Category Archives: Local government

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on doctors and patients turning to direct primary care. Michael Lowrey’s Daily Journal highlights the impact of millennials on recent political debates in the Queen City.

N.C. Supreme Court rules against state in procedural battle linked to fight with Boone

The town of Boone has won a procedural battle at the N.C. Supreme Court in its fight with the state over a 2014 law ending the town’s power to exercise “extraterritorial jurisdiction,” which amounts to planning control of territory just outside the town limits. Today’s Supreme Court order doesn’t end the case, but justices haveContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the loosening of new sidewalk dining restrictions in Raleigh. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains that the real stakeholders in the energy debate want least-cost, reliable electricity sources.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on a technology expert’s critique of Salisbury’s recent spending on upgraded municipal broadband. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s latest public school standardized test scores mirrored national trends.

Time to merge Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange Co. Schools

According to an article published in the Chapel Hill News, A coalition called on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools on Wednesday night to put “race on the table” and end a decades-old achievement gap. Among other measures, the Campaign for Racial Equity in our Schools wants the district to end tracking, develop a race-conscious curriculum,Continue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

High-profile Democratic challengers have confirmed their plans in recent weeks to run in North Carolina’s 2016 elections for governor and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson assesses the significance of the campaign announcements from Roy Cooper and Deborah Ross and looks ahead to the election campaign in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sarah Curry discussesContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Raleigh’s long-running discussion of new rules for Airbnb and other technology-based short-term housing rental services. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal focuses on the presidential candidates who are paying attention to growing higher education costs.

Property Tax revaluation schedules….time for some counties to reset

Property taxes, while they are the largest revenue source for local governments, have not had much interference at the state level and remain a locally controlled revenue source. Real property is required by the state to be revalued every 8 years, but many counties elect to revalue more frequently. Unfortunately, after a decade of propertyContinue Reading