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Upscale condos will target active adults

NC Homes Associates plans to build 110 upscale age-restricted living units on property purchased from a church blessed with abundant land in Cornelius. The development company paid roughly $1 million for 8.45 acres of land owned by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Groundbreaking is planned for late this year. There are 100 condo units up […]

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All that jazz at Bailey’s Glen came from Hough High

May 31. By Dee Eicher. The sounds of saxophones, trumpets, piano and drums filled the Bailey’s Glen clubhouse during a concert featuring the Hough High School Jazz Band. It’s a cool example of the Bailey’s Glen/Hough High School Partnership in action. Indeed, since 2013 has provided financial assistance to Hough students in need and supported […]


Arts Center partners with Charlotte Ballet for classes

Aug. 19. The up-and-coming Cornelius Arts Center might not have bricks and mortar yet, but that’s not stopping the launch of their 2018 fall programming. As the center gears up for a capital campaign, in addition to architectural design and construction developments, its inaugural programming will utilize space at the existing Cornelius Arts Center at […]

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Pastor Lemings travels to Oklahoma for World War II veteran’s graveside service

A very special funeral service was held in Cornelius at Grace Covenant Church recently, while the graveside service was held in Oklahoma, with Rev. Farrell Lemings presiding. It was the first time Lemings had traveled out of state for a burial. It was all for a very special man: Lt. Col. Harry P Frizzel, whose […]


Honor Flight: Long after the wars have ended, veterans get the trip of a lifetime and the welcome home they deserve

By Dave Yochum. The Queen City Honor Flight in October brought veterans from Cornelius and all around Charlotte to Washington, D.C. where they saw the imposing monuments and memorials erected to their branches of the service or the war in which they fought. Their return home was just as moving. When the chartered American Airlines jet […]

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Two who put others first remembered

By Dave Yochum. Two lives are merging at Davidson College, one cut too short, the other long and full; one white, one black. Both passionate about serving others. The newly dedicated Student Resource Center on campus is called Lula Bell’s and resides in the already named Lula Bell Houston Laundry. Lula Bell, 94, is a fixture […]

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Seniors: Life is a balancing act

By Joanne Ahern. We all strive to be in balance, whether it be emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical.  We read good books, are careful with what we watch on TV or the computer, spend time with the family, develop a relationship with the Lord, and exercise according to what is best for us. But is […]


Safer driving: How to decide whether to give up the keys

Seniors often view their ability to keep driving like a badge of honor. That’s because driving can be one of the last bastions of personal independence. Truth is, many seniors can continue to drive safely. Furthermore, medical procedures to improve vision and various tools and resources can help enhance older adults’ driving skills. It largely […]

Joanne Ahern leaves North Mecklenburg Senior Center

July 11. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius resident Joanne Ahern has resigned as Director of the North Mecklenburg Senior Center effective July 5. Ahern, who served for over 11 years as the center’s director, stepped down for personal reasons. There’s no word on a replacement. She took over as director of the North Mecklenburg Senior Center […]


Jumping at the chance to go into a dive

May 2. By Suzanne Fulton. On Sunday, April 24—an absolutely gorgeous day, three Cornelius men and one woman—all over 60 years of age—fell out of an airplane and swooped around for 10,000 feet harnessed to an instructor and a parachute. After diving out of a perfectly good airplane, they somersaulted and performed other exciting maneuvers […]