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Monday ‘Coffee Chat’ features Mecklenburg health director

The Cornelius “Coffee Chat” Monday Aug. 3 will feature Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris who will give an update on COVID-19. Hosted by Mayor Woody Washam, the virtual coffee chat begins at 8:30 am via Zoom. Members of the Town Board and town staff will be on hand as well, with Town Manager […]


COVID-19 cases still rise, statewide, county-wide

June 17. By Dave Yochum. Coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg and statewide are continuing to increase as county officials begin to discuss the possibility of requiring that face masks be worn in public. Mecklenburg County commissioners do not have authority to mandate masks without the agreement of the six towns in the county. County Commissioner Pat […]

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Comments on the Town budget? Here’s how to make them

June 15. REMINDER. Have any comments about the 2021 proposed Town budget? Here’s your chance to speak out, as a public hearing will be held tonight at Town Hall beginning at 7 pm. The meeting will be in-person at Town Hall coupled  with a Livestream option. However, physical distancing will be implemented on the dais, […]

Building sale topples

May 20. By Dave Vieser. The sale of the Cornelius Public Works building on Starcreek Drive, which could have generated $671,050 for the town, has fallen apart. A new “upset bidding process” will be held in the near future to sell the property. The town had declared the 4,320 square foot building surplus in 2018. […]

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New road honors former mayor

June 17. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday June 17 meeting Cornelius commissioners are being asked to award a $1.29 million contract to Blythe Development of Charlotte to build Nannie Potts Lane. Blythe was the only bidder for the project which is designed to relieve traffic on Catawba Avenue east of I-77. The road is […]

Voters say thumbs up to Cornelius transportation bonds

Nov. 7. Cornelius voters have overwhelmingly approved a $24 million bond referendum for transportation improvements. The official results show the bonds won 70.4 percent of the votes cast. “The passage of the bond referendum is excellent news for the Town” said Town Manager Andrew Grant. “The bonds will have a game-changing impact on transportation for […]


CMS board vote angers Cornelius leaders

By Dave Yochum. Aug. 29. UPDATE 6PM. The mean-spiritedness of national politics ain’t got nothing on Mecklenburg County. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board last night passed the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018,” effectively blocking school construction in Cornelius and Huntersville. This comes only a month after Cornelius and Huntersville voted to reserve the right to create municipal […]


People semi-annoyed over truck parking

July 23. The Town of Cornelius is looking at a change in the town code which would tighten regulations for commercial tractor trailer parking in the town. The move was spurred by complaints about large commercial trailers left for days on an unsightly commercial property near Planet Fitness—only a block from the Lake Norman welcome […]


Beer is like yeast: Add it and business expands

“The Business of Beer” is the topic of a Cornelius Today Newsmakers Breakfast July 11.  Speakers include Andrew Durstewitz, the CEO of D9 Brewing Co. and Ray Hutchinson, the brewmaster at Eleven Lakes Brewery, as well as Ryan McDaniels, CEO of Lake Norman Economic Development. The cost to attend is $12. To RSVP, call 704-895-1335. […]

Popular incumbents win, but it looks like there’s a new sheriff in town

May 8. By Dave Vieser. Democratic candidate Christy Clark from Huntersville, has captured the right to run against NC Rep. John Bradford for District 98 this fall. With all precincts reporting, Clark, a paralegal, had won 90 percent of the ballots cast, defeating her challenger Brandon Rosenlieb by a 3258-348 score. Bradford is the founder of […]