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Host families needed for exchange students

Teens from Europe, Asia and Latin America will be arriving in August for enrollment in local high schools for the 2017-18 school year. Local families are wanted (with or without children) to provide a home and a caring environment for them to learn about the American way of life. The students speak English, are covered […]


Acropolis, a Cornelius icon, closing April 30

  April 18. By Dave Vieser. Whether you’ve enjoyed breakfast or the Greek favorites which have been served at the Acropolis Cafe and Grille on Catawba Avenue for over a decade, take note: the Cornelius mainstay is closing its doors for good on Sunday April 30. The property is being sold to make way for a 5,700 square-foot QT convenience […]

Incidents, charges and arrests as reported by the CPD: April 5-11

Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 170405038 Larceny Vehicle 18200 Statesville Rd 10:00:07 04/05/17 ACT Dobbs, Robert Anthony 170405042 B&E Vehicle 7619 Montrachet Ln 11:46:20 04/05/17 INA Brozzetti,Eugene Aldo 170405088 Larceny 19921 Zion Ave 20:55:40 04/05/17 CLO Dunkin Donuts 170406033 B&E Residential 10320 Bon Meade Ln 09:35:06 04/06/17 ACT Nardella, Julie Hinson 170406038 Fraud […]

Cornelius Elementary 3Q A-B Honor roll

Student Name   Grade Level  Level Amber, Kailan Sebastian, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Ben-Yohanan, Natalie, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Cox, Dakota Elizabeth, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Cox, Kennedy Allison, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Cruz, Gustavo Hunter, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Davis, Zoie Catherine, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Gupta, Aditi, 5, Q3 – A Honor Roll Hall, Daniel James, 5, Q3 […]


Town Board pushes for more bus improvements

April 18. By Dave Vieser. At their April 17 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) to reallocate a majority of the funds designated to study options for the Red Line toward improved bus services. The MTC is the governing board for CATS, which provides bus services in […]


Public hearings on brewery, QT likely to be postponed

  April 17. By Dave Vieser. UPDATED. Public hearings for two landmark developments look like they will be postponed. The hearing for the proposed QT convenience store—on the site of the Acropolis restaurant and the adjacent gas station—will be continued until May 1. NEW: Town officials expect Acropolis to close April 30. Meanwhile, discussion of […]

Accident closes outbound Jetton Tuesday afternoon

April 11. A single car crash on Jetton Road at Old Jetton late Tuesday afternoon closed Jetton outbound for a short period of time. Police said the driver fled the scene on foot, but was soon arrested. The speed limit in the area was recently reduced, but there is no plan yet on how to make the intersection—the […]


Fire at ‘Sushi at the Lake’ closes W. Catawba

  April 11. A fire late Tuesday afternoon at Sushi at The Lake had West Catawba closed heading eastbound at 4:30 pm, at the beginning of the afternoon rush. But the fire was out and neither first responders nor restaurant employees were injured. Firefighters from Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Department and Davidson were on the scene, at 19732 […]


Holy Week under way, Passover begins this evening

April 9. It looks like a perfect week, weather-wise, for Holy Week. Passover gets under way tonight and goes until April 18. Easter observations began Saturday, with egg hunts and an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself at the town’s Hop Into Spring event at Robbins Park. Hundreds of parents and children turned out for […]


Law or Grace: You can have both at new downtown church

By Dave Yochum. When you tell Jerel Law there’s a Pastor Judge a few blocks away at First Baptist Church, the Rev. Law said, “we just need someone named Grace, don’t we.” He didn’t miss a beat, that’s for sure. Law is the chief organizer and leader at Love Lake Norman, a​ new non-denominational church in […]