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Jim Duke will seek re-election

Another member of the Cornelius Town Board has announced his intention to seek re-election. Town Commissioner Jim Duke will run for a third term on the Cornelius Board of Commissioners. First elected in 2013, Duke said his focus will continue to be “listening to our citizens, bringing our whole town together as one community, and […]

Early voting starts Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday at Town Hall under a new schedule adopted by the county Board of Elections. Voters can cast their ballots starting Oct. 20 from 8 am to 7 pm weekdays, 10-6 Saturdays and 1-6 pm Sundays. Early voting concludes at 1 pm Saturday Nov. 5. For those who would rather wait until Election […]

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Antics at top of the ticket pose dilemma for local GOP

Oct. 7. UPDATE 5:30 pm. Some local Republican candidates are criticizing Donald Trump over lewd comments the GOP presidential nominee made about women, but one says he will stick with him because of the implications for the US Supreme Court. “It’s very disappointing that North Carolinians don’t have a better choice for President,” said NC Rep. […]

Sen. Tarte cancels fundraiser

Sept. 22. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte has cancelled a long-planned fundraiser in Matthews tonight because of the state of emergency declared by Gov. Pat McCrory in the wake of unrest in Charlotte. “I have chosen to postpone the fundraising event to be held tonight in Matthews. I ask if you need to be out and […]

Political pundits on deck for Newsmakers Sept. 21

This coming Wednesday, four top political consultants—two Democrats and two Republicans—will field questions from the audience at the Cornelius Today/Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club. It will be an exciting event, a la Meet The Press. The speakers will not have prepared comments, rather, the audience will pose questions in a free-wheeling Q&A […]

Tax rate will rise 6% with new budget

June 21. By Dave Vieser. By a 4-1 margin, Cornelius Town commissioners approved a 1.5 cent increase in the town’s tax rate Monday. The $21.65 million FY 2017 budget will cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 home about $37 more a year in town property taxes. The new rate is 25.5 cents per $100 assessed value. […]

Town board will vote on budget Monday

At their Monday June 20 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board is expected to adopt a new operating budget. The $21.88 million spending plan proposed by Town Manager Anthony Roberts calls for an 8.3 percent or 2 cent hike in the town’s tax rate. If approved by the Town Board, it would cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 […]

Coffee Chat Monday

Town Commissioners Woody Washam and Jim Duke will hold  a Coffee Chat at 9 am at Acropolis Café on Catawba Avenue just east of I-77. Conversation over breakfast will include discussion of the Town Budget, which will be voted on at the Town Board meeting Monday night. The commissioners pay for coffee. 0000000

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Tarte, business leaders, local officials call 11 am press conference

June 15. Just 17 hours after Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis muscled through a 5-0 no-confidence vote at Cornelius Town Hall, a former mayor of Cornelius will lead a press conference at 11 am today in Raleigh with another NC senator. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) and Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) will hold a press conference  regarding […]

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Cornelius Town Board Will Ask Mayor to Resign

  June 13. The Cornelius Town Board has called a special meeting for 6 pm Tuesday to ask Mayor Chuck Travis to immediately resign. A resolution circulated amongst the commissioners Sunday and today declared a lack of confidence in the mayor’s “ability to effectively and fairly represent the Town of Cornelius and further, the Cornelius Town Board […]

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