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With approximately 9,000 black bears living in 55 western and eastern counties, encounters with people are inevitable. Precautions, including covering garbage containers, the use of electric fences around livestock, and cleaning up campsites, will help minimize this.
North Carolina’s laws enable banks to dodge millions in taxes. The Durham-based Institute for Southern Studies and Asheville-based Investigative Reporting Fund have suggested that the state’s bank tax laws need reformed. Campaign contributions, lobbyists, grassroots organizing, influential board members, and a system of rewards and punishments for incumbent legislators have allowed the banks to create a tax system that favors them. A look at the current system and how it could be changed is explored.