Local Government | 2006 Archive
Nov. 28th Feeling Sorry for the Planners
Many residents of growing communities will say they like the notion of high-density development in theory – as long as someone else is going to live there, and it won’t be next door.
Nov. 20th Suits Plague Waterfront Projects
RALEIGH — Two lawsuits alleging fraud in the financing of two waterfront communities in eastern North Carolina link politically connected individuals to the developments.
Nov. 17th No. 925: DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL IN CORRUPT N.C.
Pity the press in North Carolina: They fail to investigate widespread corruption and they let politicians stall their way out of accountability.
Nov. 9th The Mouse that Poured
It's a fact that, for better of for worse, many Americans pursue immoderate habits when it comes to food and drink. One result is that in the U.S. we have been getting noticeably more chubby. So, it seems, have our American mice.
The health effects may be a past tense problem, however. Now, fat mice can have the same healthy profile as their normal-weight counterparts.
Apparently, two vices are better than one.
Nov. 7th Zoning Fight Erupts in Vance
Nov. 2nd Don't Count Out Local Races
A telling way to track the emergence of a truly competitive, two-party political system in North Carolina is to delve down to changes in partisan composition of county governments.
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