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for Independent Weekly Vol. 29 Issue 26, June 2012
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751 South developers, a mix-use 167-acre project near Jordan Lake, were denied sewer and water service by Durham City Council. However a bill proposed by Rep. Tim Moore may force the city to offer these services to the area. Senate Bill 382 was amended to forbid cities \"from denying water and service to a project in its designate urban growth area outside municipal limits.\"
Viridiana Martinez came to the state when she was seven when her father obtained a visa to work tobacco fields. She is now an active member of the N.C. Dream Team which is an organized group of immigrants and their allies. She comments on President Obama's recent DREAM Act and expresses both her hope for further reform on immigration policy and disappointment that the president has not acted more decisively.
Ben Crawley and Chad McIntyre operate Mr. Buzz beekeeping service. Their business services Raleigh restaurants, such as Sitti Lebanese and Big Boss Brewing, which are installing bee hives on rooftops. These hives are mutually beneficial because more hives promotes a declining bee population and the restaurant can harvest honey, typically an expensive ingredient for their menu.
Hemlock trees are endangered by a species known as the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. The adelgid is an invasive species from China and Japan and researchers at N.C. State and across the world are struggling to stop the pervasive creature. Currently hemlock trees in the western portion of the state and most recently in Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary are suffering damages from this species.
Republican nominee John Tedesco will face fellow nominee Richard Alexander in November elections. The winner will run against incumbent Democrat June Atkinson for the position of state superintendent of public instruction. John Tedesco is a Wake County school board member and his opponent a special educator from Lancaster, S.C.