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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 […]

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‘A Kiss Goodbye’ says hello to big win

By Dave Vieser. “A Kiss Goodbye,” a four-year​-old Northern Kiss Mare Saddlebred owned by Kim and David Goodrum, was the unanimous winner of the Junior Five Gaited Title at this summer’s World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville Kentucky. Burt Honaker piloted the talented horse in her debut performance, and the Goodrums were understandably thrilled. “We’ve been […]

Guns & Hoses scores: $5,280

The annual “Guns & Hoses” faceoff between the Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue brought in $5,280 for the TopDeck Foundation, which supports the police. The event at Bailey Road Park feature a first pitch thrown out by Hough High School Alum and current UNC Tar Heel star Luke Maye. The Cornelius Police […]

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Tommy Knox: Once a Scout, always a scout

The Knox family name is so well​-known in Lake Norman, there’s a Knox Road. Knoxes have served as mayors of Charlotte (Eddie), Cornelius (Gary), Davidson (Russell) and Mooresville (Joe). The beloved “Waving Man” on North Main is a Knox who also goes by Mike. But only one has devoted 50 years to Boy Scouts. Thomas […]

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In-migration helps drive home prices

By Kate Stevens. Demand for mid-price housing in Cornelius is outstripping supply as in-migration continues unabated. The Lake Norman real estate market is expected to continue this low-supply trend into the foreseeable future, according to local market experts. DataUSA says our town’s population 27,000 but the 2016 Census shows 30,207 residents. Five years out town officials […]

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Personalize Claire’s bean soup with any topping you desire

Claire and Dustin Sherwood, residents here for five years, have two daughters ages four and five and a lot of fun together. Claire enjoys cooking, having grown up in a household with lots of activity in the kitchen and plenty of food. “My parents were awesome cooks. My dad made amazing homemade stir fry meals […]

It looks like town will oppose CMS bond

At their meeting on Oct. 2, Cornelius commissioners will consider a resolution opposing the $922 million bond package from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools which will be on the ballot in November. The commissioners tabled a similar resolution at their last meeting Sept. 18 because some were not happy with the precise wording. Opponents of the bond package, […]

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Honor Flight taking WWII, Korean, Vietnam vets to DC

Sept. 29. The ​Queen City Honor Flight, which flies its first mission one week from today, will take World War II, Korean War Vietnam War veterans, ​as well as those with a life-limiting illness​, to ​visit ​their memorials in ​our​ nation’s capitol. Queen City Honor Flight is a member of the national Honor Flight Network, […]

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EarthTalk: What is ‘green patent sharing?’​

What is so-called green patent sharing and how does it work? —Bill  The idea behind so-called green patent sharing is that researchers, inventors and companies can share the rights to make, use or incorporate certain patented technologies that benefit the environment, theoretically expediting the development of energy efficiency, pollution prevention, recycling, water conservation and other advances […]

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