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Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham

I-77 advisors express frustration over lack of progress

Feb. 25. By Dave Vieser. Frustrated members of the I-77 Local Advisory Group voiced their concerns loud and clear at the conclusion of their 90 minute meeting with the NCDOT: “Tell us where the obstacles are that are preventing the I 77 toll lane contract from being canceled.” The meeting was primarily billed as an […]

Roundabouts for Torrence Chapel/Liverpool get rocky reception

NCDOT eyes 3 new roundabouts on or near Torrence Chapel

  Feb. 23. By Dave Vieser. The NCDOT unveiled a $9.7 million plan for improvements at Torrence Chapel Road and West Catawba Avenue, as well as Knox Road and One Norman Blvd. The improvements—which are still proposals—include roundabouts at the Post Office, Lake Norman Chrysler opposite SteinMart and Torrence Chapel at Knox Road. A public […]

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Doctors leaving Novant sooner, not later

March 19 is the now the new opening day locally for Holston Medical Group, the Tennessee practice that recruited 40 doctors from Novant. Three of the doctors are popular physicians at Lakeside Family Practice, including Dr. David Cook, Dr. Jackie Faircloth and Dr. Michael Thomas. “The response from the community and from our patients has […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Feb. 21

Incidents 190219023 Fraud 20651 Catawba Av 11:26:44 02/19/19 CAA State Employees Credit Union 190219021 Damage Property 11536 Bailey Rd 10:03:31 02/19/19 ACT Town of Cornelius 190219003 Comm Threats 18601 John Connor Rd 05:29:46 02/19/19 CLO Switzer, Joel Moreland 190218050 Shots Fired 21101 Townwood Dr 22:54:22 02/18/19 ACT Grieco, Linda 190218026 B&E Vehicle 11536 Bailey Rd […]

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Black History Month observed Feb. 23

Feb. 17. A celebration in honor of Black History Month will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm Feb. 23 at Cornelius Town Hall. There will be guest speakers, live performances, children’s activities and refreshments. The Smithville CommUNITY Coalition helps organize the event every year. Smithville is the historically black neighborhood just east of I-77 […]

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Meck Sheriff Dept. goes after speeders on Jetton

Feb. 17. A Mecklenburg Count Sheriff’s Dept. traffic enforcement squad on Jetton Road Sunday afternoon netted speeders, and at least a little concern from Cornelius officials. There was apparently no coordination with local police, according to Cornelius officials. Speeders were clocked near Jetton Park where a fleet of sheriff vehicles waited to chase down violators. The […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Feb. 13

Incidents 190206025 Larceny Unauthorized Use 20215 Heights Wy 12:13:05 02/06/19 ACT White, Nancy Phillips 190207012 B&E Vehicle 19530 Oak St 07:14:34 02/07/19 ACT Sossamon, Jerry Lee 190207013 Larceny Vehicle 8726 Arrowhead Place Ln 07:25:00 02/07/19 ACT Coyle, Jonathan Lewneil 190207022 B&E Vehicle 21408 Hickory St 09:18:37 02/07/19 ACT Harward, Dusten Lee 190207056 B&E Vehicle 19925 […]

I-77 stanchions will be moved

By Dave Vieser. Stanchions which were recently placed in construction zones on I-77 will be moved farther away from the general purpose lanes once paving is completed. Their location close to the current traffic lanes has generated numerous complaints from motorists. “The striping and delineator/stanchion locations are both temporary as the general contractor works on […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations as reported by the Cornelius Police Department Feb. 8

Incidents 190131006 B&E Vehicle 10835 Bailey Rd 07:32:35 01/31/19 ACT Charbonneau, Carrene Ann 190131025 B&E Vehicle 19607 Statesville Rd 12:37:24 01/31/19 ACT Combs, Samantha Lee 190201007 Larceny Vehicle 19901 West Catawba Av 08:18:10 02/01/19 ACT Reeves, Terrel Jamal 190202018 B&E Vehicle 19915 Beard St 08:22:52 02/02/19 ACT Smith, Brandi Lace 190202018 B&E Vehicle 19915 Beard […]

Washam Elementary School 2018-19 Q2 Honor Roll

A Honor Roll Begley, Lauren Renee 5 Q2 – A Honor Roll Bitel, Christopher James 5 Q2 – A Honor Roll Boukedes, Zoey Anne 5 Q2 – A Honor Roll Caballero, Marcella Elise 5 Q2 – A Honor Roll Caty, Campbell Finneron 5 Q2 – A Honor Roll Creely, Reagan Evelyn 5 Q2 – A […]

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