Pass the popcorn
Durham County Attorney Lowell Siler may have concluded that the state Department of Transportation had no authority to un-accept a land donation from a Durham, but NCDOT is sticking by its guns, so to speak.
Even if the business goes to court, DOT spokeswoman Greer Beaty said this afternoon.
"We stand behind our actions," she said. "We took legal action we had the authority to take."
Perhaps K&L Gates, which apparently provided County Attorney Lowell "Encyclopedia Brown" Siler with the legal advice he needed to reach his conclusion, will pick up the county's court costs?
The only good thing that's going to come out of this clusterfuck is a clean slate on the Board of County Commissioners. Too bad that can't happen till 2012.