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Jeff Tarte at a Newsmakers Breakfast

Jeff Tarte, former mayor and NC senator, in the running for CMS superintendent

March 16. By Dave Yochum. Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte is one of the candidates for superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Tarte, who is 66 years old, is also the former mayor of Cornelius. BWP & Associates, the consulting firm hired by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is conducting the search. Tarte may be uniquely qualified. A product […]

Central Piedmont to offer teacher certificates

March 3. Interested in becoming a teacher, but you don’t have a teaching certificate? Central Piedmont Community College will launch a licensing program in August for bachelor-degree graduates who are considering a career in the elementary school classroom. For more info, email Jennifer Perkins, chair of the Teacher Preparation Pathway Program.

Members of the Cornelius Elementary Robotics Team at FIRST Lego League State Championship.
(R to L) Back row: Mrs.Warren, Katherine Chou, Alexis Admire, Eloise Bissette,  Liam Bredeson, Mr.Rosebrook
Front row: Keegan Bamford, Kaya Dickens, Zoey Hart, Anthony Gautier, Nora Tobias, Yahya Khan

Cornelius Elementary Robotics Team lands trophy

Jan. 30. Cornelius Elementary’s Robotics team brought home a trophy from the NC FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge State Championship. The team placed fourth in Core Values, and ranked 10th in Robot Run out of 90 qualifying teams. Teams are scored at the competition based on their robot run performance, their research project and their […]

E-books a million: Char-Meck Library hits a record

Jan. 12. A record-breaking 1.7 million digital books were checked out from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in 2022, highlighting the importance of e-books, audiobooks and other digital content. Top 5 e-book titles  1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave 2. Verity by Colleen Hoover 3. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty 4. The Paris Apartment by […]

Cornelius Elementary School Robotics Team

Cornelius Elementary’s Robotics Team goes to state championships Jan. 21-22

Jan. 11. Cornelius Elementary’s Robotics Team was awarded the Judge’s Award in the NC FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge qualifying tournament held at Olympic High School in Charlotte, and scored high enough to advance to the State Championship. The Judge’s Award is presented to the team that excelled in all aspects of the competition: Robotics, […]

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 […]