Infrastructure

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12:02 am
Fri April 10, 2015

The State's Domain, Part 2: North Carolina's Map Act

NCDOT sign along a protected corridor
Courtesy of Matthew Bryant

Eminent domain is one of the most powerful tools of government. It allows state and local governments to force the sale of private land for anything deemed of public use or benefit. In return, however, the state is required to pay just compensation.

North Carolina is one of 13 states that allow its Department of Transportation to effectively control private property that may be turned into a road. This means that just compensation may take years, or in some cases, decades. Part 2 of our series, The State's Domain, examines what's known as the Map Act.

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4:24 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

VP Biden And Sec. Foxx Pitch President's Plan To Charlotte

Vice President Biden (left) traveled to Charlotte with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday.
Credit John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

The Grow America tour made a stop in Charlotte Thursday. Its headliners were Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The duo pitched a major plank in President Barack Obama’s budget. 


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Local News
4:13 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

VP Biden And Sec. Foxx Come To Charlotte

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (left) and Vice President Joe Biden (right) come to Charlotte to talk roads, bridges and infrastructure
Credit US Government

Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Charlotte Thursday. They pair will head to the Extravaganza Depot in NoDa where they’ll talk about one of the Obama Administration’s major priorities.

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Trying To Make Charlotte Google's Next "Fiber-Hood"

Credit Google

The city of Charlotte was recently given a bit of homework. How the city answers a series of questions will determine if neighborhoods like South Park, Uptown and Dilworth will be Google’s next fiber-hoods. So what could Google Fiber in Charlotte mean for consumers and businesses alike?  

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