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Tricia Sisson will run for town board

June 12. Tricia Sisson, the Lake Norman Chamber Board’s membership services chair, has announced her candidacy for Town Commissioner in Cornelius. As of right now, there are at least seven candidates for the five open seats on the Town Board. “Cornelius needs a collective voice in the Lake Norman community, and a strong leader who […]

Charlotte Cycle Boat Mock up

Aloha! New cycleboats come to Cornelius

June 13. Paddleboard entrepreneur Rob Bennett has a new business that will enable more people to get out on Lake Norman for fun, with or without a beer in their hand. Bennett, the owner of My Aloha Paddle and Surf, is the member/organizer of Charlotte Cycleboats, a water-based spinoff of land-based pedaling party pubs. “Cycleboats provide […]

Upcoming Events: June 8 – 18

Local VCPs—very caring people—will pour drinks at the eighth annual Celebrity Bartending fundraiser tonight at Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails. Commissioner Pat Cotham will duel for tips with Commissioner Jim Puckett, Woody Washam competes against Rusty Knox. Other familiar faces behind the bar include Nettie Reeves, Laura Engel, Thurman Ross and Shelley Johnson.   Thursday, June […]


No new taxes; new storage rules upheld

June 6. By a 4-1 vote, the Cornelius Town Board adopted the 2017-2018 budget at their Monday June 5 meeting. The $22.5 million spending plan retains property taxes at the current tax rate of 25.5 cents/$100 assessed tax value, the lowest town tax rate in the region. Prior to the vote, four residents spoke, all generally in […]

You-know-what happened, but it’s over

The no-swimming advisory that was issued on Friday  for a cove near Bethel Church and Chapel Point Lane has been lifted. The incident involved approximately 395 gallons of sewage discharged into the cove from a broken sewer line at 20220 Bethel Church Road when a sewer line break was caused by underground boring activities. Water samples collected in […]


Storage wars: Whose yard is it anyway?

June 5. By Dave Vieser. Despite the fact that it passed unanimously on May 15, an ordinance governing outdoor storage rules—it puts new limits on the size and quantity of cars, boats and trailers in yards—will be debated by Cornelius commissioners again tonight. “Our town attorney is just erring on the side of caution to make sure the language […]

Park perk: Will Jetton be free?

It looks like Cornelius commissioners will officially ask Mecklenburg County to eliminate entrance fees at Jetton Park. The resolution mirrors a motion adopted last month by the town’s Parks Arts Recreation & Culture Department board. Among the hundreds of parks run by the county, Jetton Park is the only park other than Ramsey Creek, where an entrance […]

New recycling center in Bailey’s Glen

June 1. The newly formed Recycling Committee in Bailey’s Glen Active Adult Community held an open house on May 25 to launch a recycling center within the clubhouse. Attendees saw educational displays and heard a “recycle rap” written and performed by Rosemary Sullivan. Door prizes consisted of garden compost. The recycling corner will facilitate collection of […]

Upcoming Events: June 1 – 11

Get dirty for a good cause this weekend at Rural Hill. The Warrior Dash feature​s 12 obstacles with grunt-worthy names like Goliath and Muddy Mayhem. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.​ And next Thursday, June 8, is Celebrity Bartending for Big Day at the Lake, with plenty of noteworthy locals like Chaz Beasley, […]


Hundreds attend Memorial Day service

May 30. A touching Memorial Day ​service on the lawn at Town Hall yesterday focused on America’s fallen soldiers ​dating back to the Revolutionary War. ​The event was hosted by American Legion Post 86, which also provided the 21-gun salute, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years.​ ​Keynote speaker Lt. Col.​ Shawn Cowley, a retired […]