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‘Stop the Hate’ rally this Saturday 4-5:30 pm on Davidson Village Green

  UPDATED. There will be a “Stop the Hate Rally” this Saturday from 4 pm to 5:30 pm on the Davidson Village Green. Sponsored by a variety of community and religious organizations, the event follows up on commemorations of the violence in Charlottesville, Va. two years ago. The purpose is to condemn racism, anti-Semitism, gun […]

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In the slow lane: Old Jetton at crossroads with planners

Oct. 22. By Dave Vieser. It’s been eight months since the town said it would take measures to enhance safety at the intersection of Old Jetton Road and Jetton Road, but as of the end of September, no work has begun. On the record, town officials attribute the delay to the tedious process of acquiring […]

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Atrium plans hospital, development in Cornelius

Oct. 21. UPDATED 7 PM. By Dave Yochum. Atrium Health has filed an initial application with the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation for a Certificate of Need to build a 30-bed acute care hospital in North Mecklenburg. The facility, which will be in Cornelius, would include two operating rooms. Business Today, sister publication […]

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Early voting tests candidate stamina, good nature

Oct. 21. By Dave Yochum. Candidates are lined up outside Cornelius Town Hall to meet and greet, kiss hands and shake babies—or is it the other way around? It’s early voting, when you can see candidates deal with the public up close and personal. It’s a Rorschach test for intestinal fortitude. 1. Presumably only dedicated […]

Your 2019 Town Board Candidates Guide Part 3 of 3

One stop/early voting begins at 10 am today at Cornelius Town Hall. Voters can cast their ballots from 10 am to 7 pm through Friday Nov. 1 in the Community Room on the east side of the Town Hall building. In today’s online edition we asked seven candidates for Town Board to outline their Top […]

Your 2019 Town Board Candidates Guide/Part 2 of 3

One stop/early voting begins Monday at Town Hall from 10 am to 7 pm through Friday Nov. 1 in the Community Room. Based on past experience, it’s a good way to meet and engage with candidates outside, and lines move quickly. Cornelius voters will be selecting all five commissioners for the Town Board out of […]


Your 2019 Town Board Candidates Guide Part 1

One stop/early voting begins next week in Cornelius at Town Hall under a new schedule adopted by the Mecklenburg Board of Elections. Voters can cast their ballots starting Monday Oct. 21 from 10 am to 7 pm through Friday Nov. 1 in the Community Room in Town Hall. Based on past experience, it’s a good […]


Michael Waltrip Raceworld complex under contract to top auto dealer

By Dave Yochum. Business Today reported last week that the owners of Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge have the former Michael Waltrip Raceworld under contract for an undisclosed amount. LKNCJD owners Robin and Jack Salzman plan a new retail facility that would include a prep shop and 10,000 square feet of space for non-profits and […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department October 17

Incidents 191010005 Damage Property 18341 Old Statesville Rd 03:50:30 10/10/19 CLO Suds and Shine Car Wash 191011057 Larceny Vehicle 8115 Dunmore Dr 16:48:24 10/11/19 ACT Harris, Patricia Anne 191012005 B&E Residential 20633 N Main St 01:49:00 10/12/19 ACT Gaddy, Heather Michele 191012025 Larceny 20324 Carrington Trace Dr 12:27:09 10/12/19 ACT James, Theressa Olivia 191012045 B&E […]

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CMS will vote to drop Cornelius from Municipal Concerns Act

Oct. 15. Dave Yochum. A majority on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education ​is ready to drop Cornelius from the controversial “Municipal Concerns Act” which cut North Meck out of school construction during the next 15 years. The vote, which is expected to be unanimous, ​will be on the CMS board agenda Oct. 22.​ It would […]