Posted at 9:02am on Jul. 16, 2014
Throughout Bob Park’s racing career, the Concord resident was known for his accomplishments in the lightweight, powerful modifieds, but this year the 73-year-old driver has shown he can pilot cars with fenders just as well.
Posted at 9:09am on Jul. 16, 2014
Demolition happening in Magnolia Plaza to prepare for a ‘facelift,” Cornelius planning director says, and construction at Exit 28 should be finished by November.
Posted at 1:22pm on Jul. 10, 2014
Posted at 2:13pm on Jul. 7, 2014
Cornelius licensed massage therapist says movoto.com ‘sexiest suburbs’ rankings confuse her profession with a much older one, as represented by shady ‘massage parlors.’
Posted at 10:06am on Jul. 11, 2014
When Cornelius businessman Dave Yochum came up with Big Day at the Lake, his idea was to give some underprivileged children a day of swimming and boating on Lake Norman.
Posted at 11:39am on Jul. 2, 2014
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission stocked 162,500 fingerling hybrid striped bass in Lake Norman on June 23. This is the second year that hybrids, rather than striped bass, have been stocked by the state.
Posted at 11:19am on Jun. 26, 2014
Posted at 8:16am on Jun. 18, 2014
The real estate website movoto.com ranks Cornelius as the nation’s fourth-sexiest suburb, after Miami Beach, Fla., Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Santa Monica, Calif. The site’s blog says the town “kept things classy,” ranking low on adult entertainment.
Posted at 10:55am on Jun. 13, 2014
Marine commissioners endorse Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Dept. plan to build a half-acre beach and half-acre swimming area at the Cornelius lakeside park
Posted at 8:43am on Jun. 11, 2014
Kids seem to cause more chaos when they’re not doing chores, and they have plenty of time for play even if they do help around the house.
Posted at 9:27am on Jun. 12, 2014
This summer, Studio-C Cinema, at the Cornelius Arts Center, will expand the number of screenings to provide both a wider range of films and wider choice of dates.
Posted at 8:30am on Jun. 4, 2014
Visit Cornelius.org and click on DDI for links to see how traffic will flow once the ‘diverging diamond’ interchange at I-77 Exit 28 is completed. Bridge will be closed June 20-22 to make the switch to the new traffic pattern.
Posted at 2:19pm on Jun. 4, 2014
To catch a fish, think like a fish; that means catch each species by luring it with bait according to how they catch their food.
Posted at 12:53pm on May. 29, 2014
The Lake Norman Yacht Club will hold its 43rd annual youth sailing camp the week of June 16-20.
Posted at 3:03pm on May. 28, 2014
Mark Andrews, pastor of St. Lukes United Methodist Church, is on a summer-long bicycle ride across the country to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Posted at 10:52am on May. 27, 2014
Ever wonder why bass fishermen move around so much? The answer is simple: They’re attempting to catch as many fish as they can in a very short period of time. To do so, they target aggressive bass, the ones that hit as soon as the bait touches the water, and then they move on.
Posted at 11:06am on May. 28, 2014
Introduced by her brother, Russell Swank married Jeanne while he was serving in the Navy during World War II. They have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Posted at 1:57pm on Apr. 22, 2014
It’s not so much that the woodpecker in our yard gets to work before 6:30 a.m. every day, but that he wakes the children, which means Mom gets no more sleep.
Posted at 1:09pm on May. 22, 2014
Living in Cornelius, we may not be friends with everyone we meet, but we are all neighbors and treat each other that way. Last week, I was involved in two events that prove that point.
Posted at 8:26am on May. 21, 2014
Friends get together each spring to exchange favorite or meaningful plants and tell their stories. It’s fun to see the ‘adopted’ plants blossom and remember a friend.
Posted at 11:13pm on May. 14, 2014
Cub Scouts camping trip offered numerous opportunities to study the same things Galileo, the father of modern science, observed more than 400 years ago.
Posted at 10:54am on May. 14, 2014
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31, the Cornelius PARC Department will host a senior pickleball tournament at J.V. Washam Recreation Center.
Posted at 12:47pm on May. 7, 2014
Gladys Lessey loves being outdoors, planting flowers, veggies and, now, a stone angel
Posted at 1:02pm on May. 1, 2014
The inaugural Stand Up for the Catawba races on Lake Norman will be held this weekend.
Posted at 9:09am on Apr. 30, 2014
Arts Center theater was full for free showing. Gamers shown rejecting nature
Posted at 9:15am on Apr. 23, 2014
Davidson has long been heralded as a place where residents value open parks and wellness, fitness and green space. The residents who love this town are now encouraged to attend a Parks & Recreation Master Plan public information session at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Davidson Town Hall.
Posted at 8:57am on Apr. 23, 2014
One of my favorite places in Cornelius is Jetton Park. When my sons were younger and the weather was warm, our family would go there at least once a week to the playground, to ride bikes or to have a cookout at one of the picnic sites.
Posted at 3:09pm on Apr. 22, 2014
Anglers are always playing pranks on one another, particularly at the end of the day when they’re on a faraway fishing trip. Most pranks are innocent enough and just for a laugh or two, but sometimes it can go a little too far.
Posted at 10:29am on Apr. 16, 2014
Adult sailing, stand-up paddleboarding for beginners, tai chi for adults, cheerleading for youth and a family-friendly music festival are planned starting in May.
Posted at 3:57pm on Apr. 9, 2014
Everyone’s invited to discuss program needs with Nicole Groth.
Posted at 4:06pm on Apr. 9, 2014
Walking briskly in front of gym bleachers, author Sharon Draper talked about reading and the writing process.
Posted at 1:05pm on Apr. 8, 2014
Three-year-old project by North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Duke Energy's Habitat Enhancement Program gives bait fish a permanent cover site, which in turn attracts a variety of bass and other large game fish
Posted at 2:22pm on Apr. 1, 2014
A SouthLake Christian Academy student from Cornelius has founded a charity that supplies a school in Ghana, West Africa, that’s named for her grandmother.
Posted at 12:03pm on Mar. 27, 2014
Agreement with Visit Lake Norman, the area's convention and visitor's bureau, will see North Carolina's largest man-made lake host five events – including two major tournaments – over the next three years
Posted at 2:56pm on Mar. 25, 2014
Snakes, turtles and other reptiles local to our area will be out greeting the community at the 14th annual Reptile Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12.
Posted at 12:28pm on Mar. 26, 2014
Spring is always my favorite time of year in Cornelius. The grass turns green again, Magnolia trees flower, tulips and irises you forgot you planted re-bloom, daffodils pop up and Bradford pear trees pale all of them. I drive down or up some hills and marvel at the beauty of the trees.
Posted at 11:55pm on Mar. 18, 2014
Once a week, homeschool parents cooperate on enrichment projects for their students. E-Day gives kids a chance to explore interests beyond what they typically study at home the rest of the week.
Posted at 1:29pm on Mar. 20, 2014
Boating and Water Sports Festival set for March 29
Posted at 1:06pm on Mar. 19, 2014
Eight years ago, Matt Crowell started playing lacrosse because his next-door neighbor in the Peninsula in Cornelius played the sport and he thought it was cool. Now a high school junior, he’s an attacker on an LKN club team.
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