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Vote early, not often for Congress, legislators, judges, transportation bond

Oct. 11. Early voting starts Wednesday Oct. 17 at Cornelius Town Hall. A new expanded schedule means voters can cast their ballots from 7 am to 7 pm, weekdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, as well as Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 am-5 pm, Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-4 pm and  8 am to 1 […]

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Police looking for witnesses in bike crash Wednesday

The Cornelius Police Department is asking the public for help in the investigation of a serious bike accident involving a motor vehicle this past Wednesday, Aug. 22. It happened around 11:21 am on West Catawba near Mariner Cove Drive, not far from Sam Furr Road. “We are currently in search of those that may have been […]

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Solution to I-77 still stuck in legislation congestion

June 20. By Dave Vieser. When NC Rep. John Bradford went on Facebook to say he had some “incredible good news” about the hated I-77 toll lanes, everyone paid attention. The news was that the House of Representatives was working on legislation to create a source to fund a modification of the CINTRA toll lane contract. Incredible it […]

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A few ‘smart’ bikes roll into Cornelius

Some of those fun orange bicycles you’re starting to see around town are “smart bikes” drifting this way from Davidson College. Fifty orange and silver Mobike bikes arrived on the Davidson campus this year. Davidson was the first institution of higher learning to partner with Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company. Equipped […]

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Debt will help fund roads, parks

Cornelius will prepare a $6.7 million bond sale in late July, with the proceeds being used for transportation/road improvements and upgrades in the town’s park system. Commissioners authorized the sale of the bonds, approved by voters in 2013, at their May 7 meeting. At the same meeting, the board authorized staff to start preparing a […]

Controversial project still alive; developer pays new fee

  May 7. By Dave Vieser. The developer of a proposed 99-unit housing development on South Street  has paid $3,750 to keep his application active through Oct. 31. Joe Roy, representing Charlotte based Meeting Street Cos, paid the triple application fee for a zoning change permit on April 30. The town code permits such extensions of […]

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Meeting for project near Catawba at Nantz is May 9

April 28.A community meeting to outline development proposed for the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Nantz Road will take place on Wednesday May 9, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Cornelius Town Hall. The meeting will be conducted by the developer, Convenience Development Partners LLC, of Huntersville. The proposal calls for the development […]

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Is a single general purpose lane on I-77 between Exit 23 and Exit 28 going to help?

March 16. By Dave Vieser. Members of the I77 Advisory Group took a hard look at several toll lane options, including the possibility of converting one of the toll lanes between Exit 23 and Exit 28 into a general purpose lane. The idea, which comes out of the Mercator consultant report, did not go over big with […]

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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, […]

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Plans for traffic circle at 21 and Catawba up in the air

Jan. 2. Plans for a new traffic circle/roundabout at H​wy. 21 and Catawba Avenue, which would handle most traffic generated by a new QT convenience store, are on hold while the DOT reconsiders its recommendation. ​When the town board approved the rezoning which would permit the project last spring, it was understood that the DOT’s preference […]

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