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COVID by the numbers: Cases, hospitalizations up; positive test rate down

Oct. 13. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 1,926 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 1,734 new cases yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March is at 236,407. Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of 6.6 percent statewide, down from […]

YMCA open house Oct. 29

Oct. 14. The Lake Norman YMCA has completed work on a 10-month, $2 million renovation that includes state-of-the-art Barre and Cycle Studios, plus functional fitness areas with space for custom workouts. There is also a new “Y Kids” area designed with safety and fun in mind, in addition to existing spaces for group exercise classes […]


Holly’z Hope ceases operations to change focus

Oct. 14. After five years of improving the lives of more than 500 dogs, Holly’z Hope says goodbye to focus on bringing about legislative change. The organization was founded in 2015 to break the cycle of chaining dogs outside for life, educating dog owners on responsible pet ownership and reducing the overpopulation of unwanted dogs. […]

Davidson town attorney and affordable housing manager steps down

Oct. 14. Davidson Town Attorney and Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid announced she would be stepping away from both roles with the Town of Davidson at the end of the month.  Reid assumed the role of town attorney four years ago – stepping up from her role as staff attorney.   In addition to her […]

COVID-19 positive testing at 7.1% in NC; 4.3% in Mecklenburg

Oct. 13. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 1,734 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, for a total of 234,481 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March. Click here to review the latest COVID-19 data on a state and local level. Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of […]

Cornelius Today and Business Today closed for Columbus Day

Cornelius Today and Business Today will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. We’ll resume our daily newsletter on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Your fall and holiday COVID-19 safety guide: How to navigate voting, sporting events, family gatherings and more

Oct. 12. By Gina DiPietro Fall is here and with the cooler temperatures and fall foliage also comes a whole host of traditions – football and the holidays to name a few. An upcoming election and the eventual reopening of bars and movie theaters also present a new set of questions about how to navigate this […]

Mayor Washam Oct08

Mayor Washam update: Feeling alright

Oct. 8. Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam says he is doing OK having come down with the coronavirus a day after the socially distanced Town Board meeting on Monday. “Symptoms still mild,” he said in a text message this morning. His wife Sharon Washam has tested negative. The mayor led a Housing Study Committee meeting on […]


Police blotter: Incidents, arrests and citations Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Reported by Cornelius Police Department Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 201002049 B&E Residential 21328 Nautique Bv 08:48:38 10/02/20 ASN Guthrie, Justin & Ramirez, Reuben 201003073 Larceny 17111 Statesville Rd 13:14:02 10/03/20 ACT Home Depot 201004051 B&E Commercial 19401 Carrington Club Dr 09:40:46 10/04/20 ASN Colonial Grand at Cornelius 201004073 B&E Vehicle 20002 […]

​This is only a test!

Oct. 8. ​The outdoor warning sirens around McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested between 11 am and 1 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 14. There are no less than 67 sirens within 10 miles of the McGuire Nuclear Station—​and they ​will sound for three minutes​, s​ome sirens more than once. Testing is performed in cooperation with […]