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Next meetings of toll group will be open to media, public

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. UPDATED. The sun will shine at the Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 meetings of the I-77 Advisory Group at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. “The next meeting will be livestreamed,” said DOT spokeswoman Carly Olexik. “There will be some space for members of the public and media to attend as […]

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Knox: ‘Regionalism’ is how our area succeeds

By Kate Stevens. The future of Davidson lies in collaboration and team work with other north Mecklenburg towns and the city of Charlotte, said Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox. “Regionalism is going to be very important for how our area survives and succeeds,” said Knox. “Those relationships have to be built up and that’s going to […]

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Town board splits 3-2 over Westmoreland rezoning

Jan. 3. The new Cornelius Town Board demonstrated their ability to make sausage from the dais at Tuesday’s meeting: A majority approved a complex rezoning resolution in favor of a childcare center proposed on Westmoreland by a 3-2 margin. The approval is contingent on the applicant, Vanderbilt Children’s College, meeting close to a dozen conditions, […]

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Town Board will weigh in on childcare center on Westmoreland

Jan. 2. A 12,000 square foot child care center proposed for Westmoreland Road just west of the Legacy Apartments will have its second public hearing this evening at the Town Board meeting. At the initial hearing in December, traffic concerns from residents were expressed; they were not lost on the town commissioners or staff. The […]

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Discussing development…before the horse is out of the barn

  Dec. 19. Public hearings on new developments were front and center at the Town Board meeting last night, reflecting growing awareness of how fast growth is changing the look and feel of Cornelius, as well as how we get around. Additional public hearings on projects is a new thing in Cornelius town government. The […]

Cornelius Town Board members attend Davidson Town Board

Dec. 14. In a mutual show of respect and solidarity, all five members of the new Cornelius Town Board as well as Mayor Woody Washam attended the Davidson Town Board meeting Tuesday. It was the good kind of payback: Monday a week ago, all five members of the new Davidson Board of Commissioners attended the […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 14 with the new mayor of Davidson

Newly sworn in Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker Dec. 14​ at The Peninsula Club.​ A Realtor, singer and the son of former Mayor Russell Knox, he defeated John Woods in the November election. Fast growth, transparency in government and social media played major roles in the intense debate leading up to […]

September surprise: Town must spend $600K on radios

Sept. 20. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has agreed to spend $600,000 on new public safety radios for the police and fire departments. The expense was not budgeted for this year according to Police Chief Bence Hoyle and Fire Chief Neil Smith because the town was under the impression they could wait until […]

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Cheers: Town Board OKs brunch bill

July 17. Combine breakfast and lunch and you get brunch. Starting Sunday, you can also get adult beverages at Cornelius restaurants, starting at 10 am. Cornelius commissioners approved the so-called “brunch bill” at their Monday July 17 meeting. The law was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on June 30. However, local towns and cities must […]

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Arts Center lands $100K, courtesy of Bradford, legislature

June 28. By Dave Yochum. The Cornelius Arts Center, with $100,000 fresh under its belt thanks to NC Rep. John Bradford and the NC Legislature, will soon take on the task of selecting an architect for the multimillion-dollar project. It’s possible one will be selected as early as August, according to Justin Dionne, the new […]

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