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Will gorgeous lakefront home be a tear-down?

Feb. 9. By Dave Yochum. A well-appointed lakefront home on 1.25 acres of property on Lola Circle has sold for $1.85 million after being listed at $2.2 million by David Dunn of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Jetton Village. It sold for $517 a square foot, most likely a record for a Cornelius property. The property, which […]

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Pizza Hut will move, old building coming down; Wendy’s opens Tuesday

Feb. 1. By Dave Vieser. Fast fast food changes are coming to Cornelius. The Pizza Hut on West Catawba will be demolished and a new one will open a little west at Lakeshore Market Place. Burger lovers take heart; the new Wendy’s at 20410 West Catawba Ave. opens Tuesday. For Wendy’s General Manager Robert Goff, the […]

Will the next meeting be open to the public?

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. While there’s still no word on where or when the next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group will be held, local leaders are saying it needs to be open to the public. The advisory committee, which represents what may well be the last chance to fix the toll lane project, met […]

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Police looking for getaway car in Home Depot robbery

Dec. 29. Police have released photos and more details around the armed robbery that took place at Home Depot. The pictures include a somewhat fuzzy look at the alleged perpetrator and a getaway car, a Mercury Marquis. Witnesses said that a “black male suspect acted as if he had a handgun and advised the cashier to open the […]

Cornelius Town Board members attend Davidson Town Board

Dec. 14. In a mutual show of respect and solidarity, all five members of the new Cornelius Town Board as well as Mayor Woody Washam attended the Davidson Town Board meeting Tuesday. It was the good kind of payback: Monday a week ago, all five members of the new Davidson Board of Commissioners attended the […]

Washam era begins, anti-toll leader takes seat on town board

Dec. 5. By Dave Yochum. What America is known for, democracy and the orderly transfer of power, occurred as planned Monday night at Town Hall. Newly installed Mayor Woody Washam started by presiding over a public hearing on a proposed daycare center on Westmoreland. Traffic concerns were immediately raised by residents and the new Board of Commissioners. […]

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National Night Out is tonight

  The Cornelius Police and the Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) are hosting “National Night Out” this evening at Smithville Community Park. The event, which runs from 6 pm to 8 pm, is free. The focus is on building and maintaining relations between the police and the community. The annual event has fun […]

Five more file for Cornelius Town Board in fall elections

July 15. UPDATED. By Marco Wertheimer. Three more candidates filed Friday to run for the Cornelius town board at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections. The new candidates, Kurt Naas, Michelle Ferlauto, and William J Rakatansky, have deep roots in the anti-toll movement. Dr. Michael Miltich, an incumbent with anti-toll street cred, filed for re-election […]

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Like the original in Greece, Acropolis was a pillar of community

May 1. On Sunday hundreds of diners came by to socialize, reminisce and enjoy a final meal at the now-closed Acropolis Cafe and Grille. The gathering place closed for good at 8 pm to make way for a QT Convenience Store; a public hearing on the new project is tonight at Town Hall. There, the discussion will […]

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Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

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