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LNTC Chairwoman: ‘We could have done more to educate elected officials’ on tolls

March 10. By Dave Vieser. The Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission met last night for the first time since three of the four member towns voted to pull out of the commission as of June 30. With its future uncertain, Chairwoman Melinda Bales said the commissioners would meet soon with the four town’s elected officials to […]

WidenI-77 anti-toll meeting tonight

March 10. With Cintra’s sale of an equity stake in the I-77 toll lane project and the recent bankruptcy of Cintra’s SR 130 toll road in Texas, Widen I-77 is holding a discussion meeting at Cornelius Town Hall at 7 pm tonight. The group will present an analysis of the private tolling business model, including […]

WidenI-77 questions financial safeguards if I-77 project fails

March 7. Widen I-77 will be present an analysis of the private tolling business model, including the planned I-77 project, this Thursday March 10 at Cornelius Town Hall. The presentation, which starts at 7 pm, will highlight common features of private toll road projects across the country. The group has not made a public presentation […]

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 […]

Miltich, four incumbents will be sworn in Monday night

Dec. 6. The five members of the Cornelius Town Board—all men—will be sworn in Monday night at Town Hall. Commissioners are expected to officially say farewell to outgoing board member Bruce Trimbur who is moving out of town. NC Rep. John Bradford will administer the oath to Mayor Chuck Travis and commissioners Jim Duke, Dave […]

I-77 lane closures resume Monday night

Construction of the I-77 toll lanes resumes at 10 Monday night. I-77 Mobility Partners says construction will occur in the median with minimal disruption to commuters. Occasional lane shifts and lane closures will only take place in overnight hours. Lane closures for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6 are: Northbound I-77 Expect lane closures from south of Exit 23 to Exit 25 […]


Cornelius Square: Can Exit 27 round out LKN’s menu of developable land?

Nov. 18. By V. Tom Gardner. Cornelius’ mix of residential vs. commercial taxes, currently around 80 percent residential to 20 percent commercial, is seriously unbalanced, according to Mike Griffin, treasurer of the Lake Norman Economic Development Corp. Speaking at the Business Today and Cornelius Today Newsmakers Breakfast this morning, Griffin said the proposed Exit 27 would open […]


Governor to LKN: Drop Dead

Nov. 13. UPDATED. By Dave Yochum. Although four North Carolina legislators have called on the governor to exercise the termination provisions in NCDOT’s I-77 contract with Cintra, a Spanish company, Pat McCrory is sticking to his guns. Within an hour after the four said they will seek a temporary restraining order to stop the project, McCrory’s NCDOT […]


Rain doesn’t deter toll protest

Oct. 10. Around two-dozen cars—some with two or more passengers—joined an anti-toll parade in spite of rain. Held by Exit 28 Ridiculousness, a free-flowing Facebook-driven anti-toll group, the “Drive Against The I-77 Toll Lanes, Toll-Free Flag Car Parade” traversed Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville late Saturday morning and afternoon. Pat Cain Cotham, a Mecklenburg County Commissioner, joined in, […]


Prosciutto’s: Business open after small fire

Oct. 3. Joel Pfyffer, owner of Prosciutto’s Pizzeria in Shops on the Green, says he’s open for business in spite of a small electrical fire in the attic Saturday afternoon around 2 pm. He said the Cornelius Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire, which, “thankfully,” he said, occurred while the business was open. Had it […]