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Early voters at Cornelius Town Hall on Oct. 16

Local elections get under way in Cornelius in one week with Early Voting at Town Hall

Oct. 14. By Dave Vieser. One-stop early voting begins in one week at Cornelius Town Hall and continues through Saturday Oct. 30. Voters can cast their ballots starting on Thursday Oct. 21 from 8 am to 7 pm in the Community Room at Town Hall. Weekday hours will be 8 am to 7pm, Saturdays from […]

Opinion: Dave Gilroy comments on growth, traffic

Dave Gilroy, a Town Commissioner from 2005 to 2019, is running for his old seat on the Town Board, having lost his bid for re-election two years ago. He sent this letter to Cornelius Today as well as constituents. By Dave Gilroy. We have recently seen yet another new, large-scale apartment complex approved in a […]

Mayor Woody Washam addresses the crowd

Washam, running unopposed again, will be a 3-term mayor

July 16. By Dave Yochum. With no one running against him as of noon today, Woody Washam will be mayor of Cornelius for another two years. Barring unforeseen circumstances, he will be the first person in any living person’s memory to serve three terms as mayor of Cornelius. The veteran banker, church organist, former commissioner […]

It’s official: 9 candidates for Cornelius Town Board

July 16. A total of nine candidates will run for the Cornelius Town Board, including all five incumbents. Filing today at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections were Michael Osborne, a former member of the Cornelius Planning Board, and Todd Sansbury, a senior district sales manager for a pharmaceuticals company. Filing earlier this week were […]

Mayor Knox running unopposed in Davidson; 8 running for Town Board

July 16. Mayor Rusty Knox is a shoe-in for a third term as mayor of Davidson; he’s running unopposed. Commissioners Jim Fuller, Matthew Fort and David Sitton are not seeking re-election. There are eight candidates for five seats on the Town Board. It’s a non-partisan race, with no official party affiliations. Here are the candidates […]

Melinda Bales, Jill Swain will run for mayor; 13-person race for Huntersville Town Board

July 16. If the Cornelius campaign season looks like a horse race, then Huntersville is the Kentucky Derby. There are 13 candidates for a six-member town board. Former Mayor Jill Swain, who was defeated by John Aneralla six years ago, will face Mayor Pro Tem Melinda Bales. Commissioner Brian Hines did not file to run […]