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Town Board: Here’s the meeting schedule for 2024

Dec. 5. The meeting schedule for the Cornelius Town Board was approved by the new Town Board last night: Most meetings will take place on the first and third Mondays of each month, starting at 6 pm in Town Hall. There are only a few exceptions due to holidays: In January, there will be no […]

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Mayor, commissioners will be sworn in tonight

Dec. 4. By Dave Yochum. The local election process will draw to a close five months after it began when five commissioners and the mayor are sworn in at the Town Board meeting tonight. Starting with the mayor: Woody Washam; his wife Sharon will hold the Bible for his fourth swearing in as mayor. Mayor […]

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Mayor, new Town Board with 3 newcomers will be sworn in Monday

Nov. 28. A four-term mayor, two incumbent commissioners and three new commissioners will be sworn in Monday at Town Hall where family and friends will gather for the ceremonies. A vote for mayor pro tem will also be taken, formalizing the role of incoming Commissioner Scott Higgins who was the top vote-getter in the Nov. […]

Enhanced security at Town Hall will cost $166,851

Nov. 21. By Dave Vieser. At a relatively quiet Town Board meeting Nov. 20 and run by Mayor Pro Tem Dave Gilroy, Cornelius commissioners approved security improvements at Town Hall. The project will consist of reconstructing the reception area, constructing a new wall at the top of the main stairwell, providing additional egress points, and […]

Denis Bilodeau (left), Woody Washam (right)

Washam’s lead narrows to 5 votes in mayoral race; recount requested

Nov. 17. [UPDATE 3 PM] By Dave Yochum. After outstanding absentee ballots and provisional ballots were counted last night, Mayor Woody Washam’s lead over challenger Denis Bilodeau has dwindled from 13 votes to five. Bilodeau, a town commissioner, has asked for a recount. NEW: The Meck Board of Elections has completed the recount. Washam has […]

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New town Christmas tree; Catawba will close for lighting event Nov. 25

Nov. 16. By Dave Yochum. The town’s new Christmas tree, including a star, ornaments, power supply and ballast tank, went up in the Cain Center for the Arts plaza yesterday. The cost: $45,500. Trimmings Wreaths and pole wraps for light poles cost an additional $7,000, with the total cost of $52,500 coming out of the […]

From left: Robert Carney, Scott Higgins, Susan Johnson, Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury

Cornelius local election roundup

Town Board There will more change again on the Cornelius Town Board starting in December as a result of Tuesday’s election. Scott Higgins, Robert Carney and Susan Johnson will join incumbents Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury on the five-member board. Two years ago, the board was literally turned upside down with an all new cast. […]

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Washam edges past Bilodeau, by 13 votes

Nov. 7. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam bested challenger Denis Bilodeau by 13 votes with all four town precincts reporting. Washam captured 2767 votes while Bilodeau had 2754 votes, a difference of less than 1 percent. Bilodeau put on a strong showing. The town commissioner called Washam to congratulate him Tuesday night. In […]

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Town Board approves rezoning

Oct. 17. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board approved a rezoning request from applicant Kevin Mahl to amend previously approved conditional zoning on approximately 6.15 acres located at 11140 Bailey Road, near the intersection with Hwy. 115. The parcel just southwest of the Circle K convenience store is vacant. The amended rezoning approved last […]

Four CPD officers receive promotions

Oct. 4. Four veteran Cornelius police officers were recognized at the Town Board’s Oct. 2nd meeting: —Captain Jennifer Thompson was promoted to the position of Major. Thompson joined the department in 2001 and most recently served as Support Services Captain. —Charles (Reggie) Vanzant was promoted to the position of Captain. He joined the department in […]