NCDOT Projects to Exceed $400 Million in Pender County

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Between 2020 and 2029, construction projects currently under consideration by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are expected to total $418.5 million in Pender County alone. A detailed article examining these projects—and their potential impact—is available here. What’s to Come Road construction projects budgeted by NCDOT—including the Hampstead Bypass, roundabouts in Surf City, and…

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Session Continues Today Regarding Senate Bill 16 Vetoed By Governor Cooper

For those of you who are unaware, SB16 would to allow corporations, political bodies or persons to have the power of eminent domain for the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The construction of the pipelines would put water quality at risk, posing a huge and dangerous threat to the community. Fortunately, earlier this week, Governor…

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If My Business is Negatively Impacted by the Government’s Eminent Domain Acquisitions Can I be Compensated?

Yes, and no. Eminent domain typically only deals with the taking of real property- which includes land, buildings, permanent structures and improvements, and the access thereto.  The law typically does not compensate businesses directly for lost profits, revenues or interruptions of operations.  There are exceptions to this, however, so an experienced eminent domain land condemnation…

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The Value of Your Property

How is the value of my land determined in a land condemnation case? The first question most people have when they find out their land is being taken is, “How much money will I be paid?” Well, in an eminent domain land condemnation case, the amount you receive for your land can be determined in…

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Is Outsourcing By NCDOT Costing Local Taxpayers Big Money?

A recent report released by WBTV discusses how a powerful state lawmaker pushed to increase the outsourcing of services within the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). In 2016 alone North Carolina taxpayers were collectively billed for more than $111 million by engineering firms for services.With taxpayers having to pay for these services some lawmakers…

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New North Carolina Supreme Court Ruling on Map Act Benefits Property Owners

Henson Fuerst North Carolina Land Condemnation attorneys represent property owners throughout the state who have been restricted from freely using their property due to the Map Act. Since 1989, the Map Act has given North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) the right to impose restrictions on the use of other people’s property that falls…

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