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‘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 […]

Denis Bilodeau will run for Town Board

March 9. Long-time business and civic leader Denis Bilodeau will run for the Cornelius Town Board. The former president of Cornenlius-based Aquesta Insurance says he will file in July for a second run for the five-member, non-partisan governing body. He would bring a deep business background, as well as considerable experience on non-profit and for-profit […]


Uh-uh, no, nope, no thank you and one yes

Feb. 21. Cornelius has gone on record against changing election years from odd years to even. The Cornelius Town Board voted 4-1 against House Bill 64, a proposal which would move local elections to even years, the same years voters choose presidents and governors. “I do have a problem with being told when we can hold […]


Tarte looks ahead to another election

By Dave Yochum. Sen. Jeff Tarte says his opposition to the 50-year contract between NCDOT and Cintra cost him his relationship with former Gov. Pat McCrory. “My relationship with Pat was always cordial, but after I-77 became an issue, I was put on an island and cut off…it cost me my relationship with him,” Tarte says. […]

Woody Washam noted this is the only public beach in Cornelius despite 75 miles of Lake shoreline.

Washam formally declares candidacy for mayor

Feb. 8. It’s official: Mayor Pro Tem Woody Washam will run for mayor of Cornelius in the November elections. First reported by Cornelius Today​ in the online edition Dec. 14, the popular mayor pro tem of Cornel​ius ​has been the highest vote-getter in the past two elections​.​ There’s no official word ​from incumbent Mayor Chuck […]

Marc Ramirez says he will run for mayor

Marcos “Marc” Ramirez says he will run for mayor of Cornelius this fall. There’s plenty of time between now and the filing deadline in July, but Ramirez is going public early. Town Commissioner Woody Washam, who also is Mayor Pro Tem because he was the highest vote-getter in the 2015 non-partisan, town board election, announced that […]


Cornelius, Davidson women march on Uptown

  Jan. 21. Women from all over the region, including Cornelius and Davidson, have descended on Uptown for a Women’s March on Charlotte, one of many anti-Trump inaugural marches under way around the country and in our nation’s capital. Brenda Heerdt of Bailey’s Glen marched today. “I am 72 years young)and put this day in one […]


Hundreds of thousands in DC for Inauguration

Jan. 20. Washington, DC. There are few protestors, at least near the Bradford family, but lines are massive in our nation’s capital to watch Donald Trump be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. NC Rep John Bradford is in Washington with his wife Shea and their children to see the historic […]


John Bradford reporting on Trump Inauguration

Jan. 19. NC Rep. John Bradford, a former Cornelius Town Commissioner, and his family are in Washington, DC to attend President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Cornelius resident and business owner will report on events in Washington over the next two days for Cornelius Today online and on social media. Follow Cornelius Today on Facebook and Twitter […]


Washam will run for mayor in 2017

Dec. 14. Woody Washam will throw his hat in the ring for mayor in 2017. The popular mayor pro tem of Cornelius—he has been the highest vote-getter in the past two elections—is expected to formally announce his candidacy next month. There’s no official word on whether Mayor Chuck Travis will run for a third term. […]