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Love Lake Norman grand opening is Sunday

March 2. Love Lake Norman, a non-denominational church that first opened in the Oak Street Mill, will hold its grand opening in The Cain Center for the Arts Sunday, March 5, from 10 am to noon. In addition to the worship service, which begins at 10 am, the grand opening event includes: Face painting Ross […]

Ed Bost: Striking the right note for 89 years

Ed Bost is the quiet donor behind the Bosendorfer grand

Feb. 17. By Dave Yochum. Imagine being a newspaper delivery boy on a bike in downtown Cornelius 75 years ago. The roads are dirt and there is neither a Cain Center for the Arts nor Lake Norman, not even in anyone’s dreams. The delivery boy would be Ed Bost, 89, who gave a $200,000 Bosendorfer […]

Cain Center gala | Photo by Justin Dionne

Cain Center’s inaugural performance wowed sold-out audience

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum. The Cain Center for the Arts’ inaugural performance, with Broadway star Renee Elise Goldsberry, got rave reviews from attendees who commented on everything from the architecture and acoustics to the star herself. Hamilton star Goldsberry, best known as the singer-dancer-actor in the role of Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, soaked up […]

Architect Malcom Holzman calls the Cain Center design “Lake Norman Precise.” / Photo by Dave Yochum

Cain Center is the result of more than a decade of work

Jan. 6. By Dave Yochum. With a diverse array of performances and a monumental presence in downtown Cornelius, the Cain Center for the Arts will be an exceptional place to experience and participate in the arts in the Lake Norman region. Architect Malcom Holzman calls the design “Lake Norman Precise.” The alternating dark and darker […]


Cain Center officially opened this morning

Jan. 3. The Cain Center for the Arts, named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, officially opened this morning with a picture-perfect Lake Norman Chamber ribbon cutting; a community open house is 4-8 pm today. The Cains made a foundational $5 million gift in 2018. Here’s the lineup of special events: Today Jan. 3 […]

Cain Center: Finishing touches under way now

Ingersoll Rand will sponsor Performing Arts Series at Cain Center

Nov. 21. Ingersoll Rand will be the Title Sponsor for the new Performing Arts Series at the Cain Center for the Arts. The sponsorship, which runs for three seasons, comes from one of the largest public companies in the region. With corporate headquarters in Davidson, Ingersoll Rand is a global industrial company with more than […]

Renée Elise Goldsberry | Photo: Cain Center for the Arts

Cain Center grand opening Jan. 3; Hamilton star performs Jan. 7

Nov. 14. Renée Elise Goldsberry, who originated the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway musical Hamilton, will headline opening week events at the Cain Center for the Arts in early January. Goldsberry, who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, also appeared in “The Color Purple,” “The Lion King” […]

Gas line repaired downtown / Photo: Cornelius Police Facebook page

Dominion Gas capped old, unmarked gas line near downtown

Sept. 1. There was another gas leak near the Cain Center resulting in the temporary closure of Catawba Avenue. Town officials said old, unmarked gas lines nearby are to blame. “So with digging and heavy machinery close to the unmarked lines, sometimes they will crack or get crushed,” said Tyler Beardsley, assistant town manager. The […]

Catawba Ave. has reopened downtown

March 23. Catawba Avenue downtown near the Cain Center has reopened to two-way traffic, having been partially closed for the past month, with one lane of traffic rerouted behind the live-work units just west of Town Hall. There will still be some occasional closures, but they will likely only be for one day at a […]

More parking coming to downtown Cornelius

Dec. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Town of Cornelius has awarded a $712,957 contract to Sloan Construction for the construction of two new parking lots in downtown Cornelius as well as 25 new parking spaces behind Town Hall. Cornelius-based Sloan was the lowest of three construction firms which bid on the project which will comprise […]