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for Popular Government Vol. 24 Issue 6, Mar 1958
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No lien can be acquired against a public building by laborers who worked in erecting the building or by suppliers of material used in its construction. To provide laborers and materialmen on public construction with the production normally provided by a lein, a North Carolina statute requires that on certain public works projects the contractor shall execute a bond to guarantee the payment of laborers and materialmen.
A decision of major importance to fast-growing North Carolina cities was handed down by the North Carolina Supreme Court, when it upheld Raleigh's extra-territorial zoning ordinance, which allows cities to extend their ordinances to population growth on their fringes. This decision holds that cities may also validly exclude trailer camps from residence districts in their zoning ordinances.
According to the 1950 North Carolina census, there are more than 400 small communities of less than 2,500 population in the state. Almost one out of four city dwellers in North Carolina live in one of these small towns. They are now sharing problems of growth and development that the larger cities are facing.
Given recent affairs of the misuse of employee retirement funds, Hayman discusses the issue of North Carolina state employees and the ethical use of pensions.