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From Trash to Treasure: Reclaiming Contaminated Property

May 13, 2024

As North Carolina transitioned to a 21st-century economy, many former industrial and commercial sites were left behind. These sites, often former factories, mills, and fleet maintenance locations, may have soil or groundwater that has been contaminated by one or more … Read more

What Happens When Property Changes Jurisdiction?

August 9, 2023

When property shifts from one jurisdiction to another, whether by annexation, deannexation, or a change in extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), it usually becomes subject to a different set of regulations. The method by which the old regulations make way for the … Read more

Making Quasi-Judicial Decisions

April 4, 2023

Imagine, if you will: A long, contentious hearing over a controversial variance request has finally come to a close. The Board took careful steps to follow appropriate procedures related to notice, impartiality, and communication between board members and the public. … Read more