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Crib Bumpers Linked to Infant Deaths

by hef | November 24th, 2015

  A new article in The Journal of Pediatrics (November 24, 2015) reports that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers have jumped in the past seven years, compared with the previous 20 years. Researchers are calling for a nationwide ban on the crib accessory. The study researchers analyzed causes of [...]

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Campaign Aims to Reduce North Carolina Truck Accident Numbers

by Keith Adkins | November 19th, 2015

It’s important that operators of commercial tractor-trailers get plenty of rest. Not only does having an adequate amount of rest help truckers avoid drowsy driving accidents, it also keeps them in compliance with federal hours of service laws that regulate how long a driver must rest each day and week they work. The problem is, [...]

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See the Word “Arbitration”? Walk Away!

by hef | November 18th, 2015

What does Charlie Sheen have in common with a nursing home? They both include the word “arbitration” in their contracts. This week, Charlie Sheen went on the Today show to discuss his status as a man who is HIV-positive. Among other details, it was revealed that Mr. Sheen required all of his houseguests to sign [...]

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Determining Your Property’s Value is Key During Eminent Domain Proceedings

by Keith Adkins | November 12th, 2015

The law allows federal, state, and local governments to involuntarily seize private property from an owner if the land is being used to benefit the community in some way. While there often isn’t much that can be done to prevent property from being taken through eminent domain laws, the North Carolina land condemnation lawyers at HensonFuerst [...]

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Support for Land Owners in Map Act Litigation

by hef | November 10th, 2015

For those following the Map Act litigation and the Kirby case, final briefs for land owners are now filed with the NC Supreme Court.  It will be several months before an opinion is rendered, but there were a wide range of Amicus Briefs submitted in support of affected land owners. Here is one such posting, [...]

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Continued Objections to Asheville River Arts District Proposals

by hef | November 9th, 2015

As the City of Asheville moves forward with the 2.2-mile River Arts District Transportation Improvement Plan (RADTIP) along Riverside Drive, the city also continues to hear from angry citizens who also oppose the proposed River Arts District Form-Based Code. Thus far, the City of Asheville presses ahead with it’s attempt at gentrification of this historic [...]

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North Carolina Auto Accidents Involving Wrong-Way Drivers on the Rise

by Keith Adkins | November 5th, 2015

Statistics and physics will both show that a head-on collision is the most dangerous type of accident to be involved in because of the severity of the impact when two forward-moving vehicles crash into one another. It is crucial that North Carolinians become aware of the dangers head-on collisions pose due to the growing number [...]

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Route 540 Outer Loop Environmental Study Approved

by hef | November 4th, 2015

Route 540 southern path is one step closer to completion today. According to an article in the News & Observer, the Federal Highway Administration has approved an environmental impact study and evaluation of possible routes. Although the study hasn’t yet been publicly released, the DOT says that the study does not eliminate any of the possible [...]

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Bankruptcy Trumps Condemnation

by hef | November 2nd, 2015

If you are a land owner whose property is being condemned AND you have declared bankruptcy, the NC Department of Transportation cannot go through their normal steps of condemnation. The bankruptcy court must get involved, as the DOT recently learned the hard way. According to an article in the News & Observer, a federal bankruptcy judge [...]

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Reminders for the End of Daylight Saving Time

by hef | October 30th, 2015

At 2:00 am this Sunday, daylight saving time ends. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night! Also, resetting the clocks is always a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors to make sure you stay safe all winter long. And finally, (WTVD) [...]

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