CorneliusNews.net: Studying Plans For I77: Toll Lanes Ahead?

Aug 24, 2012

Consultants and other visitors at Wednesday's drop-in workshop at Cornelius Town Hall looked at maps of the proposed I-77 widening project. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net) Residents, businesspeople and local officials this week got a closeup look at several versions of a proposal to build high-occupancy toll lanes on I-77 to help relieve rush-hour congestion north of Charlotte. At workshops in Cornelius Wednesday and Charlotte Thursday, NC Department of Transportation officials and consultants showed maps of the planned route and drawings of what toll lanes might look like.

Charlotte Observer - District Attorney: CMPD Officer Acted Lawfully In Fatal Shooting

Aug 24, 2012

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed 28-year-old Michael Deangelo Laney during a struggle to arrest him in July will not be prosecuted. Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray wrote in a letter Monday to the police chief that the use of deadly force by Officer A.J. Holzhauer was justified. "There is no evidence that Officer Holzhauer acted unlawfully," Murray's letter to Police Chief Rodney Monroe said.

Booking Leftover DNC Rooms

Aug 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: Mecklenburg Commissioners Cool To City, County Merger

Aug 24, 2012

A proposal by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to study political consolidation of the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County governments appears to have little support among county commissioners. Only one commissioner, George Dunlap, a Democrat, said he would vote yes to a study. Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Chair Harold Cogdell, who is unaffiliated, said they would consider it, but only if the county's municipalities are well-represented in the process. Cogdell said he also would like the study to include nonpartisan elections.

There will no longer be free unlimited access to the Charlotte Observer's online edition starting later this year. In a call with analysts, the company that owns the Observer says it will install pay-walls before the year is over. McClatchy Newspapers didn't exactly how much they'll start charging for access to Charlotte Observer.com. But the company did talk about a new combined digital and print subscription package it will offer and what it will include.

Well-Known Mooresville Football Coach Remembered

Aug 24, 2012

Lt. Col. Paul Mikeal Major Joseph McCormick Major Ryan David Senior Master Sgt. Robert Cannon The North Carolina Air National Guard has released the names of four full-time airmen who died Sunday when their plane crashed while fighting a fire in South Dakota. They are: Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mikeal of Mooresville, Major Joseph McCormick of Belmont, Major Ryan David of Boone, and Senior Master Sergeant Robert Cannon of Charlotte.

Duke/Progress Merger Nearly Final

Aug 24, 2012

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