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Elegantly simple Zion Ave. house gets Historic Landmark designation

Nov. 6. A restored 113-year-old Queen Anne style house on Zion Avenue has received Historic Landmark designation, one of only a handful in Cornelius. The Sherrill-Robbins House, now the offices of real estate attorney Susan Irvin, retains its wide wood trim, wooden floors and a distinctive wooden cross design in the front gable. The left […]

Antiquity Woods project withdrawn from re-zoning process

Nov. 5. By Dave Vieser. Plans for Antiquity Woods, a 99-unit housing development on the edge of Davidson—but inside Cornelius—have been withdrawn even though the developer has paid thousands of dollars in fees to extend the application at Town Hall. Charlotte-based Meeting Street Cos. paid a total of  $7,500 to the town in application and […]


NC General Assembly provides grant to GiGi’s Playhouse

Oct. 24. GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte, part of the GiGi’s Playhouse network of Down syndrome achievement centers, recently received $50,000 in state funding from the North Carolina General Assembly. NC Rep. John Bradford, a Cornelius resident, lobbied on behalf of the Down syndrome community to secure $500,000 in funding and resources for the state of North […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities gives to DCCDC

The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center has received $20,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina to renovate the 30-year-old playground. It’s in desperate need of repair. The center has been the only facility in the North Mecklenburg area that offers 5-star, full-time, affordable early education and child care with scholarship support for the […]

Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 26 on charter schools

The thinking behind the charter school debate—more so than the politics—will be the subject of a Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 26 at The Peninsula Club. Thought leaders Karen Bentley, a former Mecklenburg County Commissioner, and Jim Fuller, a member of the Davidson Board of Commissioners, will field questions for the better part of an hour over […]


Red Cross opens in N. Meck High; Florence on her way

Sept. 12. With Hurricane Florence approaching the coat, North Mecklenburg High School opened at noon today as an American Red Cross shelter for people fleeing the Category 3 storm. “This is a dangerous storm and could have significant impact inland.” said Angela A. Broome Powley, regional executive officer for American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Region. […]

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Community invited to 9/11 Remembrance Vigil

  A Cornelius 9/11 Remembrance Vigil will be held on Tuesday, Sept.11. The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the 9/11 monument located at Fire Station No. 1, 19729 S. Main Street, as members of the Cornelius Fire Department toll a bell marking the key moments of that day. […]

Covekeepers meeting Sept. 27

The Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting will be Thursday Sept. 27 at East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road, Stanley. Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins will provide an update on key water issues, including sedimentation and erosion due to development, coal ash, legal actions, hydrilla and algae bloom, plus how to use the CRF app […]

Mark your calendars for Laketoberfest

Laketoberfest returns to  Cornelius Saturday, Oct. 20. The event, which runs from 4 pm to 9 pm at Bailey Road Park, is family-friendly and features live music as well as plenty of craft beer. Admission and parking are free. It’s put on by the PARC Department. Info: www.cornelius.org/parc  


Digital equity: Computers for Habitat kids

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will provide refurbished laptops for all of its new homeowners with school-aged children, thanks to a partnership with E2D—Eliminate the Digital Divide, another local non-profit. Developing a partnership with E2D was a natural fit. Founded in 2013, E2D relies on donations of decommissioned laptops from corporations such as Lowe’s, Electrolux, Harris […]