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Primary will determine House 98 candidates

Feb. 26. By Dave Vieser. With incumbent John Bradford running for Congress, the primary election under way now will determine which NC House District 98 candidates will be on the ballot this November. The district covers virtually all of Cornelius, as well as a portion of Huntersville and Davidson. “After four terms in the NC […]

Big Day at the Lake ‘Beach Bash’ is March 8

Feb. 23. The Big Day at the Lake crew will host the annual Beach Bash Friday March 8 at Lost Worlds Brewery. This year’s theme is “Yacht Rock Style,” with the Thurston Howell Band performing. Details The event runs 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, with a special VIP tour starting at 5:30. Tickets are $50 […]

Weekend weather: A mixed bag

Feb. 23. The weekend weather in a word: Changing. Sprinkles will end today, temperatures will drop 10 degrees Saturday then it’ll be sunny and cool Sunday. Friday: Showers, mainly before noon. High near 64. Saturday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 1, high near 55. Breezy, possible thunderstorms. Sunday: Sunny, high near 55. […]

High school senior aims for $750,000 to help fight leukemia

Feb. 22. Maddie Rizzo, a high school senior who lives in Cornelius, has been nominated as the Student Visionary of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The students raise funds for LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors. Maddie lost her mother, Meghan, in 2017 to an aggressive form of leukemia. For the […]

CRTPO awards more than $62 million for 25 regional transportation projects

Feb. 22. The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board awarded funding for several regional transportation projects, including more than $14 million for road improvements in Cornelius and $3 million in Huntersville. Improvements to the Catawba US 21 intersection are already under way where two roundabouts are planned. The funding allocations totaled more than $62 […]

Police blotter: Feb. 14-20

As reported by the Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 240214126 Fraud 20268 Harroway Dr 15:58:00 02/14/24 ASN Hart, Joseph 240214148 Fraud 13128 Mayes Rd 20:36:00 02/14/24 ASN Keller, Kimberly 240215005 Larceny 19807 Burton Ln 01:06:07 02/15/24 ASN QuikTrip 240217042 Larceny 19141 W Catawba Av 11:13:53 02/17/24 CLO White, James […]

Town Board allocates $3 million to four projects

Feb. 20. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board approved spending $3 million on four different town projects. The money, from a one-time grant, must be used for capital improvements and equipment. The funds will be allocated as follows: —$1.2 million towards improvements at Bailey Road Park, including tennis and pickleball courts. —$900,000 for resurfacing […]

You can relax now: String lights legal year-round in Cornelius

Feb. 20. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius commissioners unanimously approved new regulations which will permit tubing and string lighting previously banned in the town. There was no opposition to the change which was ratified at the Monday Feb. 19 Town Board meeting. “Up until now, our town code had prohibited any illuminated tubing or strings of […]

Cornelius summer camp registration opens March 1

Feb. 19 The Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department will open registration to Cornelius residents for their 2024 summer camps at 7 am Friday, March 1. Registration will open to the general public one week later. Camp offerings include half-day sports camps for ages 6-14, mini sports camps for ages 4-6, and half-day recreation camps held […]

No holiday newsletter

Feb. 16. The Cornelius Today/Business Today newsletter will not be published on President’s Day, Feb. 19. It will resume on Feb. 20.