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Early voting starts Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday at Town Hall under a new schedule adopted by the county Board of Elections. Voters can cast their ballots starting Oct. 20 from 8 am to 7 pm weekdays, 10-6 Saturdays and 1-6 pm Sundays. Early voting concludes at 1 pm Saturday Nov. 5. For those who would rather wait until Election […]

Tax rate will rise 6% with new budget

June 21. By Dave Vieser. By a 4-1 margin, Cornelius Town commissioners approved a 1.5 cent increase in the town’s tax rate Monday. The $21.65 million FY 2017 budget will cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 home about $37 more a year in town property taxes. The new rate is 25.5 cents per $100 assessed value. […]

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NCDOT gets low marks for work on Hwy. 115

June 17. By Dave Vieser. Delays which caused road and rail work on NC 115 to run late, spreading beyond Thursday’s commuter rush to Friday afternoon, generated a new round of criticism from one local official already upset with the prospect of the DOT overseeing toll lanes on I-77. “In the 30 years I’ve spent as […]

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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 […]

Toll battle moves to NC Senate

June 6. ANALYSIS. By Dave Vieser. What happened last week with House Bill 954, which calls for the cancelation of the I-77 toll lane contract, was nothing short of amazing. The legislation was initially given virtually no chance of passing when it was first introduced. Then as troubling details about the Cintra toll lane contract […]

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Toll cancellation bill debate in Capitol today

June 2. By Dave Vieser. House Bill 954, which calls for the cancellation of the I-77 toll lane project, passed the State House Transportation and Appropriations Committees by a verbal vote on Wednesday, and will now move on to the full House for debate this morning. However, the bill was advanced “without prejudice,” as opposed […]

Public hearing on 8.3 % tax increase is Monday evening

May 15. By Dave Vieser. The public will have a chance to comment on the proposed $21.88 million municipal budget for the upcoming fiscal year at Monday’s Town Board meeting. It calls for 2 cent tax hike, which amounts to an 8.3 percent tax increase. Just as important, commissioners will consider approving a resolution in support of State […]

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Demonstration set for Friday

April 25. The anti-toll group Cornelius resident Kurt Naas founded, Widen I-77, is looking for more financial support to appeal a court decision this past winter that went in favor of the NCDOT/Cintra toll deal. Meanwhile, the citizen group group is planning another demonstration on the Exit 28 bridge Friday at 5:30 pm. Legal counsel […]

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Road ahead: More I-77 lane shifts

March 21. Motorists may have already seen the covered “lanes shift ahead” signs which I 77 Mobility Partner’s installed last week on the interstate north of Exit 28. It means that those dreaded shifts in the interstate lanes to allow construction crews more room to work will soon commence between Cornelius and Davidson, going across […]

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