10:08 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Cornelius Commissioners Want State To Reconsider I-77 Tolls

Traffic crawls south on I-77 near mile 27 Tuesday. State officials plan to use toll lanes to help pay for widening the stretch of road. But Cornelius commissioners want the state to reconsider.
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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.

  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.

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4:49 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Police, Homeland Security Arrest 2 On Drug Charges

Tyrone Durham (left)and Sean Younger.

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.

Authorities carried out search warrants this week at several locations in Cornelius following a “lengthy and continuing investigation,” Cornelius police said.

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10:15 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Advisory Board Opposes I-77 Toll Lanes, Seeks Alternatives

Kurt Naas gave a presentation at Thursday's Cornelius Transportation Advisory Board meeting.
Credit David Boraks /

The Cornelius Transportation Advisory Board on Thursday came out against proposed toll lanes for I-77 north of Charlotte and urged local leaders to push for alternatives for widening the congested highway.

In a special meeting at Town Hall, the advisory board of local residents unanimously approved a resolution calling tolls a “financial burden” on Lake Norman area residents. The statement also argued that the state’s toll-financed widening plan won’t improve commuting times on I-77.

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