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for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 40, October 2008
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A new airport is being planned for Orange County. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would benefit most from the airport, but would be good for the county as well. However, university leaders and county leaders are fighting over control of the proposed airport. Both sides have not been consulted about plans, accusations about backroom deals have been made, and there is debate over the cost, location, and economic impact.
Residents are Durham looking to create a new community media source. If the city does not come up with a plan, the local public access channel could be shut down this year. Organizers want to keep the station on the air and are looking at other area programs as models. One plan that is being considered is the creation of a building a community media center.