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for Popular Government Vol. 64 Issue 1, Fall 1998
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With the exception of Tyrrell County, the state's counties use a county manager. Flexibility is granted to each county by the North Carolina General Statutes to create the governmental arrangement that works best within the context of their unit. Pender, Robeson, Forsyth, and Jackson Counties are profiled.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is actually two gardens. The \"seen\" one celebrates the great diversity of the state's plant life. The \"unseen\" one reaches beyond the garden's walls, promoting topics including conservation, environmental education, and horticultural therapy.
Fear of frivolous lawsuits arising from simple mistakes while performing volunteer work keeps some people and organizations from offering their time. Congress passed the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 to protect most volunteers from this liability. Critics of the law feel that removing the fear of liability will affect the volunteer's observance of safety.