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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 […]

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Construction on Jetton Road Ext. begins next month

Sept. 19. Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has approved a $2.89 million contract with Blythe Development of Charlotte for improvements to Jetton Road Extension from West Catawba Ave to Liverpool Parkway. The low bid from Blythe was actually $300,000 below the amount allocated for the project in this year’s budget. Construction gets under way […]

More pickleball courts coming to Cornelius

Aug. 22. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board authorized the first phase of funding for a new tennis/pickleball complex at the Bailey Road Park during their meeting last night. Some $2 million will be transferred from the Town’s General Fund and utilized for design and construction. The project calls for converting the existing tennis […]

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Noise issue in Glenridge sounds like it may improve

Aug. 21. By Dave Vieser. The town can pass noise regulations but they’re only as good as the paper they’re printed on if contractors won’t obey. Recent events prove the point: Residents backing up to the rear of an industrial property on Bailey Road say there’s been no abatement in construction noise despite a new […]


12 days in, malware still affecting Town Hall systems

July 24. [Updated] By Dave Yochum. Concerned citizen Joe Vagnone, a Cornelius business owner broker, was worried enough about malware and ransom-ware that he sent the town a cyber-security checklist late last year. Here it is: Pay or not pay a ransom? Who are our IT experts currently. Where is the Bit coin coming from […]

Task force will look for new funding mechanisms for road projects

July 18. Mayor Woody Washam has announced the creation of a Mayor’s Task Force on Transportation Funding and Implementation. The purpose of this task will be to investigate how to more quickly move critical town road projects forward within the town.  This Task Force is a follow-up to the already established Transportation Advisory Board which […]

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Controversial business park on Bailey Road is withdrawn

July 18. By Dave Vieser. In a stunning turn of events, Drew Thigpen of Greenway Gibbons Properties, the applicant seeking approval for a flex office complex on Bailey Road, withdrew his rezoning application at Monday night’s Town Board meeting. It followed almost 90 minutes of comments from a packed with residents, most from Bailey’s Glen […]