Smithville Reimagined

2021 project for Black History Month produced by the Historic Preservation Committee and Smithville CommUNITY Coalition

Somewhere, under a tree, hiding out in plain sight is a little-big area of town known as Smithville. Nestled at the cross roads of I-77 and Highway 21, entryway to the east side and Old Town Cornelius, in the rapidly growing area of Lake Norman, you will discover this community rich in heritage and heart. This community which is… Continue reading Smithville Reimagined

Feed LKN through showing some Neighborhood CARE

The C.A.R.E. Center already served as a drop-off point for food items, and has now ramped up the operations, to fully focus on food collection and distribution. The C.A.R.E. center located 19711 Smith Circle is the official hub and food pantry for the general Old Town Cornelius area.

Midsummer Solstice Celtic Concert at The Warehouse

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval will perform a concert in Cornelius on the longest day and shortest night of the year, June 21.  In this family-friendly tribute to the midsummer solstice, Laval will be joined by enchanting soprano Megan McConnell. The duo will present ancient music from the Hebridean Isles and the Scottish… Continue reading Midsummer Solstice Celtic Concert at The Warehouse

DID YOU KNOW? The Toll Keeper

Toll roads have a place in our region’s history. A well-known bridge over the Catawba River would cost you 25 cents to cross if you were riding a horse and a wagon of goods cost double. Beverly Covington “BC” Robinson pictured here in the white hat, was the toll keeper on that bridge until it washed… Continue reading DID YOU KNOW? The Toll Keeper

The Warehouse Celebrates 10 Years

Warehouse Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary 2019-2020 Season CORNELIUS, NC – Warehouse PAC is pleased to announce their 2019-2020 10th Anniversary Season. Starting in September 2019 , the Warehouse will present,  A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by Halley Feiffer, The Norwegians by… Continue reading The Warehouse Celebrates 10 Years

2nd Friday Street Festival is Back!

2ND FRIDAY STREET FESTIVAL KICKS OFF MAY 10 Local favorite Irrashional headlines this month’s 2nd Friday On Friday, May 10, 6-10pm, 2nd Friday Street Festival will return to Old Town Cornelius at Oak Street Mill for its sixth season. Cornelius Cultural Arts Group hosts this monthly event, which runs from May-October on the second Friday… Continue reading 2nd Friday Street Festival is Back!

DID YOU KNOW? The Tastee Freez

DID YOU KNOW??In the days of rockabilly and muscle cars, this spot was the popular cruise-in destination.  Cornelius natives can recall walking right up to the glass window on the side of the building to order up some delicious soft-serve ice cream on a warm summer day from the Tastee Freez or stopping at the 50/50… Continue reading DID YOU KNOW? The Tastee Freez

Show some love for the “Music Lover”

Gibson, better known as David “Musiclover” Gibson has been an
an instrumental (literally!) part of the OTC community and needs our support while going through some recently diagnosed medical issues.