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ASC seeks nominations to honor exceptionally creative teachers

Nov. 22.  Nominations are  available for two awards from the Arts & Science Council (ASC) to honor exceptionally creative teachers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Background ASC’s Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Awards recognize teachers who have a distinguished career of more than 15 years teaching the arts, sciences or history or who have demonstrated creative […]

Rev. David Judge of First Baptist

Non-profit pre-school will launch next year

Oct. 26. Cornelius Early Scholars, a nonprofit scholarship preschool, will launch next year to give children in need a chance for a head start in their early childhood education. The preschool will meet in donated space in the Education Building at First Baptist Church on Catawba Avenue. “With one out of four children unprepared to […]


Survey addresses where NC teachers stand nationwide

Sept. 27. With teachers making an average of $2,150 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.  WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of […]

5 candidates have filed for District 1 CMS board seat

Aug. 12. By Dave Vieser. The CMS District 1 school board election in Mecklenburg County, delayed for a year by the late arrival of census data, just got more interesting. There are now five candidates. District 1 covers Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and portions of North Charlotte. Filing closed at noon today. Here’s the lineup as […]


Cornelius Youth Orchestra registration open now

Aug. 9. Cornelius Youth Orchestra is accepting applications now for a Brass Challenge this month, providing an opportunity for middle-school brass players to receive instruction from some of the area’s finest brass musicians, all Juilliard alumni. CYO will hold an open house at Bailey Middle on Aug. 16 at 6:30 pm. Classes for the CYO […]


New study ranks NC schools about in the middle nationwide

July 26. WalletHub compared K-12 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia across 32 key metrics and North Carolina came out in the middle in terms of overall quality. The analysis accounted for test performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials, as well as graduation rates and math test scores. North […]

Christopher Williams makes Dean’s List at Duke

June 7. Christopher Williams of Cornelius has been named to the Dean’s List at Duke University for the spring 2022 semester. The chemistry major, a sophomore, was among 2,064 students who achieved the honor. To make the Arts & Sciences dean’s list, students must rank in the top third of their college. His parents are […]

Huntersville senior lands Morehead scholarship

April 29. Montgomery Case Maddox, the son of Renee and Jeremy Maddox of Huntersville, has won a four-year Morehead-Cain scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Pine Lake Preparatory senior is student body president, Model UN co-president, Mu Alpha Theta co-president, and Special Olympics vice president. In Model UN, Case […]


Three local teens land spots in electric co-op programs

  Feb. 23. Three Lake Norman area high school students have been selected by EnergyUnited to participate in unique leadership opportunities: Patrick Oglesby of Huntersville and Madeline Hiteshue of Mooresville will represent EnergyUnited in Washington D.C. as delegates in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program. Parker Ariail of Cornelius will represent EnergyUnited in June in […]

Cornelius girl receives DAR essay award

Feb. 14. The Alexandriania Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution  awarded  Bailey Middle School 8th-grader Josephine Ferrari from Cornelius the District 3 First Place Winner for the American History Essay Contest. The topic was the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, […]