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Around Town

Upcoming events to save to your calendar

Saturday, Oct. 16

Guns and Hoses. 2 - 6 p.m. at Bailey Road Park. Are you #TeamFire or #TeamPD?

Saturday, Oct. 23

Laketoberfest Music & Brew Festival.

4 - 9 p.m. at Bailey Road Park.

Catch Up With Cornelius

We laughed, we cried, we got informed. See what you missed during our Coffee Chat with County Commissioners.

Looking for more? Check this out.


Y O U R. N E I G H B O R S

The Hashemi Family

What does the Cornelius Way mean to you? For us, there are many definitions. It's diligence, dedication, and resilience; loyalty, kindness, and heart. We recently welcomed a family to our Town that embodies each of these traits exceptionally.

Meet the Hashemis: Salim, Najila, their sons Samim, Subhan, and Hasin, and daughter Sunbol.

Salim served as a translator and interpreter to American troops in Afghanistan. From 2017 to 2020, he worked closely with the United States Military while also training Afghan National Security Forces.

The family applied to leave Afghanistan in back in 2019, and after two long and complicated years, they were finally evacuated by the U.S. State Department in August 2021.

Salim says that his family is thoroughly enjoying Cornelius. During the warmer months, they spent many days by the pool, at one of our exceptional parks, or getting to know their new neighbors. While they're still unfamiliar with much of the area, Salim and his family are looking forward to exploring all that our Town has to offer.

Much to our delight, the Hashemi family has received a very warm welcome from our community. Thanks to the management of Meredith and David Romley, their two daughters, and the generosity of countless Cornelians, a massive donation drive was held to gather supplies, household items, clothes, and more for the Hashemis.

David served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and witnessed firsthand the need for interpreters while stationed in Afghanistan. The Romleys organized this drive as a thank you to Salim for the crucial role he played in supporting U.S. troops.

The Hashemi family was not only surprised by the donations they received, but abundantly grateful for the hospitality shown by our residents. We are so proud of all the Cornelians who came together to help and put the Cornelius Way on full display.

We'd like to extend our most sincere thanks to Salim for his devoted service to our nation and our most enthusiastic welcome to him and his family. Cornelius is lucky to have you!


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Early voting begins October 21 here in North Meck. What better place to perform your civic duty than at your civic center? Drop by Cornelius Town Hall to cast your early vote!

Click here to view dates, times, and other LKN early voting locations.

Election Day will be taking place on Tuesday, November 2.


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We're big fans of our Public Safety Departments, and according to our last Resident Budget Survey where Public Safety ranked #1, you are too!

Join us on Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. for a Public Safety update from Cornelius Police and Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue.

We'll also be getting a transportation update from Town Staff.

RSVP now!

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