Posted on 18 June 2013.
Traffic backed up on I-77 at around 8am Tuesday after a minor wreck involving two trucks. It happened in the southbound lanes, south of Exit 28. This view is from the Westmoreland Road overpass. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
A minor three-vehicle wreck involving two tractor-trailers slowed traffic on I-77 southbound Tuesday morning just before 8am. Fire units from Cornelius and Huntersville responded along with Medic to the scene, which was just south of Exit 28. There did not appear to be any serious injuries.
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Posted in Exit 28 area, Fire calls, Photo of the Day, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Top Stories, Traffic alerts
Posted on 13 June 2013.
Cornelius Police charged a 21-year-old Denver man with DWI Sunday after he slammed his Chevy into an apartment building on Chandlers Landing, off West Catawba Ave. That call was among 65 for over the past week for Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department. Others included a vehicle fire on the I-77, a call to rescue a swimmer, who turned out to be fine, and 21 false alarms. More information about these and others below, along with a tally of this week’s medical calls. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Harborside, Huntersville, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 22 May 2013.
The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization voted unanimously Wednesday night to add the N.C. DOT’s proposed I-77 widening project to the region’s long-range transportation plan and priority list. The vote was uneventful, but the meeting wasn’t, as toll opponents packed a meeting room in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center continuing their fight against the widening project. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Transportation
Posted on 14 May 2013.
Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue responded to 43 calls for service this week including 3 motor vehicle accidents, 8 fire alarms, a truck fire on I-77, and 2 outside fires. More information about these and other calls below, along with a tally of this week’s medical calls. Read the full story
Posted in Exit 28 area, Fire calls, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 07 May 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
Months of debate among Cornelius commissioners over the NC Department of Transportation’s plan to widen I-77 north of Charlotte by adding toll lanes ended dramatically and quickly Monday night in a 3-2 vote in favor of the concept. With the board still one member short because of a vacancy, it was up to Mayor Lynette Rinker to break a 2-2 tie on the issue. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 06 May 2013.
Architect’s drawing shows a revised plan for Lake Norman Hyundai, which wanted to expand near its Exit 28 area site.
By DAVID BORAKS
Cornelius Commissioners on Monday rejected a request by auto dealer Lake Norman Hyundai to expand off I-77 service road near Exit 28, with Mayor Lynette Rinker casting the deciding vote after a 2-2 tie among fellow board members. Also Monday, the board put off a rezoning vote to allow Pender Pointe, a single-family home off John Connor Road in the Peninsula neighborhood. Read the full story
Posted in Exit 28 area, Living with Growth, Peninsula, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 05 May 2013.
Widen I-77 leader Kurt Naas of Cornelius (right) and Rep. Robert Brawley of Mooresville answered questions at Sunday’s press conference. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE – As a key vote approaches on the NC DOT’s plans to widen I-77 by adding toll lanes, opponents with the group Widen I-77 are still hoping to build a following for their anti-toll cause. On Sunday they hosted a press conference to introduce their latest ally, state Rep. Robert Brawley (R-Mooresville). Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Transportation
Posted on 03 May 2013.
The Cornelius Town Board is expected to vote Monday on two development projects – the proposed expansion of auto dealer Lake Norman Hyundai off I-77 Exit 28 and a complex rezoning for Pender Pointe, a single family home John Conner Road in the Peninsula neighborhood. Town Manager Anthony Roberts also will present the board with his recommendation for the 2013-14 town budget. Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Mooresville, Peninsula, Real Estate & Home, Town Hall, Transportation