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Alphabet soup of agencies would review new I-77 plan

  Feb. 15. By Dave Yochum. ANALYSIS. The second meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group got under way yesterday with former Chamber Chair Mike Russell announcing that there were emergency exits on either side of a packed meeting room. “Just don’t take 77,” Chamber CEO Bill Russell interjected. It was a touch of dark humor […]


Next meetings of toll group will be open to media, public

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. UPDATED. The sun will shine at the Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 meetings of the I-77 Advisory Group at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. “The next meeting will be livestreamed,” said DOT spokeswoman Carly Olexik. “There will be some space for members of the public and media to attend as […]

Will the next meeting be open to the public?

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. While there’s still no word on where or when the next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group will be held, local leaders are saying it needs to be open to the public. The advisory committee, which represents what may well be the last chance to fix the toll lane project, met […]

Financial advisors office opens on Catawba Avenue

Jan. 26. Sean Travis opened an Edward Jones, Financial Advisors office at 21328 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on January 24, 2018. Accompanied by Kim Pech, branch office administrator, Sean was supported by friends, family, customers and chamber members with a rousing welcome to a site that will soon […]


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 […]

Aquesta entering Greenville SC market

April 5. Aquesta Bank is expanding into South Carolina. The Cornelius-based financial company has hired a market president for Greenville, SC where it will open an office with commercial and retail lenders. Russ Williams has been hired as the new SVP Greenville Market President. He has spent almost 32 years in banking and has a record in community […]


Lake Norman Chamber Honors public safety officers

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce saluted North Mecklenburg first responders at River Run Country Club at the annual Public Service Award luncheon. Recipients for 2016 included: Officer John Martin, Cornelius Police Department; Detective James Stokes, Davidson Police; Officer Jesse Helms, Huntersville Police Department. These firefighters were recognized as well: Ricky Overcash and Peter Blaich, […]

Aviation boss gives 30,000-foot view of CLT

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will get a firsthand overview on the plans for Charlotte Douglas International Airport when Interim Aviation Director Brent D. Cagle speaks at the Thursday, June 30th Chamber PowerLuncheon. The luncheon will take place at Northstone Country Club located at 15801 Northstone Drive in Huntersville at 11:45 am. Cagle will provide an Airport Update and discuss […]

N.C. Senator Jeff Tarte addresses the crowd

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 […]


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 […]