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Monday ‘Coffee Chat’ features Mecklenburg health director

The Cornelius “Coffee Chat” Monday Aug. 3 will feature Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris who will give an update on COVID-19. Hosted by Mayor Woody Washam, the virtual coffee chat begins at 8:30 am via Zoom. Members of the Town Board and town staff will be on hand as well, with Town Manager […]

Trash continued to pile up over the weekend where dumpsters were removed and not replaced as the town switched waste service companies

Dumpster complaints pile up

July 13. By Dave Vieser. The conversion of waste removal services from Republic to Waste Pro began smoothly July 1 but hit several snags in the second week, when Dumpsters were removed by the former carter and not replaced, causing bags of garbage to pile up. As of Sunday some of the Dumpsters still had […]

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Comments on the Town budget? Here’s how to make them

June 15. REMINDER. Have any comments about the 2021 proposed Town budget? Here’s your chance to speak out, as a public hearing will be held tonight at Town Hall beginning at 7 pm. The meeting will be in-person at Town Hall coupled  with a Livestream option. However, physical distancing will be implemented on the dais, […]

Building sale topples

May 20. By Dave Vieser. The sale of the Cornelius Public Works building on Starcreek Drive, which could have generated $671,050 for the town, has fallen apart. A new “upset bidding process” will be held in the near future to sell the property. The town had declared the 4,320 square foot building surplus in 2018. […]

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 […]

Sources Say Cornelius Losing Police Chief to Huntersville

Dec. 14.  It looks like Huntersville’s full-on raid of Cornelius municipal talent is taking another step forward. Huntersville Chief of Police has resigned effective Jan. 4, according to Huntersville Town Manager Anthony Roberts, the former town manager of Cornelius. No one has been named to replace him, said Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla. But Cornelius Police […]

New police cars on agenda Monday at Town meeting

Dec. 16. At their Monday Dec. 17 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to approve the purchase of seven new patrol cars for the Cornelius Police by borrowing $200,000. In addition, one new utility/chiefs car will be purchased for the Cornelius/Lemley Fire Department under the same agreement. The deal is part of the town’s annual vehicle […]


Visitation Friday, funeral Saturday for former Mayor Nannie Potts

  The funeral for Nannie Potts, a former mayor of Cornelius, will be at 11 am Saturday Nov. 17 at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church, 21517 Torrence Chapel Road. Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, Nov. 16 at the church. She was the first female mayor of Cornelius as well as the […]

Nannie Potts—Cornelius’ first female mayor and only African-American mayor—passes away

Nov. 10. Nannie Potts, the first female mayor of Cornelius—and the only African-American mayor—has passed away. She was a devoted church worker at Torrence Chapel AME Zion, a political figure with whom future mayors sought counsel, she grew up on a farm near Hoke Lumber in Davidson. She leaves behind husband Mickey Potts, the barber […]

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Cornelius votes 4-1 to establish educational study commission

  Sept. 18. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Commissioner Michael Miltich has a new job no one wanted: Representing Cornelius on a brand-new committee organized by a school system that doesn’t want give us any money. It’s more tit for tat in what’s becoming a monumental fight between urban and suburban interests in Mecklenburg County education. […]