Editors: John Marling, Kathy Blaha, and Forrest Sadler
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|NORTH CAROLINA’S PUBLIC POWER SYSTEMS CHOOSE THE ‘HARD’ ENERGY PATH
A “soft” energy path advocate, the author outlines the advantages of alternate energy sources and contrasts those desirable results with the possibilities of escalating energy costs if North Carolina utilities continue on a “hard” energy path.
|LOW WAGES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: NORTH CAROLINA’S ECONOMIC PREDICAMENT
Wage & income differences between North Carolina workers and elsewhere have persisted over time. The author argues that the same economic theory upon which North Carolina’s public policy of industrial recruitment is based also explains the persistence of the state’s low wages.
|A-S-P ASSOCIATES V. RALEIGH: A RECENT COURT TEST OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN NORTH CAROLINA
The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled on this historic preservation case. The author reviews it and discusses implications for future historic preservation efforts.
|LRIS & MLMIS: A COMPARISON OF TWO STATE LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The need to analyze large amounts of raw data has created a demand for improved land information systems. The author discusses and compares two state land information systems.
|THE SECONDARY IMPACTS OF RURAL WATER SYSTEM INSTALLATION
Public water systems are becoming popular among rural residents seeking a dependable source of high quality water. The author examines the relationship between public investment and the impacts of rural growth.