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New road honors former mayor

June 17. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday June 17 meeting Cornelius commissioners are being asked to award a $1.29 million contract to Blythe Development of Charlotte to build Nannie Potts Lane. Blythe was the only bidder for the project which is designed to relieve traffic on Catawba Avenue east of I-77. The road is […]


Visitation Friday, funeral Saturday for former Mayor Nannie Potts

  The funeral for Nannie Potts, a former mayor of Cornelius, will be at 11 am Saturday Nov. 17 at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church, 21517 Torrence Chapel Road. Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, Nov. 16 at the church. She was the first female mayor of Cornelius as well as the […]

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Cornelius QuikTrip: At a crossroads

By Dave Vieser. QuikTrip’s arrival in Cornelius has been anything but quick: Efforts to reach a consensus on the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Catawba Avenue have gone in circles. Now QT says it may lease the forlorn property rather than redevelop it. Officials at QuikTrip as well as Cashion’s and nearby businesses oppose the […]

Nannie Potts—Cornelius’ first female mayor and only African-American mayor—passes away

Nov. 10. Nannie Potts, the first female mayor of Cornelius—and the only African-American mayor—has passed away. She was a devoted church worker at Torrence Chapel AME Zion, a political figure with whom future mayors sought counsel, she grew up on a farm near Hoke Lumber in Davidson. She leaves behind husband Mickey Potts, the barber […]

Black History Month celebration Feb. 24 at Town Hall

Feb. 15 – The town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition will host an annual Black History Month celebration February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances from local historically-black churches and offer children’s activities and refreshments. […]

Volunteers needed for Smithville clean-up March 17

Feb. 15 – Operation Curbside Cleanup, an annual Smithville community clean-up event, is scheduled for March 17. Volunteers should meet at Smithville Park at 8 a.m. before setting out through the neighborhood to work. The clean-up event is organized by the Smithville Community Coalition in partnership with the North Catawba Neighborhood Association, the town of […]


Plans for traffic circle at 21 and Catawba up in the air

Jan. 2. Plans for a new traffic circle/roundabout at H​wy. 21 and Catawba Avenue, which would handle most traffic generated by a new QT convenience store, are on hold while the DOT reconsiders its recommendation. ​When the town board approved the rezoning which would permit the project last spring, it was understood that the DOT’s preference […]


Splash park has a name and $110,000 so far

Aug. 13. The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club has $110,000 in cash and pledges toward the new $150,000 splash park under way in Smithville. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. has just pledged $25,000, putting the Kiwanis just $40,000 away from the goal.The Town of Cornelius originally fronted the cash for a splash park in the historically black community […]

Kiwanis make a splash with golf

The annual LKN Kiwanis Club golf tournament will be held Aug. 17 at the Cowans Ford Golf Club in Stanley. Proceeds from this event, the club’s largest fundraising event of the year, will go towards the Smithville Splash Park and other local children’s charities. To register and/or to be sponsor, go to lakenormankiwanis.org

PCF’s Vinnie Altamura presents check to Christ Preschool Director Sharon Fuller and Preschool Board Chair Jill Brooks.

Peninsula Community Foundation announces gifts

July 14. The Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF) has given donations to three local North Mecklenburg charities. Lake Norman Kiwanis received a $10,000 check towards the new splash park in Smithville. The PCF also donated $7,250 for five scholarships to the Lake Norman YMCA-Readers’ Program, and $6,210 for the Community in Christ Preschool. Todd Wiebusch, chairman of […]