Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 58 Issue 4, Spring 1993
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Some 16,000 North Carolinians below age six are estimated to have dangerously high lead concentration in their blood. North Carolina has created a lead poisoning prevention program and other programs in an effort to improve this problem.
The basic system governing the sale of alcoholic beverages in North Carolina is the local option system. Local option allows the voters of each county and town to decide what alcoholic beverages legally may be sold there. This system has been modified through the years, and today faces stiff challenges.
Local governments deal with two types of zoning decisions when considering rezoning: legislative zoning decisions, which affect the entire community by setting general policies applicable through the ordinance; and quasi-judicial decisions, which apply established ordinance policies to individual situations.
Government workplaces in North Carolina have instituted \"family-supportive\" policies, innovative personnel policies that help employees fulfill the dual responsibilities of work and family.