N.C. senators at odds over North Shore Road

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North Carolina's senators are at odds regarding the current push for settlement of the lengthy road-to-nowhere debate in Swain County. Full Story
hazelcreek

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#1 Mar 31, 2007
This issue is an obvious area of pain in Swain County,families as well as political parties are split on this issue.
Now we see our Senators are split also, so we have had the debates, we have had the DEIS, and now we should hear from the recomendation of the Park Leadership.
I never have thought the Park wanted the road, but with Helms and later Taylor supporting the minority here for the road, hope was kept alive untill the County Commissioners who were for the road changed their minds once elected. Who inspired this change of mind?? We can only guess, but the influence of outside groups who want that part of the Park to remain less visited for their own "private" playground are probably in the mix. How and who came up with this slap in the face amount of 52 million. Who has their eyes on the settlement for their special projects in Swain County?
Secrecy seems to be the glue that holds Swain power groups together, for example, the public was left out of a deal which saw a few acres bought by the county for muliple Millions of dollars, no public input!!
What methods of control can stop these people from finding loop holes in any rules that would try to control how the Commission spends the settlement?

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