A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against Matthews in a condemnation case involving use of the town’s eminent domain power. The more than 10-year-old dispute involves a dead-end street called Home Place.

Among other opinions released this morning:

  • A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower-court ruling against former Mecklenburg County sheriff’s deputy Terri Young, who was fired from her job after the 2010 sheriff’s election. Judges rejected Young’s argument that she was a county employee protected from dismissal.
  • Appellate judges reversed the conviction of a High Point University student convicted of carrying a gun on educational property. The student had a gun in her car when she drove to the campus on Christmas Day 2012 to wash her laundry in her campus dorm.
  • In an unpublished opinion with limited precedential value, a unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling favoring Hickory in a dispute involving more than $292,000 in fees assessed for city sewer service for a housing development that ended up using septic systems instead.