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Davidson candidate forum Oct. 14

Oct. 12. The Lake Norman Chamber’s Davidson candidate forum on Oct. 14 is strictly virtual. It starts at 7 pm, and includes a welcome from Mayor Rusty Knox. The moderator is Jeff Tarte, the former NC Senator representing District 41. There are eight candidates for Town Board. Mayor Knox is running unopposed. Watch it live: […]


Census fallout: Some voters may be paired with Iredell in proposed NC Senate map

Oct. 8. By Dave Vieser. Although the redistricting committees in Raleigh charged with drawing new district boundaries just started their map compilation work this week, early indications are that part of Senate District 41, currently held by Democrat Natasha Marcus, will be split. “Based on the county groupings that the State Senate is using it […]

Town Board cancels Nov. 1 meeting

Oct. 6. Unlike Huntersville and Mooresville, the Cornelius Town Board has canceled its Election Eve meeting on Nov. 1. The commissioners voted unanimously to cancel the meeting, which means one meeting in November on Monday the 15th. “Given that most citizens are focused on the election, and there aren’t any time-sensitive agenda items that will […]

US Senate candidate Jeff Jackson will hold ‘town hall’ at Davidson College

Oct. 5. NC Sen. Jeff Jackson will hold a town hall at Davidson College on Friday Oct. 8.  Jackson, a Democrat from Charlotte, plans to listen to students’ concerns and answer their questions. The event begins at 3:30 pm in the Mariam Cannon Hayes Amphitheater, outside of Alvarez Student Union.

Legislative ‘listening session’ Thursday Oct. 7

Oct. 4. The Mecklenburg County Delegation to the NC General Assembly will host its third online Listening Session of the year this from 7 pm to 8 pm Thursday Oct. 7. This is an opportunity for constituents throughout the county to speak to their legislators. Constituents are encouraged to sign up to speak for up […]

LKN Chamber plans candidate forums; former mayor and NC senator will moderate

Sept. 28. Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte will moderate the LKN Chamber candidate forums planned for Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. The forum for Huntersville is Tuesday, Oct. 5; Cornelius, Oct. 7; and Davidson, Oct. 14. The forums begin at 7 pm. Tarte, the public policy chair of the chamber, was mayor of Cornelius from 2007 […]


What do they think? 9 candidates for Town Board discuss Bus Rapid Transit

Sept. 27. By Dave Yochum. A commuter rail line serving North Meck looks more and more like pie in the sky, despite transit oriented developments—like Antiquity in Cornelius and Bryton in Huntersville—that were built around promises made by Charlotte leaders over the years. North Meck voters have had a history of supporting transit, dating back […]

Town board splits 3-2 on approach to development on W. Catawba

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. Amendments to the town’s Land Use Plan barely passed at Monday’s Town Board Meeting with a 3-2 split among Cornelius commissioners. The specific item under consideration, which passed by a 3-2 margin, would permit consideration of buildings with a height of between 26 feet and 42 feet on a portion […]

Legislative redistricting hearings Wednesday, Thursday

Sept. 20. By Dave Vieser. A joint committee from the NC House of Representatives and Senate will conduct two hearings on redistricting this week in the Mecklenburg/Iredell County area: —3 pm Wednesday at Central Piedmont Community Colleges Uptown Charlotte —3 pm Thursday at the Iredell County Campus of Mitchell Community College You can also make […]

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Town government: Commissioners OK The Venue

Aug. 3. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a rezoning request for The Venue, a five-story, mixed-use project planned for South Main at Hickory Street. MPV Properties of Charlotte plans to develop up to 70 apartments and 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail, restaurant, commercial and office space. The proposal had […]