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COVID update Oct. 15: Hospitalizations down 45% from Oct. 1

Oct. 15. A day after a panel of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration approved the Moderna booster shot, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting another day of fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide. Today’s report lists 2,074 North Carolinians hospitalized, down 45 percent from the Delta variant peak of 3,800 […]

Weekend weather: Last gasp of summer

Oct. 15. Sunshine and a high near 86 today, with mild temps overnight, and then cooler Saturday with a chance of showers as a cold front breezes on through. Saturday: Chance of showers, mainly after 11, high near 79. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Overnight temps in the upper 40s. Sunday: Sunny, […]

COVID update Oct. 14: Is the Delta surge over?

Oct. 14. With Dr. Fauci saying we are seeing a decline in the acceleration of coronavirus cases, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting an increase in the numbers of cases statewide, but an ongoing, steady decline in hospitalizations. The NCDHHS reported 3,761 new cases today, up from 3,239 yesterday and 2,148 […]

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Police blotter: Incidents, arrests and citations Oct. 6-12

Reported by Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 211006107 Larceny 18825 West Catawba Av 10/6/21 8:28 ASN Peterson, Kourtney 211006170 Larceny Vehicle 9208 Westmoreland Rd 10/6/21 13:40 CLO Uhaul 211009133 Larceny 22425 Market St 10/9/21 10:29 ASN Ritter, Jana 211010132 Fraud 19952 Oak Leaf Cr 10/10/21 10:02 ASN Miller, Karen […]

COVID update Oct. 13

Oct. 13. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations have remained under 3,000 since Sept. 30, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported an increase of 41 coronavirus patients from yesterday to today. The NCDHHS today reported 2,277 North Carolinians hospitalized due to the coronavirus. Deaths The NCDHHS reported 77 COVID-related deaths statewide. New cases statewide […]

Shoutout to first responders

Oct. 13. Cornelius residents Meghan and Adam Kolb want to give a shout-out to local first responders for their daughters, Nolyn, 9, and Tatum, 6. They were thrilled when Cornelius police and firefighters dropped by on Sunday—for some apple cider this time of year—and a photo. The girls have giving hearts and over the years […]

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CMS raises bus driver pay $2 an hour; how to apply

Oct. 13. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has about 50 vacant bus-driver positions, with another 50 or so out on leave and 30 or so absent on a daily basis. • To help fill the vacancies, the Board of Education is increasing starting pay for drivers by $2 an hour to $17.75, intensifying the district’s efforts to attract […]

COVID update Oct. 12

Oct. 12. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations have remained under 3,000 since Sept. 30, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported an increase from yesterday (2,152) to today (2,236). The NCDHHS today reported 28 COVID-related deaths statewide; none in Mecklenburg County. New cases statewide There were 2,148 new cases statewide, according to the NDHHS. […]

The 2021 Carolina BalloonFest scheduled for Oct. 15, 16, 17 in Statesville  has been canceled.

2021 Carolina BalloonFest canceled

Oct. 12. National Balloon Rally Charities Inc. announced  the 2021 Carolina BalloonFest scheduled for Oct. 15, 16, 17 in Statesville  has been canceled. COVID-19 concerns related to bringing large groups of people together over the three-day event led to the cancellation of this year’s 47th Carolina BalloonFest, but festival organizers say that they plan for […]

Ada Jenkins event brings in $16K for non-profit

Oct. 12. The Ada Jenkins Center’s Music for Good fundraiser Oct. 5 brought in more than $16,000. “We truly appreciate everyone who made the music happen,” says Ada Jenkins Center CEO Harold Rice. “They had a great time, met friends old and new, danced throughout the evening—and most importantly, helped support vulnerable Lake Norman neighbors […]