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Thank you Cornelius Police for keeping a watchful eye

OPINION. Across Cornelius there are concerns about speeding, distracted drivers and neighborhood cut-throughs. These are mortal threats to children as the new CMS school year gets under way today. Thousands of Cornelius children will be on the streets early Monday morning waiting for their school buses, yet speeding is a crisis here and across the country. Please slow down […]


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 […]


Hough High STEM team: New national champs!

May 10. Hough High School’s “Iditarod Motorsports” won first place in the Ten80 STEM League National Finals at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The hometown team, which competed against 22 other high school teams from across the country and three teams from China, also took first place in Racing Events and second place in both […]

Cornelius Elementary team will go to Odyssey world finals in Iowa!

March 29. The Cornelius Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in the State Tournament at Wingate University and will advance to the world finals at Iowa State University in May. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program whose mission is to provide creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten […]


A black and white call for unity

FROM OUR ARCHIVES DEC. 6, 2016. By Dave Yochum. Some people say that the most segregated place in America is any given church on Sunday. So Union Bethel AME Zion on Catawba Avenue was a fitting place for a community forum on race relations in Cornelius. More than 100 people attended, sharing ideas and experiences that […]

Washam Elementary School 2016-17 Q4 Honor Roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll Accetta, Katie Louise Alexander, Lauren Nicole Bernard, Joanna Rachel Esther Bostick, Chloe Michael Boukedes, Zoey Anne Brusamolino, Tommaso Bui, Cody Kiem Caty, Campbell Finneron Clark, Caroline Gail Creely, Reagan Evelyn Culpepper, William Thomas D’Aveta, Evelyn Nicole DiPaola, Harrison Cooper Dunlap-Jones, Halle Elise Eber, Daniel Louis Evans, Sydney Elizabeth Garabedian, Cassandra […]

K-2 Academy: ‘Micro’ school coming to Lake Norman

May 15. Dave Vieser. Local education leaders are launching a new private school called the K-2 Academy with its first campus to be in Davidson. K-2 is currently enrolling their inaugural class of 20 lower elementary students from Kindergarten through second grade for the 2017-2018 school year. They will add upper elementary level students in the 2018-2019 […]

Hough High hosts state choir competition

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities and William Peace University will hold the State Finals of Show Choir Competition at Hough High Saturday April 29. The high school division will begin at 10 am. The high schools will perform in order: Hillside High School of Durham, Lake Norman High School, Kings Mountain High School, […]

Cornelius Elementary 3Q A-B Honor roll

Student Name   Grade Level  Level Amber, Kailan Sebastian, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Ben-Yohanan, Natalie, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Cox, Dakota Elizabeth, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Cox, Kennedy Allison, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Cruz, Gustavo Hunter, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Davis, Zoie Catherine, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Gupta, Aditi, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Hall, Daniel James, 5, Q3 […]


Humpty Dumpty has a great spot

Feb. 8. There is new public art on Catawba Avenue, ​appropriately enough ​in front of Cornelius Elementary School​.​ Humpty Dumpty is a six-foot tall sculpture of etched and cast aluminum and steel by Greensboro-based artist Eric Isbanioly. The piece features the artist’s rendering of the fabled character seated upon an open book, with the Humpty […]