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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. […]

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Former NC Gov. Jim Martin tells politicians a thing or two

By Dave Yochum. The 70th governor of North Carolina, a Republican, wowed Democrats and Republicans alike with his homespun but ultimately dead-on comments at a recent Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce lunch held in honor of political officials. “If I could do anything, it would be to bring the moderates into both parties,” said Jim Martin, […]

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Chaz Beasley, John Bradford at Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 16

N.C. Rep.-elect Chaz Beasley and Rep. John Bradford will be in the hot seat at the Cornelius Today/Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 16 at The Peninsula Club. Beasley, a Democrat, was just elected to the House of Representatives in November. Bradford, a Republican, was elected to his second term. Bradford is a former Cornelius Town […]

Roundabouts for Torrence Chapel/Liverpool get rocky reception

Torrence Chapel presentation postponed

Dec. 8. By Dave Vieser. A presentation by DOT consultants to the Cornelius Town Board concerning options for the Torrence Chapel/West Catawba intersection has been postponed. With major changes occurring at the state level, town officials are not sure when the presentation planned for Dec. 19 will be rescheduled. “After the board meeting on Dec. […]

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Toll lane construction will shut down HOV lane

By Dave Vieser. Just in time for the holiday season, the state DOT is closing a portion of the southbound HOV lane on I-77 to facilitate construction of the toll lanes between Charlotte and Lake Norman. I-77 Mobility Partners said it would close the HOV lane from I-85 to its end, near Oaklawn Bridge just north […]

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Town board OK’s new buffer rules

Dec. 6. Residents turned out at the Cornelius Town Board meeting Monday night and voiced their opposition to current plans for no left turns at Torrence Chapel Road and West Catawba. However new plans will be presented at the Dec. 19 meeting. It turned out to be a quiet meeting of the Board of Commissioners. […]

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Revisions on open space and buffer zones on Town Board Monday meeting agenda

Dec. 5. By Dave Vieser. A revision to existing town law which will address the inadequacy of current standards to properly buffer and protect existing homeowners and provide desired open space  is on the Cornelius Town Board agenda for Monday evening December 5. “In the past, many residents have been told a proposed development would have an opaque […]

Cooper’s lead widens

Nov. 19. Roy Cooper’s margin of victory over incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory continues to grow, according to Cooper’s campaign office. Cooper is ahead by 7,902 in the latest count, meanwhile McCrory’s election protests have been rejected by Board of Elections officials in Durham, Orange, Wake, Halifax, Lee and Mecklenburg counties. All boards are controlled by Republicans […]

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I-77 mess took toll on McCrory in N. Meck

Nov. 10. By Dave Vieser. [Update 5 pm] It looks like Gov. Pat McCrory lost by a razor thin margin Tuesday, thanks–or no thanks—to a dramatic loss of support from Republican Northern Mecklenburg precincts. Democrat Roy Cooper is only 4,979 votes ahead, but unless the results change, it looks like the toll lanes are to blame. […]

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Bradford has early lead in House 98 race  

Nov. 8. By Dave Vieser. [8 pm] Incumbent Rep. John Bradford has grabbed the early lead in the NC House District 98 contest and could very well be on his way to re-election. When the polls closed at 7:30 pm, Board of Elections officials released the results of this year’s record-breaking early vote, which showed Bradford ahead, […]

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