[UPDATEx2: it ain't over yet. See the comments.]
[UPDATE: this isn't new news. See the comments.]
Word that the proposed sale of national forest land is dead just hit my inbox. Included in the email was this tidbit, which can be summed up as "Charles Taylor was for the sale before he was against it."
“I cosponsored the Secure Rural Schools bill because so many counties in western North Carolina depend on the revenues,” said Taylor. “We can-and we will- reauthorize the program this year, but we will not sell off national forest lands to pay for it.”
I'm at work, so I'll have to leave the fact checking to the BlueNC community. Take it for what it's worth.