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Hundreds attend anti-toll meeting in Mooresville

​B​y Dave Vieser. If there was any ​doubts t​hat people in Iredell County have significant concerns ​about​ the I-77 toll lane​s, they were erased ​in August​ ​when ​more than ​300 people showed up at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. The event was a community meeting on the controversial issue hosted by Widen I-77, ​the original​ […]


Rusty Knox will run for Davidson mayor

Rusty Knox, the son of the late mayor Russell Knox, will run for mayor this fall. A well-known Realtor and singer, Knox says he was motivated to run by the Downtown Catalyst Study, which focused on developing four acres of town-owned land with the help of private investment. Knox’s have been on the Town Board […]

Kiger brings business savvy, not just education, to board

Blake Kiger brings a business perspective, not just an education perspective, to the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. The newly appointed Harrisburg resident—and former Board of Education member—is the principal at Simon-Meyer Construction Consultants in Charlotte. The company provides third-party construction consultant services to clients in lending, development and property ownership. He said he is […]

Cabarrus County Commissioner Grace Mynatt. Photo by Marty Price

Veteran public servant leaving Cabarrus County Commission

Dec. 20. Grace Mynatt, a long-time public servant in Cabarrus County, has announced her resignation from the County Commission, effective immediately. Mynatt is 81 and ready “to appreciate that gift of time”  and spend more time with family. She was elected to the Board of Education from 1993-2006 and recalled to fill a vacancy in 2011-2012, serving as […]

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Anti-toll battle will continue in 2017; HB7 won’t get past Transportation Committee

Dec. 15. A bipartisan bill asking for an independent review of the bidding process around the I-77 toll plan—known as a request for proposals—looks like it will not get out of the key transportation committee in Raleigh. In an interview, NC Sen. Jeff Tarte stated: “The attorneys who signed this contract should be disbarred. It […]


Chaz Beasley, John Bradford at Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 16

N.C. Rep.-elect Chaz Beasley and Rep. John Bradford will be in the hot seat at the Cornelius Today/Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 16 at The Peninsula Club. Beasley, a Democrat, was just elected to the House of Representatives in November. Bradford, a Republican, was elected to his second term. Bradford is a former Cornelius Town Commissioner. Beasley is […]

Cabarrus County Commissioner Grace Mynatt. Photo by Marty Price

Grace Mynatt: A lifetime of servant leadership

By Marty Price. Teaching primary grades for 14 years, before helping her late husband build the successful Ben Mynatt dealerships in Concord for another 16 years, prepared Grace Mynatt for the top echelon of Cabarrus County politics. Elected to the Board of Education in 1993, she served as both chair and vice-chair before leaving in 2006 […]

District 98 challenger Jane Campbell lands EMILY’s List endorsement

Oct. 17. Jane Campbell, who is running as an independent for NC House District 98, has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, a nationwide advocacy group whose mission is to elect pro-choice Democratic women to public office. Campbell hopes to unseat Republican John Bradford in District 98 which includes Cornelius, Davidson and parts of Huntersville and […]


I-77 Business Plan endorses Cooper, also Tarte, Bradford

Oct. 4. An anti-toll group has endorsed Democrat Roy Cooper in the tightly contested race for governor of North Carolina. Known as I-77 Business Plan, the group, according to its website, includes outspoken former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer; John “Mac” McAlpine V, a teaching professor at UNC-Charlotte; Republican Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett; […]

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Political Q&A on the menu for Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 21

This coming Wednesday, four top political consultants—two Democrats and two Republicans—will field questions from the audience at the Cornelius Today/Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club. It will be an exciting event, a la Meet The Press. The speakers will not have prepared comments, rather, the audience will pose questions in a free-wheeling Q&A […]

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