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Margaret’s Peppernut recipe

2 Cups Sugar ½ cup Butter ½ cup Lard Combine three parts above, or ‘cream’ these.  Don’t let this ‘dough’ get cold on the board. ¼ tsp white pepper 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp anise seed 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp ginger 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp allspice Add all seven parts listed above […]

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Bob Enzwiler’s recipe for Tacos Nachos is a big hit

During the day, Cornelius resident Bob Enzwiler is busy filling orders for motorcycle accessories at his highly successful Lake Norman headquarters of Pro-Pad USA. He and his wife Louise work long days together, leaving them little time to cook since they often don’t arrive home on weekdays until after 7pm. In a way, that’s a […]

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Irene Slaughter shares recipe for a strawberry-rhubarb crisp

Irene Slaughter, who lives in Bailey’s Glen, comes from a family of seven children. “We were all expected to take our turns in the kitchen when we were old enough. Our kitchen was always a gathering place for family and friends, sitting around the table enjoying milk or coffee and a sweet,” she says. Her […]

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Charges and citations Sept. 22-28, 2015, reported by the Cornelius Police Department.

Charges Smith, Anthony Lamont (B M, 39) Charge of Impaired Driving D W I, M (M),
at 20832 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, on 09/23/2015. Ramirez, Jhonatan Ramirez (W M, 22) Charge of Warrant For Arrest, M (M),
at 21036 Brinkley St, Cornelius, on 09/24/2015. Moynihan, John Francis (W M, 17) Charge of Poss. Of Drug Paraphernalia, M
(M), at […]

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Healthy eating is a way of life for the Berkmans

For Arlene and Milt Berkman, living healthy is a way to live well. They adhere to a vegan diet and have all the vim and vigor of couples half their age. Arlene’s blood sugar has dropped from 135 to 107. Milt, 74, has lost about 20 lbs. During the past four and a half years […]

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Muy bean: Dee Gilroy’s soup is hearty, good for the heart

What could be better than a hearty, healthy soup, fresh bread, a little wine and dinner with the family on the deck? Not much, according to Dee Gilroy, the subject of this month’s Cornelius Cooks. The UNC-Charlotte Spanish professor, husband Dave Gilroy and their four girls are an active bunch, but eating well is a […]

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Cornelius family hosts exchange student from Spain

The Wells family from Jetton Cove played host to Iker Garcia de Vicuna, a 14-year-old exchange student from Bilboa, Spain. The Wells were one of three local families in the Lake Norman area housing teens from Spain as part of the Hi5-Linx exchange organization. For Iker (pronounced eake-er) it was a fascinating month. “I found […]

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Delicious blackberrry cobbler, courtesy of Sharon Washam

One of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet in Cornelius is this month’s Cornelius Cook, Sharon Washam. A businesswoman in her own right, she is also the wife of Woody Washam, the highest vote-getter in the 2013 Cornelius Town Board elections. As the top vote-getter, he became mayor pro tem. Now she’s Woody’s campaign manager, […]

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Sharon Knox’s spicy buffalo chicken dip just right for entertaining

Peninsula resident Sharon Knox enjoys entertaining by the lake, where she and husband Gary Knox, the former mayor of Cornelius, have lived for 15 years. The couple enjoys being out on their dock and watching the sunset. The former mayor, a well-known real estate broker with cousin Charles Knox, is often seen rowing and fishing […]

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Cornelius Town Board wants ‘time-out’ for plan to widen I-77 with tolls

May 4. It looks like the residents of Cornelius have spoken and the Town Board has listened. Mayor Chuck Travis says there will be enough votes at tonight’s meeting to “call a time out” for plans to widen I-77 between Lake Norman and Charlotte. A call for a time-out would go straight to Gov. Pat McCrory, not […]

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