When a local board of adjustment makes an adverse land-use decision on a landowner’s application for a conditional use permit or a variance, a special statute kicks in to dictate
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In a pair of unrelated cases, the Supreme Court of North Carolina has curtailed the ability of local governments to regulate towing prices and the use of cell phones while
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