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Financial advisors office opens on Catawba Avenue

Jan. 26. Sean Travis opened an Edward Jones, Financial Advisors office at 21328 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on January 24, 2018. Accompanied by Kim Pech, branch office administrator, Sean was supported by friends, family, customers and chamber members with a rousing welcome to a site that will soon […]

Gates open up big discussion

Jan. 25. By Dave Vieser. Despite the town’s stated policy favoring connectivity, gated communities may be coming back. At their Jan. 22 meeting, the town’s Land Development Code Advisory Board (LDCAB) voted unanimously to have the town “study and report back” on the feasibility of permitting gates on private roads entering residential communities. The biggest […]

Signage: Hello Sailor sign will have a retro look

The Cornelius Planning Board has granted a variance for Katy and Joe Kindred’s new restaurant “Hello Sailor.” It means a retro-looking 31.1 square foot sign will go up at the intersection of West Catawba Ave and Henderson Road. The long-awaited opening of Hello Sailor, located in the old Rusty Rudder space, is now projected for […]


New business taps into dancers

Dec. 12. It looks like ballroom dancing has legs thanks to dance-inspired television shows and rising interest in dance as an alternative form of exercise. Indeed, classes are filling up ​at the new Dynamic Ballroom. An official ribbon cutting was held at the glassed-in dance studio​ last week thanks to the Lake Norman Chamber. In a twist, […]


Let it snow

Dec. 9. Up to a point, right? The National Weather Service says snow showers will stop mid-afternoon, and temperatures won’t rise much past 36 or 37 degrees. Roads will likely remain clear, but brace yourself for tonight: Temperatures will drop into the 20s. Twenty-four to be exact. The weather-person says we’re in for a little […]


Lula Bell Houston passes away at 94

Lula Bell Houston, one of the matriarchs of ​the historic ​Smithville​ community​ in Cornelius and a beloved presence for 60 years at Davidson College, passed away in her sleep at ​age ​94​ today​. Born in 1923, she worked in the laundry at Davidson College where the new student resource center and the building itself is […]


Not quite a border war, but Cornelius defends northern edge

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will look into how to write a resolution in opposition to the Potts Street Development that straddles the Davidson town line near the YMCA. Although the Cornelius portion of the rezoning application from Crescent Communities for nine homes has been withdrawn, plans for a 295 unit complex […]

Doris Porter Sanders, 70

  In Loving Memory of Doris Porter Sanders Doris Porter Sanders, 70, of Cornelius, NC gained her angel wings on July 12, 2017 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. We will carry her memory in our hearts forever. She was born on April 10, 1947 in Queens, New York to the late Doris […]

Inspiration behind Exit 28 bridge decapitated at 90

April 1. Serial e​ntrepreneur Winnie Ruth Judd​ is dead. The 90-year-old doyenne of high society in The Peninsula ​was the owner of a luxury luggage store in Jetton Village as well as the “cutlery store to the stars” in Beverly Hills where football star O.J. Simpson was a frequent customer. ​She was also a reformed […]


Visit Lake Norman announces photo contest winners

Sept. 27. The third edition of Visit Lake Norman’s Official Visitor Guides were recently published. The destination marketing endeavor with Lake Norman CURRENTS Magazine is a 5 x 8” full color, glossy publication that includes listings of area hotels, restaurants and attractions, in addition to locator maps, annual events, weather, and group services offered to those […]