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for Independent Weekly Vol. 24 Issue 20, May 2007
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In the spring of 2007, volunteers working on cleaning up the first fifty miles of the Neuse River pulled 22,000 pounds of trash from its waters, including fifty-six tires, two toilets and a boat trailer. Sorg discusses how surging growth, projected to reach over one million people alone in Wake County in the next twenty years, and development will threaten the river.
Chapel Hill attorney John McCormick recently disappeared leaving behind major debt and taking money owed to clients with him. 1.1 million dollars in clients’ and friends’ money is missing and McCormick’s siblings say he owes over 800,000 dollars in taxes on their parents escape. The story of McCormick’s trouble, his history of shady dealings, the lack of action taken by the NC Bar against him, and the people whose money he stole are detailed.
The Neuse River has been placed on the Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers list. The river is on the list due to the recent development that has exploded around the Raleigh area. The growth has led to a strain on the river due to additional people in the area, water demand, and an increase in wastewater discharges. The various ways in which area residents are creating the problem are explored with commentary from experts.