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Lyssikatos celebrates 5 years at Port City

In just five years, Port City Club has become a fixture in the Lake Norman dining scene. Owned by Nick Lyssikatos, who also owns the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, the 13,500 square foot space is one of the largest restaurants in Mecklenburg County. It was formerly the home of Midtown Sundries and Latitude 36, both […]

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Around 1,000 still without power in Cornelius; cable out for many

Oct. 12. (3:15pm) There have been two more storm-related deaths from Tropical Storm Michael​.​ A man and a woman died after their car hit a large tree that had fallen across a road in Marion.​ A 38-year-old Iredell County man died yesterday when a tree hit his vehicle. Meanwhile, power is still out in the […]

Tilley retiring as Angels and Sparrows executive director

Oct. 10. When Sandy Tilley left her corporate job in 2007 to launch a soup kitchen in Lake Norman, some people thought she was crazy. First, there was the misconception that there were no poor or hungry people here. Secondly, why would a woman with a comfortable life—and nearing retirement age—attempt to create something from […]


Charter schools would be learning experience for everyone

By Erica Batten.  North Mecklenburg leaders say Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools responded “in a retaliatory way” after Cornelius and Huntersville opted into HB-514, leaving open the possibility of opening municipal charter schools. CMS officials recently revealed that capital expenditures from the $922 million bond passed last year would go to towns that had opted out. “We were […]


Candlelight vigil tonight in honor of Warrior Jace, memorial service Thursday

UPDATED 515PM. The Cornelius Police Department will host a candlelight vigil Monday night in memory of Warrior Jace, the son of a Cornelius police officer and a NC State Police officer. Jace Kinley Thompson died over the weekend at age 5 after a valiant battle with cancer. He is ​the ​son of Cornelius Police Captain […]


Town puts the brakes on truck parking

Oct. 4. By Dave Vieser. Look out trucks and oversize vehicles. The Cornelius Town Board has adopted new laws which will restrict the overnight or long-term parking of large tractor trailer trucks throughout the town. “The Town had received complaints about the tractor trailers parking near Planet Fitness, as well as Kenton Place and Antiquity,” […]

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In split decision, Town Board opts for kid-friendly speed on Jetton

Oct. 4. By Dave Vieser. In a split 3-2 decision, Cornelius commissioners have rejected a proposal which would have increased the speed limit on Jetton Road from 35 to 40 miles per hour into The Peninsula. At the same time, they authorized the town to look into improving pedestrian crossings on Jetton. The vote, which came […]

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Legislators help direct $125K to Cain Center for the Arts

The Cain Center for the Arts continues to gain momentum. NC Rep. John Bradford and NC Sen. Jeff Tarte—the first a former town commissioner and the latter a former mayor of Cornelius—came to the Town Board meeting Monday night to announce a $125,000 state appropriation for the new Cain Center for the Arts. The $24 […]

Events September 27 – October 7

Davidson Community Players will present “Deathtrap,” a comedy-thriller centering around a frustrated playwright with a serious case of writer’s block,Sept. 27-Oct. 14 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. Thursday, Sept. 27 Candidate Mixer Meet new people, network and recruit voters to support Senator Jeff Tarte, Representative John Bradford, George Bell for Superior Court, Commissioner Jim Puckett […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities gives to DCCDC

The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center has received $20,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina to renovate the 30-year-old playground. It’s in desperate need of repair. The center has been the only facility in the North Mecklenburg area that offers 5-star, full-time, affordable early education and child care with scholarship support for the […]