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Former legislator, psychiatrist will field questions on medical marijuana

Jeff Tarte, a 6-year member of both the NC Senate Health Care Committee and Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health Care, has been added to the Newsmakers Breakfast agenda Wednesday morning June 19 at The Peninsula Club. The former NC senator is a graduate of the Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program at the NC Institute […]

Town Hall

New road honors former mayor

June 17. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday June 17 meeting Cornelius commissioners are being asked to award a $1.29 million contract to Blythe Development of Charlotte to build Nannie Potts Lane. Blythe was the only bidder for the project which is designed to relieve traffic on Catawba Avenue east of I-77. The road is […]

A 20-story building is typically about 200 feet high

Proposed cell tower could be 199 feet tall

June 16. By Dave Vieser. A cell phone tower almost twice the height of the current one near the intersection of Jetton Road and Old Jetton Road on the Peninsula is being sought by a company that is affiliated with and works with Duke Energy.The plans were unveiled Tuesday at the town’s pre development review […]


Building community one cup at a time

June 14. Our path to fully alert, all-systems-go status got slightly easier at 5 am with the opening of the new Starbucks on West Catawba. The store is on the right-hand side just before I-77, but the premises are set up for casual gatherings all day, inside and out,up until 10:30 pm. The first morning of operations is […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department June 14

Incidents 190605025 B&E Vehicle 19700 School St 14:27:50 06/05/19 ACT Williams, Jeffrey Steven 190606031 Damage Property 9611 Westmoreland Rd 13:09:55 06/06/19 CLO Huggins, Alan & Staci 190607004 Damage Property 9905 Psalms St 02:12:13 06/07/19 ACT Torres, Maximiano Ulises 190607013 Larceny Vehicle 17130 Kenton Dr 08:39:52 06/07/19 ACT McLain, Brandon Thomas 190607018 B&E Commercial 17029 Kenton […]


And they serve coffee too

June 14. It seems like only yesterday that the Pizza Hut on West Catawba Avenue was churning out pies, but first thing Friday morning, a full-service Starbucks complete with casual seating inside and a drive-up window outside will be open for business. The 3,237 square foot Starbucks is one of the largest drive-up Starbucks in […]


Land ripe for development hints at our agrarian past

By Dave Vieser. With the 104-acre Augustalee property under contract for a possible sale, it’s a good time to look at three other development sites, two of which hearken back to Cornelius’ past as a farming community during the 18th and 19th centuries. It looks like they will be plowed under in the coming years, […]

Lake Norman Community sailing offers water-sport summer sessions from Blythe Landing

The People’s Yacht Club: Anyone can sail

By Debbie Griffin. Lake Norman’s nautical buffet of activities includes everything from motorboat rentals and swimming beaches to fishing holes and stand-up paddle-boarding. You can even learn to sail locally. Lake Norman Community Sailing has offered adventures from Blythe Landing, a county-owned park, for the past 11 years. It is where the Town of Cornelius […]


As Father’s Day approaches, be sure you hug your mom

By Jon Show. This Father’s Day marks my 11th year as a parent, which means I’ve been raising animals for almost a quarter of my life. I mean children. Raising children. I know sometimes I’m a lousy role model but I try to make up for it by explaining the important things I want my […]


Cornelius Vanderbilt: Absent for now

June 12. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials say they’re puzzled by the lack of any activity at the future site for Vanderbilt Children’s College, a new day care center to be located on Westmoreland Road in Cornelius. In a 3-2 Town Board vote, plans for a 12,000 square-foot school were approved 17 months ago. And […]