Proposed Umstead-RDU land swap would open state land for development

Under a Senate proposal for swaps of public land worth more than $100 million, Umstead State Park would annex Wake County’s park and bike trails at Lake Crabtree. The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority would take title to prime state acreage in West Raleigh – with the right to develop or sell it.

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NCDOT’s BeltlineJam project begins moving traffic onto the I-40 shoulder

Construction crews rebuilding Raleigh’s southern Beltline are scheduled Friday night to start pushing traffic into three outside lanes in each direction on Interstate 40. The first lane shifts will be on westbound I-40, starting at Lake Wheeler Road. Traffic backups are expected Friday night when I-40 is reduced to two lanes at 9 p.m. and one lane about 11 p.m.


UNC trustees vote to rename Saunders Hall

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted 10-3 Thursday to rename Saunders Hall “Carolina Hall,” stripping the name of William Saunders, a UNC graduate and trustee who was purported to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 19th Century.


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