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.

N.C., S.C. Unemployment Up In July

Aug 24, 2012

DNC 2012 Security Plan Released

Aug 24, 2012

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Belmont Abbey Lawsuit Dismissed

Aug 24, 2012

A judge has dismissed Belmont Abbey College's lawsuit against the Obama administration regarding birth control. The Catholic college in Gaston County objects to the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover contraception for female workers. The school says the law violates its religious freedoms. But the judge dismissed the case, because he says it is too early to know if Belmont Abbey will really be hurt. The Obama administration has said it will alter the law and shift the burden of contraceptive coverage to insurance companies rather than to religious institutions.

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Aug 24, 2012

Haley Vetoes 81 Items In $6.7B SC Budget

Aug 24, 2012

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has vetoed 81 spending items in the legislature's $6.7 billion budget. Her vetoes would completely eliminate the state arts commission and cut one-time money lawmakers hoped to use for teacher pay raises. Haley also vetoed the legislature's plan to divert part of the state's share of a national mortgage fraud settlement to a business incentive fund. The money was intended to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, but lawmakers want to use it for "closing the deal" with companies looking to locate in South Carolina.

The Charlotte Knights met the final deadline placed on them by Mecklenburg County Commissioners to move forward with a new baseball stadium uptown. Tuesday night, commissioners will review the financing plan submitted by the team. Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski says the team has lined up bank support to borrow $45 million for stadium construction. Another $15 million will come from the team's owners and advance revenue from major sponsorships.

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