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How to prepare for a storm

  Sept. 29. As Ian makes its way to the Carolinas, the Greater Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross is encouraging communities to prepare for possible impacts here, including flooding and high winds. The following tips and steps are useful for any serious storm, including this coming winter. Action plan —Create an evacuation plan.  […]

Davidson tries to provide easier access for downtown parking

Sept. 27. Davidson is taking steps to provide easier access to parking options for shops and restaurants downtown. Parking management was an issue identified by the recent Downtown Small Area Plan process as needing improvement. Returning to pre-COVID enforcement levels and the proper use of designated 2-hour parking areas will ensure turnover of parked vehicles […]

Multiple events cancelled ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival

Sept. 28. Updated Sept. 29. With Hurricane Ian coming on stronger in Florida than first expected—it’s a Category 4 storm—Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency in North Carolina. Meanwhile, multiple organizations are cancelling weekend events in and around Cornelius, while others are scrambling to figure out what to do as the storm […]

Catch Bassmaster College Classic Bracket coverage live: UNCC team competes

Sept. 28. Fishing fans and college sports enthusiasts will have three days to catch live coverage of the Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Lew’s on Lake Greenwood in South Carolina. The tournament runs Sept. 30-Oct. 3. The event pits the season’s eight top college anglers against one another for a coveted spot in the […]

Davidson Cornelius Child Development breakfast is Oct. 7

Last chance to RSVP for Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center breakfast

Sept. 28. Today is the last day to RSVP for the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center’s annual fundraising breakfast next Friday Oct. 7. It’s held at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 218 Concord Road every year. It’s a sweet, community-based event. To RSVP, click here; to donate, click here. The school was founded in […]

Candidate forums Oct. 6, 10, 18

Sept. 27. Unity in Community, along with a number of local organizations, will hold three North Mecklenburg Community and Candidates Racial Equity Forums in October. Thursday, Oct. 6 | 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius In person or Zoom (Register here for Oct 6 event) Candidates for: NC Senate District 41, […]

Anti-bullying fundraiser Oct. 8

Sept. 27. Thirteen-year-old Madison Reed of Cornelius will host “Stand for the Silent” at the Kendra Scott Jewelry Store in Birkdale Village from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday Oct. 8. Twenty percent of all purchases will be directed to StandfortheSilent.org, an anti-bullying organization. Madison, who attends Lake Norman Charter Middle School, is the […]

How Davidson handles animal control differs from Cornelius

Sept. 26. Unlike Cornelius, Davidson does not have its own animal shelter. Instead, the Town of Davidson contracts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control for animal control services. The town  budget line item for FY2022-2023 is $8,640 for those services, according to Amanda Preston, town communications director.  “We evaluate each year to estimate the next year’s annual […]

Fall weekend: Perfect weather in store

Sept. 23. If fog comes on little cat feet (thank you Carl Sandburg), fall came on Labrador Retriever feet, with plenty of wind and much cooler temps. We’ll be in the 70s today and Saturday, popping over 80 on Sunday and no rain in sight for days. (Our weather forecast comes from the National Weather […]

Girl Scout food drive coming up on Oct. 8

Sept. 23. Girl Scouts Troops 1236, 2303 and 864 have a goal of collecting 1,200 pounds of food from The Peninsula neighborhood. Donations benefit Loaves & Fishes and Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Details Two locations will be set up 9-11 am Saturday, Oct. 8, to collect non-perishable food; no glass containers. The Scouts will […]