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Officer Jordan Sheldon

Funeral procession expected to pass through Cornelius today

May 10. UPDATED. Funeral services for Mooresville ​K-9 ​Police Officer Jordan Sheldon will be held today in Charlotte, ​with the funeral procession afterward traveling north on I-77 through Cornelius to Mooresville where it will disband. Hundreds of first responder vehicles are expected to pass through Exit 28, sometime after 1 pm FRIDAY. The funeral service […]

Sinkhole on Old Canal Road Expands

Town issues ultimatum to developer after sinkhole grows

May 6. By Dave Yochum. The Town of Cornelius is wielding its clout as the host to various developments and builders. It has declared a growing sinkhole on Old Canal Street in Antiquity “a dangerous and an imminent threat to the health and safety of the general public and a public nuisance.” The sinkhole at […]

Habitat raises $90K, including $40K from Lowe’s

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity raised over $90,000, including a special $40,000 contribution from Lowe’s corporate, at its 2019 Hopebuilders breakfast this week. Lowe’s lead gift of $40,000, as well as $5,000 from  Novant Health Huntersville, helped exceed the goal of a full home sponsorship of $75,000 for a Habitat home. Our Towns Habitat for […]

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It’s back: Controversial project planned on Davidson town line

May 2. By Dave Vieser. A public input session regarding a controversial apartment plan just across the Davidson/Cornelius line will be held this afternoon, May 2  from 5-7 pm at Davidson Town Hall. Although the Davidson Town Board rejected this proposal last year, Crescent Acquisitions has appealed that decision and the court directed the town […]


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 […]