Posted on 20 November 2014.
Asst. Town Manager Andrew Grant speaks to business owners at Prosciuttos about the ongoing work at Exit 28 (Jonathan Cox/CorneliusNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Owners of Exit 28-area businesses crowded Prosciutto’s Pizza off Torrence Chapel Road Wednesday night to discuss how to lure back customers, now that lanes are open again after the NCDOT’s $5.4 million interchange reconstruction project. In a discussion that ranged from relaxing town sign rules to winning positive media attention to devising new promotions, they talked about how to recover after a difficult summer.
Most importantly, they said businesses need to cultivate a positive image for the Exit 28 area in the wake of negativity and complaints about traffic at the interchange. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 19 November 2014.
The charter school is in a building that once housed a Montessori School and a church. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Thunderbird Preparatory Academy opened its doors this fall at three temporary sites in Huntersville, while it awaited the completion of construction on its building at Old Statesville Road/NC 115 and Will Knox Road, at the Huntersville line.
The new public charter school, which focuses on leadership and talent development, has about 370 students, Principal Patty Moreira said. That’s below the original target of 488, mainly because of the limited capacity of the temporary quarters. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, NC 115/Old Statesville Road, Schools
Posted on 18 November 2014.
A work train with construction equipment pulls through downtown Cornelius on a recent afternoon. Norfolk Southern is replacing ties along the line through north Mecklenburg and South Iredell. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
If you’ve been along the Norfolk Southern “O” line tracks through north Mecklenburg and south Iredell, you may have notice a lot of train whistles lately. And what’s with the fresh railroad ties and stone?
No, it’s not the impending arrival of commuter rail. That project remains at a dead stop at the moment. A Norfolk Southern spokesman this week said it was routine track maintenance.
Norfolk Southern killed state and local hopes for the Red Line Commuter Rail Project in 2013 when it declined to join in planning for the line. The company called commuter rail ‘fundamentally incompatible‘ with its potential future use of the line and ability to grow its business in North Carolina.
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Posted in Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Davidson, Downtown and old Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Transportation