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The $1 million mystery: The Senate budget gives a low-risk hazardous waste site a major windfall — at the expense of hundreds of critical projects

Off a stub of Pine Grove Road behind the West End fire station in Havelock, an old sand mine turned wayward recycling facility has become an environmental and civic albatross. The 34-acre former Phoenix Recycling site contains an assortment of wood, metal, plastic and cardboard — plus construction and demolition detritus that has been illegally dumped there since the company closed and declared bankruptcy in 2000.

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House members push to clean up Senate’s budget ‘mess’

As the N.C. House puts together its budget this week, the same thought is on the minds of representatives from both parties.

“It looks like we’re going to have to clean up the Senate’s mess again,” said Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford). “The way it usually works now is that the Senate budget is the low bar, the House budget is more reasonable and we’ll end up somewhere in the middle.”

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