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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 14, April 2010
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The issues surrounding the re-zoning of a development in the Lake Falls watershed is explored. Ten reasons why the zoning is bad for the Raleigh area, the local water supply, the environment, and private citizens are stated. The main reason the zoning is drawing the anger from many is due to the pollution future developments may cause and the opening for shopping centers to be built in the watershed area under the new regulations. Wake County’s Board of Commissioners were the group who approved the rezoning.
Pelada is a film that shows how soccer provides the opportunity for people to make connections and exchange joy anywhere in the world. The film was created by two former Duke soccer players. The filmmakers traveled to 25 countries looking to play soccer with the local people and talking to them to learn about their lives in their home countries. The film will be shown at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Deirdre Haj is the new executive director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Haj has previously been an actor, film producer, and industry consultant. Haj is looking to maintain the festival this year and expand the festival in the future through community involvement, programming, and increasing the number of donors.
The process of electing North Carolina’s judges is examined. The history of judicial elections in the state is explored. North Carolina does not hold partisan elections for judges. Many think the system should change as most citizens are uninformed about the candidates. Several changes are proposed, but most believe politicians have no will to change the current system despite its problems.