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Black History Month celebration Feb. 24 at Town Hall

Feb. 15 – The town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition will host an annual Black History Month celebration February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances from local historically-black churches and offer children’s activities and refreshments. […]

Volunteers needed for Smithville clean-up March 17

Feb. 15 – Operation Curbside Cleanup, an annual Smithville community clean-up event, is scheduled for March 17. Volunteers should meet at Smithville Park at 8 a.m. before setting out through the neighborhood to work. The clean-up event is organized by the Smithville Community Coalition in partnership with the North Catawba Neighborhood Association, the town of […]


Plans for traffic circle at 21 and Catawba up in the air

Jan. 2. Plans for a new traffic circle/roundabout at H​wy. 21 and Catawba Avenue, which would handle most traffic generated by a new QT convenience store, are on hold while the DOT reconsiders its recommendation. ​When the town board approved the rezoning which would permit the project last spring, it was understood that the DOT’s preference […]


Splash park has a name and $110,000 so far

Aug. 13. The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club has $110,000 in cash and pledges toward the new $150,000 splash park under way in Smithville. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. has just pledged $25,000, putting the Kiwanis just $40,000 away from the goal.The Town of Cornelius originally fronted the cash for a splash park in the historically black community […]

Kiwanis make a splash with golf

The annual LKN Kiwanis Club golf tournament will be held Aug. 17 at the Cowans Ford Golf Club in Stanley. Proceeds from this event, the club’s largest fundraising event of the year, will go towards the Smithville Splash Park and other local children’s charities. To register and/or to be sponsor, go to

PCF’s Vinnie Altamura presents check to Christ Preschool Director Sharon Fuller and Preschool Board Chair Jill Brooks.

Peninsula Community Foundation announces gifts

July 14. The Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF) has given donations to three local North Mecklenburg charities. Lake Norman Kiwanis received a $10,000 check towards the new splash park in Smithville. The PCF also donated $7,250 for five scholarships to the Lake Norman YMCA-Readers’ Program, and $6,210 for the Community in Christ Preschool. Todd Wiebusch, chairman of […]


Kiwanis needs golfers and sponsors

Help support the new LKN Kiwanis Splash Park at Smithville and other local children’s charities by participating in the annual Lake Norman Kiwanis Golf Tournament Monday, Aug. 17, at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club. This is an opportunity to have fun while helping Kiwanis help the children in our community. Register online at, click on Upcoming Events, then the Golf Tournament link.  […]


Cornelius: The $5 billion town

By Dave Vieser. The Town of Cornelius has a new $19.7 million budget, 7 percent larger than this past year, but the tax rate stays the same, thanks to a growing tax base. Indeed, the town’s total assessed value will exceed $5 billion in the coming year. The Town Board passed the budget unanimously Monday, and commended […]


Making a splash for kids on the east side

Kiwanis Splash Park in Smithville: Town Commissioners and PARC Commissioners break ground for the new water feature at Smithville Park. The Lake Norman Kiwanis are raising the $150,000 to build it.