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Sources Say Cornelius Losing Police Chief to Huntersville

Dec. 14. It looks like Huntersville’s full-on raid of Cornelius municipal talent is taking another step forward. Huntersville Chief of Police has resigned effective Jan. 4, according to Huntersville Town Manager Anthony Roberts, the former town manager of Cornelius. No one has been named to replace him, said Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla. But Cornelius Police […]

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Downtown Cornelius poised for growth

When Lenore Cuyler opened her styling salon downtown, Catawba Avenue came to an abrupt end at Main Street. Now Catawba continues east into Antiquity, and there’s a thriving new center of town. “It’s exciting to be part of this vibrant historic downtown community,” she says. The owner of The Style Merchant—she learned hair cutting under […]


CMS on 2-hour delay; watch for black ice tonight

Dec. 10. 4:45 pm. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, a big sign that things are getting back to normal after a historic December snowfall. CMS will dismiss in the afternoon at normal times. Lakeside Charter Academy will close for the day as well as Community School of Davidson. Whether driving or […]


I don’t want a partridge in a pear tree, just flush the d#$% toilet

By Jon Show.  As a child, I asked my dad every year what he wanted for Christmas and his response was always the same, “I just want you guys to be happy.” Nice in theory but I can’t wrap that up in a box and put it under the tree. My kids have never asked […]

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Bracing for not just snow, but ice

Dec. 8. 4:30pm. It’s started: A light rain, more like a mist, is falling in Cornelius and so is the temperature. From the mid-40s a few hours ago to around 39 at 4 pm, the temperature is headed down, with a low of 29 forecast. The National Weather Service is calling for rain before 9 […]

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Forecasts call for snow, ice starting early Sunday

Dec. 7. By Dave Yochum. Judging by the parking lot at Harris Teeter on Jetton, the winter storm heading our way is going to be a serious weather event. Computer models have a strong low pressure system starting with an abundance of rain followed by snow and ice. The ice will be the problem, but […]


Antiquity HOA seeks help with Old Canal sink hole

Dec. 3. By Dave Vieser. At the Cornelius Town Board meeting Monday night, commissioners received an appeal for help from Phil Bechtold, president of the Antiquity HOA. His comments concerned another sink hole which has opened up on Old Canal Street in the Antiquity community. “Although it’s on private property, this sink hole has created […]

Washam Elementary School 2018-19 Q1 Honor Roll

A Honor Roll Student Name Grade Level Barrett, Kennedy Marie 5 Begley, Lauren Renee 5 Bitel, Christopher James 5 Buck, Marin Evangeline 5 Carson, Heidi Virginia 5 Caty, Campbell Finneron 5 Clark, Caroline Gail 5 Creely, Reagan Evelyn 5 Davis, Aschton Wyatt 5 Dennis, London Grey 5 Dunlap-Jones, Halle Elise 5 Futterer, Macy Lynn 5 […]

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Cornelius begins search for Public Safety Director

By Dave Vieser.  Cornelius is looking for a public safety director to help oversee the town’s fire and police departments. Budgeted at $100,000 annually, the new administrative layer between Town Manager Andrew Grant and the chiefs could be filled by a consultant or a new town employee.  “I’ll evaluate the interested firms and potential candidates, […]


Holly Walk tour is Dec. 2

The Peninsula Community Foundation’s Holly Walk, a tour of five homes decorated for the holidays, is today. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will go to the foundation which supports Lake Norman charities and the communities they serve. The event runs between 2 and 7 pm. Tickets, at $40 per person, are available at http://www. thepeninsulacommunityfoundation.org. […]