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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 […]

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. […]

Volunteers needed for Smithville clean-up March 17

Feb. 15 – Operation Curbside Cleanup, an annual Smithville community clean-up event, is scheduled for March 17. Volunteers should meet at Smithville Park at 8 a.m. before setting out through the neighborhood to work. The clean-up event is organized by the Smithville Community Coalition in partnership with the North Catawba Neighborhood Association, the town of […]

Rotary Pancake Breakfast is Saturday

See and be seen at the North Meck Rotary Pancake Breakfast Saturday at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Hundreds of people turn out every year for breakfast in the church fellowship hall from 7 am to noon. There are always fun, fellowship, a silent auction, raffles and a chance to say hello to neighbors, elected officials and, […]


Civil rights leader to speak at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church

    Feb. 7. The Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate Black History Month with a guest speaker who walked arm in arm with Martin Luther King during the historic Selma to Montgomery March 53 years ago. The Rev. Dr. Jesse Lee Douglas, Sr., an early leader in the Civil Rights movement who marched […]

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Come to Black History Month event at Town Hall Feb. 24

By Ron Potts. The Black History Month program at Town Hall each year looks at the history of families in and around the Smithville community. We’ve heard stories from the following families: Connor, Stinson, Grier, Nelson, Rivens, and Potts. We have also featured authors such as Lucy Withers McLean (No More Chicken Feet), Marshall Lowery (If […]

​Regional clout: Newsmakers Breakfast ​Feb. 22 features all 3 N. Meck mayors

  The three mayors of North Mecklenburg will ​field questions from the audience at the Newsmakers Breakfast ​Feb. 22 at The Peninsula Club.​  ​The mayors—Woody Washam in Cornelius, Rusty Knox in Davidson and John Aneralla in Huntersville—show signs of cooperating on issues ranging from development to affordable housing, from I-77 to education. Their opinions, especially when they are in concert, […]

Police check your car seat

The Cornelius Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will host bi-monthly car seat checking stations from 3 pm to  6 pm at Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Station 1, 19729 S. Main Street. Whether you’ve just installed a car seat or need help installing, certified technicians will inspect your car seat free of charge. No appointment necessary.  Child […]

Cancer fundraiser sets sail March 4

Carolina Grace, a 100-foot yacht, will be the setting for Carnevale Rosa di Firenze, a fundraiser for breast cancer survivors who will be participating in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Participatory Festival. Held every four years, this international race will be in Florence, Italy in July. More than 100 teams from around the world […]

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Be connected: New meetings will connect residents with Town Hall

Jan. 23. Cornelius residents will have a chance to get to know their elected officials during the town’s new “Connecting Cornelius” meet-ups. The first “Connecting Cornelius” event is scheduled for Feb. 5 at 8:30 a.m. at Harvey’s, located at 19906 N. Cove Road, Suite A, near Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Jetton Village. Mayor Woody Washam […]