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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 […]

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Police looking for witnesses in bike crash Wednesday

The Cornelius Police Department is asking the public for help in the investigation of a serious bike accident involving a motor vehicle this past Wednesday, Aug. 22. It happened around 11:21 am on West Catawba near Mariner Cove Drive, not far from Sam Furr Road. “We are currently in search of those that may have been […]


Big Day at the Lake XIV was really BIG

June 27. The community was all in for Year 14 of Big Day at the Lake this past Saturday. More than 150 at-risk children from Big Brothers Big Sisters were treated to a really big day on the lake by 100 Boat Hosts. All told, an estimated 600 people participated. Stormy weather before and after […]


Will a public safety director help Cornelius ‘improve efficiency?’

July 5. By Dave Vieser. Does Cornelius government need an administrative layer between the Town Manager and the chiefs of our fire and police departments? Cornelius commissoners believe they do. The new town budget calls for a Director of Public Safety—full time or consultant TBD. Mayor Woody Washam said there’s not a job description at this point. […]