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Traffic on W. Catawba

Analysis: Growth vs lack of road improvements looks like the No. 1 issue

July 19. Dave Vieser. Just in case anyone needed to be reminded, road improvements and growth have become the major topics of concern in this election year. The sudden reversal of fortunes Monday evening for Cornelius Business Park is the most recent example. There were several other significant developments concerning transportation issues this week in […]

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2-year terms? Or 4? Voters get to decide this November

July 18. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius voters will get to decide whether the terms for the mayor and the Town Board will remain at two years, or change to staggered four-year terms. The decision, made at the Town Board July 17 meeting, was unanimous (4-0), and will place a special question on local ballots this […]

36-acre site on the north side of Bailey, just east of Hwy. 115

Town Board meets tonight; hearing most likely will be postponed

July 17. The public hearing for the Cornelius Business Park is still on the agenda for tonight’s Town Board meeting but developer Greenburg Gibbons has asked that it be moved to Aug. 21. Drew Thigpen, of Greenburg Gibbons, said he wanted the delay so he can have more time to respond to concerns raised by […]

Challenges crossing the street

US pedestrian deaths are at highest level in decades. Here are some tips from Chief Baucom

June  27. By Dave Yochum. More than 7,500 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents last year, continuing a troubling trend of elevated rates that began in 2020. Indeed, deaths of people walking surged 19 percent between 2019 and 2022. Pedestrian deaths rose a troubling 77 percent between 2010 and 2021, compared to a 25 […]

Proposed 'Cornelius Business Park' on Bailey Road near Hwy. 115 intersection

Farmland ripe for new development

DEVELOPMENT | By Dave Vieser June 7. A bucolic piece of farmland on Bailey Road, which represents the once rural side of Cornelius, has been targeted for a zoning change, which would permit the construction of a five-building, 203,000 square foot commercial center. However, nearby residents have raised concerns about the proposal, to the extent […]

NCDOT projects: Costs up, some completion dates slip

June 4. By Dave Vieser. A new NCDOT project update for Cornelius is not particularly good news: Total costs are up, and some completion dates have been pushed back again. Of the seven projects, West Catawba Phase 2 is by far the major concern. NCDOT’s estimated date for seeking construction bids has been pushed back […]

Some HAWK signals activated in Davidson

April 24. The Town of Davidson will begin activating the new HAWK Signals at the Circles@30 today. In support of the town’s increased focus on pedestrian safety and the newly adopted Vision Zero initiative, these HAWK signals will help provide residents and visitors with safer crossing options at particularly busy intersections near the roundabouts and […]

Closing the gap: Gem Street connection

Eureka: Gem St. Extension is open

April 20. By Dave Yochum. Who said they aren’t making new roads in Cornelius? The Gem Street extension—perfect for anyone who wants to get from South Main Street to Cornelius Elementary and points nearby—is complete. The new connection allows anyone on foot, in a car or on a bike to travel behind the Oak Street […]

Principal: CES student doing well after mishap

March 24. A third-grade boy who was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning at Cornelius Elementary is doing just fine. Principal Jessica Holbrook texted parents yesterday regarding the incident which resulted in the student being taken to the hospital. She said it is school policy that students should not be left unattended at any time, […]

Traffic alert: Norfolk Southern rail crossing work to be done this week

March 13. Representatives from Norfolk Southern, Blythe Construction and the Town of Huntersville agreed to a two-day construction timeline for the planned rail work on Huntersville-Concord Road, North Church Street and Fourth Street. The work by Norfolk Southern is in accordance with Huntersville Main Street Project, as well as their need to make repairs on […]