towns

11 things to explore in Cornelius, 30 minutes north of Charlotte

The small town of Cornelius (population 26,000) straddles I-77 just 30 minutes north of Charlotte. To the east is a traditional Main Street district and to...

An old-school barbershop and 13 other things to know about Indian Trail

My parents moved to Indian Trail in 1970 to start a community newspaper. At that time, the town had 405 residents. (My parents’ newspaper, The Southeast...