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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 […]

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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 […]

Five more file for Cornelius Town Board in fall elections

July 15. UPDATED. By Marco Wertheimer. Three more candidates filed Friday to run for the Cornelius town board at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections. The new candidates, Kurt Naas, Michelle Ferlauto, and William J Rakatansky, have deep roots in the anti-toll movement. Dr. Michael Miltich, an incumbent with anti-toll street cred, filed for re-election […]

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It’s our lake, our drinking water

  May 6. OPINION. In an open letter to legislators, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett has called on them to revise SB 434 so that  cities, towns and counties can regulate environmental buffers on rivers, streams and lakes. The proposed legislation, approved in the Senate, would eliminate the 50-foot shoreline buffer that protects the Catawba and Lake […]

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. […]

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