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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 […]

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Town Board considers change in development review procedure

Sept. 9. By Dave Vieser. A procedural change which would take some approval power out of the hands of the Town Board may be headed for approval. Under the proposal, subdivisions with fewer than 25 lots would be allowed “by right” as long as all other planning requirements are met. Currently, any developments with more […]


Be current, or risk losing current

July 22. With Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order suspending utility disconnects expiring in exactly one week, the Town of Cornelius-owned electric utility is reminding customers they need to pay up or risk having their electric power cut off. Cornelius is a “Public Power” community which means the town owns an electric system which serves parts […]

3 more incumbents file to run for Town Board

July 10. UPDATE 9 AM. Three more Cornelius commissioners have filed at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections to run for re-election. Denis Bilodeau, Dave Gilroy and Michael Miltich will run in the November elections for seats on the five-member non-partisan board. The highest vote-getter—Miltich was in 2017—traditionally becomes mayor pro tem. Bilodeau is a […]

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New road honors former mayor

June 17. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday June 17 meeting Cornelius commissioners are being asked to award a $1.29 million contract to Blythe Development of Charlotte to build Nannie Potts Lane. Blythe was the only bidder for the project which is designed to relieve traffic on Catawba Avenue east of I-77. The road is […]

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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 […]