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Mount Holly is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,618. (More Info and Source) Mount Holly Real Estate

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School bus window shattered in north Charlotte

Police are investigating after the window on a school bus shattered while driving in north Charlotte.

There were seven children on board and a driver from Alexander Graham Middle School.

The children are still on the bus, officials said.

Chopper 9 flew over the scene on Newland Road where police could be seen investigating.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:15:26 -0500

Missed deadline raises questions on I-77 toll project

A missed deadline left lingering questions about plans to put toll lanes on Interstate 77.

Channel 9 is still asking why Cintra couldn't get financing in place by last week's deadline and has requested all communications between the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Mobility Partners and Cintra about the deadline extension.
Eyewitness News reporter Ken Lemon pushed for answers about how much it's all going to cost and whether there's enough support to get the job done.

Cintra officials said they needed more time to work on their corporate partnership with NCDOT and several other entities working with them to construct toll lanes to extend from Interstate 277 to Mooresville.
The mayor of Huntersville said at a commissioners’ retreat Wednesday the deadline was extended without penalties for Mobility Partners, because they were making progress and working in good faith.
But that is still not good enough for some residents and commissioners who demanded details.
Mobility Partners,which works for Cintra, began its presentation with a video and a promise that the toll lanes would be reliable.
One commissioner wanted to know how reliable it is if they can't meet their funding deadlines.
Mobility Partners officials said the extension with the state means they won't lose their $150 million deposit and won't have to pay an extra $50 million to extend the deadline.

This is like trying to moving into a house under construction that needs more work, Jean Leier, director of Corporate Affairs for Mobility Partners, said.
"Sometimes you don't move in when you want," Leier said.
"We are on track for financial close and we anticipate financial close, by the end of March," Leier said.
That would before their new deadline in April.
Commissioners said their plan doesn't provide details like how much drivers would have to pay to use the toll lanes.
The leaders of Widen I-77, a group that filed a lawsuit suit to stop the tolls, said none of this adds up.
By their calculations there are not enough drivers to support toll lanes here.

"These numbers do not work out,” Mark Gibbons said. “There is no way we can take in the revenue on I-77 to pay for this toll road in the long term, so to me it looks like it is set up for failure."
He worries that taxpayers and local drivers will be asked to offset a miscalculation.
Mobility Partners hopes to begin work on the toll lanes this summer, but a judge still has to decide on the suit filed by opponents.
They say it would be better to widen the interstate instead of adding toll lanes.
The citizens group against the toll project, Widen I-77, filed a lawsuit to stop the project.
The company building the toll lanes has until April to submit finance records to the state.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:33:26 -0500

Publishers Clearing House imposters con man out of $13K

Scam artists convinced an 82-year-old man to send them $13,000 after they told him he won more than $1 million from Publisher’s Clearing House.
They told the man, who does not want to be identified, in December to send $999 in the mail.
"I kept feeling (that) the way the man talked and he presented himself, it seemed realistic,” the victim said.
He thought the call was from Publishers Clearing House, a company he'd dealt with before, so he sent a check to an address in Louisiana.
In the weeks that followed, he sent more money to addresses in New York and Florida totaling $13,000, according to police reports.
The caller said the payments would help the FBI transport his prize.
He said he knew something was wrong.
"All the way through it, but I was still stupid enough to keep going and send more money," he said.
The con artists sent him a briefcase saying it contained $200,000, just to string him along.
They told him he couldn’t open it until they sent the combination.
The victim's daughter learned what was going on and called police, who opened the briefcase, which was full of blank paper and envelopes.
An alert on the Publishers Clearing House website warns people about this scam, saying what the man learned the hard way. 
"If you have to send money to get money, it's not going to work,” he said.

Police are investigating this incident, but victims said many of those calls were from overseas, which could make it hard to crack the case. 

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:28 -0500

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