Weekly News Round-up


Weekly News Roundup: February 2 – 8

So the county granted initial approval for a large residential subdivision. Now, after completing some (but not all) of the roads and infrastructure, the developer wants final plat approval so she can close on the first round of lot sales...

Weekly News Roundup: December 22 – 28

If you are like me at this time of year, busy with last-minute gift shopping, you may have the sinking feeling that every year it costs more and more to buy presents for our loved ones. To put it another way, a dollar just doesn’t seem to go as far as it used to...

Weekly News Roundup: November 24 – 30

So you’ve got this extraterritorial planning jurisdiction, but how do you get rid of it? Fair question. The statutes give clear procedures for establishing extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, but there is less clarity for relinquishment...

Weekly News Roundup: November 17 – 23

Two new members have been elected to the Pleasantville town council and are scheduled to be sworn in at the December meeting. A special meeting has been called for November 25, at which the current board plans to address several matters in closed session...

Weekly News Roundup: November 3 – November 9

North Carolina holds its local government board members’ feet to the fire when it comes to voting. City council members and county commissioners have a legal duty to vote unless they are excused for any of several grounds allowed under the statutes. The statutes do not authorize board members to abstain...

Weekly News Roundup: October 20 – 26

Three members of a five-member city council are up for reelection. They attend multiple candidate events, including candidate forums. The Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters sponsor forums for candidates that are open to the public...

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