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Solace for the Children fundraiser April 28

The Solace for the Children ​”​Giving Games​”​ will be held April 28 from 4 ​pm to​ 6 pm at Primal Brewery in Huntersville. Teams compete in cornhole, mini-tennis and minute-to-win-it games​. Ticket​s, which are $35 each, ​include BBQ dinner and one beverage. ​The​ goal is to raise money to cover travel expenses to bring ​four ​children of war to the Lake Norman​ ​area […]


Hough students safe after leaving Notre Dame

April 15. Students from local high schools on spring break touring the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris this morning left the historic church shortly before a devastating fire broke out. A parent said the group was safe and sound, at a nearby cafe where they watched the flames engulf the centuries-old cathedral. The trip […]


D9 will expand into Uptown Charlotte

By Katie Piccirillo Sherman. Cornelius-based D9 Brewing will open an outdoor brewery with a beer garden and concert pavilion on Stonewall Street in Charlotte this summer. D9, founded by two engineers and a doctor, opened their popular Lake Norman brewery in 2014, The outfit has also registered D9 Brewing NoDa with the NC Secretary of State, […]

Outside firm will study first responder staffing, salaries as well as consolidating fire departments

April 11. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has retained the Washington, DC-based Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) to conduct a study on proper staffing levels in the police and fire departments. The sensitive issue has arisen in the past during budget discussions with commissioners debating adequate salaries and staffing levels for the town’s […]

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New electronic readers on I-77: What do they do?

What exactly are they learning?   By Debbie Griffin.  Drivers in Cornelius and throughout the I-77 corridor have questions about the L-shaped poles installed in recent weeks at entrance and exit ramps along the interstate’s general lanes, which are part of the 26-mile, $647 million Express Lanes project. Commuters have questions about the technology, including Cornelius […]


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 […]


Auld Lang Syne: Poet will be remembered Jan. 19 at Rural Hill

Dec. 27. It’s that time of year, when sentiments turn to old friends and “Auld Lang Syne,” written more than two centuries ago by Scottish poet Robert Burns. The national poet of Scotland wrote any number of memorable lyrics and poems that are still part of our lexicon. Here’s one: “The best laid schemes o’ […]

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N. Meck CMS Schools Closing Due To Storm

Dec. 11. 730 am. Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Meck as well as other magnet school locations are closing Tuesday due to ongoing impacts of the winter storm. Citing hazardous travel conditions as well as potential power outages, CMS modified its two-hour delay for students not just at Cornelius Elementary, JV Washam, Bailey Middle and […]


Top Women: Leaders all around us in business, everyday life

Every year for 14 years Business Today, sister publication to Cornelius Today, recognizes and honors women leaders who make a substantial impact on our communities. Previous winners include Arlene Berkman, founder of the Respectability Foundation; Nannie Potts, the late former mayor of Cornelius; Karen Bentley, the former Mecklenburg County Commissioner; Robin Smith Salzman, co-owner of […]


Antiquity HOA seeks help with Old Canal sink hole

Dec. 3. By Dave Vieser. At the Cornelius Town Board meeting Monday night, commissioners received an appeal for help from Phil Bechtold, president of the Antiquity HOA. His comments concerned another sink hole which has opened up on Old Canal Street in the Antiquity community. “Although it’s on private property, this sink hole has created […]