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Plot of land for Cornelius' new Arts Center

Bradford secures $100K to help seed Cornelius Arts Center

​ June 24. It looks like NC Rep. John Bradford, a Cornelius resident, has secured $​1​00,000 in discretionary ​funds from the state​ for the embryonic Cornelius Arts Center. The seed money will help launch the multimillion-dollar arts center in downtown Cornelius that will be built on 1.85 acres just to the west of the Police Station. ​Bradford, a […]


MSN puts Cornelius in ‘Top 10 US Lake Towns’ list

June 21. A new report from MSN/Lifestyle puts Cornelius at No. 5 on the list of 10 best lake towns in the United States. MSN Reporter Clara Appelbaum says Cornelius is an “awesome: lake town: “For city slickers, Cornelius, North Carolina, is the perfect town to enjoy lake living without sacrificing big city amenities. Located only […]


Aneralla will run for second term

June 20. Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla has officially announced that he will seek a second term as Mayor. A small business owner and veteran community leader, Aneralla defeated incumbent Jill Swain by a wide margin in November of 2015. “It is an honor to serve the people of Huntersville as their Mayor,” Aneralla said upon […]


Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson: How to reinvent yourself

By Beth McLaughlin. Grace and poise—they’re the trademarks of a former Miss Connecticut and Miss America contestant, as well as qualities and titles belonging to Concord’s Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson. They are two of the traits that have allowed her to reinvent herself after divorce, a business failure, and a what could have been a devastating health […]


The state of Huntersville – Mayor John Aneralla is all business

By Dave Yochum. A full year into his two-year term, Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla called his regular monthly meeting with citizens and business owners at the Spare Time bowling and entertainment complex last month a “State of Huntersville Address” and ran down a long list of achievements. The room was quiet. Aneralla looked around. He […]

Siemens Apprentice

Hire ed: Colleges embrace job training

By Erica Batten​. While the question about whether a college education is worth the cost has been looming for years now, colleges haven’t been sitting idly by waiting for potential students to decide. Instead, they’ve strategized on how to attract students and ensure the lifelong relevance of ​higher ​education. “Simplistic predictions fail to recognize the […]


New West Ave. streetscape has layers, objects, texture

The City of Kannapolis has hired a “construction manager at risk” to help ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of the West Avenue streetscape. The first component of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Project will be Birkdale Village incarnate, with vintage buildings, plenty of brick and the ambiance that draws a crowd. And investment. When completed, the Revitalization […]


Lake Davidson: Mooresville development makes waves

By Kate Stevens. ​A proposed 137-acre mixed-use development in southern Iredell County could bring more housing and commercial opportunities to an area rife with potential but the economic impact on Mooresville and surrounding towns is still unclear. “It’s so early, it’s almost uncharted waters,” said Rusty Knox, ​a ​real estate broker with Allen Tate Real […]


Were tolls all about buses?

June 15. ANALYSIS. By Dave Vieser. As the construction of the I-77 toll lanes continues, there’s been a great deal of speculation as to why state and Charlotte transportation officials seemed so anxious to push the project along. Reducing congestion was always the stated position, but there was a lot more to it, says Mecklenburg […]


For restaurateur, a big gamble paid off

By Dave Vieser. When Midtown Sundries closed in Cornelius back in 2010, people wondered who could take over the 500 seat, 13,000 square foot eatery. Indeed, after Latitude 36 opened and closed, the building stood empty. Then along came Nick Lyssikatos. With his extremely successful Brickhouse Tavern going strong in Davidson, Lyssikatos, after a year […]

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