Robert Campbell

Rogers Road Sewer Project Moving Forward

Another hurdle has been cleared in the Rogers Road sewer project. Orange County Commissioners voted unanimously at the board meeting last Tuesday to move forward with acquiring easements to extend sewer lines to the Rogers Road community. The Orange County landfill was located in the historically-black community for more than 40 years before closing in 2013 under pressure from environmental justice advocates. Planning to bring in new sewer service has been in the works for more than two years. The proposed sewer line is approximately 18,500 linear feet. Commissioners heard from county deputy manager Travis Myren about acquiring land...

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Local Leaders Break Ground on Rogers Road Community Center

The Orange County Commissioners were out in full force, along with other community leaders, to break ground on the Rogers Road Community Center on Thursday. “Three years ago, I thought this day would never come. But I’m very happy that it has.” That’s Orange County Interim Manager Michael Talbert, speaking from behind the podium, as he opened the ceremony for the Rogers Road Community Center on Edgar Street. All of the Commissioners were present, as well as Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, and a few members of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. They were there, along with leaders and...

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