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Catherine Truitt received 51% of the vote to be elected as state superintendent.

State Superintendent-elect Catherine Truitt: Where she stands on charters, the board and the NCAE

Nov. 19. By Greg Childress, NC Policy Watch. Education in North Carolina has become “highly politicized” to the detriment of student achievement, says State Superintendent-elect Catherine Truitt.  While Democrats and Republicans fight over school funding, teacher pay, vouchers and charter schools, student achievement has remained stagnant for 40 years, Truitt said in an interview with Policy Watch this week.  “It is stagnant despite various times […]


It’s official: Dan Forest won Cornelius

Nov. 5. The results are in: Cornelius has gone overwhelmingly for Dan Forest in the race for governor of North Carolina. Of course, incumbent Roy Cooper, a Democrat, defeated Forest, a Republican, 2,803,782 to 2,563,258 statewide. Cornelius remains a stronghold of GOP sentiment. Here’s how the vote went, precinct by precinct in Cornelius: Precinct    […]

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 […]


Proposed poultry farm in Chatham County: 750,000 birds, taxpayer-funded — and lots of secrets

ANALYSIS. Sept. 30. By Lisa Sorg/NC Policy Watch. A proposed poultry farm near Goldston in Chatham County could raise nearly 750,000 birds each year near an important waterway, yet many of the details are secret even though taxpayer funds are bankrolling much of the construction and it’s being built on a state senator’s property, a […]


NC Sen. Marcus faces Constitution Party candidate this election

Sept. 25. UPDATED 9/28. By Dave Vieser. Incumbent NC Sen. Natasha Marcus (D-41) has no Republican opponent this fall, leaving only a minor party candidate to oppose her on the official ballot. “I’ll let Republicans explain why they were unable to field a candidate in this race,” the Davidson resident told Cornelius Today. Unaffiliated candidate […]

More than 100 political signs outside of Town Hall

Town considering tighter rules on campaign signs

Sept. 2. By Dave Vieser. With political campaign signs about to “grace” the town’s landscape, Cornelius officials are considering some minor additions to the town’s campaign sign law in order to match state ordinances. Proposed changes: —No sign shall be closer than three feet from the edge of the pavement of the road. —Any political […]


Newest road in Cornelius, Nannie Potts Lane, opens with ribbon-cutting, family, officials

Aug. 27. By Dave Yochum. As a deer bolted from one side of Nannie Potts Lane to the other, town officials and members and friends of the Potts family dedicated Cornelius’ newest road, one that will ultimately help connect Hwy 21 to Hwy 115/Main Street, south of Catawba Avenue. The road is named for the […]

People crowd, aerial, top view. Toned image.

Stand up (answer the door) and be counted

Aug. 10. Starting this week, the US Census Bureau will be sending out trained enumerators to collect that data door-to-door as part of their “non-response follow-up” plan. Only six out of 10 North Carolina households have filled out their forms. That means millions of households are not being counted and that means North Carolina risks […]

Christy Clark and John Bradford

Election 2020: Meet candidates for NC House District 98

Christy Clark Like many people in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson, I grew up in a middle-class family. I’m a proud product of public schools and was the first in my family to go to college. I co-founded a small business with my husband that is located in Davidson. As a mom of five, I know […]