Posted on 11 March 2013.
A “diverging diamond” interchange is planned at I-485 and Mallard Creek. (SOURCE: NC DOT)
A “split diamond” interchange will be used at Prosperity Church Road and I-485. (SOURCE: NC DOT)
Example of a “turbine” interchange, like the one that will connect I-85 and I-485 in northeast Charlotte. (Source: NC DOT)
By MICHAEL TOMSIC
Interstate-485 will finally become a complete loop next year, and some northern sections will feature unusual interchange designs. State and federal transportation officials talked about the project recently while standing at the edge of one of the new interchanges.
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Posted in Huntersville, Planning & Development, Transportation, WFAE
Posted on 07 March 2013.
By TASNIM SHAMMA
What’s an airport without a control tower? One that can expect to see a lot less traffic. As part of the sequestration cuts to the federal budget, the FAA has given the city of Concord official notice that it will end the contract that funds the tower program at Concord Regional Airport. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Concord, Transportation, WFAE
Posted on 04 March 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
Area lawmakers on Monday formally joined the push to re-do Mecklenburg County’s flawed 2011 property revaluation, filing House and Senate bills that would require the county to correct problems and allow refunds to those overcharged because of inflated appraisals. The bill also would require additional payments for those whose properties were undervalued. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Cornelius neighborhoods, Davidson, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Politics, Town Hall, WFAE
Posted on 27 November 2012.
Heath Morrison outlined his plans Monday night at the Belk Theater. (CMS photo)
New Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Heath Morrison has reached the 100-day mark in his tenure, and on Monday outlined a series of goals that he says will move the school district forward. In a meeting at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Belk Theater in Charlotte, Mr. Morrison said he’ll work to put more students in advanced classes, open more magnet schools and provide more coaching for teachers. Read the full story
Posted in Audio news reports, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Schools, WFAE
Posted on 13 November 2012.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 8:03am
By JULIE ROSE
CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County assessors’ office has been dogged by complaints that it made significant errors when it revalued property in 2011. It turns out that many of those critics are right, according to a firm the county hired to evaluate the reappraisal process.
[Independent reviewer Pearson's Appraisal Service will hold a public meeting about the review Wednesday night 7-9pm, at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.] Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cornelius neighborhoods, Davidson, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, WFAE
Posted on 06 September 2012.
The director of Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services has been fired. In a press release County Manager Harry Jones said Mary Wilson was terminated after “multiple meetings with the county’s executive team throughout her time there.” Read the full story
Posted in WFAE
Posted on 17 August 2012.
By LISA MILLER
Charlotte Mecklenburg School teachers headed back to work Thursday to start preparing for students’ arrival on Aug. 27. But unlike other recent years, the district doesn’t expect to be scrambling to hire teachers as the school year starts. Read the full story
Posted in Schools, WFAE
Posted on 02 August 2012.
NCDOT officials and members of the transportation consulting firm RK & K answered questions about the project. (Tanner Latham/WFAE photo)
By TANNER LATHAM
The North Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a public workshop in Cornelius Wednesday to field questions about its proposed plan to reduce congestion on I-77 with toll lanes.
The lanes will be called High Occupancy Toll, or HOT lanes. And the NC DOT proposes they run on I-77 from Mooresville all the way to Charlotte.
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Posted in Planning & Development, Town Hall, Transportation, WFAE