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Building over slave cemetery?

The spectre of a high school being built on the site of a potential slave cemetery in Northeastern Wake County is leading to some pretty tough words being used by critics.

As noted in today's article, critics on their Web site say that letting the school be built would be like treading on the suffering of the slaves buried there. (While one historian says it's "clearly a slave cemetery," no official determination has been made by the state yet.)

"What a disgrace to our heritage and our nation," according to the Web site. "I guess the slaves are in their way, and they are to be discarded just as they were, when they were of no longer use to their owners."


Cilick here for the online story from today's board meeting.

Reconsidering a school land deal

The school board isn't the only group in the mood to reconsider things.

County Commissioner Lindy Brown said today she's reconsidering her vote against buying an 80-acre parcel off Forestville Road north of Raleigh for a new high school. She said she'll ask commissioners to now support the deal after getting new information at today's joint meeting.

School board members and administrators made a pitch for the commissioners to reconsider last month's 4-3 vote. School leaders cited a new lower price for the land, the unsuitability of alternative sites and the impact on student assignment.

Click here for the online story.

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