Owners of land on N.C. 54 willing to sell, avoiding eminent domain

HILLSBOROUGH – Orange County staff is recommending the 143-acre Howell forest as the site for a new trash-transfer station. The Board of Commissioners is likely to vote Thursday night.
The county had been planning for about a decade on siting a transfer station on Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, where the current landfill will reach capacity in 2011. But residents of the historically black Rogers Road community charged the commissioners with environmental racism for extending 30 years of solid-waste activities in their neighborhood.
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