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Community prayer vigil in Davidson Wednesday

  Aug. 17. By Dave Yochum. In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and vandalism at the Confederate soldiers’ monument in Cornelius, clergy in Davidson and Cornelius are organizing a prayer vigil Wednesday, Aug. 23 on the Davidson Village Green. Clergy members said the gathering, which begins at 7:30 pm, is not a protest. “This […]


Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum Oct. 6 at Town Hall

Eleven candidates for the Cornelius Town Board will be in the collective hot seat Oct. 6 for the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum in the Community Room at Town Hall. The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs $9 to attend. The price includes a traditional pork barbecue lunch, complete with cole slaw, beans, cookies […]


Vandals deface Confederate Monument in Cornelius

Aug. 14. By Dave Yochum. A national debate over Confederate monuments is unfolding again in Cornelius where it emerged two years ago during a wave of vandalism. The Confederate Veterans Monument on Zion Avenue has been spray painted with a bright blue “X” through the words Confederate Soldiers carved in stone 107 years ago. On […]

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Cleansing history at Confederate monument

ARCHIVES…Aug. 7, 2015. By Dave Yochum. The last official Confederate Reunion may have been held more than 65 years ago in Cornelius, but the Civil War and how its dead are remembered is still the subject of discussion. Volunteers and trustees of the Mt. Zion Monument Association took scrub brushes and power washers in hand […]

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Multimillion-dollar project planned near Town Hall

A landmark—but dilapidated—​80-year-old ​building near the corner of North Main and Catawba downtown will be demolished to make way for a mixed-use project that will likely include a restaurant. The property, which was once a pawn shop and is the home of the Blumengarten florist shop for one more week, was purchased by Legacy Pointe […]


Defense contractor will expand in Cornelius

Aug. 13. By Dave Vieser. Quantum Technology LLC, a defense contractor which specializes in IT projects, will build a three-story building at the intersection of Bethel Church Road and Jetton Road Extension. The company currently operate out of smaller quarters on West Catawba Avenue, south of Nantz Road. “With the town’s approval, we are aiming […]


Towns seek answers on I-77 toll lane letters

Aug. 10. It’s been almost a year and a half since the NCDOT asked towns like Cornelius and Huntersville to outline suggested changes in the 50-year CINTRA I-77 toll lane contract. To date, they have received no response from the state and that has elected officials extremely concerned especially since a decision on the future […]


Growth drives traffic ahead of schedule on Hwy. 73

  By Dave Vieser. When conversation in the Golden Crescent—the motorsports region from Lake Norman to Cabarrus—turns to traffic, I-77 is normally front and center. However, there’s another traffic corridor that is getting a significant amount of attention: Hwy. 73. A 35-mile stretch from Lincoln County on the west to Concord eastward is like a Main […]


Community meeting tonight: 9 houses in Cornelius are tip of iceberg on Davidson border

Aug. 9. By Dave Vieser.​ The required community meeting​ to discuss nine​ new​ homes in Cornelius—​they’re ​part of an adjoining 295​-​unit development in Davidson​ near the YMCA​—has generated a fair share of controversy..​.​and it hasn’t even occurred yet​. The meeting, at 6 pm​ this evening​ at Town Hall, will focus on only the Cornelius portion […]

Manifests required on Lake Norman charter​ ​boats

Charter Boats operating on Lake Norman must now prepare and retain a ​“​manifest​,” or list of passengers​ for each trip​. The new regulation​ was ​adopted by the Lake’s Marine Commission at their July 10 meeting. As with airplanes, the manifests must list each passenger who is expected to be on board. “This is something we […]