It's okay for corporations to crush people's lives and take their property for profit, as is currently happening in Virginia. But it's a horror-of-horrors if the government wants to do something for the common good. The irony is killing me.
Dominion sues landowners in Va. to survey land for pipeline (AP) -- Dominion Resources is suing more than 40 landowners in Virginia who won't allow the company to survey their properties for a proposed natural gas pipeline
POLICY & POLITICS
NC now 9th largest state; SC has growth spurt (AP) — The Carolinas continue to rank among the nation's fastest-growing states, newly released U.S. Census population estimates show. North Carolina has overtaken Michigan to become the nation's ninth-largest state, adding more than 95,000 new residents between July 2013 and July 2014. That pushed the state's total estimated population to just shy of 10 million.
N.C. leapfrogs Michigan to be 9th most populous (Triangle Business Journal) -- North Carolina just inched past Michigan to become the nation's ninth most populous state. According to new numbers by the U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina grew by 95,047 people over the past year. For perspective: 2014: North Carolina's population is 9,943,964; 2013: was 9,848,060; 2010: was 9,535,483; 2000: was 8,049,313; 1990: was 6,632,448.