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Saturday is last day for Early Voting

Nov. 3. Early Voting ends Saturday at Cornelius Town Hall and 18 other sites around the county, including Davidson Town Hall and the North County Library in Huntersville. Hours Hours are 8 am to 7:30 pm today (Friday) at all 19 locations. [Updated] On Saturday Nov. 4, the final day of Early Voting, the hours […]

Newsmakers Breakfast Oct. 12 with US Sen. Thom Tillis

Sept. 25. US Sen. Thom Tillis will be the featured speaker at the Newsmakers Breakfast Q&A at The Peninsula Club on Oct. 12. Tillis began began a second career in politics after he was elected to the Cornelius Town Board in 2003. Following a two-year term as town commissioner, he ran for the NC General […]

Rep. Bradford is considering a run for NC State Treasurer

March 27. With NC State Treasurer Dale Folwell announcing plans to run for governor, NC Rep. John Bradford, a former Cornelius Town Commissioner, said he is considering a run for state treasurer. “The high volume of calls and texts I received over the weekend encouraging me to run for State Treasurer are very humbling,” the […]

Rendering of new Birkdale

Huntersville leaders expected to vote on Birkdale Village tonight

March 20. By TL Bernthal. The vote tonight on plans for office space and a parking deck at Birkdale Village will surely be split, but the final outcome is not apparent. Mayor Melinda Bales may need to cast a tie-breaking vote. On Friday afternoon she announced plans to seek a second term. The vocal public […]

Jeff Tarte at a Newsmakers Breakfast

Jeff Tarte, former mayor and NC senator, in the running for CMS superintendent

March 16. By Dave Yochum. Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte is one of the candidates for superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Tarte, who is 66 years old, is also the former mayor of Cornelius. BWP & Associates, the consulting firm hired by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is conducting the search. Tarte may be uniquely qualified. A product […]

Scott Higgins will run for Town Board

March 7. By Dave Yochum. Dr. Scott Higgins, a veteran of volunteer boards and commissions in Cornelius as well as a retired educator, plans to run for the five-member Cornelius Town Board. He has served as a member of the Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Commission (now the Parks & Recreation Commission), has also served […]

Last town board meeting of 2022 is tonight

Dec. 19. The Cornelius Town Board will conduct their final regular meeting for of 2022 tonight. The commissioners are expected to finalize the legislative agenda for 2023 at that time. The Town adopts a legislative agenda every year to identify state and local priorities. Elected officials and staff use them to communicate with our state […]

clasped hands

Senate passes same-sex marriage bill with help from Tillis, Burr

Nov. 30. By Dave Vieser. In a landmark vote yesterday, the US Senate passed the ‘same sex marriage law’ by a 61 to 36 margin. North Carolina’s Thom Tillis (R) played a major role in the legislative process. On Nov. 15, Tillis joined with a bi-partisan group of senators in reaching a compromise agreement which […]

Candidate forum tonight

Oct. 6. Unity in Community, along with a number of local organizations, will hold three North Mecklenburg Community and Candidates Racial Equity Forums in October. Thursday, Oct. 6 | 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius In person or Zoom (Register here for tonight’s event) Candidates for: NC Senate District 41, NC […]

5 candidates have filed for District 1 CMS board seat

Aug. 12. By Dave Vieser. The CMS District 1 school board election in Mecklenburg County, delayed for a year by the late arrival of census data, just got more interesting. There are now five candidates. District 1 covers Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and portions of North Charlotte. Filing closed at noon today. Here’s the lineup as […]