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Public hearing on Mulberry townhomes

By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will conduct the second public hearing on a rezoning request which would permit the construction of six townhomes on Mulberry Street behind Food Lion during their meeting April 1. The first hearing was held in February and concerns were voiced by residents on the height of the proposed […]

Covekeepers outing March 28

The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday March 28 to explore Rock Springs Nature Preserve. Sylvia Holmes, who was instrumental in the development of this natural park, will lead the group. The preserve is at 6684 Pine Ridge Drive, Denver. More info: Ben Benoit 704-489-6249.

Hold the cell phone Mabel, let’s explore

A new program called “Cornelius: Young Explorers” will let kids experience the outdoors, perform scientific investigations and practice environmental stewardship. Led by Pamela Lewis with Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, participants will investigate creatures that live in soil and wood, learn to identify local birds, plants, and wildflowers, explore the life of pollinators, and cast for […]


Happy Birthday Johann!

Johann Sebastian Bach came into the world ​334 years ago ​on March 21​, ​and every year people celebrate. City-dwellers celebrate “Bach in the Subways” March 21-24, and since we only have Subway restaurants, Davidson College Presbyterian Church is observing the composer’s special day March 11. ​The Organ at Davidson concert—featuring musicians Jane Cain, David Brinson, and Katie […]

Cain Center spring programming starts March 13

The Cain Center for the Arts will launch its 2019 spring programming with preschool classes taught by Charlotte Ballet. Registration is currently open for the classes, which will be held weekly on Wednesdays starting on March 13 and running through May 22 at the Lake Norman YMCA. In the 45-minute “First Steps Preschool” class, students […]


Mayor to Board: It’s time to address salary issue

March 1. By Dave Vieser. Mayor Woody Washam has put the Town Board on notice for their March 4 meeting: Be prepared to address the inequity in the town’s salary structure. “We’ve been studying this issue for many months especially as our salaries compare with those in neighboring communities, and we need to come up […]


Black History Month observed Feb. 23

Feb. 17. A celebration in honor of Black History Month will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm Feb. 23 at Cornelius Town Hall. There will be guest speakers, live performances, children’s activities and refreshments. The Smithville CommUNITY Coalition helps organize the event every year. Smithville is the historically black neighborhood just east of I-77 […]

Arts ‘Soiree’ Feb. 21

Cain Center for the Arts, in partnership with Bella Love and Old Town Public House, will hold the Cornelius Arts District Soiree, a free event to at Brick Row, 19725 Oak St. on Feb. 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The event will feature music by Rusty Knox and The HC Oakes Duo, food […]

Pancake Breakfast Saturday

​The North Meck Rotary Club’s Annual Sam Wilson Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast is Saturday Feb​.​ 16​ ​from 7:30 am​ to​ 11 am at Bethel Presbyterian Church​. ​T​he cost is $10​. ​​Rotary supports a wide range of community causes. Supporting the event supports the entire community. The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County meets at noon every Wednesday at The Peninsula Club.

LKN Covekeepers meet Feb. 28

The Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting Feb. 28 features Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones. He will give a brief update on the storm water ordinance campaign, followed by hands-on training for the presence of bacteria in our water. The new location is St. Peter by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver.  For more information, contact Ben […]