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818
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The city of Durham and Durham County engaged in an intergovernmental management endeavor that was highly successful for a number of reasons.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 16 Issue 1, Spring 1990, p54-63, bibl, f
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1270
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The publication offers its endorsements of political candidates in the Research Triangle for the 1993 elections in Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties, and confirms its support of the state bond referendums.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 43, Oct 1993, p10-19, por Periodical Website
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1696
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The successful consolidations of tax collection, planning, and inspection departments leads Durham city and county officials to believe that a total merger of city and county operations is possible.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 44 Issue 6, June 1994, p4, il
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5547
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What impact a merger of Durham County and the city of Durham would bring is uncertain. However, it would have an impact on the structure of local government and on who would gain or lose political power.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 20 Issue 2, 1995, p55-61, f
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16218
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Tracy Cline faced testimonies from three Triangle-area attorneys Monday February 27, 2012. District Attorney Cline filed a suit against Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson for failing to uphold justice.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Feb 2012, p5, 10, il Periodical Website
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17109
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Durham County Commissioners approved a development deal with Southern Durham Development (SDD). The measure, passed 4-1, approves an SDD commercial project near Jordan Lake to hook-up to the county's sewer system. Plans include construction of 1,300 homes and commercial space which the project's dissenters believe will further pollute the already endangered area around Jordan Lake.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 30, July 2012, p5, il Periodical Website
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17113
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The Durham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a measure to ban smoking on sidewalks and trails, bus stops, parks, and other publicly owned property. Passed in February, the ban goes into effect later this month and violators will be charged a $50 fine if caught smoking any tobacco products in the newly protected public areas.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 31, Aug 2012, p5, 11 Periodical Website
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25639
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After being dismissed from Duke Hospital for allegedly refusing to commit perjury in a malpractice trail, Marie Sides is suing for wrongful termination. But first, she had to secure a precedent-setting ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court for the right to sue on those grounds. The ruling was needed because North Carolina employers can fire non-contractual employees for any reason, including their refusal to do something unethical.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 4 Issue 3, February 14-27 1986, p5-7, por Periodical Website
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25653
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THE INDEPENDENT’s three-month investigation in Durham County found evidence of a widespread pattern of residential property tax breaks that benefit thousands of affluent homeowners at the expense of other taxpayers. Until now, tax inequities created during Durham’s 1985 revaluation of county properties remained undiscovered. There is no evidence that the tax breaks were the result of favoritism.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 4 Issue 21, November 7-20 1986, p1, 10-19, il, por Periodical Website
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27341
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This editorial covers the proposed vote by Durham County commissioners for the school merger plan. Readers are encouraged to pressure members Business/Personnel Committee of the State Board of Education to vote “yes” to the plan that will be submitted and presents five reasons why readers should do so.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 48, Nov-Dec 1991, p9 Periodical Website
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27173
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The Durham County Board of Elections announced that the State Board of Elections would be investigating a discrepancy discovered during an internal audit of the primary. Apparently, some provisional ballots were mishandled by staff. A new primary is now in consideration.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 22, June 2016, p6-7 Periodical Website
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27349
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Durham's mayor Chester Jenkins is running for reelection. Jenkins has pledged to keep taxes low and make Durham business friendly, but property taxes have risen under Jenkins. While still seen as business friendly, some argue it has been at the expense of the environment. Regardless, people are lining up to support Jenkins as he is likely to face former Mayor Harry Rodenhizer.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 40, October 2-8 1991, p8-9 Periodical Website
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27382
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As Durham prepares to vote on the merger of the county’s two school systems the man behind the merger is profiled. The chairman of the Durham County Commissioners, Bill Bell, proposed the merger for economic reasons despite significant opposition. His task force and the consultant Durham County hired have both determined that a merger would be the best option for the county. Still, Bell is characterized by peers as a man of courage for supporting the school merger in the difficult political environment.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 10, March 6-12 1991, p8-9 Periodical Website
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27429
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Over the past 6 months, the merger of Durham City Schools and Durham County Schools has gone from unlikely to inevitable. Sometime over the next three months, indications are that Durham County Commissioners will vote to merge the two school districts. Economic, political, and social factors that contributed to the support of the merger are detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 25, June 19-25 1991, p7-8 Periodical Website
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27452
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Durham County is planning to build a $44 million dollar new jailhouse to open in 1993. This is in response to a lawsuit which ruled overcrowding in the current jail violated the civil rights of inmates. Opponents say the jail is too costly and improving the justice system would be wiser. Reducing bail and speeding up trial dates would save money for other priorities like education.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 17, April 26 - May 2 1990, p11 Periodical Website