North Carolina Lawyers Weekly November 29, 2010 The N.C. Turnpike Authority took approximately 12.83 acres of a family farm for the construction of the Western Wake Expressway. The parties agreed that the highest and best use of the property before the taking was for residential development, but disagreed as to the value of the property. The department’s appraiser concluded to … Read More
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly November 15, 2010 The property, a large, vacant tract just north of Sanford, was used primarily for hunting at the time of the taking, but the appraisers for both sides agreed the highest and best use was for residential development. The department’s two appraisers believed the property was worth $7,000 per acre and $7,200 per acre, … Read More
The Cary News November 11, 2009 By Bruce Siceloff William S. Robinson can’t hear the big machines breaking rocks and eating trees 10 miles away – but he knows they will come soon to smash the handsome brick ranch house he and his wife built, with their own hands, 30 years ago. “This has been our home, where we raised … Read More
Richmond County Daily Journal May 7, 2009 by Philip D. Brown Marston Baptist Church is entitled to $540,000 for the loss of its sanctuary and not the $172,000 to $221,000 offered by the N.C. Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. “Since the ruling just came down … we’re reviewing the decision which the Court of Appeals … Read More
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly February 2, 2009 The N.C. Department of Transportation acquired a portion of an undeveloped parcel, with commercial zoning, for the Smith Avenue Extension in Brunswick County. The new road divided the property, leaving one remainder with access only to the old road and a size and shape that would make future development unlikely. The DOT took an … Read More
Triangle Business Journal April 21, 2006 by Chris Baysden Larry Hester may be blind, but he can still see there’s plenty in life more important than money. Like chatting with old friends. Or walking hand in hand with his daughter to lunch. Or working with his brother in a business founded by their father. So while the Triangle Transit Authority has … Read More
At Cranfill Sumner, we have an entire team of attorneys dedicated to helping property owners in land condemnation matters. Our experience and understanding of the condemnation process has helped residents and businesses throughout North Carolina receive maximum compensation for their property.