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Can we all get along? It’s time to ask how

By Kate Stevens. Continuing to have open dialogues among people with different perspectives on racial issues—and even being uncomfortable during the conversation—are ways to mend our community. “When it comes to the issues of race, issues of diversity, it’s not comfortable,” said N.C. Rep. Chaz Beasley. “It requires us to confront a past that many of […]

Power outage in The Peninsula

UPDATED 645 pm. Duke says power has largely been restored to hundreds of homes down Jetton Road and John Connor. Crews were seen working alongside Jetton at Lake Norman Cove. 0000000


Gone in 60 minutes: Landmark building comes down

Sept. 27. An awkward 80-year-old ​building near the corner of North Main and Catawba has been demolished to make way for a mixed-use project that will likely include a restaurant. The property, which was once a pawn shop and the home of the Blumengarten florist shop, was purchased by Legacy Pointe Properties for $447,500 in […]


Buy tix online for Oct. 6 Candidate Forum & BBQ

The stage is set. Oct. 6. Eleven candidates. Town Hall. The Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum is a unique opportunity to hear what our 2018-2019 elected officials say about issues facing Cornelius. Buy tickets on (search Cornelius NC). There will be a traditional pork barbecue with all the fixins, a blessing from Rev. Ellison Bowman, […]

Taken from footpath # 1 which climbs from Le Pont to the Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species?

Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species?                                                                                        — Vince Dominick, Camden, NJ No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure just how different wildlife species will adapt (or not), […]


Not quite a border war, but Cornelius defends northern edge

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will look into how to write a resolution in opposition to the Potts Street Development that straddles the Davidson town line near the YMCA. Although the Cornelius portion of the rezoning application from Crescent Communities for nine homes has been withdrawn, plans for a 295 unit complex […]

September surprise: Town must spend $600K on radios

Sept. 20. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has agreed to spend $600,000 on new public safety radios for the police and fire departments. The expense was not budgeted for this year according to Police Chief Bence Hoyle and Fire Chief Neil Smith because the town was under the impression they could wait until […]

Cornelius Sushi at the Lake closed for good

Sept. 20. By Dave Vieser. Sushi fans will be saddened to learn that one of Lake Norman’s oldest and best known Sushi restaurants, Sushi at the Lake, will not reopen their Cornelius eatery after a fire back in April. Their Mooresville facility on Bluefield Road remains open. “During the past several weeks, the owners decided […]

Greyson Ferrell sentenced to at least 7 years

Sept. 11. Greyson Ferrell, ​19, will spend at least seven years in prison for sho​oting a Cornelius police officer ​who ​respond​ed​ to a call for assistance at his home​ on Coachman’s Trace. Ferrell pled guilty in August to assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill ​and ​assault with a firearm on a […]

Town Hall: Potts St. hearing cancelled

Sept. 18. The public hearing on the Potts Street development has been canceled. Crescent Communities, has withdrawn their application. It is now unclear whether the original proposal, which called for nine homes in Cornelius as part of 295 units in Davidson, will ever come before the Cornelius Town Board. “It’s my understanding that the developer […]