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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 […]


Cornelius resident will be new Davidson Town Clerk

April 6. UPDATED. The Town of Davidson is getting a new Town Clerk and the Cornelius Police Department will be losing its official spokesperson. Betsy Shores, a resident of Blue Stone Harbor, will replace Carmen Clemsic as Davidson Town Clerk who will move to Recreation Program Manager in the Davidson Parks & Recreation Dept. The […]

Cornelius Town Board closes gate discussion

March 21. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius has adopted new regulations which will allow gated communities on privately owned streets. The rules, part of an updated version of the town’s Land Development Code, were adopted unanimously at the Board of Commissioners meeting. The town’s Land Development Code has prohibited gated streets and subdivisions since at least 1996. […]

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RSVP: Newsmakers Breakfast on Affordable Housing is Wednesday

Affordable housing—an increasingly important subject as property values soar—will be the topic of the Cornelius Today and Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast Wednesday March 21 at The Peninsula Club. Workforce housing is the term used by planners and economic developers to describe suitable living accommodations for people like first responders, single parents, teachers and service workers […]

​Town Board  delays approval of larger landscape buffers

Feb. 22. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to hold off on any decision regarding changes to the town’s land development code, specifically an increase in the size of the street landscape buffer required for new projects. “This would have been the final step in a multi-year update to our code,” said Town Planning […]