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Open letter to mayor and commissioners

Open Letter to mayor and town commissioners.  (On Jan. 5, Commissioners Denis Bilodeau and Jim Duke voted against the 199-foot cell tower that will go up at 19320 Lake Norman Cove Drive. Voting in favor were Commissioners Mike Miltich, Thurman Ross and Tricia Sisson) Jan. 25. By Ron Kelley. I spent the last week thinking […]

Weekend weather: Sunny, but it will get chilly

Jan. 22. The weekend looks great, starting with sunshine today and a high near 59. But it gets chilly Saturday, with a high around 49—and plenty of sun. Sunday looks about the same with rain coming in early Monday morning. Tuesday looks picture-perfect with more sun and a high around 60. Plant alert If you […]

Davidson fire chief awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Jan. 20. Retired Davidson Fire Chief Reuben “Bo” Fitzgerald has been awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The prestigious award recognizes individuals for service to the state and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty. He retired from the Davidson Fire Department in November after 23 years of service. […]

Willow Pond restoration project approved by Town Board

Jan. 20.  By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a $916,146 contract with RES Carolinas to begin the restoration of Willow Pond just east of Hwy. 21. When completed, the project will bring the stream back to a more natural habitat with the removal of an earthen dam and stream/bank grading and restoration […]

Ada Jenkins delivery (left to right): Elijah, Andrew, Peter, and Mike Knorpp; Bishop Nick Stowell (middle), and Glen Sanders

Food pantries receive timely donations from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Jan. 20. Local food pantries in North Carolina’s received approximately 40,000 pounds of donations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With food pantries experiencing serious shortages due to COVID-19, and seeing an increase in need, the Church has increased its efforts to provide food commodities to organizations across the United States using […]

Hope House collecting shoes for novel fundraiser

Jan. 18. The Hope House Foundation, which provides transitional housing to women and children experiencing homelessness, is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through March 15. Called “Kick Homelessness to the Curb,” the first goal is to collect more than 2,500 pairs of gently worn, used shoes. The subsequent goal is then to collect a […]

Holiday Weekend Weather

Jan. 15. We have a cold front which means clouds and rain today, followed by a sunny chilly day Saturday with a high near 45. The National Weather Service forecasts more sun Sunday with a high near 47. More of the same for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. […]

Our newsletter returns Tuesday

Jan. 15. We will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reopening on Tuesday Jan. 19. The e-newsletter will resume at that time.

Town Board meets Tuesday

Jan. 15. The Cornelius Town Board’s second January meeting will be held Tuesday Jan. 19 at 6 pm due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. The Board of Commissioners will, for the first time, accept public comment on a fiscal year budget for the town before its submission to the Town Board. Previously, […]


Police blotter: Incidents, arrests and citations Jan. 6 – 12

Reported by Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 210107072 Fraud 18500 Peninsula Club Dr 15:10:00 01/07/21 ASN Tison, Sarah 210107083 Larceny 20125 N Main St 17:02:00 01/07/21 CLO Food Lion 210107101 Larceny 20008 W Catawba Av 20:13:00 01/07/21 CLO Circle K 210108008 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 02:45:00 01/08/21 CAA Home […]