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Qt will soon be coming to Catawba at Hwy. 21

C-Store plan moves forward, along with twin roundabouts

Aug. 20. By Dave Vieser. It’s taken much longer than expected but all signs point to a new QT convenience store opening in Cornelius sometime next year. The demolition of the old Acropolis Restaurant building, along with the DOT’s decision on traffic improvements at Catawba and US 21 would seem to pave the way. The […]

LeafSpring plans go to Planning Board next

Aug. 20. LeafSpring School’s rezoning application received a generally positive response at the Cornelius Town Board meeting last night. Plans call for a 14,000 square foot pre-school and 10,000 square foot after-school building called The Village. The 4.1 acre property is  just north of Cowboy Restaurant on Statesville Road/Highway 21 in Cornelius. The proposed development […]

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On tonight’s agenda: Pre-k school eyes Cornelius site

Aug. 19. A leading pre-school franchise is looking at property just north of the Cowboy Restaurant on Statesville Road/Hwy. 21 in Cornelius. LeafSpring School wants to build two buildings totaling approximately 25,000 square feet on 4.1 acres currently zoned Neighborhood Residential. There is an older brick home on the property as well as a detached […]

Washam, in strictly ceremonial capacity, lays last piece of boardwalk on Antiquity Greenway

Mayor Washam: The title fits

Aug. 19. We’re going to be the first to call the mayoral election in November: It’s Woody Washam (again) in a landslide. The popular businessman, church leader and lifelong resident is running unopposed for a second term. There’s a reason: He’s established a high level of trust, based on past performance. Dave Gilroy, who has […]

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Author tackles drug addiction in book for teens

By Debbie Griffin. Years of motherhood and work on the front lines of the pharmaceutical industry inspired Cornelius resident Laura Happe to write her book, “If You Give an Ox an Oxy.” She can celebrate turning that inspiration into publication now that the book is on presale through all major outlets. Aug. 6 marks the […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Aug 15

Incidents 190809013 B&E Vehicle 19207 Coachman’s Trace 08:35:03 08/09/19 ACT Prevatte, Clayton Darel 190809030 Damage Property 21328 Nautique Bv 12:41:11 08/09/19 ACT Stallings, Andrea Smith 190809056 B&E Vehicle 21300 Davidson St 19:58:35 08/09/19 ACT Lineberger, Emily Karen 190809061 B&E Vehicle 19104 Coachman’s Trace 20:31:00 08/09/19 CLO Siegel, Eric Peter 190810064 Larceny 19608 Liverpool Py 22:23:15 […]


Cornelius Today photo contest open til Sept. 15

Cornelius Today is holding an amateur photography contest between now and Sept. 15. Winning entries must focus on Cornelius scenes and be suitable for the October cover of Cornelius Today. First prize is a $100 gift certificate from 131 Main. There will also be two second prizes of $75 gift certificates from 131 Main as well as three third-place/$50 […]


Chase takes a step forward in Cornelius

  Aug. 13. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius has given Chase Bank the green light to build a branch on 1.5 acres at the northeast corner of Jetton Road and West Catawba Avenue where a closed Rite Aid building now stands. Chase plans to demolish the building, and erect a one-story 3,000 square foot bank with a two-lane drive through. It’s part of […]


Slow down, Miltich says

Aug. 13. By Dave Vieser. Summer is supposed to be slow and easy, but some Cornelius residents are speeding. “It just seems like everyone is in a hurry to get some place. Maybe we should just try and quit trying to get everywhere so fast,” Mayor Pro Tem Mike Miltich said at a Town Board […]

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TopDeck Foundation donates motorcycle to Cornelius Police

Aug. 12. The TopDeck Foundation, which supports the morale and mission of Cornelius law enforcement officers, is donating a dual-purpose motorcycle to the Cornelius Police Department. The new vehicle will be used to access the many miles of paths and trails located in Cornelius, according to TopDeck founders Bridgett and Don Rainey. Police will be […]