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Commuter rail or bus rapid transit? CATS paws at both

Oct. 19. By Dave Vieser. The Charlotte Area Transit System​’s​ (CATS) fresh look at rapid transit opportunities ​in the North Mecklenburg corridor ​will include ideas for both rail and bus rapid transit​, not just​ ​a commuter train​. “The study is not limited to just rail​,​” said CATS spokeswoman Juliann Sheldon​.​ “CATS will be exploring all […]

Early voting begins next Saturday at Town Hall

Early voting starts Saturday Oct. 28 in Cornelius Oct. 19. By Dave Vieser. One stop/early voting will begin next week in Cornelius at Town Hall under a new schedule adopted by the Mecklenburg Board of Elections. Voters can cast their ballots starting Saturday Oct. 28 from 10 am to 1 pm, or 10 am to 7 […]


Traffic study planned for Catawba/One Norman

Oct. 17. By Dave Vieser. A consulting firm will conduct a traffic impact analysis (TIA) on a prime 11-acre development site at the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and One Norman B​oulevard​. The property owner, Charter Cornelius, is planning five commercial/retail buildings comprising a total of 48,225 square feet. The proposal calls for three buildings […]

RSVP for Top Women Champagne Reception & Mini Expo

By Katie P. Sherman. Twenty-one successful women will be recognized at the 2017 Top Women in Business Awards, one of the oldest and largest events honoring women in Lake Norman and Cabarrus County. This year’s Top Women finalists are a diverse group, ranging from small business owners to physicians and Realtors. Business Today’s Top Women […]


Political signs come and go with wind, landscapers, thieves

​Oct. 13. It looks like it wasn’t the Russians trying to influence who is elected to Cornelius’ greatest deliberative body come Nov. 7. Town Commissioner Mike Miltich, a physician, says the dark-haired man who was caught on video stealing his campaign signs was just a regular guy who happened to have been married by a […]

Chamber comes out against school bond

Oct. 13. Following the lead of the town boards in Huntersville and Cornelius, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has come out against the  $922 million Charlotte Mecklenburg School bond proposal. “The rubric used to determine school priority and the analysis of what defines classroom overcrowding does not address either the current or ongoing needs […]


‘A Kiss Goodbye’ says hello to big win

By Dave Vieser. “A Kiss Goodbye,” a four-year​-old Northern Kiss Mare Saddlebred owned by Kim and David Goodrum, was the unanimous winner of the Junior Five Gaited Title at this summer’s World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville Kentucky. Burt Honaker piloted the talented horse in her debut performance, and the Goodrums were understandably thrilled. “We’ve been […]

Waltrip RaceWorld may be subdivided to accelerate sale

​Oct. 12. ​By Dave Vieser​. ​After trying unsuccessfully to sell the Michael Waltrip RaceWorld complex on Liverpool Parkway, Michael Waltrip is now looking for town approval to subdivide the 11.5 acres into two parcels resulting in one building on each parcel. The request was discussed in public for the first time at the town’s Pre […]

Arts Center ‘conversation’ Oct. 17

The Cornelius Arts Center will host a community conversation Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church. Cornelius residents who live on the east side of town are encouraged to attend. In the coming weeks there will be more input meetings that will target additional areas. During Tuesday’s meeting, Executive Director Justin Dionne will give a […]

Public hearing on key project at Monday’s Town Board meeting

​Oct. 12. At their meeting this coming Monday, Cornelius commissioners will conduct the first of two public hearings on a prime 11-acre development site between West Catawba Avenue and Knox Road at One Norman Boulevard. The owner, Charter Cornelius, is planning five commercial buildings comprising a total of 48,225 square feet. The proposal calls for […]