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Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

The aftermath of Hurricane Camille: large boat washed up in yard. Biloxi, Mississippi. Photo date: August 17, 1969.

Planners vote 6-1 against tighter boat storage rules

April 27. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius Planning Board Members voted 6-1 against a new set of regulations that would limit the outdoor storage of cars, boats and RVs. This sets up an interesting situation: The Town Board takes up the same set of regulations May 15, with a recommendation for a “no” from the planners.Boats […]

Upcoming events: Apr 27-May 7

‘Tawba Walk XIII is a​ fun​ street festival with music, artists, performers, kids’ zone and pet treats. More than 80 artists will showcase their work and offer demonstrations. The festival is 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Street Mill. Small Business Week kicks off with a luncheon at The Peninsula Club on Tuesday. Speakers include former McCormick […]

Hough High hosts state choir competition

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities and William Peace University will hold the State Finals of Show Choir Competition at Hough High Saturday April 29. The high school division will begin at 10 am. The high schools will perform in order: Hillside High School of Durham, Lake Norman High School, Kings Mountain High School, […]

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OMB p​roject in ​j​eopardy​; Bradford asks for talks​

April 25. By Dave Vieser. The failure of the State Legislature to expand the annual 25,000 barrel cap for craft breweries may not have flattened the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery economic development project. NC Rep. John Bradford hopes to save it with a Hail Mary compromise that would raise the production cap for craft brewers. At […]


New hotel plan: ‘I don’t think you’ve got it right’

April 25. By Dave Vieser. A plan to build a seven-story hotel on five acres at the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Waterview Drive received a chilly reception at its first public airing Monday. Members of the town’s Pre-development Review Committee didn’t dismiss the possibility of a hotel at the site, but they were […]


Make a good impression with fabric-covered table

If you have a lot of space, or a just a little in an open floor plan, a nicely skirted table is a designer classic. Don’t worry about this being a stuffy idea either. A well-tailored, just-touching-the-floor fabric-covered table can be luxurious in a large foyer, or coastal-casual with a blue and white look on […]


​H​otel propos​al back​ for W​.​ Catawba

​April 21. By Dave Vieser​. ​They’re baaack: Scaled-down plan​s​ ​for a multi​-​story hotel on​ West Catawba Avenue ​will come back before Cornelius government officials. The original 14​-​story proposal went nowhere six months ago​ after plenty of neighborhood opposition.​ Officially known as the Robbins Park Hotel, the plans submitted by Kingston, Jamaica​-​based Millingen Architects, on behalf […]

Dive into​ Big Day at the Lake​ ​with the Beach Bash April 27​

Big Day at the Lake ​2017 officially ​gets under way Thursday April ​27 with the Beach Bash at Port City Club in Cornelius. ​Put on your beach clothes and enjoy food and drink specials, ​shag DJ​ “Youngblood” Scott Smith​ from 97.1 WSGE and a silent auction and raffle. ​All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters […]

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New​ outdoor​ storage rules proposed for Cornelius

April 21. ​By Dave Vieser​. New regulations pertaining to the outdoor storage of cars, boats and RVs in Cornelius will be considered by the town’s Planning Board ​when they meet Monday ​at ​Town Hall. Officials ​say ​the ordinance language needed to be “tightened up.” ​It could mean no more old cars out in the yard, […]