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Lake Norman youth will present a holiday concert

Posted at 9:20am on Dec. 10, 2014

The Cornelius Youth Orchestras and the Lake Norman High School Women’s Ensemble Choir will present a Christmas concert at Cornelius Town Hall. The whole family is welcome to this free event 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

In December, rest, read up after a few chores are done

Posted at 8:30pm on Dec. 9, 2014

December is time to band trees against cankerworms; plant bulbs, trees, shrubs and woody herbs; start early vegetables indoors; and prepare spring beds.

Thomas Caprariello earns Eagle rank by completing a wetlands garden

Posted at 11:34am on Dec. 10, 2014

Thomas Caprariello, a Boy Scout since second grade, recently completed his Eagle Scout project and will have his award ceremony early next year. His project developing a wetland rain garden on the campus of Christ the King Catholic High School in Huntersville.

Learn to put out a fireplace fire

Posted at 8:52am on Nov. 25, 2014

Campfire training isn’t enough to put out a fire in your home fireplace. Baking soda and sand work better than just water and stirring embers.

On the lake: Lake Norman Marine Commission OKs no-wake buoys

Posted at 12:20pm on Nov. 20, 2014

The Lake Norman Marine Commission recently approved an application from the Tweed Place Homeowners Association to install no-wake-zone buoys at the entrance to a cove off the McCrary Creek section of Lake Norman.

Finding a new home for Thanksgiving is a challenge

Posted at 6:37pm on Nov. 20, 2014

Sometimes visiting someone else’s home makes me nervous.

Everyone calls her ‘MawMaw’

Posted at 8:20am on Nov. 21, 2014

Vivian Blackmon, 86, of Cornelius still hosts family holiday celebrations. She stays busy, painting and writing poems.

Cornelius man helps Santa get to community events

Posted at 12:26pm on Nov. 12, 2014

We in Cornelius don’t have to go to a mall to see Santa.

LKN, Mountain Island Lake Covekeepers to hold first-ever joint meeting

Posted at 7:54am on Nov. 7, 2014

The Lake Norman Covekeepers environmental group will hold its first joint meeting with the Mountain Island Lake Covekeepers next week in eastern Lincoln County.

Cornelius police officer honored for ‘sustaining impact’

Posted at 12:12pm on Nov. 5, 2014

At its annual public safety luncheon in October, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized Officer Jeff Heinz as the Officer of the Year for the Cornelius Police Department.