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NC House panel wants to revoke DOT’s power to control land

A House committee called for the repeal Tuesday of a 1987 law that lets the North Carolina Department of Transportation block development indefinitely on private land it might want to buy, years in the future, to build new roads. A separate Senate bill would amend the law, putting limits on DOT’s power to control landowners without paying them.

Cary News

1 in 4 Wake County students absent

More than 1 out of 4 Wake County traditional-calendar students missed Monday’s makeup day, with some families starting their originally scheduled spring break instead. Attendance rates were “approaching” 80 percent in elementary school, a little more than three-quarters in middle school and about two-thirds in high school.

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