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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

More than 100 political signs outside of Town Hall

Breakin my mind: Signs, signs everywhere, but within reason

Oct. 13. By ​Dave Vieser​. As political campaign signs sprout up throughout the town, Cornelius officials moved closer Monday evening to changing the town’s sign law to match state ordinances. The Planning Board gave a unanimous stamp of approval to several modifications, sending them to the Town Board for final approval. There are several elements […]


Rematch: It’s Powell vs. Puckett again for Mecklenburg County Commission

Oct. 2. By Dave Vieser. Republican James Puckett held the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District One seat for years, but in 2018, Democrat Elaine Powell soundly defeated him in a race that underscored the political shift in the Mecklenburg suburbs. The North Mecklenburg district—mostly Cornelius, Huntersville, and Davidson—has grown faster among Independents and Democrats […]

Joint statement from Atrium, Novant on RNC

Aug. 11. The healthcare giants issued the following statement in regard to the upcoming Republican National Convention in Charlotte: Charlotte is proud to have a prominent role in our nation’s selection of its presidential candidates. Despite the inherent risk of having large gatherings during the pandemic, nominating conventions are an integral part of our democracy. […]

Op-Ed: Congress must extend unemployment benefits

OPINION. July 23. By Gov. Roy Cooper. Next week, thousands of North Carolinians who are out of work due to COVID-19 will see a drastic reduction in their unemployment benefits despite this pandemic being far from over. The additional $600 a week unemployed workers have received from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program has been […]

NC Dems will hold virtual convention

May 13. The NC Democratic Party will hold its state convention virtually on June 6. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the NCDP has adjusted forums and meetings to digital platforms around social distancing. District conventions will be held virtually on May 13. “While we won’t be gathering in person for this year’s state convention, moving […]