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LNMC takes next step in budget process

Posted at 3:33pm on Mar. 13, 2014

Representatives of the Lake Norman Marine Commission submit funding request of $25,500 to each of the counties surrounding the lake

Touched by hospice experiences, they stage fundraiser for HPCIC

Posted at 12:40pm on Mar. 14, 2014

Event raised money for nonprofit hospice serving Iredell and nine contiguous counties.

Keep posted on additional traffic delays at I-77 Exit 28

Posted at 12:49pm on Mar. 12, 2014

At the end of February, the N.C. Department of Transportation informed the town of some changes to the original construction schedule. There will be more daytime lane closures, and there may be some unexpected ones, due to the construction conditions.

Cakes are for eating, not posting

Posted at 3:20pm on Mar. 13, 2014

Columnist Erica Batten writes about the trend of posting pictures of cakes on social media.

Wildlife Conservationists to hold nature programs

Posted at 11:46am on Mar. 6, 2014

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists have scheduled their next two free nature programs, held monthly at the Mooresville Public Library.

LKN Boating and Water Sports Festival set for March 29

Posted at 1:19pm on Feb. 27, 2014

Seminars, activities for kids and lots of boats will be featured during the inaugural festival at Morningstar Kings Point Marina in Cornelius

Polar Plunge raises $3,200-plus for Special Olympics

Posted at 12:42pm on Feb. 20, 2014

Nearly 100 participants braved the frigid waters of Lake Norman during the Race City Civitan Club’s fifth-annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge

Politicians create ‘us vs. them’ illusion

Posted at 6:42pm on Feb. 24, 2014

Profit is why businesses employ people

It snowed today, but time will pass

Posted at 1:56pm on Feb. 21, 2014

It snowed today.

Sail and Power Squadron to hold boating safety courses, vessel safety checks

Posted at 11:53am on Jan. 30, 2014

The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron will hold five boating safety courses, required by law for anyone wanting to operate a boat or personal watercraft on the state's lakes, as well as conduct free vessel safety checks six times in 2014

Pets, owners kick off Bark for Life

Posted at 5:11pm on Jan. 29, 2014

Some weighed less than 10 pounds and sat on chairs next to their moms. Some stood more than 4 feet and expected people to get out of the way as they walked through.

No, thanks, I’ll exercise at home

Posted at 3:18pm on Jan. 21, 2014

Somehow, exercising in public is always embarrassing

Wondering who John Connor was?

Posted at 11:41am on Jan. 24, 2014

Road named for him was floooded, along with his farm

Uninvited guest brightens up winter

Posted at 10:14am on Jan. 22, 2014

Not a chameleon, the Carolina anole turns only green or brown.

Energetic singer launches Mooresville’s winter concert series

Posted at 9:57am on Jan. 22, 2014

New Orleans native incorporates jazz and blues heritage into her singing and songwriting.

Film shot at Reed Gold Mine Historic Site recreates 1904 Stanly County mining tragedy

Posted at 2:17pm on Jan. 21, 2014

On Aug. 11, 1904, water from a swollen Long Creek, estimated at 100 million gallons in just five minutes, flooded the Barringer gold mine in Stanly County, killing eight workers. A film about it was shot at Reed Gold Mine Historic Site.

Town honored for traffic safety

Posted at 11:50pm on Jan. 14, 2014

Cornelius receives AAA Carolinas award for the fourth time

Southern Accent: Testing my resolve by giving up chocolate

Posted at 2:03pm on Jan. 8, 2014

The tiny dog now begs for chocolate, even though her unauthorized 3-ounce binge was toxic.

Reckless Cornelius driver enjoys Porsche

Posted at 9:47am on Jan. 8, 2014

She drives across neighbors’ front lawns and hits the gas when they try to chase her down

Our town’s Christmas lights are enough to satisfy

Posted at 12:26pm on Dec. 18, 2013

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is driving around Cornelius, seeing how our town and our neighbors have decorated their homes.

Lake Norman Tennis Association receives award

Posted at 1:34pm on Dec. 11, 2013

Omega Sports recognizes the association for hosting the Adult League State Championships.

Hello, Mary Lee; goodbye, S.C. beaches

Posted at 11:51am on Dec. 11, 2013

Large great white shark hanging out in St. Helena Sound, S.C., may be pregnant.

Mail a letter to Santa, keep the kids busy

Posted at 12:24pm on Dec. 4, 2013

Santa has left a mailbox in Cornelius through Dec. 16. If you still have a letter to mail to Santa, drop it off at Santa’s mailbox at the Cornelius Arts Center, and the letter will be forwarded to the North Pole.

Cornelius author’s cookbook provides recipes for ‘healthy-tasty fun’

Posted at 3:45pm on Nov. 27, 2013

She’ll give a demonstration on live TV from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 on WCNC (channel 6).

Plants’ secret life is lost on black thumb

Posted at 11:41am on Nov. 22, 2013

Gradual landscaping with perennials is about all that works in the red clay.

Light Up Cornelius, ’Tawba Walk on same day

Posted at 12:42pm on Nov. 6, 2013

Athletics, fitness and a gift that says “Cornelius”

Statesville OKs 2nd phase of streetscape project

Posted at 7:59pm on Oct. 30, 2013

By a 6-1 margin, the Statesville City Council has approved a $3.53 million funding package that will cover the second phase of the city’s downtown streetscape rehabilitation program.

Cornelius voters to decide 3 bond questions

Posted at 12:55pm on Oct. 30, 2013

Early voting has closed; Election Day is Nov. 5

Southern Accent: What’s scary? Childhood frights no longer startle

Posted at 11:36am on Oct. 25, 2013

Lesson of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Shining’: We all have the potential for evil.

Sometimes, fishing stories are better than catching fish.

Posted at 3:28pm on Oct. 22, 2013

There is more to fishing than catching fish! Sometimes the stories are better than the catching.

Hough High runner’s event fights effects of homelessness

Posted at 2:02pm on Oct. 23, 2013

Proceeds go to A Child’s Place to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.

‘Redneckery’ is mostly just tacky repurposing

Posted at 4:13pm on Oct. 15, 2013

Even if we were a shade red, we were also proud that country people were hard-working and real.