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Highway 21 north of Bailey Road northbound lane to close for construction
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:20


The Town of Cornelius has issued a traffic alert for beginning Thursday, March 23 and lasting for three to four days. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day until completion, the northbound lane of Statesville Road will be closed between Bailey Road and Westmoreland Road because of road work. Flaggers and officers will direct traffic in the area. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or seek alternate routes.

HPD seeks help in McDonald's armed robbery investigation
Monday, 20 March 2017 14:46

Huntersville police are asking for the public’s help in investigating an early Monday armed robbery at McDonald’s restaurant at 14220 Boren St. off Gilead road. Officers were dispatched to the location about 2:45 a.m.

  • Given his shot, Maye hits a big one

    Given his shot, Maye hits a big one

    Luke Maye, Tar Heel legend. Read More
  • Getting a 'scoop' on the competition

    Getting a 'scoop' on the competition

    This weekend, a team from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop in Davidson will compete in the 14th Scooper Olympics against teams from other North Carolina and Tennessee shops, in events such as Brownie Special Relay Race, Speed Smoothie Making, Ben & Jerry’s Trivia, five-minute cake decorating and more. Read More
  • An appointment for baseball and service

    An appointment for baseball and service

    Daniel Alperi just wants to do all he can to help. On the mound and off it, that’s what drives him now and as he plans his future. Read More
  • Town planner: ‘Things are popping’ in Cornelius

    Town planner: ‘Things are popping’ in Cornelius

    WINSTON-SALEM — Five years ago, Cornelius citizens, town staff and elected officials completed the two-year process of updating the town’s master plan. The guiding principles set forth in the document, titled Navigate Cornelius, have been revisited and a progress report presented by Andrew Grant, the assistant town manager, at the Read More
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Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:11

Hough to play in national event

The Hough High baseball team will be in elite company next week.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:10

Mintz steps into key role for Creighton

Creighton point guard Maurice Watson was leading the nation with 8.5 assists per game when he tore his ACL in January.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for March 22, 2017
    “Even without the project, NCDOT can and will eventually remove left turns if they consistently see backups on I-77.” — Cornelius Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant on a compromise being worked out between the town and the North Carolina Department of Transportation on improvements around the intersection of West Catawba…

Final Thoughts

  • Brennan has kept focus on OM probe
    It isn’t about anger anymore, it’s about answers. For several years, local individuals and families devastated by ocular melanoma diagnoses screamed for attention, shouted that something was wrong and demanded that someone, anyone, look for clues to explain why an extremely rare cancer that statistically strikes five to six people…
  • Talk of the Towns for March 22, 2017
    Alwyn has his day For the better part of the four-plus decades he has lived in Cornelius, Alwyn Smith has been an antagonist, protagonist and just a general “tagonist” who whomever was seated at the dais at Cornelius Town Hall. Until the last few months, rare was a meeting of…
  • Where Is Luke? for March 22, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for March 22, 2017 Last week’s picture of Citizen mascot Luke making new friends with siblings Gabby and Gerard Francis was taken at Huntersville Elementary School, in Nancy Pursley’s K-5 Specialized Academic Curriculum classroom (pictured below) for students who need additional academic support. Pursley says the program “is an integral part of the total…

Image of the week

  • Pasta and pigtails Charles Guignard, founder of the Angels of ’97 organization and chief cook of its 21st annual spaghetti dinner, takes a moment with some of the younger attendees of last Saturday’s event at North Mecklenburg High School. The organization was founded to honor the memory of five North Meck students who…