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Early voting begins next Saturday at Town Hall

Early voting starts Saturday Oct. 28 in Cornelius Oct. 19. By Dave Vieser. One stop/early voting will begin next week in Cornelius at Town Hall under a new schedule adopted by the Mecklenburg Board of Elections. Voters can cast their ballots starting Saturday Oct. 28 from 10 am to 1 pm, or 10 am to 7 […]

‘Save Davidson’ endorses Knox for Davidson mayor

Oct. 18. Save Davidson, the citizen group that started out fighting the Beaty Street development​ known as Luminous, has endorsed Rusty Knox for mayor. ​A long-time Realtor and fixture in the community, Knox is running against incumbent John Woods and former commissioner Laurie Venzon. ​Davidson is in the midst of a political awakening, thanks in […]


Not quite a border war, but Cornelius defends northern edge

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will look into how to write a resolution in opposition to the Potts Street Development that straddles the Davidson town line near the YMCA. Although the Cornelius portion of the rezoning application from Crescent Communities for nine homes has been withdrawn, plans for a 295 unit complex […]


Davidson resident, 26, admits vandalizing monument

Sept. 19. By Dave Yochum. A 26-year-old Davidson man has confessed to defacing the Confederate Veterans Monument on Zion Street. The monument, erected in 1905 during the Jim Crow era, sits on Zion Avenue in Cornelius, almost directly across from Fire Station No. 1. Cornelius Police say Maxwell Montague Sommer was arrested by Davidson Police […]


Growth drives traffic ahead of schedule on Hwy. 73

  By Dave Vieser. When conversation in the Golden Crescent—the motorsports region from Lake Norman to Cabarrus—turns to traffic, I-77 is normally front and center. However, there’s another traffic corridor that is getting a significant amount of attention: Hwy. 73. A 35-mile stretch from Lincoln County on the west to Concord eastward is like a Main […]


Development meetings: 1 for Cornelius, 1 for Davidson

Aug. 10. By Dave Vieser. A community meeting at Cornelius Town Hall last night brought out way more Davidson residents than Cornelius residents, but they seemed equally concerned. The vast majority of the project—nearly 300 apartments and townhomes—is located in Davidson where residents have been up in arms about Crescent Acquisitions’ proposal. Crescent is one of the top […]

Lake Davidson Clean-up

The Davidson Police Department in partnership with the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Lake Davidson Clean Up 8:30 am to noon this Saturday. Volunteers will meet at the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve entrance and will divide into teams to go from there. Volunteers will be provided with rubber gloves, trash bags, and litter […]

Symphony Tonight!

The rain and clouds will go away in time for the symphony under the stars. Accuweather says it will be partly cloudy in Cornelius by 6 pm or 7 pm, and partly sunny by 8. Singer Rockie Lynne will get us started at 6:45 pm, the symphony gets under way at 8:15 and fireworks follow. […]

‘Celebrate America’ at Bailey June 24

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will “Celebrate America” under the stars June 24 at Bailey Road Park. Gates will open at p.m. with children’s activities and concessions. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Country musice singer Rockie Lynne will kick off the evening at 6:45 p.m., with the Charlotte Symphony following at 8:15 p.m. A fireworks […]


As growth issues build, three running for mayor in Davidson

  By Kate Stevens. Mayoral candidate Laurie Venzon feels it is time for new leadership to guide future growth in Davidson, a town facing increasing pressure to develop at a rate she says many residents are unhappy with. “It’s important that we can re-establish trust with the residents and the citizen survey indicated not only […]