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Permit? What permit? (access required)

Illegal construction has become a problem in China. In Beijing, property owners with courtyards have been digging basements to boost property values or rent out the added space. One such project recently caused neighboring homes and part of a road ...

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Bill would preserve possum drop (access required)

RALEIGH – Another proposed law designed to preserve a western North Carolina New Year’s Eve tradition involving a live, wild opossum is going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The General Assembly gave final approval Tuesday to a measure exempting opossums everywhere ...

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It’s only money (access required)

After bellyaching about the potentially high cost of an adverse ruling against the state involving the Map Act, the North Carolina Department of Transportation retained a stable of expensive private lawyers at the expense of taxpayers. According to attorneys for ...

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