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New town home project expected off Magnolia Estates Drive

Nov. 13. By Dave Vieser. In February 2005, the Cornelius Town Board approved a Conditional Use Permit to BV Belk Properties for a multi-unit residential project, to be known as Magnolia Villas. It consisted of 15 acres of vacant, wooded land which begins near the southeast corner of Magnolia Estates Drive and West Catawba Avenue. […]


Whatever became of that woodpecker almost lost to extinction? What other animals have come back from the dead?

Dear EarthTalk: Whatever became of the rediscovered Ivory-Billed Woodpecker that we thought we had lost to extinction? What other animals that we thought went extinct have “come back” from the dead?                                                  […]

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Can Ross’ 5-vote lead be lost when provisional votes are counted?

Nov. 10. By Dave Yochum. With an undetermined number of provisional ballots still to be counted, the Cornelius Town Board results at fifth and sixth place are the subject of much discussion. Only five votes separate the fifth-place finisher—Thurman Ross, who unofficially reclaimed his seat on the five-member, non-partisan Town Board—and sixth-place finisher Jim Duke, […]


Honor Flight: Long after the wars have ended, veterans get the trip of a lifetime and the welcome home they deserve

By Dave Yochum. The Queen City Honor Flight in October brought veterans from Cornelius and all around Charlotte to Washington, D.C. where they saw the imposing monuments and memorials erected to their branches of the service or the war in which they fought. Their return home was just as moving. When the chartered American Airlines jet […]

Upcoming Events: November 9 – November 19

The Town of Cornelius has expanded its Veterans Day celebration with a family crafts event prior to the traditional program. Come by the Cornelius Arts Center Saturday morning to make thank-you cards, decorate cookies and make patriotic crafts. Then, head to the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza, where American Legion Post 86 Commander Gene […]

Jeff “Dino” DiNicola, 64

Jeff “Dino” DiNicola passed away peacefully at his home in Huntersville, NC on 1 November 2017.Jeff loved people and loved life, which he led with a vibrant passion and will to do good for others.  Whoever coined the term, “he’d give you the shirt off his back” had Jeff in mind.Born March 21, 1954 in […]

Floyd Lentz, 92

Floyd Thomas Lentz, 92, of Cornelius, NC passed away at his home on October 31, 2017.  He was born in Woodleaf, NC on December 2, 1924 to the late Jeremiah Ruce Lentz and Mary Grace Lentz.  Floyd served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC. Along […]


Interview: What’s on the (next) mayor’s mind

By Dave Yochum. When he officially takes office in December, Mayor-elect Woody Washam will bring a sense of old and new as well as east and west to the center seat at the dais in Town Hall. Washam was born and raised here and vividly remembers the way Cornelius was: From Mrs. Harrill’s five and […]


Miltich is top vote-getter in Cornelius Commission race; Naas, Bilodeau land seats on board

Nov. 9. By Dave Yochum. UPDATED Results are in for the Cornelius Town Commission race. In a surprise, two-term Town Commissioner Jim Duke is five votes short of the necessary fifth-place finish. In terms of ideology and neighborhood roots, he will be replaced on the town board by Denis Bilodeau, another long-time business and community leader. […]


Thurman Ross takes lead in early voting

ELECTION NIGHT 8:30. BY DAVE YOCHUM. Early voting results are in for the Cornelius Town Commission race, and, while preliminary, they hint at voter sentiment. Long-time Town Commissioner Thurman Ross is in the lead with 756 votes. Next up in early voting are: Mike Miltich, 751 votes; Kurt Naas, 748 votes; Denis Bilodeau, 744 votes; […]