lanes to one general purpose lane and one toll lane. The […]


Pro golf event director is a Cornelius resident

By Dave Yochum. The owner of a Cornelius boutique sports-marketing business—he’s a former sports business journalist—will be running the show at the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Symetra Classic at River Run Country Club in May. It’s a big deal: The three-day LPGA event in Davidson will generate some $500,000 to $750,000 in direct spending by players […]