Posted on 06 June 2014.
Col. Mike Puckett spoke at the Cornelius Memorial Day ceremony on May 26. He’s taking over as commander of American Legion Post 86. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
American Legion Post 86 in Cornelius is one of the oldest active chapters of the Legion, and for years its Commander has been Korea veteran John Washam. He has long thought it might be time to step down from the post, but when elections came every year, he was still the man with the gavel. On Wednesday, the post finally found his successor.
Legion members elected as their new leader Col. Mike Puckett, who is retiring as Hopewell High School’s JROTC Senior Army Instructor. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cornelius history, Cornelius People, Downtown and old Cornelius, Life in Cornelius
Posted on 15 May 2014.
will host a discussion and book signing Tuesday, May 20, 2014, with former Charlotte Observer
editorial page editor Ed Williams
, author of “Liberating Dixie: An Editor’s Life, from Ole Miss to Obama.”
The free event is 10:30am to noon at the library in downtown Cornelius. Followed by a Q & A session and book signing. Refreshments served.
“Liberating Dixie” is a collection of writings from Williams’ 50-year journalism career, which he spent largely in the South.
Registration recommended but not required. Call 704-416-3800 for more information.
About the author:
For 25 years Ed Williams was editor of the editorial pages at The Charlotte Observer, where his columns and editorials were part of projects that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1981 and 1988. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Mississippi, where he edited the Daily Mississippian. He served two years in the U.S. Army and in 1967 joined Hodding Carter’s Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville, Mississippi, as a reporter. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a writer for the Ford Foundation before coming to The Observer as an editorial writer in 1973. He retired in 2008 and was inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame. He also served as Batten Visiting Professor at Davidson College in 2010.
Cornelius Library offers free technology tutoring Wednesday, May 21, at 10:30, 11, 11:30am and noon. Register for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30-minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Registration is required at www.cmlibrary.org/programs or call 704-416-3800.
See more upcoming events in the Lake Norman area on our Events Calendar. http://davidsonnews.net/guide/events/
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Cornelius history, Cornelius People, Davidson, Downtown and old Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County
Posted on 27 March 2014.
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Cornelius People, Davidson
Posted on 30 January 2014.
From left, Katarina Schuette, Matthew Newman and Christian Smith
Musicians from W.A. Hough High
and Bailey Middle
schools won spots in the 2014 South Central District Honors Bands during auditions last weekend. They were among more than 2,000 students from a 10-county area vying for seats in four bands – Middle School Concert Band, Middle School Symphonic Band, High School (9/10) Band, and the Senior High School (11/12) Band. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cornelius People, Davidson, Huntersville, Schools