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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

Cornelius votes 4-1 to establish educational study commission

  Sept. 18. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Commissioner Michael Miltich has a new job no one wanted: Representing Cornelius on a brand-new committee organized by a school system that doesn’t want give us any money. It’s more tit for tat in what’s becoming a monumental fight between urban and suburban interests in Mecklenburg County education. […]


Like the original in Greece, Acropolis was a pillar of community

May 1. On Sunday hundreds of diners came by to socialize, reminisce and enjoy a final meal at the now-closed Acropolis Cafe and Grille. The gathering place closed for good at 8 pm to make way for a QT Convenience Store; a public hearing on the new project is tonight at Town Hall. There, the discussion will […]


Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

Coffee Chat Monday

Town Commissioners Woody Washam and Jim Duke will hold  a Coffee Chat at 9 am at Acropolis Café on Catawba Avenue just east of I-77. Conversation over breakfast will include discussion of the Town Budget, which will be voted on at the Town Board meeting Monday night. The commissioners pay for coffee.


For whom I-77 tolls: Summit planned in next 10 days

UPDATED 6:40 PM Nov. 9. NC Rep. Charles Jeter will convene an I-77 summit within the next 10 business days to hash out ways to fix the controversial toll plan. The divisive issue led to resounding defeats on Election Day for officials like Mayor Jill Swain and Commissioner Sarah McAulay in Huntersville. Jeter said that “in direct […]

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 […]

Early voting results are in

Nov. 3. The results of early voting are in. The top five vote-getters in Cornelius are: Woody Washam, Jim Duke, Thurman Ross, Dave Gilroy, Mike Miltich and Denis Bilodeau. However, early voting can be quite misleading. Chuck Travis, of course, is running unopposed. He had 528 votes cast for him. In Huntersville, John Aneralla was ahead […]

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 […]


LKN Regional Transportation Commission rear-ended by Commissioner Dave Gilroy

By Dave Vieser. At the Cornelius Town Board Meeting of April 20, all of the commissioners, including veteran Commissioner Dave Gilroy, unanimously approved a five-year contract renewal between the town and the Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission (LNTC). The agreement called for the town to give LNTC $21,000 annually in order to help the commission address, […]