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Town board splits 3-2 over Westmoreland rezoning

Jan. 3. The new Cornelius Town Board demonstrated their ability to make sausage from the dais at Tuesday’s meeting: A majority approved a complex rezoning resolution in favor of a childcare center proposed on Westmoreland by a 3-2 margin. The approval is contingent on the applicant, Vanderbilt Children’s College, meeting close to a dozen conditions, […]


Nantz Road intersection: Still a horror show for Cornelius

Nov. 7. By Dave Vieser.  The intersection of Nantz Road and West Catawba Avenue is still a mess, as it has been since May, creating both a safety and aesthetic issue for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and homeowners. And it may be weeks before the final improvements and road realignment will be completed. To make matters worse, an […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Lower speed limit on 77 may be next bump in the road

Jan. 16. By Dave Vieser. With so much controversy around the I-77 toll lane project, one might have assumed that I-77 Mobility Partners and Cintra would have made every effort to get the project off to a sound start. However “sound” is an issue, along with safety, as crews shifted and narrowed travel lanes between Exits 23 […]


Tarte, Bradford file for re-election; Marcus not saying if she will run

Dec. 2. By Dave Vieser. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte and Rep. John Bradford, both Republicans from Cornelius, filed to run for re-election Dec. 1 at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections in Charlotte. Tuesday was the first day of filing which remains open until noon Dec. 21. Tarte represents the 41st senate district, which covers […]

WidenI-77 fundraiser Sunday July 26

A fundraiser for WidenI77 on Sunday, July 26 at Lake Town Tavern on West Catawba. Ten percent of all from noon to midnight will help fund the legal battle against private toll lanes on I-77. “Don’t Toll me Bro” t-shirts and bumper stickers will be available for purchase.


‘Emergency Call to Action’ on tolls comes from business leaders, not LKN Chamber

ANALYSIS. May 26. An “I-77 Business Transportation Summit” will be held at Michael Waltrip Racing at 4 pm Thursday. The hosts are power brokers in the Lake Norman business, tourism and economic scene: Larry Johns, chief financial officer of Michael Waltrip Racing in Cornelius, and Richard Zulman, CEO of  BestCo, formerly BestSweet, a major employer in Mooresville.The business leaders are […]

Huntersville follows Cornelius lead; calls for answers on Cintra contract

May 11. Taking a cue from their neighbors to the north, the Huntersville Town Board unanimously passed a resolution at a special meeting May 11 calling on the state DOT to explain last-minute changes made to the 50-year toll contract with Cintra. A similar measure calling for a 90-day ‘timeout’ was passed May 4 in Cornelius. Both […]