By Dave Vieser
Secure with the knowledge that weekday lane closings at Exit 28 are finally a thing of the past, a group of some 30 local business leaders gathered Wednesday evening at Prosciutto's Restaurant to brainstorm methods of bringing customers back after long traffic delays during the summer kept customers away from the new Diverging Diamond Interchange.
Nov. 19 Cornelius’ PARC Department will host a community workshop to gain insight on the park and greenway needs in Cornelius on Dec. 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The workshop will take place at Cornelius Town Hall. The current plans are out of date due to unprecedented growth and the public’s input will help determine the needs of the town's citizens in coming years. This will be the final meeting, and therefore, the community’s last opportunity to discuss the the parks and greenway master plan. More information: cornelius.org/parc.
By Dave Vieser
Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis says the town will be the first responder for 911 calls on Lake Norman under a tentative agreement with the County and Charlotte. First responses for lake emergency calls have been handled by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police for years.
Nov. 18 The Chamber alongside Energy United, Apex Technology, Business Today and Cornelius Today will host the Elected Officials Power Lucheon at Northstone Country Club. The luncheon will be held Nov. 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will honor the local, county and state elected officials who serve the region. This year’s key note speaker will be Karen Bentley, the former District 1 Commissioner. Cost will be $20 for chamber memebers and $25 for non-members. Elected officials can attend free of charge. To register or for more information, call the chamber at 704-892-1922.
Stephens, Jerry Trevale (B M, 34) Charge of Poss. Of A Controlled Substance, M (M), at 20457 West Catawba Ave, Cornelius, on 11/05/2014.
Dejesus, Leonardo Francisco (W M, 16) Charge of Poss. Of Drug Paraphernalia, M (M), at 10527 Meadow Crossing Ln, Cornelius, on 11/05/2014.
Nov. 18 Ingersoll Rand raised $1.27 million for United Way of the Carolinas, shattering the company goal of $1 million, and compelling United Way to induct them into the Million Dollar Club. Ingersoll Rand is the first company outside Charlotte to surpass the million dollar mark for United Way of Central Carolinas, joining Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy and Carolinas HealthCare System. Recently, United Way’s Executive Director Jane McIntyre joined nearly 250 Ingersoll Rand employees at a victory celebration at Davidson campus.
It looks like the bridge over I-77 will close briefly one more time so that a massive superstructure complete with sailboat-like masts and cables can be erected safely.
Nov. 18 The Peninsula Club Foundation hosted 200 guests at The Peninsula Club Nov. 8 for its annual fundraising gala and million dollar bash. The Casino Royale themed event was emceed by WBTV news anchor Paul Cameron and featured a full casino, raffle prizes and live music by All Out Accoustical Band. The event raised over $100,000 which will be donated to local charities that serve residents of the North Mecklenburg community.
- AmericCarna Live Car Show announces lineup and stars
- Town board can't decide on new commissioner, at least not yet
- Nov. 29 tree lighting
- Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability hosts Green Drinks Thursday
- Assessing the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crops
- Santa Claus is coming to town
- Police investigating home invasion in Robbins Park
- Aquesta Financial announces cash dividend
Events Around Town
Nov. 20 through Dec. 7
By Linda Daley
This weekend is the quiet before the storm of pre-holiday feasts, family, shopping and travel so it might be a good time to unwind and relax. The much anticipated The Hunger Games – Mocking Jay Part 1 is playing at Our Town Cinemas. For the kids, Walt Disney Animation Studios hopes to have another big winner with the action packed comedy in Big Hero.
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