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Denis Bilodeau (left), Woody Washam (right)

It’s Bilodeau vs. Washam: 2 candidates, 1 job

Oct. 25. By Dave Yochum. For the first time in 15 years there is competition for the top elected job in Cornelius: Denis Bilodeau vs. Woody Washam, the three-term incumbent. Both were elected town commissioners—Washam for two terms åthe most votes in the non-partisan elections held every two years. Both are members of the North […]

Denis Bilodeau (left), Woody Washam (right)

So you want to be mayor?

Oct. 10. By Dave Yochum. There’s a two-way race for mayor of Cornelius—the first time in 15 years. We’re devoting ample space to this contest because the mayor is not just a flag-bearer, he or she sets the agenda for the Town Board and occupies the bully pulpit. But the top elected job in Cornelius […]


Aneralla reflects on 6 years as mayor of Huntersville

NORTH MECK | By Dave Yochum John Aneralla will step down at the end of this year after six years as mayor of Huntersville. He was the first of a new era of mayors in North Meck, replacing Jill Swain.  Aneralla, one of the first leaders to speak out against the toll plan, defeated Swain 60 […]