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TopDeck Foundation donates motorcycle to Cornelius Police

Aug. 12. The TopDeck Foundation, which supports the morale and mission of Cornelius law enforcement officers, is donating a dual-purpose motorcycle to the Cornelius Police Department. The new vehicle will be used to access the many miles of paths and trails located in Cornelius, according to TopDeck founders Bridgett and Don Rainey. Police will be […]

Former Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle is the new chief in Huntersville

June 25. Huntersville Town Manager Anthony Roberts announced today that he selected Benson “Bence” Hoyle as the new Chief of Police for the Huntersville Police Department. He served as the Interim Chief of Police from January 4 th until June 24 th. Hoyle has 33 years of law enforcement experience, most recently serving as Police […]

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Father killed in fall from roof

June 5. UPDATED. A roofing company employee fell to his death from the roof of a large home on Paradise Cove Lane this morning. He has been identified as Jason Ray Thomas. Police have not released any other information. The incident, which happened around 9 am at a 7,300 square foot house, took place in […]

Three more officers promoted

Jan. 15. With Kevin Black rising to Chief of Police in Cornelius, three other officers are on the rise: Major David Baucom began his career in law enforcement with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in December of 1992 and came to work for the Cornelius Police Department in April of 1999. He has worked assignments […]

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Town board OKs rezoning on Hill St.

Jan. 8. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously OK’d an amendment to the Smithville Land Use Plan which will remove the neighborhood commercial designation for properties on the west side of South Hill. The change, which takes effect immediately, gained unanimous approval from the Planning Board in October. The community requested the change, […]

Town Board OK’s purchase of new police cars

Dec. 18. By Dave Vieser. Get ready to see some new police cars around Cornelius. The Town Board authorized the purchase of seven new $24,000 Dodge Chargers at their Dec. 17 meeting, along with one $31,000 utility vehicle for the Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept. The purchase will be financed by a $200,000, three-year loan from BB&T […]

New police cars on agenda Monday at Town meeting

Dec. 16. At their Monday Dec. 17 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to approve the purchase of seven new patrol cars for the Cornelius Police by borrowing $200,000. In addition, one new utility/chiefs car will be purchased for the Cornelius/Lemley Fire Department under the same agreement. The deal is part of the town’s annual vehicle […]


Police Chief Hoyle retiring Dec. 31; Major Black will replace him

Dec. 7. Bence Hoyle, the long-time Cornelius Police Chief, will step down Dec. 31. Major Kevin Black will become chief, according to a plan laid out over the past 18 months. “One of the most important responsibilities a Police Chief has is to develop its staff into strong leaders at every level of the organization. […]

Operation Medicine Drop is Oct. 27

The Cornelius Police Department will hold “Operation Medicine Drop” on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. It will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The event, which is free and anonymous, will be behind Town […]


Candlelight vigil tonight in honor of Warrior Jace, memorial service Thursday

UPDATED 515PM. The Cornelius Police Department will host a candlelight vigil Monday night in memory of Warrior Jace, the son of a Cornelius police officer and a NC State Police officer. Jace Kinley Thompson died over the weekend at age 5 after a valiant battle with cancer. He is ​the ​son of Cornelius Police Captain […]