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Tarte loses; Clark leads Bradford by fewer than 500 votes

Nov. 6. 11 PM. A leading Republican legislator has lost his seat in the North Carolina Statehouse. Challenger Natasha Marcus trounced incumbent Jeff Tarte, a former Cornelius mayor, in the race for NC Senate District 41. With 17 of 28 precincts reporting, Marcus, a Davidson resident, had 56 percent of the vote to Tarte’s 43 […]


She says, he says: NC Senate 41 candidates will face off tonight

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce says it is hosting the only candidate forum tonight—7 pm at CPCC Merancas Campus—that features both Jeff Tarte and Natasha Marcus, the Democrat that is taking on the NC Sen. District 41 incumbent. It appears to be true, although the candidates disagree. Marcus, a Davidson resident, said she has […]

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 […]


Newsmakers Breakfast focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace

  Sexual harassment in the workplace will be the topic of a Newsmakers Breakfast Jan. 25 at The Peninsula Club. A human resources consultant, a labor attorney and a corporate HR executive will discuss and answer questions regarding an issue that has transformed the world of morning TV news, politics and even sports over the […]

New Davidson mayor speaks at Newsmakers Breakfast Dec 14

Rusty Knox, the incoming mayor of Davidson, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker Dec. 14​ at The Peninsula Club.​ A Realtor, singer and the son of former Mayor Russell Knox, he defeated John Woods in the November election. Fast growth, transparency in government and social media played major roles in the intense debate leading up to […]


Choose 5 for Town Board, 1 for school board, yes/no on school bonds

ELECTION DAY 8 AM. ​It’s a murky day, but many Cornelius v​oters can expect ​a bright and shiny greeting when they go to the polls between now and 7:30 pm. Candidates and their supporters were out in force at the Jetton Park and Town Hall precincts, not so much at Bethel Presbyterian Church and Community in […]

Candidate Forum & BBQ Oct. 6

  Eleven candidates for the Cornelius Town Board will be in the collective hot seat Friday for the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum in the Community Room at Town Hall. Doors open at 11 am, lunch is served at 11:30 am, the program begins at 11:55 am. The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs […]

Five more file for Cornelius Town Board in fall elections

July 15. UPDATED. By Marco Wertheimer. Three more candidates filed Friday to run for the Cornelius town board at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections. The new candidates, Kurt Naas, Michelle Ferlauto, and William J Rakatansky, have deep roots in the anti-toll movement. Dr. Michael Miltich, an incumbent with anti-toll street cred, filed for re-election […]


It’s our lake, our drinking water

  May 6. OPINION. In an open letter to legislators, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett has called on them to revise SB 434 so that  cities, towns and counties can regulate environmental buffers on rivers, streams and lakes. The proposed legislation, approved in the Senate, would eliminate the 50-foot shoreline buffer that protects the Catawba and Lake […]

Jim Duke will seek re-election

Another member of the Cornelius Town Board has announced his intention to seek re-election. Town Commissioner Jim Duke will run for a third term on the Cornelius Board of Commissioners. First elected in 2013, Duke said his focus will continue to be “listening to our citizens, bringing our whole town together as one community, and […]