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for Independent Weekly Vol. 29 Issue 32, Aug 2012
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Raleigh County's population is increasing three percent each year making it one of the nation's fastest growing metropolises. Due to this annual increase, city planners must accommodate a burgeoning population by building up not out; much of Raleigh County's land is either developed or protected natural environments. Increased housing in urban areas demands greater transportation efficiency and to compensate, county voters will vote on raising transit taxes one half cent.
Durham City Council members approved a plan presented by a Kentucky based company called 21c Museum Hotels to transform the SunTrust building into a hotel and art gallery. The tower has been an iconic feature of the Durham skyline for 75 years. The vote was unanimous and within three years renovations should be completed.
The Hogan-Rogers house dates back to the 1840s and today is threatened by modern development. Located on Prefoy Road in Chapel Hill, the houses sets on property owned by St. Paul's AME Church which plans to expand its facilities by demolishing Hogan-Rogers house.