Roberson Square site for sale

One of downtown Carrboro's new development sites is for sale, putting the project on hold for the time-being. Read more in today's Citizen: Roberson Square site on the market. Do you think more slow-downs and cancellations will occur?

5th Annual "Build-A-Home" EmPOWERment Fundraiser

Via Evite:

for the
5th Annual "Build-A-Home" Fundraiser
December 3, 2008
Puzzle Pieces (Tickets) are 25.00
**Live music provided by Holden Thorp and Terri Houston, hors d'oeuvres, live/silent auctions**




Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 12:30pm


Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill

Eubanks Road off the preferred list (for now)

The Board of County Comissioners finally has seen fit to not included Eubanks Road in the narrowed list of proposed sites for the transfer station. While it ain't over till it's over, this is most welcome news. It looks like the BOCC has made strides in redemption by coming down this time for social and environmental justice.

The fight that the Rogers/Eubanks road community has waged for their neighborhood now has victory in their sights and with that victory will come a victory for the soul of Orange County. This has been a struggle that has taken decades.

Special kudos go to Reverend Robert Campbell and Neloa Jones for showing the perseverance and fortitude to make their case time and time again and lead their community against the odds. It proves that community activism and participation can make a real difference and overcome what at times seem like a never-ending series of obstacles.

However, vigilance is still required.


I Stand Corrected

Before I elaborate on my mea culpa, let me assure the gentile reader I have not wavered one iota in my opposition to this ill conceived airport idea. In fact I am more dedicated than ever :)

I had the opportunity to exchange emails with House Speaker Hackney on the subject of my claim that S1925 bypasses county zoning ordinances. Speaker Hackney asserted that S1925 did not circumvent zoning and that he had put specific language into the bill that prevented Orange county zoning from being bypassed. I told him was not a lawyer, but I still had concerns.

Speaker Hackney pointed to this specific language in S1925:

County Commissioners Transfer Station Siting Work Session

Via e-mail notice from Orange County:

The agenda for the Orange County Board of Commissioners' Transfer Station Siting Work Session on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. has been posted to the link below.
This is a large PDF file (23 MB) with 10 maps and make take some time to download.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 1:30pm



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