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NC Sen. Marcus hosts online Town Hall June 16

June 15. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus will host an online Town Hall 7-8 pm Wednesday, June 16 that will include an MSN/assistant vice president at the Levine Cancer Institute who supports expanding healthcare access in North Carolina. Marcus will provide updates on legislative developments and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions. Attendees must sign […]

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Town posts Gilroy’s missing comments

May 5. By Dave Vieser. Former Town Board Commissioner Dave Gilroy spoke out against the Mayes Meadow rezoning at Monday’s board meeting, except the town’s video streaming system failed and Gilroy’s comments were neither seen nor heard that evening. This comes after his comments were cut off at the town meeting April 6. Some conspiracy […]

Counting on the Census: One new seat in Congress for NC

April 27. North Carolina gained 1 million residents over the last decade and one new seat in the US House of Representatives. The US Census Bureau puts the nation’s population at 331,449,281; North Carolina’s at 10,439,388 as of April 1, 2020. Population growth in North Carolina gives the state 14 seats in Congress and one […]

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Local elections could be delayed

April 13. By Dave Yochum. UPDATED. Will local elections be held this November as scheduled? Maybe not. The NC State Board of Elections is saying North Carolina might need to delay elections because 2020 US Census reporting is behind schedule. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus is asking town officials for feedback regarding whether there is a […]

Dave Gilroy comments at a Town Board meeting in 2020

Gilroy’s comments at Town Board meeting cut short

April 6. By Dave Vieser. Former Commissioner Dave Gilroy appeared before the Town Board Monday evening to speak in opposition to a proposed increase in density among some of the rural portions of the town. “Once you raise the density, you can never reverse it,” he said. As a private citizen, he was allowed three […]

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Amidst fast growth, how to update the 2014 land use plan is the critical question

March 19. Dave Vieser. The March 18 special joint meeting between the Cornelius Town Board and the Cornelius Planning Board—the first such meeting since 2017—began a deeper dive into how to deal with the town’s land use plan and burgeoning growth. Last updated in 2014, the plan has come under fire from residents and some […]

Legislative ‘listening session’ this Saturday

Feb. 25. The Mecklenburg County Delegation to the NC General Assembly will host an online listening session for constituents this Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 to 11 am. A majority of the delegation’s 17 members will be in attendance. Constituents are encouraged to sign up to speak for up to two minutes about what issues […]


Commissioner plans to introduce ‘Wilson’ at Monday’s Town Board meeting

Jan. 27. By Dave Yochum. Is anybody listening? Based on the 3-2 vote in favor of a 199-foot cell tower just off Jetton Road, it doesn’t seem that way, according to Town Commissioner Jim Duke. He was on the losing side of that vote along with Commissioner Denis Bilodeau, a half-dozen homeowners’ associations and 150-plus […]

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    […]