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Eat This Up! New brews at a D8 in the future at D9 Brewing

D9 Brewing Co. has a couple of new brews: Defying Gravity (4th Edition) Lagrangrian One Gate. This 14 percent sour ale mixes black raspberries with a special 10-spice blend. Langrangrian is when gravitational pull is equal among multiple rotating planets, stars and moons. Yes, we had to look this up. Discord is a sweet, “brazenly […]

Will buffer in landscape plans help relieve development headaches?

Cornelius Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to the town’s land development code. The major change would be an increase in the street landscape buffer required for new projects within the town, potentially decreasing the intrusiveness of new development “We’ve been working on proposed changes to the land development code for several […]



Feb. 16. By Dave Yochum. Flags at local businesses are flying at half staff in honor of those killed at the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Gov. Roy Cooper said, “Our hearts are broken for people in Florida—for those kids, for those adults who were killed.” The flag was at half-staff at Lake Norman Realty. Abigail Jennings, […]

Registration for 115+ camps opens March 1

Registration for the Cornelius PARC Department Summer Camp program opens Thursday March 1. Be sure to act fast; they fill up fast.  The Summer Camp Guide is available online and in the PARC office. Brochures will go home with JV Washam and Cornelius Elementary students next week. There are 115 half-day and mini camps, as […]

Missing teen returns

Samantha Janet Mendez has been located and is safe.  No additional details were released by Cornelius Police.  She was reported missing Feb. 8.

Black History Month celebration Feb. 24 at Town Hall

Feb. 15 – The town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition will host an annual Black History Month celebration February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances from local historically-black churches and offer children’s activities and refreshments. […]

Reward: Cornelius Police seek assistance locating missing teen

Feb. 12. UPDATE. The Cornelius Police Department is searching for 17-year old Samantha Janet Mendez whose mother said ran away last week. Meanwhile, a $5,000 reward has been announced. Mendez, who was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a hooded pullover, is believed to have run away from her residence Feb. 8 between 7:15 a.m. […]


Music lovers take note: Ethan Regan has a song in his heart

By Dave Yochum. Imagine sitting down in Birkdale Village and singing—not an easy thing to do. Fourteen-year-old Ethan Regan started doing it when he was 12. They’ve since shooed him away, but Ethan has the stage presence, voice and talent to busk pretty much wherever he wants. He has just released an extended play album called […]

Cornelius PARC summer camp registration opens March 1

Feb. 13 – The Cornelius PARC Department will open registration for 2018 summer camps March 1 at 7:00 a.m. The 2018 Summer Camp Guide is now available at and at Cornelius Town Hall located at 21445 Catawba Avenue. The camp guide includes all of the details, dates and descriptions for more than 110 half-day […]

Pike piques interest of job seekers; job fair Friday

There are at least a half-dozen jobs o​pen at the newest location of one of​ the nation’s largest independent garden retailer​s. Pike Nursery says it thrives on selection and service—in spite of having both Lowe’s​ and Home Depot less than a mile away. There will be a job fair on Friday at the new store, located at 18234 […]