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BUIES CREEK–Friday’s fracking forum at Campbell University kicks off the first day of a three day N. C. Academy of Science meeting.  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is not allowed now in North Carolina.  Gas exploration companies have already signed leases for mineral rights on at least 8,500 acres in Lee and surrounding counties.  A public hearing was held in Lee County Tuesday evening that drew more than 500 with at least 90 signing up to speak.  The state’s second public hearing is scheduled March 27 in Chapel Hill.  The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will provide a bus for Lee County residents to attend the hearing.  Interested persons must notify the chamber.

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