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The right to make a left won’t go away for a long time​

March 2​4​. By Dave Vieser​. A final plan is emerging for improvements at the West Catawba Avenue and Torrence Chapel Road/Liverpool Parkway intersection which will eliminate left turns after all, but not for many years. Cornelius Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant ​said the new plan worked out with the NCDOT gradual​ly eliminates left turns as […]

Nantz road intersection

Nantz Road: Temporary blinking light next week

Get ready for it: The long-awaited traffic light at Nantz Road and West Catawba will be switched on sometime next week, according to town officials. The light will be operating in the flashing mode for five to 10 days, then steady green and red with yellow in between. “The DOT has promised a minimum of […]


Springfest April 2 in Jetton Village

March 24. Mingle with friends and neighbors ​around the gazebo at Jetton Village on Sunday, April 2 from 3​ pm to 8​ ​pm ​at a Springfest hosted​ by Harvey’s and Cornelius Draft House. The free event will feature live music from three local bands, breweries, a wine tent, food and multiple bounce houses for the […]

Upcoming events: March 23-April 2

Bring the little ones to the Cornelius Arts Center Friday to meet the Easter Bunny, make Easter-themed crafts and enjoy a snack. Cornelius’s newest park will be dedicated on Saturday. Named for WWII veteran and MLB Hall of Famer James Hoyt Wilhelm, the six-acre park behind Cornelius Elementary School features athletic fields and a walking track. Thursday, March 23 […]


John Kurti will live on in hospitality award

March 22. The ​late John Kurti, a long-time Cornelius resident and businessman, posthumously received the “Unsung Hospitality Hero​” at the Visit Lake Norman annual meeting. ​He was a founding member ​of the VLN ​board of directors and served on the board for ​more than​ 16 years​. ​The Unsung Hero award will be renamed in his […]


Fire damages home on Havenview

​ March 17. A fire just before midnight at a home at 203​44​ Havenview Dr​ive caused significant damage to more than a third of the house which is just off Bethel Church Road. The Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept. extinguished the blaze with help from the Davidson and Huntersville fire departments. ​No one in the home […]

Upcoming events: March 16-26

Witness a geriatric battle of wills as retirement home roomies stage practical jokes and poke at each other’s Achilles’ heels in “Ripcord,” onstage now at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius. For more laughs, check out the Date Night Comedy Tour on Friday night at Elevation Church. Thursday, March 16 Chamber of Commerce Power Luncheon CMS […]


Eco​-devo hearing ​on tap for OMB

March 15. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will ​hold a public hearing to consider an economic development grant ​for​ Olde Mecklenburg Brewery​ which has purchased​ ​a ​51,000 square-foot​ manufacturing facility just north of downtown Cornelius. “The purpose of the hearing would be to receive public comments on proposed economic development incentives to the […]

Operation Curbside Clean-Up

Operation Curbside Clean-Up is this Saturday 8 am to noon in the Smithville Community. Organized by the Smithville Coalition, volunteers from non-profits and churches will meet at Smithville Park before setting out on a neighborhood-wide spring clean up day. Organizers are looking for volunteers as well as trucks, trailers, lawn equipment and black trash bags. […]

Jim Duke will seek re-election

Another member of the Cornelius Town Board has announced his intention to seek re-election. Town Commissioner Jim Duke will run for a third term on the Cornelius Board of Commissioners. First elected in 2013, Duke said his focus will continue to be “listening to our citizens, bringing our whole town together as one community, and […]