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for Popular Government Vol. 17 Issue 9, May 1951
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Thirty-nine North Carolina State Highway Patrolmen were promoted. The officers were promoted to fill vacancies caused by the 1951 General Assembly's addition of a 105 man troop to the Highway patrol, and by recent transfers to the expanded Auto Theft Bureau and the newly established permanent weighing stations. The promotions were made on the basis of competitive examinations.
North Carolina's city planning agencies, which have sometimes felt handicapped by lack of sufficient legal authority, received new tools of major importance from the 1951 General Assembly. Foremost among these was the Urban Redevelopment Law, while significant measures relating to streets, parking, recreation, and zoning were also enacted.
The ratification of the Powell Bill was the outgrowth of a two decade struggle by officials and citizens of cities and towns to obtain a larger share of the Highway Fund for construction and maintenance of streets.
Blair discusses the newest North Carolina automobile legislation. Legislation concerns equipment, weight, rules of the road, traffic, taxis, parking, licenses, liability, and changes to the state highway patrol.