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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 […]


N. Meck Christmas Parade is Saturday!

The North Meck Christmas Parade tomorrow ​kick​s​ ​off at 1 pm in downtown Davidson and heads south on Main Street into Cornelius ​​rain or shine.​ The town says Main Street will be closed until about 4 pm.​ You’ll see high school bands, horses, tractors, school groups, civic organizations,​ local political figures and friends and neighbors. ​And even […]


More questions, more answers on I-77 toll lanes

​The new lanes in ​Cornelius and ​Huntersville will be completed and open by January but closer to Charlotte​ work won’t be done until later in the year. Detectors have been installed above the toll lanes to read license information on cars using the toll lanes. ​We put together a Q&A Nov. 24. Here are more questions and answers, […]


Tarte loses; Clark leads Bradford by fewer than 500 votes

Nov. 6. 11 PM. A leading Republican legislator has lost his seat in the North Carolina Statehouse. Challenger Natasha Marcus trounced incumbent Jeff Tarte, a former Cornelius mayor, in the race for NC Senate District 41. With 17 of 28 precincts reporting, Marcus, a Davidson resident, had 56 percent of the vote to Tarte’s 43 […]