State Fair

State Fair cited for environmental violations related to controversial parking lot

BY: - January 25, 2022

  The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has been cited for four water quality violations related to its clear-cutting of 19 acres for a State Fair parking lot, according to environmental documents. The fair operates under the Agriculture Department. Policy Watch reported last September that State Fair officials had exploited legal loopholes to timber the […]

State Fair exploits legal loopholes to clear-cut 19 acres of forest for a parking lot

BY: - September 17, 2021

There was scant transparency and public engagement for the $30 million land deal, which impinges on Raleigh's Westover-Mt. Vernon neighborhood.

The surveyors’ flags were the first warning. The whine of chainsaws was the second.