Posted on 10 June 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
Site plan shows the location of the planned grocery store in Antiquity Cornelius. The railroad tracks and NC115 would be at the bottom of the map.
The Cornelius Planning Board on Monday night unanimously recommended approval for a rezoning that will allow construction of a Harris Teeter grocery store at Antiquity Cornelius, a mixed-use development just off NC 115 in downtown Cornelius. The rezoning request now goes to the Town Board for final approval, on July 22. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Town Hall
Posted on 03 June 2013.
These girls eyed buttons for sale at one booth (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By ANDREW WILKINS
Area musicians rocked stages by Town Hall and the Oak Street Mill, food trucks churned out tasty and innovative meals, and artisans and businesses put on a display of their crafts and wares for a crowd of about 3,000 at Friday night’s ‘Tawba Walk IV, put on by Bella Love Inc. in downtown Cornelius.
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Posted in Arts, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Life in Cornelius
Posted on 28 May 2013.
Winners of special awards from the Lake Norman Chamber’s leadership program were Tim Holder – Vice President of Sales and Economic Development for EnergyUnited, Sally Ashworth – Executive Director of Visit Lake Norman, Tricia Sisson – Co-owner of The Range at Lake Norman and Huntersville Deputy Police Chief Michael Kee. They received the first Leadership Lake Norman L.A.K.E. Award from Chamber President & CEO Bill Russell.
The Lake Norman Chamber recently honored graduates and alumni of its Leadership Lake Norman leadership training program. The chamber also picked the area’s top small business of the year – Currents magazine. Also below, a note about the next Focus Friday issues session on June 21, featuring District 1 County Commissioner Karen Bentley giving an update on local issues including the county budget, the search for a new county manager and public swimming on Lake Norman. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville
Posted on 22 May 2013.
Cornelius businesses and homeowners with security alarms have been slow to register them, Cornelius officials said this week, and that could mean penalties when the town begins enforcing its new false alarm ordinance next week. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cornelius neighborhoods, Public safety, Real Estate & Home
Posted on 17 May 2013.
Business and nonprofit leaders were among the guests. (Duke Energy photo)
The weather was perfect Thursday afternoon for the 23rd annual Business After Hours networking reception at the EnergyExplorium, at Duke Energy’s McGuire Nuclear Station on Lake Norman. The event brought businesspeople from Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln counties.
Guests sampled burgers, chips and dips, sandwiches, chicken wings, desserts and other food from 17 area restaurants and caterers. DJ Echo provided the music and some guests actually got out on the water for boat tours around by Luxury Yacht. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius People, Lake Norman, Photo of the Day
Posted on 13 May 2013.
“I’m so bored!” As predictably as the singing of cicadas, summer brings the familiar cry of ennui from children big and small. Fortunately, once your son or daughter reaches age 14 you can respond as parents have for generations: “Get a job!”
Child labor is the subject of both state and federal laws designed to protect children from dangerous jobs and exploitation. The first federal law regulating child labor was passed in 1916. In 1918, Roland Dagenhart of Charlotte challenged the restrictions, claiming that Congress had no power to prevent him from sending his sons, aged 12 and 14, to work at Atherton Mill. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Dagenhart and invalidated the law. The Dagenhart children were free to work. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Common Laws, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 09 May 2013.
The May 17 groundbreaking will start work on Hyde Park, a complex of “upscale” storage suites. Here’s an architect’s drawing of the planned building.
State and local leaders are expected to join in a groundbreaking next Friday, May 17, for the 35-acre Cornelius Commerce Park, off Bailey Road. Developers Kevin Mahl and Jamie Rolewicz said the event will mark the start of work on the first of two buildings on the property, a storage facility called Hyde Park on Bailey. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Planning & Development
Posted on 09 May 2013.
A developer plans to tear down the rear section of Magnolia Plaza (above) to make way for the grocery and new retail shops (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
A Florida developer has filed plans with the Cornelius Planning Department to demolish part of the Magnolia Plaza shopping center off West Catawba Avenue and construct what town officials say will be a Publix supermarket.
The Florida-based supermarket chain hasn’t publicly confirmed a lease at the site, but the developer, Halvorsen Development Corp. of Boca Raton, FL, is the company’s shopping center development partner. The shopping center is owned by B.V. Belk. Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Magnolia Estates, Planning & Development, West Catawba Avenue