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Town board OKs rezoning on Hill St.

Jan. 8. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously OK’d an amendment to the Smithville Land Use Plan which will remove the neighborhood commercial designation for properties on the west side of South Hill. The change, which takes effect immediately, gained unanimous approval from the Planning Board in October. The community requested the change, […]

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Town Board OKs Charter Cornelius project in 4-1 vote

  Nov. 20. By Dave Vieser. The days are numbered for that 11-acre stand of pine trees between Knox Road and West Catawba. In a 4-1 decision, the Cornelius Town Board approved the rezoning of prime commercial land Monday evening to allow the construction of retail and office buildings. The approval followed a two-hour public […]

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Education commission will weigh options

Oct. 16. Cornelius now has an Educational Options Study Commission with an official mission.  Its seven members will look at local education options ranging from operating a stand-alone municipal charter school to status quo, which means staying with a school system that seems to carry a grudge. The commission is a result of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

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Legislators help direct $125K to Cain Center for the Arts

The Cain Center for the Arts continues to gain momentum. NC Rep. John Bradford and NC Sen. Jeff Tarte—the first a former town commissioner and the latter a former mayor of Cornelius—came to the Town Board meeting Monday night to announce a $125,000 state appropriation for the new Cain Center for the Arts. The $24 […]


CMS board vote angers Cornelius leaders

By Dave Yochum. Aug. 29. UPDATE 6PM. The mean-spiritedness of national politics ain’t got nothing on Mecklenburg County. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board last night passed the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018,” effectively blocking school construction in Cornelius and Huntersville. This comes only a month after Cornelius and Huntersville voted to reserve the right to create municipal […]

Town Board may decide on Jetton Road dangers at Monday’s meeting

Town officials may finally make a decision Monday evening Aug.19 on what changes, if any, to make at the Jetton/Old Jetton Road intersection which is one of the more dangerous corners in the town. Their review may also consider some land acquisition to improve sight distance as well as changing the speed limit for Jetton Road. Tyler […]

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Commissioner’s conduct will likely come up at Monday Town Board meeting

  ​ July 14. UPDATED. Two more women have come forward with complaints about Mayor Pro Tem Michael Miltich’s behavior. A former local reporter, Cassie Fambro, sent a letter to the Town of Cornelius and WBTV outlining recent behaviors that included touching her arms, numerous texts and making her feel “uncomfortable.” Asked by Cornelius Today to […]


Exit 28 aesthetic re-do is going to be a won’t do

July 6. By Dave Vieser. In late 2015, then Mayor Chuck Travis announced that Gov. Pat McCrory would be coming to Cornelius in 2016 to dedicate the new nautically themed Exit 28 bridge. McCrory bailed out as soon as the reviews were in: The bridge was a sinking ship when it comes to public art. Now […]


Will a public safety director help Cornelius ‘improve efficiency?’

July 5. By Dave Vieser. Does Cornelius government need an administrative layer between the Town Manager and the chiefs of our fire and police departments? Cornelius commissoners believe they do. The new town budget calls for a Director of Public Safety—full time or consultant TBD. Mayor Woody Washam said there’s not a job description at this point. […]


A bridge too ugly? Town says no lipstick

By Dave Vieser. In 2015, then-Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis announced that Gov. Pat McCrory would dedicate the new nautical-themed bridge at Exit 28. McCrory never made that trip, and the town’s investment in public art seems like a shipwreck. Million-dollar plans for additional decorations have finally been scrapped. Resident Rick Monroe, speaking at a Town […]