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Hastened NCDOT-Cintra deal an ‘incredible’ insult to voters, Gilroy says

May 21. Amidst the background of the Exit 28 Ridiculousness Facebook page whose profile picture is “Cintra Sucks Money Out Of The Local Economy,” more local business leaders are starting to speak out on their own, independent of any chamber of commerce. Indeed, a petition calling for an independent review of the now-signed 50-year deal […]

I-77 Bonds, Toll Lanes and Unwilling Customers

Below is an e-mail from Vince Winegardner: Please forward to business owner and others who need to take action – Everyone in Lake Norman! ACTION NEEDED BY YOU.  PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION AND CONTACT GOVERNOR McCRORY BY TUESDAY AND TELL HIM “NO TO TOLLS ON I77!” CONTACT INFO IS LISTED BELOW. Dear Northcross Master Association Business and […]


Bill would require referendum on future toll lanes

By Dave Vieser. In the wake of Gov. Pat McCrory suggesting that the state float bonds for transportation projects, State Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-District 14) has introduced legislation that would require approval from a majority of voters before any future project financed with tolls, user fees or any other direct charge to motorists could proceed. No […]


Is it time for a time-out?

It’s not scientific, and our question was not perfect, but something like 95 percent of respondents to a BusinessToday-Cornelius Today online poll said there should be a “time out” for plans to use a public-private partnership and toll lanes to widen I-77 between Charlotte and Lake Norman. The question went like this: Is it time […]