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CATS out of the bag: New buses for I77 toll lanes

June 23. The grand opening of the new Charlotte Area Transportation System Park and Ride lot on Sefton Park Road, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed due to the weather, but snazzy new buses are already in service. CATS has 11 “luxury”  buses to supplement the express route fleet and enhance trip comfort. The […]


Jetton Park, free at last; Ramsey Creek, sort of

June 21. Mecklenburg County Commissioners have eliminated the weekend entrance fees at Jetton Park. The unanimous vote followed a brief discussion with the head of the county parks system, James Garges, who said the only other park which had entrance fees was McDowell Park, but they had been eliminated about eight years ago. Ramsey Creek Park […]


Yes!! Cornelius is a ‘best lake town’ in the US

June 21. If you ever wonder if you moved to the right town, worry no more. MSN/Lifestyle puts Cornelius at No. 5 on the list of 10 best lake towns in the United States. MSN Reporter Clara Appelbaum says Cornelius is an “awesome: lake town: “For city slickers, Cornelius, North Carolina, is the perfect town to […]

New PARC fees will generate $2,000 for town

June 20. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius commissioners voted 4-0 last night to increase fees for 26 different services provided by the town Parks Department. The fee hikes are expected to generate about $2,000 in additional revenue annually. Each year, staff reviews fees and recommends changes based on use patterns, comparison with other agencies, and new services. […]


CATS opens new Park & Ride Friday

June 19. By Dave Vieser. It will be easier to commute to jobs in Charlotte when the new Charlotte Area Transportation System Park and Ride lot opens on Sefton Park Road on Friday. The mayors of Cornelius and Davidson will officiate at the ribbon cutting at 10 am which heralds changes in routes and schedules, including […]

Father’s Day remembrance from NC Sen. Jeff Tarte

  Father’s Day 2017. By Jeff Tarte. My dad, William (Bill) Edward Tarte was born during the Great Depression, the third of eight children, in Aynor, S.C. He served in the Air Force during Korea and attended 2 1/2 years at the University of Illinois on the GI Bill. He met my mom, opened a […]


Red, White & Bundled: Big success for soldiers’ families

June 16. There was a packed house last night for Susan Tillis’ third annual Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower ​at Cornelius Town Hall. ​People came from Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson, and from far and wide, to bring baby item​s​ ​and welcome home packages for newborns of junior enlisted at Fort Bragg. The annual income for the recipient families is approximately […]

County to consider no entrance fee at Jetton Park

June 15. It looks like the Cornelius Town Board may finally get its way. The County is poised to consider a resolution at their Tuesday June 20 meeting which would do away with the entrance fees charged at Jetton Park in Cornelius. County Parks Director Jim Garges said a resolution is on the June 20 Board of County Commissioners Meeting […]


United Way funds Ada Jenkins, Big Brothers Big Sisters

June 15. United Way of Central Carolinas  will contribute $340,785 to Ada Jenkins in Davidson, as part of a strategy focused on building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic needs support across our region. The targeted approach will be fueled by broad civic engagement that brings together the […]

Upcoming Events: June 15 – 25

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Symphony Under the Stars this Friday at the EnergyExplorium in Huntersville. The concert will feature stirring works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as popular favorites from “My Fair Lady” and “Rocky.” Pack a picnic dinner and arrive early for a good spot to enjoy the free […]