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To Certify or Not To Certify, That is the Question: The Certified Local Government Program in North Carolina

April 5, 2018

Per the National Park Service (NPS), historic preservation has proven economic, environmental and social benefits, including higher property values, less population decline, more walkability, and greater sense of community. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) was signed into law by … Continued

Local Government Economic Development Powers “Clarified”

October 26, 2015

On October 20, 2015, the Governor signed Session Law (S.L.) 2015-277, placing into effect several “clarifications” to the primary economic development statute used by local governments, G.S. Chapter 158, Article 1, “The Local Development Act of 1925.” The modifications fall into three categories: fi … Continued