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Voting power calculated by WalletHub; check out where NC stands

Nov. 3.  Tuesday, Nov. 8, is the date of the midterm elections in the U.S., and it’s your chance to have a say in who calls the shots in government— and on your wallet. As Americans head to the polls, WalletHub has identified the states with the most and least influential voters in the country. In […]


Toll talk: It looks like I-77 ‘solution’ was a lot of talk

  June 18. By Dave Vieser. It sounded good. The optics were excellent. Last week, NC Rep. John Bradford went on Facebook to say he had some “incredible good news” about the hated I-77 toll lanes. The good news was that the House of Representatives was working on legislation to create a source to fund a modification of […]


Commissioner Puckett terms Mayor Travis’ actions ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar day for Travis […]


2014 Democratic challenger will not oppose Bradford for 98th

Dec. 17. Natasha Marcus, a Democrat from Davidson, says she will not file to run against incumbent Rep John Bradford, the Cornelius businessman who replaced Thom Tillis in the District 98 seat. Bradford got 14,558 votes, or 54.98 percent, to Marcus’ 11,922 votes, or 45.02 percent, in the 2014 general election. Bradford defeated former Cornelius […]


LKN Chamber will come out against toll lanes

June 23. By Dave Yochum. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will officially come out against the plan to widen I-77 with toll lanes and a 50-year contract with a company whose roots are in Spain. The chamber’s resolution, passed by its board of directors last night, requests that the contract with I-77 Mobility Partners be […]


OPINION: It’s time to back Widen I-77 and fight the tolls

It’s been an interesting news period these past few months. The I-77 toll battle has turned into a full-fledged citizen movement with the business community climbing on in earnest in May, thanks in large part to John “Mac” McAlpine V, a racing industry engineer in Cornelius. (Yes, his family is the McAlpine in the McAlpine […]

Gilroy may have votes to call ‘time out’ on I-77 toll plan

May 1. NC Rep. John Bradford, the former town commissioner who called a “time out” prior to the initial I-77 agreements with Cintra last year, says he wants to meet with NCDOT officials to discuss what appears to be a changed playing field around the toll plan. “We actually tried to meet this week,” he said. […]