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Become a volunteer literacy tutor!

The Augustine Literacy Project is being held at Ada Jenkins Feb 24-28 (Monday-Friday) from 9 am to 3:30pm. We will train and support you, giving you and your students the tools for success. Join over 160 experienced ALP Tutors in our community who are making a difference in the life of a child. Visit www.alpcharlotte.org […]

Arts & Science Council workshop Feb. 28

The Arts & Science Council is hosting a Public Art Community Engagement Workshop for Mecklenburg County’s North County Regional Recreation Center being constructed in Cornelius. Artists Jill Anholt and Maja Godlewska will share their concepts for the public artwork for the new facility Feb. 28 at Bailey Middle School. RSVP to Erin.Taylor@artsandscience.org. The event runs from […]

Blood drive at JV Washam Feb. 13

JV Washam Elementary School will be holding its annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the gym from noon to 4:30 pm. This program will give our students an opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by recruiting blood donors from our community. You can support your child, our school, and […]

Flat lay of real estate concept

Affordable housing is subject of Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 28

Hundreds of people stood in line in the cold and rain for hours in late January in hopes they could land a place in a new affordable housing development in Charlotte. People were applying at the Mezzanine at Freedom, which will have 185 units. But the same issue is apparent in North Mecklenburg where many […]

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 […]