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Muddy Waters: Stormwater Permits Not Meant to Control Flooding or Flood Losses

Those living in communities subject to North Carolina Stormwater Permits or local stormwater management easement agreements are increasingly alarmed as rainy weather, even without a named storm, causes property to saturate and appear flooded. Dispelling the Myth: Quality Over Quantity in Stormwater Programs It is a common misconception that stormwater permits...
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This column was written by my law partner, Bill Hamel.

Q:  My neighbor’s trees and overhanging limbs are shading out part of my yard where I would like to grow grass and other plants that need sun.  What are my options?

A:  Generally, you have the right to cut overhanging limbs and roots at the property line,...

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