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Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Jan. 27

Incidents 200115071 Fraud 9176 Glenashley Dr 11:01:13 01/15/20 ASN Huffman, Rebecca 200116117 B&E Vehicle 20623 Torrence Chapel Rd 15:19:21 01/16/20 ASN Mull, Jaqueline 200117020 Fraud Smith Cr / Oak Leaf Cr 04:55:02 01/17/20 ASN Vega, Marisela 200117071 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 14:03:00 01/17/20 CLO Home Depot 200117072 Fraud 1147 Inn Keepers Wy 14:16:00 01/17/20 ASN […]

Do toll lanes really cut congestion?

Part 1 of 2. By Kate Martin/Carolina Public Press. North Carolina, like many other states, has gambled on toll roads as a way to reduce congestion. While a relatively recent addition to the state’s highways, some estimates say toll roads in the Triangle and Charlotte areas are drawing more drivers than officials initially predicted. So, […]

Oh oh oh: O’Reilly Auto Parts coming to Hwy. 21

Jan. 23. O’Reilly Auto Parts ​got​ the green light​ from the Town Board​ to build a store​ on Hwy. 21​ in Cornelius​ just south of the Hampton Inn​. Construction could begin in early spring.​ ​ O’Reilly, which dates back to the 1950s, has more than 5,000 stores across the country and revenues in excess of […]

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Town Board meets Tuesday

Jan. 20. If all goes as expected at Tuesday night’s Town Board Meeting, O’Reilly Auto Parts will get the green light to build a store in Cornelius. The second and final public hearing on a rezoning request is slated for town board action, as the applicant seeks to build a 7,200 square foot store on […]

Peninsula Community Foundation announces grants

Jan. 20. The Peninsula Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $6,000 to the Neighborhood C.A.R.E Center in the Smithville section of Cornelius and a grant of $5,150 to Little Smiles, which is a volunteer-driven, non-profit  that helps nurses, social workers, police and EMT’s bring joy to children in difficult situations. The Neighborhood C.A.R.E Center […]

Claude McConnell passes away at 95

Dr. Dr. Claude Hardison McConnell, 95 of Davidson, passed away Jan. 17 at The Pines at Davidson, where he was a resident. He was born May 28, 1924 in Lewisburg, Tenn. He was the next to the youngest of eight children born to Jennie Groves McKnight McConnell and Edmund David McConnell. He graduated from Marshall […]

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

Incidents 200109089 Larceny 20420 W Catawba Av 16:29:00 01/09/20 ASN Hearn, John 200110109 Fraud 21400 Rosslare Ct 20:30:28 01/10/20 ACT Demao, Holly 200111062 B&E Commercial 18200 Statesville Rd 12:49:34 01/11/20 ASN Jays at the Lake 200111081 B&E Vehicle 21300 Davidson St 16:25:15 01/11/20 ASN Archer, Nancy 200112008 Robbery Weapon 18635 Old Statesville Rd 01:31:29 01/12/20 […]

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LKN business leaders take shots at each other in Lincoln County trial

Jan. 17. By Dave Yochum. If Hilary Clinton had been elected, none of this would have happened. It turns out the Donald Trump presidency coincided with a precipitous decline in the firearms and shooting range industry. People didn’t feel like their right to bear arms wasn’t threatened, and business at Denver Defense, a gun range […]


When is recycling a waste?

Jan. 17. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius has suspended using two residential recycling bins located at the Harborside Villas and Silver Quay lakeside communities.  The containers will continue to function, but only as regular trash receptacles.         “We were informed that Republic is no longer collecting single stream recycling in Dumpsters,” said Assistant […]


Recent voting highlights changing demographics

Jan. 16. By Dave Yochum. The vote on Mecklenburg County’s sales tax in November highlights the gap between Charlotte and the suburbs. The quarter-cent tax won in some close-in Charlotte precincts but it lost big-time up here in North Meck and Cornelius in particular. In three Cornelius voting districts or precincts, all on the west […]