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Legislators holding I-77 press conference at 10 am

  March 25. New legislation called “An Act to Clear Roadblocks to I-77 Toll Relief” will be unveiled at 10 this morning at a press conference near the EMS station just south of the West Marine/Gold’s Gym shopping center. The backdrop for TV new purposes is I-77. Rep. Christy Clark and Sen. Natasha Marcus, who […]


Mayor Washam will seek 2nd term

  March 7. By Dave Yochum. Mayor Woody Washam will seek a second term at the helm of Cornelius government. The long-time community leader, two-term town commissioner, banker and church organist has also chaired the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Two years ago Washam replaced former Mayor Chuck Travis, who withstood a 5-0 no-confidence vote […]

Sources Say Cornelius Losing Police Chief to Huntersville

Dec. 14.  It looks like Huntersville’s full-on raid of Cornelius municipal talent is taking another step forward. Huntersville Chief of Police has resigned effective Jan. 4, according to Huntersville Town Manager Anthony Roberts, the former town manager of Cornelius. No one has been named to replace him, said Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla. But Cornelius Police […]


Visitation Friday, funeral Saturday for former Mayor Nannie Potts

  The funeral for Nannie Potts, a former mayor of Cornelius, will be at 11 am Saturday Nov. 17 at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church, 21517 Torrence Chapel Road. Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, Nov. 16 at the church. She was the first female mayor of Cornelius as well as the […]

NC House candidates discuss goals and priorities

Christy Clark, Democrat I-77 Tolls: Work alongside Gov. Cooper and the NCDOT to develop real solutions to I-77. Toll roads are one tool that could help pay for highways. But the I-77 toll lane is a case study in what not to do. It’s not just about a high toll fee or a 50-year contract. […]


Miltich responds to criticism

July 16. By Dave Yochum. UPDATED 7:30 pm. A female former employee of Cornelius Mayor Pro Tem Michael Miltich says the surgeon was a great  boss. “He never did anything inappropriate or made me feel uncomfortable in any way. I worked alongside of him when it was just he and I. He had ample opportunity […]


Town budget showdown Monday: How will commissioners spend tax dollars?

May 16. By Dave Vieser. At first blush, it seems like a slam dunk. The proposed $23.4 million Cornelius town budget would freeze town taxes at one of the lowest rates—25.5 cents per $100 of assessed value—in the region. Freezing taxes is always popular. But there are serious concerns about spending priorities that are ready […]


Anthony Roberts will be new Huntersville town manager; Grant will replace him

May 3. Huntersville is recruiting its new town manager from Cornelius. Anthony Roberts, the veteran town manager of Cornelius, will take a new job heading up the administrative side of the town of roughly 55,000. The population of Cornelius is about 29,000. Both are growing fast and face similar issues around development, I-77 and the […]


Election Redux: 3 women who lost … won standing in community

By Dave Yochum. The three women who ran for Cornelius Town Board—and lost last fall—remain active in local issues, one sign they might be back again. Ava Callender remains active in community issues like affordable housing, community playgrounds and Alzheimer’s awareness; Michelle Ferlauto has been appointed to a county-wide board on women’s issues; and Tricia Sisson […]


Alphabet soup of agencies would review new I-77 plan

  Feb. 15. By Dave Yochum. ANALYSIS. The second meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group got under way yesterday with former Chamber Chair Mike Russell announcing that there were emergency exits on either side of a packed meeting room. “Just don’t take 77,” Chamber CEO Bill Russell interjected. It was a touch of dark humor […]