Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 49 Issue 3, Winter 1984
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North Carolina, like many other states, has placed a high priority on the safe management of hazardous wastes. Despite several catastrophes, the state has taken a positive approach to the regulation of hazardous wastes through such mechanisms as the regulatory agency, the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch of the Department of Human Resources.
Recently, much attention has been focused on the quality of American public education, particularly the performance of teachers. It is becoming apparent that what is needed is a comprehensive approach designed to produced high-quality professional staffing for public schools. For the past two years, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system has been developing such an approach.
The division of governmental power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the principal that one branch shall not encroach on another's authority are two basic tenets of state and federal governments. Sawyer describes North Carolina's experience with the separation of power question by reviewing State Supreme Court's decision on that issue in 1982 and outlining the General Assembly's continuing response.
The management of solid waste materials has evoked considerable public interest and debate in North Carolina. The growth the state's population and economy has not been without cost. This article focuses on the collection of conventional solid waste materials by local governments in the state's rural areas.
Many people are not aware of the magnitude of the mining industry in North Carolina, the variety and value of the state's mineral resources, and the effort the state and mining operators have invested in the mining regulatory and reclamation program. This article summarizes the importance of mining in North Carolina as well as the legislative requirements.