Posted on 21 February 2015.
US Sen Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) offers a handshake to another guest at Saturday’s North Mecklenburg Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Bethel Presbyterian Church. (James Sanders photo)
Hundreds turned out for the North Mecklenburg Rotary’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The event is one of the club’s biggest fundraisers, supporting club charity projects.
This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of longtime member and volunteer Sam Wilson, who died last September at age 71.
North Mecklenburg Rotary website
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Fund-raisers, Photo of the Day
Posted on 08 January 2015.
Chris Bayne has turned a love of home brewing into a business, on West Catawba Avenue. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Brewery and tasting room Bayne Brewing Co. has opened on West Catawba Avenue, giving beer lovers another choice in Cornelius for locally-made ales. It’s the town’s third brewery, joining Ass Clown and D9, and the first to open beyond an industrial park, thanks to new zoning rules commissioners adopted last September.
And town officials say the new rules could mean even more small breweries and brewpubs in town. Planning director Wayne Herron said seven other groups have approached the town about opening here. Read the full story
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Business, Cornelius, Kenton Place, Planning & Development, Small biz spotlight, Town Hall, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 04 November 2014.
Cornelius firefighters Matthew Saunders (left) and Terry Rafferty posed with a sign for the 2013 fire department chicken barbecue. Two weeks ago, the department was ordered to remove signs before the annual fundraiser. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Volunteers who set up signs to advertise barbecue fundraisers at Bethel Presbyterian Church and Cornelius-Lemley fire department found themselves on the wrong side of the law last month. Citing section 10 of the development code, town officials required them to take down signs advertising their events.
For local nonprofits that rely on these fundraisers for revenue, the removal order came as an unwelcome surprise and may have hurt sales. For citizens who pass dozens of political signs on Catawba Avenue, it seemed unfair to limit the nonprofits. Supporters of both organizations took to social media and Town Hall to dispute the sign regulations. Now town officials say the Land Development Code Advisory Board will review sign policy at its next meeting.
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Posted in Bethel Church Road, Church news, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Politics
Posted on 18 April 2014.
Colorful tulips and azaleas signal spring at a home along Bethel Church Road. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
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