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Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department

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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 […]