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Lawyers for Fayetteville, former Cambridge Arms apartments reach agreement to keep property open

Owners of the former Cambridge Arms apartment complex, now Barrington Place Apartments, reached an agreement Thursday with Fayetteville officials to avoid a shutdown of the property. An amended consent order signed by Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Tally calls for beefed-up security, a tougher screening process and two meetings per month...

State Supreme Court rules on sweepstakes taxes

By Caitlin Dineen Staff writer Privilege license taxes levied against sweepstakes cafes in Lumberton were deemed unconstitutional by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Justice Mark Martin wrote the city’s nearly 60,000 percent tax increase “exceeds constitutional bounds.” In 2010, the city raised its privilege license tax from a flat rate of...

Lumberton wins lawsuit on licensing fees for Internet

By Ali Rockett Staff writer LUMBERTON – The city of Lumberton recently won a lawsuit in which four businesses appealed an earlier decision that upheld the city’s right to impose privilege license taxes on Internet sweepstakes games. Fayetteville lawyer Lonnie Player Jr. said his clients, who include The Internet Business Center,...