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Tillis Baby Shower back at Town Hall

May 16. The Susan Tillis Foundation will host t​he ​thir​d annual Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower June 15​ ​at Cornelius Town Hall​.​ ​Everyone ​is asked to bring a baby item to donate​. All items received will be bundled into welcome home packages for newborns of junior enlisted at Fort Bragg​ where the ​annual income […]

Town Board meeting will feature storage, beach

At their Monday May 15 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider a series of new regulations on outdoor storage which comes to the board with a 6-1 denial recommendation from the Planning Board. The town’s Land Development Code Advisory Board had been reviewing the outdoor storage rules and recommended new wording to better define […]


EarthTalk: Fuel Cells

      Is it true that fuel cell cars are finally available for mainstream drivers in the U.S.? — Jack Mixson, Wilmington, DE For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine readily available hydrogen with oxygen to fire up […]

Funeral services Saturday for Wes Southern

May 12. UPDATE. Funeral services for Mayor Wes Southern, the mayor of Cornelius from 1993 to 1999, will be 2 pm Saturday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He has passed away May 8 after a long illness. He was mayor during a time of exceptional growth: The population of Cornelius in 1990 was only […]


High impact: “No Second Chances’ came to Hough High

By Dave Vieser. The accident scene near the high school was horrific: A pick-up truck driven by an impaired motorist had just t-boned a small sedan with three Hough HS girls inside. One of the girls was killed instantly, while two others had to be cut out of the damaged car by crews from the Cornelius […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations reported by the Cornelius PD – May 03 – May 09

Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 170503046 Damage Property 7420 Waterview Dr 12:07:52 05/03/17 ACT Powell, Orrin Bert III 170503087 Larceny 19701 Statesville Rd 17:54:52 05/03/17 ACT ABC Store #17 170503089 Damage Property 10732 Trolley Run Dr 17:53:32 05/03/17 ACT Gould, Barbara 170504037 Larceny 12420 Bailey Rd 07:53:09 05/04/17 CLO Hough High School […]


Greenways: Our town’s Coolness Quotient is climbing

By Dave Yochum. Greenways are increasing our CQ. Indeed, the town’s Coolness Quotient officially goes up by 2.6 miles on May 13 when the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway officially opens with a dedication ceremony and run. “I’m not a biker or a jogger but I know they mean a lot to people, you take the enthusiasm—wow, […]

Newsmakers Sticky

Newsmakers Breakfast: How SC is going after our freight

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett and former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer will be in the hot seat(s) at Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast May 17 at The Peninsula Club. The topic during the audience-driven question and answer session is South Carolina’s growing advantage in interstate commerce. Both men are active in the anti-toll leadership, […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations reported by the Cornelius PD – April 26 – May 02

Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 170426003 B&E Vehicle 19839 Henderson Rd 01:24:03 04/26/17 CJA Dusseau, Jacqueline Marie 170426062 Larceny 11269 Heritage Green Dr 16:24:47 04/26/17 ACT David, Alicia Kasmira 170428051 Larceny Vehicle 19116 Statesville Rd 10:45:31 04/28/17 ACT UHAUL 170428054 Fraud 8315 Magnolia Estates Dr 10:29:43 04/28/17 ACT Ingram, Angelia Michelle 170428097 […]

Upcoming events: May 4 – May 14

Professional paddleboarders from across the Southeast will dock in Cornelius for Saturday’s Stand Up for Autism races. Ray Evernham and My Aloha Paddle and Surf host the event, which includes recreational races open to the general public. History buffs can relive WWII at the re-enactment at Latta Plantation, also on Saturday. Thursday, May 4 LangTree […]