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The First Female Mayor Of Cornelius Has Died

Cornelius Today

Nannie Potts, the first female mayor of Cornelius and only African-American to hold the position, has died.  She was in her early 80s, according to Cornelius Today

Potts, who was a teacher before being elected to the town board in the 1980s, became Mayor Pro Tem when then-Mayor Wesley Rood suddenly resigned. 

Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam told the newspaper that Potts, a caring leader with a big heart, was a "go-to person" in the community.