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Inspiration behind Exit 28 bridge decapitated at 90

April 1. Serial e​ntrepreneur Winnie Ruth Judd​ is dead. The 90-year-old doyenne of high society in The Peninsula ​was the owner of a luxury luggage store in Jetton Village as well as the “cutlery store to the stars” in Beverly Hills where football star O.J. Simpson was a frequent customer. ​She was also a reformed […]

Town board will vote on budget Monday

At their Monday June 20 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board is expected to adopt a new operating budget. The $21.88 million spending plan proposed by Town Manager Anthony Roberts calls for an 8.3 percent or 2 cent hike in the town’s tax rate. If approved by the Town Board, it would cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 […]


Mayor issues detailed response to furor over State Capitol visit

June 11. In a prepared statement, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis defended his trip to Raleigh, along with Davidson Mayor John Woods, in support of the controversial Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes on I-77 between Charlotte and Lake Norman. Here are his comments: “On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 5:15pm, I attended a meeting […]


County Commissioner calls censured mayor’s behavior ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar […]

Miltich is fifth commissioner; 4 incumbents re-elected

Nov. 3. Dr. Mike Miltich has succeeded in his second bid for Cornelius Town Board. He garnered 1,424 votes,  putting him in fifth place. Denis Bilodeau, in his first bid for public office, came in sixth, with 1,200 votes. There are five seats on the board. Mayor Chuck Travis ran unopposed, and collected 1,936 votes. Woody […]

Old-fashioned BBQ and Candidate Forum

TODAY. Cornelius Today hosts the Old-fashioned BBQ and Candidate Forum 11:30 am to 1 pm  Oct. 2 at Town Hall. The cost to attend is $8. Moderator Lisa Mayhew will ask the six candidates for five seats on the Town Board  the questions. You will learn how they plan to tackle issues facing our town in a […]


Mayor Chuck Travis outlines achievements, goals

Mayor Chuck Travis, who is running unopposed for a second term at the head of local government, says fixing the aesthetics of the Exit 28 bridge, providing lake access for residents and planning an arts center are among his goals during the next two years. Travis says achieving those goals “will help with economic development […]


Mayor Travis will announce reelection bid June 26

June 19. Will Mayor Chuck Travis run unopposed for re-election this fall? It’s increasingly looking that way, but anything can happen in the next couple of weeks. Filing for the November elections opens July 6, and closes July 17. Cost to file: $12. Travis has hired political consultant Lawrence Shaheen of Carolina Political Consulting. He […]


Cornelius Cares: $1,600 raised for officers involved in shooting

The town’s police force knows “Cornelius Cares” after one of the most devastating incidents in the department’s history May 2. Residents came together for police to the tune of $1,600 in nickels, dimes, tens and twenties during the Cornelius Cares police fund drive over the next 10 days. It all happened after a double shooting […]


Cornelius to NCDOT: Tear Down This Contract

June 2. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution calling on the NCDOT to terminate its contract with Spanish based Cintra/I-77 Mobility Partners to build toll lanes on I-77. The board also said it would consider joining the lawsuit filed by Widen I-77 seeking to halt the toll lanes planned […]