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Town Board: Special meeting on FY 23 budget Thursday

Feb. 7. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting this Thursday to discuss planning for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The special meeting will be held 9 am to 5 pm in the Family Life Center at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church,

Workers put up 199-foot cell tower

Controversial cell tower erected overlooking Jetton

Dec. 27. By Dave Yochum. A year after the Cornelius Town Board voted 3-2 to allow a 199-foot cell phone tower just off Jetton Road, the massive structure has been erected at the entrance to Lake Norman Cove where Anthony Grisanti said it will bring “blight” to the neighborhood. Michael Miltich, Tricia Sisson and Thurman […]

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Current town board is expected to defer new building plan to newly elected commissioners

Nov. 9. By Dave Vieser. Rezoning for a six-story building on vacant land at the corner of Bethel Church and Jetton Extension will be one of the first projects to come before the town’s newly elected commissioners. Complies with new Village Center The project is a request by attorney Justin Ckezepis (pronounced kuh-ZEP-is) to rezone […]

Gilroy honored for service by Mayor Washam

Gilroy was the top vote-getter, which means mayor pro tem and a new approach to development

Nov. 3. By Dave Yochum. Commissioner-elect Dave Gilroy called last night’s election results “extraordinary.” The four challengers—Colin Furcht, Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury, as well as Gilroy—tapped into concerns about growth and development that four of the five incumbents missed. Only Denis Bilodeau, the incumbent who expressed concerns about the approval process around the Junker […]

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Town budget talks get under way Wednesday with marathon session

March 22. The town’s budget workshop/retreat will be held again this year in the assembly room at Town Hall, not the fabled Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem. The intense financial planning session will run from 9 am to 5 pm on March 24. What happens is a department-by-department discussion of capital spending and staffing […]

Upcoming: Town Board meets Monday at 5 pm

March 12. Developer Jake Palillo, whose proposal for a mixed-use project on West Catawba generated opposition from neighbors, should have an easier time Monday March 15 when his rezoning applications for 16 single-family home, comes before the Town Board for a second and final public hearing. Palillo is planning nine homes on eight acres on […]

OMB evening

Town Board meets at 5 pm, OMB project on tap

Feb. 15. By Dave Vieser. While a public hearing regarding 180 homes on Mayes Road has been canceled, growth and housing in the town will still be on the agenda at tonight’s Town Board meeting. Here’s a summary of items on the Feb. 15 agenda: —Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is requesting permission to build 398 multi-family […]


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 […]

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Town Board resolution supports new hospital

Nov. 17. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board last night unanimously adopted a resolution in support of Atrium’s Certificate of Need (CON) for a new $147 million acute care hospital. In the resolution, the commissioners noted that Cornelius’ population has grown by approximately 700 percent over the past 30 years, and is expected to […]

Mayor Woody Wahsam

Cornelius mayor has the coronavirus, but is ‘doing well’

Oct. 7. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam has come down with the coronavirus one day after the socially distanced Town Board meeting where Washam appeared hale and symptom-free. The popular leader, who turned 70 in August, did not participate in the Cornelius Police Dept. Parade of Lights last night. Washam, who said he […]