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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 […]

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While CMPD speed detectors haven’t been properly certified for years, that’s not the case in Cornelius

Feb. 20. By Dave Yochum. If you’re thinking you might be off the hook for a speeding ticket because of the radar certification fail at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept., no such luck up here. Cornelius Police use an outside vendor for radar certifications, and there are “no issues” with the certifications for CPD units, says Chief […]

Davidson to activate HAWK signals soon

Feb. 17. The Town of Davidson will activate four new HAWK signals at the Circles@30 soon. 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 I-77. […]

Inbound Jetton has reopened

Feb. 3. A one-car crash on Jetton adjacent to the Harris Teeter had the two inbound lanes closed for a short time around 2:30 pm. Officials on the scene said the driver lost control. There were only minor injuries.

HAWK means stop when flashing

Dec. 15. By Dave Vieser. The High Intensity Activated Crosswalk signal on Westmorland Road west of I-77 is now in a flashing test mode. This will continue for at least a week before the system is fully activated, probably before the New Year. When it is activated, and a pedestrian pushes the walk button, the […]

Jetton Road Extension/Sefton Park due for improvements

Jetton Extension/Sefton Park: Community meeting Dec. 14

Dec. 9. By Dave Vieser. An informational meeting on the $3 million upgrade planned for Jetton Road extension will take place Dec. 14 at 6 pm in the Community Room at Town Hall. Details Many motorists use Jetton Road extension and Sefton Park as an alternative to West Catawba.  However, the narrow two-lane road has […]

CATS Alternative Commuting: The future of local transit?

CATS on-demand pilot program coming to N. Meck

Dec. 7. By Dave Yochum. The Charlotte Area Transit System plans to test an on-demand service that would allow local travelers to call for a ride in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. The goal would be to replace the lightly used Village Rider service in North Mecklenburg. The pilot program will be offered through a mix […]

Davidson installs  dynamic ‘no right on red’ to improve pedestrian safety

Oct. 12. Davidson and the NC Department of Transportation is improving pedestrian safety with new LED signage at downtown signalized crosswalks  that provides a prominent alert to drivers turning right. The intersections are: Main Street and Griffith Street, Main Street and Concord Road, and Main Street and Chairman Blake Lane/South Street. LED message boards facing […]


West Catawba widening may be delayed 3 years

Oct. 11. By Dave Vieser. West Catawba widening from Jetton Road to Sam Furr may not be completed until 2029, delaying the completion of the $52 million project by another three years. It means motorists will continue to endure single-lane travel in each direction for another six to seven years. What happened? Right-of-way acquisitions and […]