Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 45 Issue 4, Spring 1980
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The North Carolina Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) was enacted by the 1974 General Assembly as a blueprint for developing land-use plans concerning the coastal area, identifying areas in need of protection, and installing a permit system to guide land development within these critical areas. This article examines the progress of CAMA's administration after the first five years, and provides a brief review of the broader setting of coastal land management.
Government officials and citizens who are interested in conserving the history and beauty of their communities now have a panoply of tools available to them in North Carolina's planning legislation. This article describes the preservation activities that are being undertaken in the state and the devices that are being used for conserving beauty and improving appearance.
Long recognized as a pioneer in the field of building regulations, North Carolina is now coming to have the most comprehensive program in the country. Its many innovations encompass its building codes, its machinery for enforcement, and its qualification programs for enforcement officials.
In June 1980, thirty-nine North Carolina communities will close the books on their fifth year of participation in the Community Development Block Grant program, which began as an answer to the problems of slums and deteriorated neighborhoods.