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CPD open house for new jurisdiction

The Cornelius Police Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 28 for residents who live in extra territorial jurisdictions—new developments off Bailey Road. CPD begins policing the areas July 1, when the new fiscal year gets under way. Staff will provide an overview of our agency and services. The even runs from 6:30 pm to […]


Solution to I-77 still stuck in legislation congestion

June 20. By Dave Vieser. When NC Rep. John Bradford went on Facebook to say he had some “incredible good news” about the hated I-77 toll lanes, everyone paid attention. The news was that the House of Representatives was working on legislation to create a source to fund a modification of the CINTRA toll lane contract. Incredible it […]


Boat Hosts needed for Big Day at the Lake XIV

Big Day at the Lake has blown through its financial goals for 201​8—more than $113,000 will go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters​—but Boat Hosts are still needed to take at-risk kids ​from BBBS out on Lake Norman ​July 21 for Big Day at the Lake. ​The deadline to register ​as a Boat Host ​is​ […]

‘Spamalot’ production is terribly good

Prepare for loads of silliness and laughs June 21-July 1 as Davidson Community Players presents the musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Duke Family Performance Hall in Davidson. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the musical is an irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and […]

Meredith Cunningham, 6, gets his picture taken by a charlotte observer photographer. Mom is Alisha Samuel

Stay cool!

June 19. It’s going to be extra-hot today—95 in Cornelius according to the National Weather Service. You can be injured by the heat, ranging from heat rash to heat exhaustion and even stroke. Around 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. Ramsey Creek Beach is open and the water […]

Town Board meets, sets fees

June 19. By Dave Vieser. ​At their Monday June 18 meeting, Cornelius commissioners approved an increase in fees for 13 different services provided by the town Parks Department. The fee hikes, if approved, are expected to generate about $7000 in additional revenue annually. ​”Each year, our staff reviews fees and recommends changes based on use patterns, […]

Gail Rich #3

Friendship lives on

June 14. By Dave Yochum. When Gail Williams remarried almost exactly a year ago, she had no idea her new husband, Rich Carroll, would pass away one year later. The newlyweds were outgoing and popular members of the Lake Norman Happy Hour group. While Rich, a gregarious Irish retiree, worked part-time at area golf clubs, […]

Ingersoll Rand raised $1.4 million for United Way

Ingersoll Rand has raised $1.4 million for United Way of Central Carolinas, making the company not only the largest United Way donor in the Mooresville/Lake Norman area, but the largest donor from the manufacturing industry throughout the agency’s five-county footprint. Shawn Laskoski is the 2018 United Way campaign chair and an Ingersoll Rand VP. Focusing on […]


Red, White & Bundled shower sends $80,000 in baby items to Fort Bragg

June 12. By Dave Yochum. Susan Tillis and a crew of volunteers in Cornelius loaded $80,000 worth of baby items that were shipped to military families at Fort Bragg. Tillis, an Allen Tate manager in Davidson as well as the wife of US Sen. Thom Tillis, said that all items will be bundled into welcome home […]


New police cruisers on duty

June 7. Start saying goodbye to those big old Crown Victorias, and hello to nine new Dodge Chargers prowling the streets of Cornelius. The Cornelius Police Department has eight new black and whites and one unmarked cruiser—it’s solid black and the officer inside might just sneak up on speeders. The CPD’s Ford Taurus’ are still […]