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Family tragedy has Cornelius connection

July 7. By Dave Vieser. The horrific accident on I-485 over the weekend which took the lives of Andrea and Matthew Obester and two of their three children, Elizabeth (12) and Violet (7), all from Belmont, has a Cornelius connection. Andrea’s mother, Faith Nye, lives in the Townhomes at Harborside community in Cornelius.  “Faith is […]

Blood drive, vendor fair July 10 at Keller Williams

June 24. On Friday, July 10, Keller Williams Lake Norman Cornelius will be hosting a blood drive and vendor fair, from 10 am to 3 pm. Sign up here for a time slot to give blood, a commodity that is much needed during this pandemic. Additionally, for each donation, OneBlood will provide a COVID antibody […]

COVID-19: Red Cross offers virtual care for families who lost loved ones

May 19. The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People can visit www.redcross.org/get-help to access a support hub with virtual programs, information, referrals and services to support families in need. The hub will also connect people to […]

Special donation for first responders

May 6. The Peninsula Community Foundation and TopDeck Foundation have donated meal gift cards to all 156 employees of the Cornelius Police and Fire Departments. Don Rainey, a co-founder of TopDeck, said it was a great way for TopDeck and The Peninsula Community Foundation to help local businesses and at the same time give a […]


Where you can worship online

  May 4: Houses of worship continue to practice physical distancing by streaming worship and prayer services online to keep people connected with each other and their faith. If your house of worship is not included, please email the information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Here is a list of  churches offering online worship or prayer services:   […]

Peninsula Community Foundation collecting for local agencies

April 28. The Peninsula Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund is accepting contributions to help provide help to families in need during the pandemic. So far, the 501c3 has distributed funding to: —Bags of Hope: Provides free food to school children who experience limited food availability. —Neighborhood CARE Center. Provides food to the families in need […]

LKN Kiwanis announces grants to key agencies

April 23. The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club has made five contributions to local agencies helping support those in need during the coronavirus pandemic: —Angels & Sparrows $1,150 —Loaves & Fishes $1,000 —Ada Jenkins $1,000 —Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina $1,000 —Caterpillar Ministries $1,000 The club continues to support high school students in local […]

Free/reduced price info: Text FOODNC to 877-877 for meal sites

March 30. Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. After entering their address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free […]

Save the planet, save the date

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day ​will be celebrated with a family​-​oriented, educational​ and ​interactive event​ from 10​ ​am​ to 3​ ​pm ​April 25 ​at First Ward Park in Charlotte.​ The​ inspirational​ ​and enlightening event​, which is produced by OMIMEO Mime Theatre, will ​include ​performers, artists, speakers, activities, educational information and an “earth passport” for […]

Happy 337th Johann! March 16 concert

Organ at Davidson will celebrate the 337th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach—considered by many to be the greatest organ composer of all time—March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Joseph Causby, director of music and organist of the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, will perform. At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church […]