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Not ridiculous: DDI is safer

May 16. By Dave Vieser. While many motorists express dismay about the pace of traffic crossing the Exit 28 DDI, the configuration is much safer than the traditional interchange it replaced. According to a new report prepared by the Cornelius Police there has been a 67% reduction in accidents at the Catawba Avenue/I-77 interchange since […]


Our first roundabout: Davidson has concerns

North Main will change dramatically. May 14. By Debbie Griffin. A tale of two towns and one roundabout continues to unfold as the NCDOT proceeds with a $6.9 million project where North Main, Davidson Street and Potts Street come together. It’s also where the towns’ borders meet, where there is a railroad trestle of historic […]


Symetra back at River Run

May 14. Women’s professional golf returns to Davidson when the Symetra Classic comes to River Run Country Club in May. It brings with it a local economic impact of some $500,000 in direct spending, according to event organizer Jon Show. A total of 144 players will take on the challenge starting Wednesday. All in all, […]


Jazz Festival is Saturday

The Cornelius Jazz Festival—a fundraiser for Smithville CommUNITY Coalition and Send-A-Kid-To-Camp—is this Saturday at Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry Street. Bands on deck include Holly Hopkins Jazz, Dante Lewis, Shableek and Shades of Brown. The free event, which gets under way at 5 pm, includes local artisans, food trucks, craft beer and wine and children’s […]


Founders’ Ball raises $660,000 for Cain Center

May 13. The Cain Center for the Arts Founders’ Ball at the Peninsula Yacht Club brought in $660,000 for the arts center that will be built in downtown Cornelius just to the west of the Cornelius Police Station. The event, which featured live visual artists, helped bring 25 new “Founders” to the list of individuals […]


Sunday May 12 is Mother’s Day

It’s been more than a century since our country started to officially observe Mother’s Day. The holiday has grown into a tremendous boost for the economy, a day when restaurants are filled to the brim, and also the busiest day for phone calls annually—yes, busier than Thanksgiving or Christmas. We asked a few residents to […]

Jack Bradford was NC Senate page

John Ray Bradford, a student at Community School of Davidson, has served as a Page in the North Carolina Senate. He is the son of former NC Rep. John and Shea Bradford of Cornelius. Known as Jack, the 16-year-old was sponsored by NC Sen. Dan Bishop and appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore Phil […]


Art show features local, national artists

The Third Annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts, a world-class, two-day art fair in Birkdale Village, will bring thousands of visitors to Lake Norman the weekend of May 18-19. More than 100 national and local artists are set to display their works, which includes paintings, fine jewelry and other works of art. The festival […]


Never Forget Jordan Sheldon

May 10. By Dave Yochum. ​Lily Wheeler​, age​ 11​,​ counted at least 562 ​First Responder v​ehicles​ in the procession this afternoon ​in honor of slain Officer Jordan Sheldon. She was part of a crowd in the hundreds that turned the I-77 bridge on Catawba Avenue into a gathering place for community grief and respect. Cornelius […]

Even in a light rain, hundreds turned out.

Funeral procession heading this way

*Update: Hundreds of people are gathered on the bridge over I-77 at exit 28. The procession lasted a half hour. Cornelius Police Chief Kevin Black says the procession of First Responder vehicles in honor of Mooresville Officer Jordan Sheldon is preparing to leave Calvary Church at around 1 pm.  He estimates its arrival in Cornelius […]