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for Indy Week Vol. 33 Issue 27, July 2016
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Half of Chatham County does not have any zoning restrictions, meaning there are few limits to what property owners can do with their land. As development pressures begin to change the landscape, a comprehensive land-use plan is currently underway to outline a vision for the county’s future. Support for countywide zoning is mixed, as many residents worry about the effects on their businesses.
It's been about a decade since home prices peaked just before the housing catastrophe that nearly destroyed the American economy. In aggregate, the housing market has bounced back. Raleigh and Durham-Chapel Hill are doing well overall, but a closer look shows that home values in downtown Durham have risen more than anywhere else in the Triangle.
Any nonprofit organization can rent out space in the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion. Next Wednesday, the liberal group Progress NC will host the Garden Party Against Hate inside Governor Pat McCrory’s house. The party is thrown in support of gender equality and will feature the Air Horn Orchestra.
Dueling presidential rallies for Donald Trump in Raleigh and Hillary Clinton in Charlotte on Tuesday proved that North Carolina is very important to these candidates. For Trump, North Carolina is a must-win, as there are few viable paths to 270 electoral votes without it. For Clinton, winning the state would all but guarantee her the White House.
North Carolina lawmakers met for a short session focused on the state’s sales tax, House Bill 2, public education, police accountability, and clean water supplies. These have been hot-pressing issues and controversial topics of debate over the last few months.
Since 2011, Rusty and Rhonda Adams have been running Quarter Note Music, a thriving guitar store and music instruction center in Durham. With Guitar Center opening around the corner, they are worried about how the corporation will impact local independent music stores.