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150 rally at Confederate Monument

July 15. By Dave Yochum. More than 150 people stood in the early evening heat yesterday on Zion Avenue to call for the removal of the Confederate Monument in front of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Virtually everyone masked due to COVID-19, they chanted “What do you want? Take it down” and When do we […]

Police blotter Six-18

Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 200612068 Larceny 20215 Heights Wy 12:20:00 06/12/20 ASN Gem Management LLC 200613057 Burglary 7626 Vistaview Dr 10:34:25 06/13/20 ASN Bocchino, Tiffany 200614033 B&E commercial 18234 Statesville Rd 05:46:00 06/14/20 ASN Pike Nursery 200614095 Larceny 17110 Kenton Dr 15:40:57 06/14/20 ASN Davis, Victoria 200614144 Larceny 20324 Carrington Trace […]


Citizens rallied for law enforcement at Police Station

June 18.  A “peaceful rally” to support police went off without a hitch in front of the Cornelius Police Station Wednesday afternoon. Organized by Cornelius resident Bobbie Little, the event drew upwards of 100 people, carrying supportive signs and many of them wearing face masks in this COVID-19 day and age. Little, a real estate […]


Unity in Community asks for removal of Confederate monument 

June 15. Unity in Community, a local group seeking to achieve racial equity in North Mecklenburg, is asking the Mt. Zion Monument Association to take down the Confederate Monument in Cornelius. The monument is located in front of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, but not on church property. It was erected in 1910 with a […]

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Monument Association ‘exploring all options to protect and save’ Confederate statue

June 12. By Dave Yochum. The Mt. Zion Monument Association has responded to the request to move the Confederate Monument from the front lawn of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, saying members will explore “all options available to protect and save this significant part of the history of Mecklenburg County and the state of North […]


I-77 bill faces tougher test in Senate

June 13. By Dave Vieser. It’s a given that a bill introduced by NC Rep. John Bradford which would create a fund for paying changes in the I-77 toll lane contract will face a tougher challenge in the NC Senate, but local officials, including Bradford, are optimistic. HB 1029 would create a NCDOT reserve account […]

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 […]


Town boasts of economic ‘explosion’ as residents feel traffic pain

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. Even as the town of Cornelius cheerfully promotes an economic “explosion” on its website, residents are complaining about fast-paced growth and a lack of infrastructure that are causing continuous traffic woes. Some of the congestion is a result of construction of toll lanes on Interstate 77. Anger over the traffic situation […]

N.C. Senator Jeff Tarte addresses the crowd

Tarte, business leaders, local officials call 11 am press conference

June 15. Just 17 hours after Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis muscled through a 5-0 no-confidence vote at Cornelius Town Hall, a former mayor of Cornelius will lead a press conference at 11 am today in Raleigh with another NC senator. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) and Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) will hold a press conference  regarding […]


County Commissioner calls censured mayor’s behavior ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar […]