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Cornelius Fire

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Fire Boat 4, the Simon Aliotta

Town Board approves repairs to fire boat

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the expenditure of $204,092 to repair the Cornelius Lemley Fire Dept. fire boat. Funds will be transferred from the 2023 fiscal year budget general fund surplus in order to cover the cost of the repair. Speaking with commissioners prior to the Feb. 6 board […]


Seven months after fire, Tropicana owners say nightspot won’t reopen

Jan. 16. By Dave Vieser. Seven months after an early-morning fire at the Tropicana on West Catawba Avenue caused extensive damage, Cambridge Hospitality, the operator of the nightspot, says it will not reopen. “Tropicana’s unique appeal over the years was the presentation of live music,” said Jim Gordon, co-owner of Cambridge Hospitality. “We were one […]

Smith Circle home: Arson fire suspected

Arson suspected in fire on Smith Circle

Nov. 11. A fire at a single-family home on Smith Circle late Wednesday night was intentionally started, according to Cornelius Police. A Cornelius Police officer was on routine patrol at 11:50 pm when he noticed a house and vehicle on fire. The officer helped the residents and their two small children get out of the […]

Westmoreland was closed for 2 hours

Gas break rocks Alexander Farm area

[Updated] Sept. 20. By Dave Yochum. A major gas line break that sounded like a roaring jet at Alexander Farms has brought traffic to a halt on Westmoreland and West Catawba where the $110 million mixed-use project is under construction. It’s unknown if there are any injuries, but witnesses said there was the sound of […]

Garbage fire in Magnolia Plaza

Sept. 14. Cornelius Lemley firefighters worked on a garbage truck fire in Magnolia Plaza at lunchtime today. The contents of a Waste Pro truck were spread in a 75 foot by 75 foot pile and doused in front of Al’s Bar & Grill. No injuries were reported.


Fire at Pho NC on Jetton

Aug. 2. Updated at 3:20 pm. Jetton Road between West Catawba and Old Jetton was briefly closed at about 2:30 pm because of a fire at Pho NC in Peninsula Village. The fire was quickly under control, with Cornelius Lemley firefighters from both stations inside and up on the roof of the one-story building. The Waterbean […]

The former Tropicana site, next to Jimmy John’s, which was rented by Cambridge, sustained significant damage in a fire last summer and never reopened

No one injured in early-morning Tropicana fire

June 14. By Dave Yochum. An early-morning fire at the Tropicana at 19830 W. Catawba caused extensive damage to the rear patio area. No one was hurt, but the Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville fire departments responded. Firefighters were dispatched at 4:41 am, and arrived at 4:45 am. Chief Guerry Barbee said the fire was controlled […]

Video still by Mike Tijerina

Fire at Foamex plant: Roads reopening, all firefighters OK

Feb. 15. By Dave Yochum. A fire at the Foamex/FXI plant at Hwy. 115 and Bailey Road has been extinguished, but at 10 am both arteries remain blocked in each direction. Multiple fire departments have responded, including Charlotte Fire. The intersection of Bailey and 115 could be shut down for hours, an official said. Firefighters […]

Tillis at the 9/11 Monument in 2016

9/11 ceremonies in Cornelius, Huntersville

Sept. 10. The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be remembered in North Meck, with special observances in Cornelius and Huntersville. Cornelius Various dignitaries will speak at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil at Fire Station No. 1, including US Sen. Thom Tillis who is scheduled for 10:04 am. Solemn observances include a choir singing God […]

Fire hits Jay’s At The Lake

Dec. 30. A fire during this morning’s storm caused some damage at Jay’s At The Lake, a mainstay for the late-night crowd on Old Statesville Road/Hwy. 21, just south of Westmoreland Road. No one was injured. Cornelius-Lemley Fire Chief Neal Smith said seven units responded, including crews from Huntersville and Davidson. The chief said a […]