Our Roots

November 7, 2016

The History of Cornelius Town Hall

As you head to the polls this week, it might be fun to know some history of the Cornelius Town Hall. In the early 1900s, (photo […]
December 18, 2016

A Heartwarming Housewarming

A guy walks into a bar. That’s the only thing commonplace about this story. What started as a casual visit to a favorite local watering hole […]
September 26, 2017

Gone, but not forgotten

Sometime around dawn on Sunday, over a century of memories came crashing down at 20017 N Main St. An era of an iconic building on Old […]
January 25, 2018


A mural was completed this week and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Artists depicted an image not uncommon on the OTC scene on any given […]
February 1, 2018

Making History: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Enter: three local artists and a boarded up old building. The building adjacent to OTPH on Catawba Ave is undergoing restoration and while the owner is […]
February 6, 2018

February Art Exhibits: Live Performances: Celebrate Black History Month in OTC

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Old […]
February 23, 2018

Flashback Friday: The Barbers of Brick Row

As recollected by Jack Conard Jr: There used to be two barber shops in the north end of brick row, next to the railroad, across from […]
March 10, 2018

Standing Strong: Public Art Pieces Bolster Civic and Cultural Life

We all have a favorite. From the Mark Twain statue to the Jitterbug by Rite Aid to the murals in Oak Street Mill, the public art […]
April 13, 2018

Our Roots: How Cornelius Was Formed

DID YOU KNOW? ? Cornelius was formed due to one businessman’s decision in 1885. RJ Stough possessed the gumption to re-locate his cotton weighing scales to a small […]