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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 […]


Meet Betsy Shores, voice of Cornelius Police

By Dave Vieser. When a potential bomb threat near Town Hall brought over a dozen media outlets to Cornelius, Police Communications Specialist Betsy Shores broke away from her vacation to help the department handle media relations, allowing officers to focus on an hours-long​ incident​ that shut down downtown​. This type of dedication has led the department […]


Honor Flight: Long after the wars have ended, veterans get the trip of a lifetime and the welcome home they deserve

By Dave Yochum. The Queen City Honor Flight in October brought veterans from Cornelius and all around Charlotte to Washington, D.C. where they saw the imposing monuments and memorials erected to their branches of the service or the war in which they fought. Their return home was just as moving. When the chartered American Airlines jet […]


Voter turn-out looks strong in local election

ELECTION DAY 4 PM. BY Dave Yochum. Voter turn-out looks higher than in previous off-years as Election Day winds down in Cornelius where 11 people are running for five seats on the Town  Board. Almost all of the candidates are out at the Jetton Park or Town Hall polling places greeting voters and hoping to […]


Choose 5 for Town Board, 1 for school board, yes/no on school bonds

ELECTION DAY 8 AM. ​It’s a murky day, but many Cornelius v​oters can expect ​a bright and shiny greeting when they go to the polls between now and 7:30 pm. Candidates and their supporters were out in force at the Jetton Park and Town Hall precincts, not so much at Bethel Presbyterian Church and Community in […]

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Two who put others first remembered

By Dave Yochum. Two lives are merging at Davidson College, one cut too short, the other long and full; one white, one black. Both passionate about serving others. The newly dedicated Student Resource Center on campus is called Lula Bell’s and resides in the already named Lula Bell Houston Laundry. Lula Bell, 94, is a fixture […]


Clubs, churches, support adults with special needs

By Dave Vieser. “There’s so much warmth in the room when they meet, you don’t need to turn on the heat!” So said Neil Serdinsky of Cornelius, whose 20-year-old daughter Allison was recently named newcomer of the year by the Lake Norman Aktion Club. The Action Club is one of a number of groups and organizations […]

Charlotte Rescue Mission needs 2,000 turkeys

​The ​Charlotte Rescue Mission​, ​a free 120-day residential program for ​people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol​, is looking for 2,000 frozen turkeys in time for Thanksgiving. Each year the Charlotte Rescue Mission works with the community to ​feed those who will eat at the Mission on Thanksgiving Day as well as provide Thanksgiving boxes with […]


Vote early (not often) at Cornelius Town Hall

Nov. 2. By Dave Yochum. Early voting ​is under way this week at Town Hall, ​and, chances are you aren’t going to wait. ​ Cast your ballot from 10 am to 7 pm today​ and tomorrow or ​Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm. Davidson voters are turning out, too, with a hotly contested three-way […]