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CMS plan shifts some Antiquity, Hough students

April 27. By Dave Vieser. The proposed CMS student reassignment plan unveiled this week calls for moving elementary school students who live in Antiquity from JV Washam to Cornelius Elementary School. Meanwhile, some Huntersville students who currently attend Hough High would move to Hopewell. The changes, if approved, will take effect no sooner than the […]

Beach Bash Thursday benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

April 26. Year 13 of Big Day at the Lake officially gets under way tomorrow with a Beach Bash at Port City Club in Cornelius. The fundraiser starts at 5:30 p.m. at Port City Club on Harborside Drive in Cornelius. The cost to attend is $5. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. There will be a live […]


Seniors: Ask for that discount!

April 26. If you’re of a certain age and enjoyed getting the 5 percent senior discount on Thursdays at Harris Teeter self-checkout, be forewarned: You now have to ask for it. According to US Census data, 10 percent of Cornelius residents are over 65 years old. VIC (Very Important Customer) cardholders used to get a […]

Hough High hosts state choir competition

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities and William Peace University will hold the State Finals of Show Choir Competition at Hough High Saturday April 29. The high school division will begin at 10 am. The high schools will perform in order: Hillside High School of Durham, Lake Norman High School, Kings Mountain High School, […]

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OMB p​roject in ​j​eopardy​; Bradford asks for talks​

April 25. By Dave Vieser. The failure of the State Legislature to expand the annual 25,000 barrel cap for craft breweries may not have flattened the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery economic development project. NC Rep. John Bradford hopes to save it with a Hail Mary compromise that would raise the production cap for craft brewers. At […]


New hotel plan: ‘I don’t think you’ve got it right’

April 25. By Dave Vieser. A plan to build a seven-story hotel on five acres at the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Waterview Drive received a chilly reception at its first public airing Monday. Members of the town’s Pre-development Review Committee didn’t dismiss the possibility of a hotel at the site, but they were […]


​H​otel propos​al back​ for W​.​ Catawba

​April 21. By Dave Vieser​. ​They’re baaack: Scaled-down plan​s​ ​for a multi​-​story hotel on​ West Catawba Avenue ​will come back before Cornelius government officials. The original 14​-​story proposal went nowhere six months ago​ after plenty of neighborhood opposition.​ Officially known as the Robbins Park Hotel, the plans submitted by Kingston, Jamaica​-​based Millingen Architects, on behalf […]

Dive into​ Big Day at the Lake​ ​with the Beach Bash April 27​

Big Day at the Lake ​2017 officially ​gets under way Thursday April ​27 with the Beach Bash at Port City Club in Cornelius. ​Put on your beach clothes and enjoy food and drink specials, ​shag DJ​ “Youngblood” Scott Smith​ from 97.1 WSGE and a silent auction and raffle. ​All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters […]

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New​ outdoor​ storage rules proposed for Cornelius

April 21. ​By Dave Vieser​. New regulations pertaining to the outdoor storage of cars, boats and RVs in Cornelius will be considered by the town’s Planning Board ​when they meet Monday ​at ​Town Hall. Officials ​say ​the ordinance language needed to be “tightened up.” ​It could mean no more old cars out in the yard, […]

Crazy gridlock

April 20. Police and town officials are keeping an eye on traffic on West Catawba which was fully gridlocked in both directions late this afternoon. Police are watching cameras on the town’s major artery, but there’s apparently no explanation other than unusual delays on I-77. 0000000