CorneliusNews.net http://wfae.org en Developers Want Exit 28 Site For Multi-Sport Complex http://wfae.org/post/developers-want-exit-28-site-multi-sport-complex <p>Developers are trying to assemble several parcels of land off I-77 Service Road in the Exit 28 area for a proposed <strong>Cornelius Sports Complex</strong>, which could include athletic courts, office buildings and a medical office building.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:33:59 +0000 David Boraks 44262 at http://wfae.org Developers Want Exit 28 Site For Multi-Sport Complex CPCC, Lake Norman Charter Locked Down In Gun Scare; It Was A Paintball Gun http://wfae.org/post/cpcc-lake-norman-charter-locked-down-gun-scare-it-was-paintball-gun <p><strong>HUNTERSVILLE </strong>- Central Piedmont Community College&rsquo;s Huntersville campus off Verhoeff Drive was locked down for about 45 minutes Wednesday morning as police searched the area on foot and with a helicopter after a student thought he saw another student with a gun. The nearby Lake Norman Charter School also was briefly on lockdown. In the end, the weapon turned out to be a paintball gun</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:40:03 +0000 David Boraks 36513 at http://wfae.org CPCC, Lake Norman Charter Locked Down In Gun Scare; It Was A Paintball Gun Revaluation Bill Passes House, Now Goes To Governor http://wfae.org/post/revaluation-bill-passes-house-now-goes-governor <p>The N.C. House of Representatives on Monday night gave final legislative approval to a bill that requires Mecklenburg County to redo the flawed 2011 property revaluation and issue refunds – with interest – to any property owners overcharged.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:33:01 +0000 David Boraks 31443 at http://wfae.org Revaluation Bill Passes House, Now Goes To Governor Public Swimming At Ramsay Creek May Not Start In '14 http://wfae.org/post/public-swimming-ramsay-creek-may-not-start-14 <p>Here’s an update on a story we brought you a couple of weeks ago, about plans for a public swimming beach on Lake Norman, at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius. It now appears that the new beach may not be open in Summer 2014, as originally reported.</p><p>Commissioner <strong>Karen Bentley</strong> said Tuesday that Mecklenburg Parks &amp; Recreation officials have told her it could be 2016 before a swimming area is open at Ramsey Creek Park, though she says even that is a “fluid date. ”</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:37:09 +0000 David Boraks 30553 at http://wfae.org Public Swimming At Ramsay Creek May Not Start In '14 Cornelius Board Votes 3-2 To Back I-77 Toll Lane Project http://wfae.org/post/cornelius-board-votes-3-2-back-i-77-toll-lane-project <p>Months of debate among Cornelius commissioners over the NC Department of Transportation’s plan to widen I-77 north of Charlotte by adding toll lanes ended dramatically and quickly Monday night in a 3-2 vote in favor of the concept. With the board still one member short because of a vacancy, it was up to Mayor Lynette Rinker to break a 2-2 tie on the issue.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:10:32 +0000 David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net 26860 at http://wfae.org Cornelius Board Votes 3-2 To Back I-77 Toll Lane Project MUMPO Meetings This Week Seek Comment On I-77 HOT Lanes http://wfae.org/post/mumpo-meetings-week-seek-comment-i-77-hot-lanes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A formal public comment period is open through April 22 on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to widen I-77 north of Charlotte by adding high-occupancy toll lanes, or HOT lanes. The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) plans public meetings Wednesday in Huntersville and Thursday in Charlotte as part of its effort to gather input on the plan.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:14:47 +0000 David Boraks/Corneliusnews.net 24911 at http://wfae.org MUMPO Meetings This Week Seek Comment On I-77 HOT Lanes Expert: HOT Lanes Are About A Reliable Ride, Not Easing Traffic http://wfae.org/post/expert-hot-lanes-are-about-reliable-ride-not-easing-traffic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lake Norman area commuters are hoping that toll lanes will be the answer to traffic jams on I-77 north of Charlotte, helping to pay for widening the road earlier than planned. But an expert in so-called “managed lanes” told local officials Wednesday night toll lanes aren’t about that – they’re about guaranteeing a faster ride for those who choose to use the toll lanes.</p><p>“This is a game changing proposition for our highway capacity,” said David Ungemah, a toll-lanes expert with consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:05:33 +0000 David Boraks 21422 at http://wfae.org Expert: HOT Lanes Are About A Reliable Ride, Not Easing Traffic Officials Back Toll Lanes As The Best Way To Widen I-77 Soon http://wfae.org/post/officials-back-toll-lanes-best-way-widen-i-77-soon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lake Norman area economic development leaders have joined the debate over how to widen I-77 north of Charlotte, saying they support the state DOT’s plan to complete the project using High Occupancy Toll lanes.</p><p>The chairman and director of the <strong>Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corp.</strong> say it’s critical to widen I-77 as soon as possible. They say HOT lanes, also known as managed lanes, are the best way to get the job done.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:57:20 +0000 David Boraks 20894 at http://wfae.org Officials Back Toll Lanes As The Best Way To Widen I-77 Soon Cornelius Commissioners Want State To Reconsider I-77 Tolls http://wfae.org/post/cornelius-commissioners-want-state-reconsider-i-77-tolls <p>Cornelius commissioners on Tuesday added their voices to those questioning the state’s plans to construct toll lanes to help pay for widening I-77 north of Charlotte.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a 4-0 vote, the board approved a resolution asking the Lake Norman Transportation Commission – a regional lobbying group that includes Cornelius – to study how the jammed interstate might be widened with general purpose lanes instead of tolls.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:08:48 +0000 David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net 19973 at http://wfae.org Cornelius Commissioners Want State To Reconsider I-77 Tolls Police, Homeland Security Arrest 2 On Drug Charges http://wfae.org/post/police-homeland-security-arrest-2-drug-charges <p></p><p>Cornelius police said Wednesday they have arrested two men on drug-related charges after an investigation along with Huntersville police and the federal Department of Homeland Security. The announcement added new details following Tuesday’s investigation in the Blue Stone Harbor neighborhood that also included a high-speed chase on I-77.</p><p>Authorities carried out search warrants this week at several locations in Cornelius following a “lengthy and continuing investigation,” Cornelius police said.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:49:53 +0000 David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net 19146 at http://wfae.org Police, Homeland Security Arrest 2 On Drug Charges