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Coozies pulled from Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter pulls gun-friendly koozies, controversy erupts

June 22. By Dave Yochum. A tweet about products on the shelves at a Harris Teeter in Huntersville gained national attention when the grocer pulled the product from the shelves. The customer: Christy Clark, Democratic candidate for NC District 98 which includes Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. She faces incumbent Republican John Bradford, a Cornelius resident, […]

UNC School of Government

Pandemic delays orientation for new Cornelius commissioners

Jan. 5. By Dave Yochum. A course specifically designed to help newly elected officials transition from campaigning to governing has been postponed due to the pandemic. The UNC Chapel Hill School of Government and the NC League of Municipalities hold a biennial orientation for newly-elected municipal officials called  “Essentials of Municipal Government.” Details —Cornelius’ mayor, […]

John Bradford, Christy Clark

As of today, it will be Bradford vs. Clark in NC District 98

Dec. 6. Former NC Rep. Christy Clark, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for her old seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives—which John Bradford won back last year. NC District 98 will be one of the most competitive races in North Carolina next year. In 2020 both President Biden and Gov. Cooper […]

NC Sen. Marcus ‘Town Hall’ Oct. 19

Oct. 18. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus will host a Town Hall discussion Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 pm to 8 pm via Zoom. She will provide updates on the NC General Assembly, including the state budget and redistricting, and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions. Attendees must sign up in advance to join the […]

Town Board cancels Nov. 1 meeting

Oct. 6. Unlike Huntersville and Mooresville, the Cornelius Town Board has canceled its Election Eve meeting on Nov. 1. The commissioners voted unanimously to cancel the meeting, which means one meeting in November on Monday the 15th. “Given that most citizens are focused on the election, and there aren’t any time-sensitive agenda items that will […]

All 5 incumbents have filed to run for re-election in Cornelius; newcomer running in H’ville

July 8. By Dave Yochum. Second-term Commissioner Denis P. Bilodeau has filed to run for re-election to the Cornelius Town Board. He is the fifth incumbent to file to run in the non-partisan November election. Four incumbents filed on Friday afternoon last week. Former Commissioner Dave Gilroy has said he plans to run again but […]

town hall

Local elections could be delayed

April 13. By Dave Yochum. UPDATED. Will local elections be held this November as scheduled? Maybe not. The NC State Board of Elections is saying North Carolina might need to delay elections because 2020 US Census reporting is behind schedule. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus is asking town officials for feedback regarding whether there is a […]

Early voters Margaret and Blair Boggs

Voting early, voting easy ’til 7:30 pm weekdays

Oct. 20. There was a line out the door at Cornelius Town Hall to vote this afternoon, but it was moving quickly at around 3 pm. Cornelius residents Margaret and Blair Boggs said they waited about 30 minutes to vote this afternoon at Town Hall. Inside the Community Room there were more voting machines than […]

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Virtually no wait to vote at Cornelius Town Hall this morning

Oct. 19. There was virtually no waiting in line this morning at Town Hall during the fifth day of Early Voting in North Carolina. Through Sunday, a total of 3,662 people voting early. Sunday was the least busy, with 384 votes cast; Thursday was the busiest, with 1,320. Hough High had a similar pattern: 300 […]

Early voters at Cornelius Town Hall on Oct. 16

Cornelius is a top polling place; much shorter wait Friday for Early Voting

Oct. 16. By Dave Yochum. Thursday was a big day for Early Voting in  Mecklenburg. County-wide, 35,269 people exercised their right to vote yesterday, the first day of Early Voting in North Carolina. A total of 1,320 people voted at Cornelius Town Hall, 918 at Hough High and 1,004 at the North Meck County Library. The […]