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Cain Park’s first event is ‘Festival of Cultures’ on Saturday

Oct. 2. The Cornelius Festival of Cultures will be held this Saturday at Cain Park, just outside the Cain Center for the Arts. The event, which is the first to be held at the pocket park, showcases more than a dozen local cultures. There will be art and craft vendors and live performances, as well […]

performance of Breach of Promise will be Feb. 24 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

‘Breach of Peace’ performance is Friday at Cain Center

Feb. 22. There will be a performance of “Breach of Peace: Stories of the Freedom Riders of 1961” this Friday at the Cain Center for the Arts. Based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. In 1961, Jean […]

black history month

Celebrating Black History Month with County Park and Rec

Feb. 7. There are many ways you can explore this part of American history in Mecklenburg County during Black History Month. Know Your History The program will empower youth to learn more about their past, learn about leaders who are not mentioned in mainstream media, and introduce them to different African Americans who have made […]

A note of thanks from Unity in Community

Feb. 6. [Letter to the editor] It is hard to overstate the gratitude felt by the board and supporters of Unity in Community for the support that we received from local businesses, churches, and civic leaders as we celebrated our fifth anniversary on January 28. We have spent the past five years challenging systemic racism through […]

UiC celebrates five years and friends are invited

Jan. 11. Unity in Community North Meck will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party for friends and family on Saturday, Jan. 28. There will be food, entertainment, games and more to recognize the milestone and celebrate five years of fellowship and friendship, social justice protests and community support, and eduction and action. The event […]

November is Native American Indian Heritage Month

Nov. 1. November is Native American Indian Heritage Month, recognizing our nation’s first inhabitants. —North Carolina is home to eight state recognized tribes: Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony and Waccamaw-Siouan. —More than 130,000 American Indians live in North Carolina —North Carolina has the seventh largest […]

Unity in Community large group meets Saturday

Unity in Community will hold its quarterly large group meeting 10 am to noon Saturday, Oct. 23rd via Zoom. Click here to register. Unity in Community is a diverse, community based nonprofit organization that strives to achieve racial equity in the towns of North Mecklenburg through small and large group engagement, education and activism.

AAPI Heritage

Cooper declares May Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 30. Declaring May Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Gov. Roy Cooper said “diversity makes our communities, our economy and our quality of life stronger and better.” An analysis released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism revealed that while hate crimes decreased overall by 7 percent in 2020, such crimes targeting […]


Newest road in Cornelius, Nannie Potts Lane, opens with ribbon-cutting, family, officials

Aug. 27. By Dave Yochum. As a deer bolted from one side of Nannie Potts Lane to the other, town officials and members and friends of the Potts family dedicated Cornelius’ newest road, one that will ultimately help connect Hwy 21 to Hwy 115/Main Street, south of Catawba Avenue. The road is named for the […]