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Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department

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The 9-11 monument, includes a 1.5 ton piece of steel from the World Trade Center

20th anniversary observation planned for 9-11 Monument at Fire Station No. 1

Aug. 14. US Sen. Thom Tillis, who got his start in politics nearly 20 years ago on the Cornelius Town Board, will be the keynote speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, Sept.11 at Fire Station No. 1. The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the Cornelius Never […]

Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept.

SAFER grant could fund Cornelius paid firefighters

March 3. Cornelius is seeking federal federal grants to pay for three additional full time firefighters. The funds come under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). A resolution in support of this effort was unanimously approved this week by the Town Board. The SAFER grants were created to […]

Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept.

Fire Dept. fundraising under way

Dec. 4. The annual Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept. fund drive is underway. The non-profit 501c3 organization relies on financial contributions from the town, Mecklenburg County and MEDIC, as well as residents and business owners, to fully fund operations. “Our fundraising goal this year is $60,000” said Chief Guerry Barbee. “This money is not earmarked for […]


Firefighters training

Ginger Griffin, who lives on Nantz Road, snapped this picture of the Cornelius Volunteer Fire Department training at Ramsey Creek Park. The two streams of water created a rainbow. “I’m not sure if they could see it from where they were but it was gorgeous,” she says. Firefighters from Station 1 and Station 2 practiced drafting […]


Fire Chief Barbee to retire

June 15. Cornelius Fire Chief James Barbee will keep backing up his 350-foot driveway in Magnolia Estates after he retires. He’ll fight fires strictly as a volunteer. It’s in his blood: “I was put here to do this,” says Barbee, 61. Backing into parking spots is what volunteer firefighters do so they can beat a […]