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Familiar faces to remain on Meck County Commission

Nov. 9. By Dave Vieser. Two veteran Mecklenburg County officials—Democrats Pat Cotham and Elaine Powell—have been reelected to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. In the at-large contest, where voters could chose up to three candidates, Cotham was the top vote-getter with 29 percent of the vote. Over the years, she has developed a reputation […]

Chamber candidate forum Oct. 12 at Town Hall

Oct. 12. The Lake Norman Chamber will host a candidate forum for NC House District 98, Mecklenburg County District 1 and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) District 1 on Oct. 12 at Town Hall. The forum, which will be held in the Community Room from 7 pm to 9 pm, will be moderated by Paul Cameron, […]

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 […]