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for Independent Weekly Vol. 28 Issue 33, Aug 2011
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The 47 families that live along East Alston Road, five miles west of Pittsboro, are about to get a new neighbor--actually about 100 of them. Many of these families, most of them African American, live a few hundred feet from the old county landfill, which has been known to leak contamination into their drinking water. And in two years, these families will be living near the new Chatham County jail.
For the second consecutive year, the Wake County Public School System has violated state and federal law by failing to provide an adequate education for 164 middle and high school students with disabilities, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.