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Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

Inspiration behind Exit 28 bridge decapitated at 90

April 1. Serial e​ntrepreneur Winnie Ruth Judd​ is dead. The 90-year-old doyenne of high society in The Peninsula ​was the owner of a luxury luggage store in Jetton Village as well as the “cutlery store to the stars” in Beverly Hills where football star O.J. Simpson was a frequent customer. ​She was also a reformed […]

Mercator Advisors will review Cintra contract

March 31. A company that was part of a team led by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras and Zachry Construction Corp.—to develop the first phase of the Trans-Texas Corridor—has been selected to review the I-77 Express Lanes contract. NC Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said Mercator Advisors will conduct an in-depth, outside review. Mercator has not been involved in the $650 […]

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Cornelius Park and Ride ready in late April

Nov. 15. Construction has begun on the first-ever Charlotte Area Transportation System (CATS) park and ride facility in Cornelius, as crews clear land on a 4.34 acre parcel of land along the south side of Sefton Park Road between One Norman Boulevard and Liverpool. When completed by the end of April, the facility will be equipped […]

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Town boasts of economic ‘explosion’ as residents feel traffic pain

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. Even as the town of Cornelius cheerfully promotes an economic “explosion” on its website, residents are complaining about fast-paced growth and a lack of infrastructure that are causing continuous traffic woes. Some of the congestion is a result of construction of toll lanes on Interstate 77. Anger over the traffic situation […]

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 […]

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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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Mayor issues detailed response to furor over State Capitol visit

June 11. In a prepared statement, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis defended his trip to Raleigh, along with Davidson Mayor John Woods, in support of the controversial Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes on I-77 between Charlotte and Lake Norman. Here are his comments: “On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 5:15pm, I attended a meeting […]

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County Commissioner calls censured mayor’s behavior ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar […]

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