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Much-heralded I-77 ‘solution’ could take years

Aug. 15. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. One defeated governor, a Facebook page with 10,000 followers and three vivid community protests later, the NCDOT now says it will see to it that Lake Norman eventually gets one new general purpose lane and one new toll lane on I-77. However, the cost to tear up […]

Events Aug 16 – Aug 26

Calling all local artists!  The Cornelius Arts Center wants to show your work! The Center’s gallery program is devoted to showcasing local, regional and national artistic talent in both solo and group exhibitions. And be sure to check out the talent of local budding artists at the Center’s “Home Grown: Sprouts” exhibition on display through Aug. 25. Thursday, […]


I77 Local Advisory Group meets Wednesday

  Aug. 13. By Dave Vieser. Members of the I-77 Local Advisory Group will conduct perhaps their most important meeting on Wednesday. NCDOT Secretary James Trogdon is expected to outline what steps need to be taken to alter the controversial 50-year toll lane contract. At their most recent meeting in May, Advisory Group members voiced nearly […]

Habitat has new board members

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has named new board members: Christian Burns, a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Burns has previous nonprofit experience, having served as executive director of client relations and cultivation for the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. Rev. Alexis Coleman, associate pastor of missions at Davidson United Methodist Church. Coleman […]


Opioid Crisis: Critical community discussion Aug. 16

The nation’s Opioid Crisis will be front and center at an important Newsmakers Breakfast Aug. 16 at The Peninsula Club. Speakers include the Cornelius chief of police, the medical director of the Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center emergency department and the mother of a victim of the opioid epidemic. It is a national problem with business implications […]

‘Social Determinants of Health’ discussion Aug. 21 at Ada Jenkins

Ada Jenkins Center will host a discussion with Dr. Kristie Foley on the Social Determinants of Health on Aug. 21 at 6:30 pm. “We are pleased to host such an important discussion,” said Georgia Krueger, Executive Director of Ada Jenkins Center.  “It is core to our mission and consistent with our daily efforts to support individuals […]


September opening for axe bar

Aug. 11. The Lodge, a bar where you can throw an axe while downing some suds, should be opening right around Labor Day, according to real estate broker Gordon Allebach. Capturing a craze which is sweeping across parts of the country and Canada, the Lodge will open in the 6,000 square feet of space at […]


Cornelius Youth Orchestra, for both students and leaders, a labor of love

By David Vieser.  There will be sweet notes emanating from the Bailey Road Recreation Center this fall as parents and students assemble for the fall session of the Cornelius Youth Orchestra (CYO). It’s a community orchestra open to all youth musicians in first through 12th grade with one or more years of music instruction. For […]

Events August 9 – August 19

Join the Cornelius PARC Department, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department for Park in the Dark on Friday at Robbins Park. There will be a moth observation station and a short nature walk to identify night sounds. The event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Young people in grades 6-12 are invited to […]


Nasty storm tears up Cornelius

Aug. 8. The second violent late afternoon storm in two days swept west to east across Cornelius Wednesday toppling sailboats and trees along the way. Two dozen sailors at Blythe Landing were rescued by Cornelius Police and Cornelius Fire as “severe winds” capsized their boats faster than you can say man overboard. Cornelius Police Cpl. […]