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Aquesta 1st Quarter net soars 52 percent

April 22. Aquesta Financial Holdings, parent of Aquesta Bank, said first-quarter net rose 52 percent from $702,000 last year to $1.068 million during the three months ended March 31. Core deposits rose 30.9 percent during the same period. “We are off to an excellent start to 2019,” said CEO Jim Engel. Key highlights include loan […]


Solace for the Children fundraiser April 28

The Solace for the Children ​”​Giving Games​”​ will be held April 28 from 4 ​pm to​ 6 pm at Primal Brewery in Huntersville. Teams compete in cornhole, mini-tennis and minute-to-win-it games​. Ticket​s, which are $35 each, ​include BBQ dinner and one beverage. ​The​ goal is to raise money to cover travel expenses to bring ​four ​children of war to the Lake Norman​ ​area […]

Hopewell Headliners present ‘Bring it On’

The Hopewell Headliners​ will present “Bring It On​: The Musical” ​Thursday, ​Friday and Saturday May 9-11 at 7 pm at Hopewell High. Tickets are $10 for adults ​and ​$7 for students.​ The show features not only singing and acting, but also cheer stunts​. It’s​ loosely based on the 2000 film written by Jessica Bendinger​. More info:​Director/Instructor​ ​Lillian Allemond […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Apr. 18

Incidents 190410057 B&E Residential 20214 N Main St 22:48:19 04/10/19 ACT Hill, Brandon Douglas 190412010 Damage Property 10422 Caldwell Depot Rd 09:39:00 04/12/19 ACT Char Meck Board of Education 190413012 Larceny 20310 Pinehurst Dr 10:49:00 04/13/19 ACT Harsell, Joey Scott 190413015 B&E Residential 8315 Camberly Rd 12:43:53 04/13/19 CJA Bohr, Johana Flores 190413021 Fraud 18406 […]

Washam Elementary School 2018-19 Q3 Honor Roll

A Honor Roll Begley, Lauren Renee 5 Q3 – A Honor Roll Bitel, Christopher James 5 Q3 – A Honor Roll Boukedes, Zoey Anne 5 Q3 – A Honor Roll Bryant, Abigail Cadence 5 Q3 – A Honor Roll Buck, Marin Evangeline 5 Q3 – A Honor Roll Caty, Campbell Finneron 5 Q3 – A […]


3 churches join together for reflective Holy Week service

April 17. Three Cornelius churches are setting aside denominational differences to reflect on the somberness of the Crucifixion at a joint Maundy Thursday service April 18 at LIFE Fellowship Church, 20010 Chartown Drive. It begins at 7 pm. Maundy Thursday is believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with the disciples […]


New park coming to west side of Cornelius

April 16. By Dave Vieser. There will be a new town park on the woodsy southwest corner of Jetton Road extension and One Norman Boulevard.  The Cornelius Town Board gave the go-ahead Monday night for the acquisition of 4.1 acres for a new passive park. The property—two adjacent undeveloped lots—will cost the town about $657,000. […]


Hough students safe after leaving Notre Dame

April 15. Students from local high schools on spring break touring the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris this morning left the historic church shortly before a devastating fire broke out. A parent said the group was safe and sound, at a nearby cafe where they watched the flames engulf the centuries-old cathedral. The trip […]

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Cornelius: The $7 billion town (yes, it’s budget time)

By Dave Yochum.  A war of words is under way in Cornelius as differing views on how to spend taxpayers money come to the fore during intense budgeting for the upcoming fiscal year. The first to weigh in was Commissioner Dave Gilroy who said there appears to be three votes on the Town Board “to […]

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Giving back: Options abound for charitably minded people

By Dave Yochum. The world of non-profits and charitable giving can be confusing if not overwhelming. Choices abound. You need to consider where your money goes, geographically speaking as well as what social cause your donation aims to remedy and how good of a steward is the group spending your donation. Some organizations are new, […]