Jury Makes Ruling in Land Dispute Case

APRIL 21, 2006 -- A jury has upheld the will of the late Flossie Bryan.

Bryan is the woman who left her property along Independence Boulevard to New Hanover County, provided that the county take over the land and keep it as greenspace.

The jury ruled for the county over Bryan's family who contested the will and fought to retain possession of the land.

The family is upset because even though Ms. Bryan wanted the land to stay green, there are proposed plans for the Cape Fear skyway to run through her property.

Reported by Joe Keiley