UNC Asheville dorms declared safe, students can move in
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of students at a North Carolina university are moving into new dorms after the state insurance commissioner previously called them too hazardous to occupy.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville reached a deal Saturday with insurance commissioner Mike Causey on how the five new buildings can open safely.
The State Construction Office last week declared The Woods residence halls ready for occupancy and nearly 300 students were expected to move in Friday. But they were told to stay out and were temporarily housed in area hotels.
Causey says Asheville local fire officials alerted his office of hazards last spring and his staff recommended remedies. Causey says he waited because the law didn’t allow him to step in until the buildings were ready for occupancy.