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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.
TNR stands for trap-neuter-return, a program to decrease stray and wild cat populations. Wake County Board of Commissioners approved a TNR ordinance in June to deal with feral animal populations, cats specifically because they are the most prevalent.
N.C. State has expanded student housing into an area near the neighborhood of Stanhope in Raleigh. The large housing complex is incongruous with a housing plan created by community members in 1999. Stanhope denizens originally planned to integrate student housing with members of the community to create a \"urban village\" with more diverse housing options and locally owned businesses but instead the university has erected large dorm-like housing for the growing student population.