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for North Carolina Geographer Vol. 19 Issue , 2012
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Local boundary changes can be realized in five different manners: annexation, incorporation, merger/consolidation, secessions, and special district formations. To understand the complexities of these changes and effects on taxes, government representation, and school districting the authors analyzed boundary shifts within Brunswick County from between 1990-2010. Brunswick County is the subject of this study because of its rapid population increase and frequency of local boundary changes during this period.
Sea Breeze was a resort beach near Wilmington specifically for African American between the 1920s and 1970s. The area included restaurants, nighclubs, and hotels exclusively for black clientele and its decline was partially due to inlet projects, natural disasters, and desegregation. The article presents the history of this community and the current coastal development erasing what little remains of the community.
Dr. Mayfield has been a faculty member for the Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State for 24 years. He received the 2012 Educator of the Year Award for his tireless service during his tenure at Appalachian State having taught 21 different courses and surpervised field schools for 15 years.