Cornelius Year in Review: Mass development approval leads to sweeping board change

CORNELIUS – The biggest news in Cornelius in the final few months of the year was the result of actions in the previous ones. In the November municipal elections, four of the five town commissioners were voted out, as only Denis Bilodeau remained. The new faces – including former commissioner Dave Gilory – ran on a united front of slowing […]

OMB provides another centerpiece to downtown Cornelius 

CORNELIUS – Overwhelming support from neighbors and community leaders followed the plans presented for a development centered around the long-expected Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Cornelius Feb. 15. The nearly 25-acre property that will house the second location of the German-themed  brewery-restaurant would be accompanied by almost 400 apartments, 50 townhomes and 20,000 square feet of commercial space at the north […]