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Democrat will speak at Chamber April 4

April 1. A Democratic elected official will be the guest speaker at Monday’s Coffee with the CEO. Click here to RSVP. Happy April Fools’ Day

Manicurists honor Cornelius Economic Development April 5

April 1. Cornelius Economic Development has won the coveted Palme D’oor from the International Society of Manicurists (ISM) for its support of the nail salon industry. The presentation will take place at noon at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 5. Happy April Fools’ Day

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Stool sample sale April 16

April 1. The Old Stool Factory on North Main Street is closing after more than 40 years of producing a wide variety of wooden stools for residential and commercial usage. Only 10 years ago, before the onslaught of Chinese imports, the business employed more than 20 people. There will be a stool sample sale April […]

Town budget retreat March 30-31

March 29. The mayor, Board of Commissioners are holding a budget workshop on March 30-31 at the Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem. The retreat, a special town board meeting that is open to the public, is a two-day work session where the mayor, members of the Board of Commissioners and key staffers take a […]


Cool news: Jazz Festival returns May 21

March 28. The Cornelius Jazz Festival returns to Smithville Park on Saturday, May 21 with cool performances from Groove Masters and 5th & York, among others. The event runs from 5 pm to 9 pm on the park field which is at the corner of South Ferry and Catawba Avenue. The free event, put on […]

Pulpit swap, luncheon Sunday

March 25. Rev. Keno Cannady, pastor of Union Bethel AME Zion, and Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist Church of Cornelius, are swapping pulpits this coming Sunday. Judge will preach at Union Bethel while Cannady will preach at First Baptist. Afterwards, they will have a combined fellowship meal at noon in the Fellowship Hall […]

Old Town clean-up is Saturday

March 24. Curbside Cleanup takes place in Old Town Cornelius on Saturday, with members of the Smithville Community Coalition, Catawba North Group, First Baptist Church of Cornelius, YMCA and the Cornelius Police Dept. joining in as well as WastePro. Volunteers will collect bulk trash items and take them to strategically located dumpsters in Smithville, Catawba […]

Three Rotary Clubs – One Vision to help children needing heart surgery

March 24. The Davidson Rotary Club, the Lake Norman – Huntersville Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County have joined forces to help children around the world access life changing heart surgery by sponsoring a fundraising dinner at NorthStone Country Club. The dinner is 6-9 pm Wednesday, April 27. Proceeds will benefit […]

April 4 Coffee Chat will be in-person

March 21. With COVID-19 cases falling, the Connecting Cornelius coffee chat with local government officials goes back to an in-person format April 4 at H2 Public House, formerly Harvey’s. The event, which starts at 8:30 am, will also be streamed live on Facebook and Zoom, with replays available on YouTube. Mayor Washam will lead the […]

Woodlawn School hosts STEAMfest April 3

March 17. Woodlawn School will host STEAMfest 2022 from 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday, April 3 on the school’s campus in Mooresville. The mission of STEAMfest is to provide a free opportunity to imagine, discover and explore topics in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Event organizers say there are 350 pre-registered guests. […]