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Read Charlotte training session Jan. 25

Read Charlotte, a community-wide initiative uniting parents, educators and community partners to improve children’s literacy from birth through third grade, needs volunteers to become reading tutors at Cornelius Elementary. Tutoring hours are 9 to 10 am one day a week. Volunteers must complete a CMS background check and attend a 3-1/2 hour training session. This […]

Prepare your home to sell or stay

​Allen Tate’s ​Community Engagement Series​ topic Jan. 21 is on preparing your ​h​ome to ​sell or stay. The event starts with a reception from 5:30 pm to 6 pm, with the presentation running from 6 to 7 pm. The location is the Allen Tate Lake Norman ​o​ffice ​at ​19460 Old Jetton Road​. More info: ​704-896-8283.

Town Hall closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King

Cornelius government offices will close Monday, January 20, in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Republic Services will run its normal collection schedule all week long.

STEAMfest at Woodlawn Jan. 26

Woodlawn School in Davidson hosts STEAMfest Jan 26 from 1 to 4 pm. There will be 40+ booths with hands-on interactive activities for kids of all ages around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The event is free and open to the public. More info: https://woodlawnschool.org/steamfest

CMS board members speak at Newsmakers Breakfast Jan. 15

A Newsmakers Breakfast Jan. 15 at The Peninsula Club will focus on education, with speakers Jennifer De La Jara and Rhonda Lennon Cheek, both Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools board members. Newsmakers Breakfasts, which cost $12 to attend, are open-forum Q&As with people who make the news. Anyone can ask a question at these forums which are hosted by Cornelius Today and […]

Chamber Gala Jan. 17

The Lake Norman Chamber annual gala will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at The Peninsula Club. The Cashion Business Person of the Year as well as the Duke Citizenship & Service Award will be presented. The guest speaker is Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS Telecom, the company that will soon complete the […]

Get ready for it: Siren sounds Jan. 8

The outdoor warning sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The 67 sirens within 10 miles of the McGuire Nuclear Station will sound for three minutes. This test is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties. This information differs from […]


N. Meck Christmas Parade is Saturday!

The North Meck Christmas Parade on Saturday kick​s​ ​off at 1 pm in downtown Davidson and heads south on Main Street into Cornelius. ​ 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 as well as friends and […]

Preschool Holiday Party Dec. 16

There will be a Preschool Holiday Party for kiddos age 3-6 at the Cornelius Arts Center on Dec. 16. The event, which runs from 10 am to noon, includes a movie, crafts and snack time. All children must be accompanied by an adult, but you must pre-register at cornelius.org/parc as space is limited. The arts […]

Santa does snail mail through Dec. 13

Santa’s Mailbox is open for business starting Dec. 2 at the Cornelius Art Center’s special Mailbox to the North Pole. The man in red will respond, if your child’s letter includes a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Santa is too busy to respond after Dec. 13, so get those Dear Santa letters in ASAP!