Sept. 29 Cornelius Today’s “Old-Fashioned BBQ and Candidate Forum” Oct. 17 pits NC House District 98 candidates John Bradford and Natasha Marcus against each other. The setting is a traditional barbecue, with community-wide conversation and one-on-one time with the next person to represent North Mecklenburg in Raleigh.
|Exit 28 now has two lanes open east-bound|
Sept. 29 Both east-bound lanes on the I-77 bridge are open, a few days ahead of schedule. Mayor Chuck Travis, who was surprised by the news, said he hopes both westbound lanes will reopen early as well. Crews are scheduled to open extra lanes on the westbound side Oct. 22.
Oct.. 2 through Oct. 18
By Linda Daley
The Catawba Riverkeepers and Save Our Lake Organization will be outSaturday for the annual “Big Sweep.” Why not spend a few hours to help clean up an island on Lake Norman? And you can’t miss Cornelius’ own “All American Dog Show” Saturday evening. Details, lots more things to do. Click here.
Cornelius PARC Department asks citizen to help with the Comprehensive Parks and Greenways Master Plan
Sept. 29 The Cornelius PARC Department will hold a workshop Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss updating the Comprehensive Parks and Greenways Master Plan. The workshop will be at Cornelius’ Town Hall (2144 Catawba Ave., Cornelius). Due to unprecedented growth within the community in the past decade, the current plan is out of date. Citizens will be asked to brainstorm ideas and provide insight on new park and greenway needs within the community. One agreed-upon aspect of the new plan includes bike lanes on Jetton Rd. More information: Cornelius.org/parc.
Woody Washam, a Cornelius Town Commissioner,
By Dave Yochum
With the demise of the Cornelius Arts Project this summer and a $4 million arts-related bond issue on deck and approved by voters, the Cornelius arts community is at a crossroads. Leaders in the local arts community are saying its time to form a citizen-advisory board and negotiate the warm but wavy waters of cultural and performing arts.
Sept. 29 The Cornelius PARC Department and Bella Love Inc. will host the brew and music festival, LaketoberFest, Oct. 18 at Bailey Road Park. Concerts from local bands Blue Monday and Simplified will be held at the park’s amphitheater. Local, craft beers and food truck fares will be available; including tastes from community favorites such as Juan’s Taco Truck, Masterbacon, Cuzzo’s Cuisine Food Truck and The Twisted Farmer. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. More information: bellalove.org.
By Dave Yochum
With Cornelius once again growing by leaps and bounds, actively practicing inclusion looks like a great tool for growth. It is for at least one local church—and a variety of businesses—two years after the book, “Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority,” became a best-seller.
Sept. 29 Huntersville’s second Community Fall Festival will be Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held at Barnette Elementary School (13659 Beattis Ford Rd., Huntersville). Festival activities will include carnival games, children’s crafts, silent auction baskets, 20+ art vendors, a pumpkin patch with an adjoining pumpkin decorating booth, food trucks, hay rides and live entertainment. Participating vendors include Champion Sports Performance, Smoke & Go, Librettos Pizza, Kilwins, Mike & Diana Shaved Ice, Fun-Oh-Cakes, Old Store Local Produce, Lenux Stables, 103.7 FM and many more. More information: Huntersvillefallfest.com.
- Power outage along Jetton Road
- Threats to Air Quality
- DOT plans toll lane meetings in Mooresville, Huntersville
- Like a pig in a poke: Town enforces sign rules for Bethel BBQ, not politicians
- 28 percent off at Exit 28
- Wednesday Rush Hour Power failure hits part of Cornelius
- Charges, Citations and Accidents
- Historical Association holds first meeting Oct. 7
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