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Town, HR director part company unexpectedly

June 8. By Dave Yochum. The town’s first HR director is no longer with the town after a personnel dispute with Town Manager Andrew Grant. In a letter to the mayor and Town Board, HR Director Jared Azzone said he was reviewed “negatively for not interacting with more employees during the time that the CDC […]

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Final hearing for town budget Monday; taxes stay the same

June 4. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on the proposed $26.1 million Cornelius Town Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 will be continued Monday June 7 at Town Hall. The spending plan, if adopted, will keep the property tax rate at .222 per $100 of assessed valuation while including funds to provide raises for sworn […]

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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 […]

Open letter to mayor and commissioners

Open Letter to mayor and town commissioners.  (On Jan. 5, Commissioners Denis Bilodeau and Jim Duke voted against the 199-foot cell tower that will go up at 19320 Lake Norman Cove Drive. Voting in favor were Commissioners Mike Miltich, Thurman Ross and Tricia Sisson) Jan. 25. By Ron Kelley. I spent the last week thinking […]

Town Board meets Tuesday

Jan. 15. The Cornelius Town Board’s second January meeting will be held Tuesday Jan. 19 at 6 pm due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. The Board of Commissioners will, for the first time, accept public comment on a fiscal year budget for the town before its submission to the Town Board. Previously, […]


Transportation board will look at Diverging Diamond congestion

  Dec. 29. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) has plans to review traffic on the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Exit 28 after congestion in December caught the attention of the Town of Cornelius. “The town has had several conversations with Rhythm Engineering over the last couple weeks,” said Tyler Beardsley, […]

Cell tower simulation: PeakNet MonoPole off Jetton

Controversial cell phone tower plan includes 1 additional carrier

By Dave Vieser. Dec. 22. It turns out PeakNet’s request to erect a controversial cell phone tower just off Jetton Road is in part driven by plans to add an additional carrier to the tower. At a public hearing Monday night, PeakNet attorney Tom Johnson said T-Mobile would only use the new tower if it […]

Town board receives audit, sets meeting dates for 2021

Dec. 8. By Dave Vieser. At their first meeting each December, the Town Board usually receives and reviews their final annual comprehensive fiscal report. However, this year, as with so many other issues, things are a bit different. The Martin Starnes CPA firm in Hickory has completed the annual audit of the town’s financial statements, […]

More than 100 political signs outside of Town Hall

Breakin my mind: Signs, signs everywhere, but within reason

Oct. 13. By ​Dave Vieser​. As political campaign signs sprout up throughout the town, Cornelius officials moved closer Monday evening to changing the town’s sign law to match state ordinances. The Planning Board gave a unanimous stamp of approval to several modifications, sending them to the Town Board for final approval. There are several elements […]

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 […]