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Quarry Appeal in Raleigh on Wednesday, Nov. 1st at 1:00 pm

by Miss Libby

Posted on Wed Oct 11 2017

Mark your calendars and attend if you can. This came in yesterday from the CTA Secretary:

Two important events impacting the potential future of the Little River Quarry and our community are moving forward and we wish to provide an update.

First, on October 16th, the Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved, on first reading, a 2 year extension of the moratorium on new mines (quarries) and hydraulic fracturing. It is important to note that this action would stop a new application for a future quarry at the Little River site west of Highway 87 near Carolina Trace in the immediate future. The two year time frame allows the County Commission, and the Lee County Planning Board, to consider the updated Lee County Land Use Plan. Too, it provides time for a review of the safety standards needed to protect the public health and welfare in the vicinity of mines and quarries. County commissioners will take a final vote on the moratorium at their meeting on November 4.

Next, on Wednesday, November 1, the North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Little River LLC's appeal of the Lee County Superior Court decision affirming the Lee County Board of Adjustment's decision to deny the special use permit for the quarry. The Court of Appeals hearing will be in Raleigh at the Court of Appeals building at One West Morgan Street beginning at 1 p.m. The hearing is open to the public and a strong show of support from our community to the judges would be great! After this legal judgement is hopefully decided in our favor, the next step would be the NC Supreme Court, and it would be extremely unusual for that court to decide to intervene, especially if we win at this level. ...

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Miss Libby Sat Nov 04 2017

still waiting to hear update from Kay Coles about what happened November 1st


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