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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!

Cocoa With Santa Dec. 6

Drop in with the youngsters to the Cornelius Arts Center Friday, Dec. 6 for cocoa, cookies and crafts with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a camera because Santa will pose for photos. No registration necessary and it’s free.

Christmas concert Dec. 7 benefits Warrior Jace Foundation

Heaven’s Reign, a gospel quartet,  will hold a Christmas Concert to benefit the Warrior Jace Foundation Dec. 7 at 6 pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. All proceeds will go toward Pediatric Cancer. Doors open at 5. There is no charge for admission but all donations will go toward the cause.


Santa Paws in the Park is today!

Nov. 16. Santa Paws in the Park takes place noon to 2 pm today in Robbins Park. The event is all about dogs and their people, with photos with Santa, unique dog gifts and a guided hike along some of the scenic park trails. Admission is free, as is parking.


Vote! Here’s when ‘n’ where

Early voting ends today at 7 pm at Cornelius Town Hall. It’s the last day to beat the crowds on Election Day, although turn-out might be light because it’s an off year. On Nov. 5 Election Day, polls are open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm. There are four polling places: Community in Church Lutheran […]


Guns ‘N’ Hoses Nov. 2

​ The annual Guns ‘N’ Hoses face-off between Cornelius firefighters and police will be 3 pm to 6 pm Nov. 2 on the baseball diamond at Bailey Road Park. It’s a fundraiser for the Firefighter Boesmiller and Officer Sapp families, both of whom are fighting cancer. Sponsorships are available. More info: Fire Chief Guerry Barbee […]

Pre-school Halloween party Oct. 17

The town PARC Dept. will host a pre-school Halloween Party this Thursday from 10 am to noon at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. The kiddies will see a movie, with crafts and snacks. Ages 3 to 6 are welcome, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free, but […]