If the folks in the south suburbs are miffed over local school board politics, wait until they get a load of this: Wake County public schools will get more than $240,000 from the sale of disgraced House Speaker Jim Black's land in Matthews, according to News & Observer reporter T. Keung Hui.
Black turned over 9.5 acres in Mecklenburg County to help settle his fine for a 2007 state corruption conviction, Hui reports. The sale was supposed to net $500,000; in reality it's going for just under $300,000.
So why can't Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools claim the fine, based on the location of the land and the origin of the busted lawmaker? According to the article, Wake won out because the prosecution was handled in Raleigh.