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Modern Dad: Kids make a car show fascinating, a cold brew helps too

I don’t know anything about cars. My favorite kind of car is one that’s been paid off. I care so little about cars that I owned the same Honda Accord for four presidential terms. I haven’t always been this way. When I was a nine-year-old in Minnesota during the ‘80s I loved cars, specifically Pontiac […]


New business taps into dancers

Dec. 12. It looks like ballroom dancing has legs thanks to dance-inspired television shows and rising interest in dance as an alternative form of exercise. Indeed, classes are filling up ​at the new Dynamic Ballroom. An official ribbon cutting was held at the glassed-in dance studio​ last week thanks to the Lake Norman Chamber. In a twist, […]


Let it snow

Dec. 9. Up to a point, right? The National Weather Service says snow showers will stop mid-afternoon, and temperatures won’t rise much past 36 or 37 degrees. Roads will likely remain clear, but brace yourself for tonight: Temperatures will drop into the 20s. Twenty-four to be exact. The weather-person says we’re in for a little […]

Mayor revives citizen-driven Transportation Advisory Board

​Dec. 7. ​By Dave Vieser​. ​In one of his first official acts, Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam has revived the town’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), which has been dormant since February, 2013. The Board is one of 17 standing advisory committees​whose members are directly appoint​ed by the mayor. The TAB was originally formed in 2008 but was […]


Traffic issues raised over proposed child care center on Westmoreland

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. A plan to build a 12,000-square-foot child care center on Westmoreland just west of Legacy Apartments raised traffic concerns from some town commissioners and residents at the first of two public hearings earlier this week. The entrance and exit to Vanderbilt Children’s Cottage, which will be on the north side of […]

New Davidson mayor speaks at Newsmakers Breakfast Dec 14

Rusty Knox, the incoming mayor of Davidson, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker Dec. 14​ at The Peninsula Club.​ A Realtor, singer and the son of former Mayor Russell Knox, he defeated John Woods in the November election. Fast growth, transparency in government and social media played major roles in the intense debate leading up to […]

Death investigation on Schooner Drive completed

UPDATED Nov. 30. 1 PM. Police say a death in the Rockridge Shores neighborhood on Schooner Drive Wednesday around 6 pm was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There was no threat to the surrounding area, according to police, although the entrance to the area, on Schooner Drive at Torrence Chapel, was  blocked between the […]

Town Board meets Monday on Waltrip plan

At their Monday Nov. 20 meeting, Cornelius commissioners will conduct the final public hearing, then render a decision on a request by MW ARK to subdivide and rezone the Michael Waltrip properties located at 19340 Liverpool Parkway and 20310 Chartwell Center Drive from Highway Commercial to Conditional Zoning. The owners believe su dividing the 11.48 […]

Child care center planned for Westmoreland

Nov. 16. True North Cos. of Roswell, Ga. is seeking zoning approval for a new child care center at 8715 Westmoreland, just west of the Legacy Apartments and to the east of the proposed mixed-use development on the iconic Alexander Farm. The facility would be known as the Vanderbilt Children’s Cottage. There will be a […]

Community Thanksgiving service Monday

A Cornelius tradition, the annual  community Thanksgiving service, will be held at Torrence Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church on Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 pm. Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cornelius will deliver the  message. The all-church choir will rehearse promptly at 6 pm on Monday. The anthem is “Come, Thou Fount” arranged by Craig […]