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Modern Dad: Kids make a car show fascinating, a cold brew helps too

I don’t know anything about cars. My favorite kind of car is one that’s been paid off. I care so little about cars that I owned the same Honda Accord for four presidential terms. I haven’t always been this way. When I was a nine-year-old in Minnesota during the ‘80s I loved cars, specifically Pontiac […]

Cornelius Town Board members attend Davidson Town Board

Dec. 14. In a mutual show of respect and solidarity, all five members of the new Cornelius Town Board as well as Mayor Woody Washam attended the Davidson Town Board meeting Tuesday. It was the good kind of payback: Monday a week ago, all five members of the new Davidson Board of Commissioners attended the […]


Affordable housing builds a foundation for a better community

By Dave Yochum. When you look on an aerial map of Cornelius you can see it pretty quickly. Some of the most run-down, sub-standard housing in Cornelius is less than a mile away from well-tailored million-dollar homes. Yet there are dwellings within an easy walk of those million-dollar homes where adults and children are literally […]


New business taps into dancers

Dec. 12. It looks like ballroom dancing has legs thanks to dance-inspired television shows and rising interest in dance as an alternative form of exercise. Indeed, classes are filling up ​at the new Dynamic Ballroom. An official ribbon cutting was held at the glassed-in dance studio​ last week thanks to the Lake Norman Chamber. In a twist, […]


Let it snow

Dec. 9. Up to a point, right? The National Weather Service says snow showers will stop mid-afternoon, and temperatures won’t rise much past 36 or 37 degrees. Roads will likely remain clear, but brace yourself for tonight: Temperatures will drop into the 20s. Twenty-four to be exact. The weather-person says we’re in for a little […]

Mayor revives citizen-driven Transportation Advisory Board

​Dec. 7. ​By Dave Vieser​. ​In one of his first official acts, Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam has revived the town’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), which has been dormant since February, 2013. The Board is one of 17 standing advisory committees​whose members are directly appoint​ed by the mayor. The TAB was originally formed in 2008 but was […]


Traffic issues raised over proposed child care center on Westmoreland

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. A plan to build a 12,000-square-foot child care center on Westmoreland just west of Legacy Apartments raised traffic concerns from some town commissioners and residents at the first of two public hearings earlier this week. The entrance and exit to Vanderbilt Children’s Cottage, which will be on the north side of […]

Washam era begins, anti-toll leader takes seat on town board

Dec. 5. By Dave Yochum. What America is known for, democracy and the orderly transfer of power, occurred as planned Monday night at Town Hall. Newly installed Mayor Woody Washam started by presiding over a public hearing on a proposed daycare center on Westmoreland. Traffic concerns were immediately raised by residents and the new Board of Commissioners. […]


Changing of the guard at Town Board; Travis’ parting shot

Dec. 4. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum and Dave Vieser. Woody Washam, who ran unopposed for mayor but ran a modest campaign nevertheless, will be sworn in Monday night by NC Rep. John Bradford. Commissioners Mike Miltich, Dave Gilro, and Thurman Ross, who were reelected, will be sworn in also, as well as new commissioners Kurt Naas […]


Gospel sing Saturday commemorates Lula Bell Houston; funeral Sunday

There will be a gospel sing to commemorate the life of Lula Bell Houston 5 pm to 8 pm at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Davidson. Visitation will be 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the church, with the funeral service at 2:30 pm. Lula Bell was a beloved presence for 60 years at Davidson College as […]