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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chatham residents, Wake mayors, business leaders debate pipeline

Posted By on Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM

(This story was updated Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.) MONCURE—More than two dozen people spoke before the Chatham Board of County Commissioners Monday night at a public hearing a plan to run an 8.1-mile underground pipeline from Western Wake County through Southeastern Chatham County. Western Wake Partners—the towns of Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Research Triangle Park-South—are constructing a $327 million wastewater treatment plant in unincorporated New Hill, but they need to build the pipeline to funnel treated wastewater to the Cape Fear River. About a dozen landowners would need to give up 40-foot-wide easements to bury the pipes, which are...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Bedri Kulla gets a year in prison for violating civil rights of undocumented immigrant

Posted By on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Bedri Kulla, the man who posed as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer to try to blackmail an undocumented immigrant into having a sexual relationship with him, was sentenced to one year in prison today.Indy contributor Rebekah Cowell just called from the Federal Courthouse in Greensboro, where she was covering the hearing. After Kulla, who lives in Morrisville, serves his prison term, he will be on probation for another year.Check back for a followup blog post, plus an article in next week's Indy....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Modified version of Jordan Lake compromise clears enviro committee

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 4:43 PM

A bill that would delay state-mandated efforts to clean up Jordan Lake until 2017 but preserve much of their pollution-reduction goals cleared the House Environment and Natural Resources committee today. “People upstream don’t want to do a thing. People downstream want a rule exactly the way it was,” said bill sponsor Pryor Gibson (D-Anson), after rubbing his eyes dramatically at the lectern. “As imperfect as it may be … it’s time for this bill to move forward.” The unanimous committee vote sent the compromise version of the bill to the House Judiciary 1 committee, and, presuming it passes there, eventually...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Friends of Durham oppose 'wasteful, redundant' survey of Jordan Lake

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 4:30 PM

In an letter delivered to the Durham County Board of Commissioners, Friends of Durham Political Action Committee Chairman David A. Smith argues that a private developer's survey of Jordan Lake should not face a public hearing, and the county should avoid a comprehensive, independent survey of the lake. Smith writes: While in general I agree with public hearings, this one seems to target a single property owner.  Public hearings should be about gathering input so that the commissioners can make a policy decision, not about restricting an individual’s right to use his property as allowed by the current regulations. That...

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Friday, February 6, 2009

State regulators approve Jordan Lake revisions

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 4:34 PM

State regulators have approved a private developer's survey that significantly re-draws the boundaries of Jordan Lake, and the protected areas that surround the drinking-water supply reservoir. In a letter to the Durham City-County Planning Department (PDF, 580 KB) dated Feb. 4, 2009, the N.C. Division of Water Quality announced that it "accepts and approves your proposed revisions to the critical and protected area boundaries around Jordan Lake." Julie Ventaloro, the state watershed program coordinator at DWQ, told the Indy that changing the maps is now "in Durham's hands." The County must conduct a public hearing, and vote to adopt the...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

You oughta know: The big federal contractors in the Triangle

Posted By on Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Federal contractors in the Triangle did work or provided services worth more than $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2008, according to usaspending.gov. Congressional District 4, which includes Durham, Orange and slices of Wake and Chatham counties, led the way, accounting for about half of the federal contracting dollars. U.S. Rep. David Price represents the district, which includes Research Triangle Park. The Web site usaspending.gov tracks federal agencies and their expenditures with contractors. You can search the database by state, congressional district, contracting agency, contractor, product or service provided and level of competition for the bid. The top federal contractor...

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Morrisville proposes to approve developments without council review

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM

Morrisville's Board of Commissioners (as of Monday, renamed Town Council) is considering a proposal to give the town's planning director the authority to approve development proposals for a long list of projects -- from single-family subdivisions to office and commercial buildings under 40,000 square feet -- so long as they conform to current zoning regulations and other ordinances. Also on the list of projects: hotels, public buildings such as schools and rec centers, and projects in the town center. There would be no public hearings on the proposed developments, just public notice on the town's Web site. (Click here for...

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Hapless? As in unlucky? I live on this block, so I think I know what the neighborhood wants.

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