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Sen. Tarte cancels fundraiser

Sept. 22. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte has cancelled a long-planned fundraiser in Matthews tonight because of the state of emergency declared by Gov. Pat McCrory in the wake of unrest in Charlotte. “I have chosen to postpone the fundraising event to be held tonight in Matthews. I ask if you need to be out and […]

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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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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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For whom I-77 tolls: Summit planned in next 10 days

UPDATED 6:40 PM Nov. 9. NC Rep. Charles Jeter will convene an I-77 summit within the next 10 business days to hash out ways to fix the controversial toll plan. The divisive issue led to resounding defeats on Election Day for officials like Mayor Jill Swain and Commissioner Sarah McAulay in Huntersville. Jeter said that “in direct […]

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Tarte advises ‘bullet vote’ for Stephenson for CMS board

Nov. 3. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte last night urged voters to “bullet vote” for Jeremy Stephenson, apparently the only school board candidate to go on record in opposition to busing students in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. On his campaign committee letterhead, Tarte said “it is important for those of us […]

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Evernham: Toll planners should be ‘ashamed’

July 15. [UPDATE 1:45 pm] Opposition to the I-77 toll plan continues to gain speed. Major voices in the motorsports community are speaking out against the $650 million plan to widen I-77 with a public private partnership. As reported in BusinessToday’s July print edition, Humpy Wheeler opposes the current plan. Another major voice in the motorsports […]

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Business leaders bus to Raleigh Tuesday to oppose toll plan

June 29. Lake Norman-area business leaders, ranging from bankers and racing executives to commercial real estate brokers and manufacturers, will travel by bus to the North Carolina State Capitol tomorrow to visibly join the fight against the public-private partnership that would widen I-77 with toll lanes. “I intend to call out that the NCDOT has the ability […]

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Mayor Travis will announce reelection bid June 26

June 19. Will Mayor Chuck Travis run unopposed for re-election this fall? It’s increasingly looking that way, but anything can happen in the next couple of weeks. Filing for the November elections opens July 6, and closes July 17. Cost to file: $12. Travis has hired political consultant Lawrence Shaheen of Carolina Political Consulting. He […]

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Leadership in I-77 opinion battle coming from citizens, companies

“You know, I would actually love to have Jim back. I personally think his contribution to avoiding the tolls could have been similar to the impact he had on Reval. We desperately needed the famous ‘Jim touch’ at NCDOT/CRTPO in recent months/years.” —Corenlius Commissoner Dave Gilroy on former colleague Jim Bensman  Former Town Commissioner Jim […]

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