By Lisa A. Young : The Herald-Sun

CHAPEL HILL — The Orange County Commissioners finally have narrowed their search for a waste transfer station site down to two this year, but the controversy surrounding that search is certain to extend into 2009 and beyond. 

The BOCC voted this month to pursue site acquisition of one of two parcels along N.C. 54 near Orange Grove Road. Sites 056 and 759 are owned by West 54, LLC and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, respectively. 

The commissioners originally had intended to locate the transfer station near the current landfill on Eubanks Road, but decided to reopen the site search in late 2007 after protests from nearby residents. 

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