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Dips in the road: More traffic when Phase Two gets under way

May 19. With Phase Two reopening right around the corner, so, too, will be speeding cars and distracted drivers. Any number of Cornelius roadways have been safer for kids and adults during Gov. Cooper’s stay-at-home order. David Rogers, founder of OurBikeGuide.com​, says cyclists need to play a part in safe roadways and sidewalks when life […]


Can Cornelius make accommodations for vacation rentals?

April 12. A well-known name in the world of luxury accommodations might have its eye on Cornelius and some of the swank abodes near the lake. Town Planning Director Wayne Herron said Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which offers “private retreats for rent around the world,” has approached the town about luxury vacation rental properties. The request […]


​As complaints pile up, I-77 sub​-​contractor caused Friday’s ​gridlock

May 16. By Dave Vieser. ​Less than a month after loose steel reflectors became a critical safety issue in the I-77 construction zone, it turns out a dump truck being operated by a ​Cintra ​sub​-​contractor caused massive gridlock in Cornelius and​ ​on the interstate last Friday May 12. ​The accident happened around 12:30​ ​am​ in […]


Visit Lake Norman announces photo contest winners

Sept. 27. The third edition of Visit Lake Norman’s Official Visitor Guides were recently published. The destination marketing endeavor with Lake Norman CURRENTS Magazine is a 5 x 8” full color, glossy publication that includes listings of area hotels, restaurants and attractions, in addition to locator maps, annual events, weather, and group services offered to those […]

Joel Jaffe pumps gas at the Cashion's on Sam Furr

Got gas? Indigestion for cars may last four or five more days, expert says

Sept. 21. By Dave Yochum. Look for Charlotte-area gas supplies to get back to normal in four or five days, says one of the leading oil industry analysts in the United States. Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis at Oil Price Information Service, said the Colonial Pipeline, despite repairs that are expected to be […]


Running on empty: Gas shortage hits 28031

Sept. 20. UPDATE 9:30 PM. By Dave Yochum. It’s happening: Slowly but surely Cornelius gas stations are running out of gasoline. The Cashion’s in downtown Cornelius only had premium left to sell, and motorists were lining up to buy it. By mid-afternoon, the Circle K at West Catawba and One Norman Boulevard was out of gas, […]