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Mayor revives citizen-driven Transportation Advisory Board

​Dec. 7. ​By Dave Vieser​. ​In one of his first official acts, Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam has revived the town’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), which has been dormant since February, 2013. The Board is one of 17 standing advisory committees​whose members are directly appoint​ed by the mayor. The TAB was originally formed in 2008 but was […]

Washam era begins, anti-toll leader takes seat on town board

Dec. 5. By Dave Yochum. What America is known for, democracy and the orderly transfer of power, occurred as planned Monday night at Town Hall. Newly installed Mayor Woody Washam started by presiding over a public hearing on a proposed daycare center on Westmoreland. Traffic concerns were immediately raised by residents and the new Board of Commissioners. […]


Choose 5 for Town Board, 1 for school board, yes/no on school bonds

ELECTION DAY 8 AM. ​It’s a murky day, but many Cornelius v​oters can expect ​a bright and shiny greeting when they go to the polls between now and 7:30 pm. Candidates and their supporters were out in force at the Jetton Park and Town Hall precincts, not so much at Bethel Presbyterian Church and Community in […]

Five of these people will set our tax rate and make countless key decisions for the next two years

By Kate Stevens. More than 110 people came out to hear the men and women running for the Cornelius Board of Commissioners discuss local issues including quality of life, traffic and taxes during the “Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum” at Town Hall. Hosted by Business Today and Cornelius Today, the event gave the public […]

‘Save Davidson’ endorses Knox for Davidson mayor

Oct. 18. Save Davidson, the citizen group that started out fighting the Beaty Street development​ known as Luminous, has endorsed Rusty Knox for mayor. ​A long-time Realtor and fixture in the community, Knox is running against incumbent John Woods and former commissioner Laurie Venzon. ​Davidson is in the midst of a political awakening, thanks in […]


Candidate Forum & BBQ Oct. 6

  Eleven candidates for the Cornelius Town Board will be in the collective hot seat Friday for the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum in the Community Room at Town Hall. Doors open at 11 am, lunch is served at 11:30 am, the program begins at 11:55 am. The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs […]


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

  By Dave Yochum. When he officially takes office in December, 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. He was born and raised here and vividly remembers the way Cornelius was: From Mrs. Harrill’s five and dime […]


Eleven candidates running for Town Board in 2017

  By Marco Wertheimer. The candidate pool for the upcoming Cornelius Town Board election is set. With a record 11 candidates vying for five spots on the town board, the election Nov. 7 looks like it will be a horse race. There were 10 candidates in 2013, a record at the time. Among the more remarkable […]

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New​ outdoor​ storage rules proposed for Cornelius

April 21. ​By Dave Vieser​. New regulations pertaining to the outdoor storage of cars, boats and RVs in Cornelius will be considered by the town’s Planning Board ​when they meet Monday ​at ​Town Hall. Officials ​say ​the ordinance language needed to be “tightened up.” ​It could mean no more old cars out in the yard, […]


‘Fifth commissioner’ reflects on Town Board mid-term

By Dave Yochum. A little more than a year into his first term, Commissioner Mike Miltich says it’s not so much what he’s learned on the Cornelius Town Board, but what he’s “now seeing: how land is being used/developed, how the traffic flows or doesn’t, how the utility lines have been run, etc. The things that […]