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EarthTalk: What are planners and designers doing to solve the so-called “last-mile” problem regarding transit?

Dear EarthTalk: What are planners and designers doing to solve the so-called “last-mile” problem regarding transit? Solving the “last mile” (or “first-mile”) problem—that is, getting transit riders from their bus stop, train station or ferry terminal “the last mile” to the doorstep of their home or workplace—has plagued urban planners since the dawn of public […]

Town Board meets Monday on Waltrip plan

At their Monday Nov. 20 meeting, Cornelius commissioners will conduct the final public hearing, then render a decision on a request by MW ARK to subdivide and rezone the Michael Waltrip properties located at 19340 Liverpool Parkway and 20310 Chartwell Center Drive from Highway Commercial to Conditional Zoning. The owners believe su dividing the 11.48 […]

It’s official: Ross wins recount in Cornelius Town Board race

Nov. 17. By Dave Yochum. Veteran Town Commissioner Thurman Ross has survived a recount in the 11-way Cornelius Town Board race. Provisional votes were certified this morning at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections and re-counted, with Ross holding onto fifth place. He finished six votes ahead of two-term commissioner Jim Duke, 1,896 votes to […]

Ross gains 1 vote as provisionals are counted; Duke asking for recount

“Final​” votes have been tallied and Thurman Ross is holding onto fifth place​ a week after the Cornelius Commission contest​​. The results will be officially posted ​in the state Board of Election system on Friday. At that point, sixth-place finisher ​Jim Duke, a two-term incumbent, ​is expected to ask for a recount. The losing candidate […]

Child care center planned for Westmoreland

Nov. 16. True North Cos. of Roswell, Ga. is seeking zoning approval for a new child care center at 8715 Westmoreland, just west of the Legacy Apartments and to the east of the proposed mixed-use development on the iconic Alexander Farm. The facility would be known as the Vanderbilt Children’s Cottage. There will be a […]

Upcoming Events: November 16 – November 26

Get ready for the holidays at Mount Zion UMC’s annual craft and gift show this Saturday, where dozens of local crafters will display their wares. Then, plan an evening out with local musicians and live art demonstrations at Oak Street Mill. Bring canned goods or other non-perishable food donations to get in for half price. […]

Community Thanksgiving service Monday

A Cornelius tradition, the annual  community Thanksgiving service, will be held at Torrence Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church on Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 pm. Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cornelius will deliver the  message. The all-church choir will rehearse promptly at 6 pm on Monday. The anthem is “Come, Thou Fount” arranged by Craig […]

Mt. Zion Craft & Gift Show this weekend

The annual Mt. Zion UMC Craft & Gift show featuring over 25 local vendors is Saturday, Nov. 18 at Mt. Zion United Methodist, at 19600 Zion Ave.  Hours are from 8:30 amd to 3:30 pm. Santa will pose for studio-quality photos Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. The “Country Store” with a variety of baked goods […]


Meet Betsy Shores, voice of Cornelius Police

By Dave Vieser. When a potential bomb threat near Town Hall brought over a dozen media outlets to Cornelius, Police Communications Specialist Betsy Shores broke away from her vacation to help the department handle media relations, allowing officers to focus on an hours-long​ incident​ that shut down downtown​. This type of dedication has led the department […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations reported by the Cornelius PD – Nov 1-Nov 7

Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 171101052 Fraud 20301 West Catawba Av 14:33:00 11/01/17 ACT Fifth Third Bank 171101082 B&E Vehicle 19006 Southport Dr 22:11:06 11/01/17 ACT Hunt, Patrick Christopher 171102060 B&E Residential 19619 Galleon View 19:55:52 11/02/17 ACT Conrad, Jill Lyn 171103032 B&E Vehicle 20430 West Catawba Av 14:25:57 11/03/17 ACT Kauffman, […]