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.

City Undeterred In Enforcing Tent Ordinance

Aug 24, 2012

Charlotte police will continue to enforce the "No Camping" on city property ordinance, despite a judge's ruling Thursday that seems to leave some wiggle room. Three Occupy Charlotte protesters were found "not guilty" of resisting arrest when police evicted their encampment in January. Mecklenburg County Judge John Totten determined the tent in which the protesters were arrested was not being used for "camping" as defined by the ordinance. The ordinance specifically outlaws use of tents for sleeping or storing personal belongings.

CMPD Screens Out-Of-Town Officers For DNC

Aug 24, 2012

Charlotte will be importing about 1,600 police officers for the Democratic National Convention. That'll double the city's police force. The officers will come from other cities throughout North Carolina as well as Atlanta and Washington DC. Speaking at WFAE's Public Conversation last night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Attorney Mark Newbold said the CMPD is screening those officers. "There are certain requirements that an officer can't have any civil rights violations in the last three years where they've been found to violate first amendment rights.

Charlotte Area May Get Seven New Charter Schools

Aug 24, 2012

CMS Hires 2 CMS Veterans, 2 Newcomers For Top Jobs

Aug 24, 2012

Lawmakers Override Perdue Vetoes

Aug 24, 2012

CorneliusNews.net: Two Men Charged In Hit And Run Death Of Cornelius Man

Aug 24, 2012

Cornelius police confirmed Saturday night they have arrested two Winston-Salem men in the hit-and-run death of a Cornelius man who was struck while walking on Bethel Church Road early Saturday. Witnesses helped police identify a vehicle that was located later a short distance from the incident scene. Shaw (left) and Kost Police responded to the report of a hit and run around 1:56 a.m. and found the man "unresponsive lying in the roadway," according to a police report. Kevin Andrew Sweet, 22, of Cornelius was pronounced dead at the scene.

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