Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 51 Issue 2, Fall 1985
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Many state and local governments make enormous efforts to attract industry to their areas. One important tool for this has been the use of industrial development bonds; not long ago, North Carolina's chief mechanism for industrial recruitment were IDBs. Recent changes in federal tax laws have affected the availability of industrial development bonds but North Carolina continues to be in a good position to utilize IBDs for economic and community development.
The modern history of alcoholic beverage control dates from the ratification of the 18th Amendment. The age limits established in the 1930s remained 18 and 21 for beer and spirituous liquors respectively, until the 1980s when rising concern over fatalities prompted a change in the drinking age to 21. The North Carolina General Assembly adopted the legal drinking age of 21 in 1985 to avoid a 5 percent loss of federal highway funds.
This article details the laws and legislation pertaining to the regulation of hazardous waste materials in North Carolina.