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This OTC Life

Columnists Jack Conrad Jr. and Carol Bradfield on Old Town, then and now.

July 19, 2018

New Year, New Everything: Q&A with Lakeside Charter Academy Principal Jim Montague

The 2018-19 school year is one of re-invention for Lakeside Charter Academy, and new principal Jim Montague, Ed.D. is at the helm.
June 20, 2018

Ass Clown Summer Beer Releases

The creative minds at Ass Clown Brewing at are it again! Check out their 4 latest beer releases perfect for the 2018 summer season, now on tap! It just keeps getting better here in #brewnelius
May 22, 2018

Community Cupboard Dedicated This Week

(May 22, 2018) The Cornelius PARC Department and Smithville CommUNITY Coalition, along with Woodlawn School dedicated the Cornelius Community Cupboard this week. The intent of the Cornelius Community […]
February 26, 2018

2018 Summer Camps in OTC

With warm weather rolling through our area, hints of summer are all around us. Now is the time to think about registering your child for summer […]
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 […]
October 31, 2017

Operation Gratitude: Donate Excess Halloween Candy to the Troops

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the trick-or-treating has to stop. Drop off all your extra treats to Iris Home Accents, located in Oak […]
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 […]
August 4, 2017

Bike Safety Matters

We love the initiatives being taken to lead Cornelius to a more bicycle friendly town. Take note of the new bike safety laws in effect for […]
January 12, 2017

Board approves plans to make Cornelius a top bicycling destination

At its January 3 meeting the Cornelius Town Board voted unanimously in favor of adopting the Bike Cornelius! bicycle master plan. The plan outlines recommendations for […]
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 […]