Croplands, habitats, taxes, family budgets, safety sacrificed to enrich a politically connected few?
The danger depends on the dose. Being able to detect drops in an Olympic swimming pool does not pose a health or cancer risk.
The joy of owning beachfront property has become a nightmare for a North Carolina family embroiled in a nasty dispute with a local government intent on engaging is some old-fashioned land-grabbing.
While the Land Trust of Central North Carolina did purchase some property along the Uwharrie River, their attempts to stifle suction dredging by local prospectors looking for gold may have run afoul of North Carolina law -- the prospectors surely think that the state, not the Land Trust, owns the riverbed and thus the Land Trust has no right to impede the dredging.