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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 […]

town hall

Town Hall set to reopen after election, on Nov. 9

Oct. 5. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials are aiming to reopen Town Hall on Monday Nov. 9, according to Town Manager Andrew Grant. The Catawba Avenue facility which houses most town departments has been closed to the public since late March. “Town Hall will be used in October as part of the early voting process […]

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 […]