• John Locke Update

    Important Local Referenda Will Be On November Ballots

    posted October 13, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    In less than four weeks, North Carolinians will vote.  And in many counties and municipalities, it won’t just be the elections for president and governor, but a variety of…
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    Natural consequences of high density city plans

    posted September 8, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    This week, the News & Observer ran a piece titled, “Self-storage developers eye prime real estate in Wake.”  My first thought was that this sounded like good news.  Developers…
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    This is why people don’t trust governments

    posted August 31, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    The Henderson County website is currently displaying this lovely graphic on its homepage. Let’s start with things I like.  First, I’m a fan of charts and graphs.  I…
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    The Coming Bond Referendum In Asheville

    posted July 28, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Asheville is considering a $74 million bond for the November ballot.  And it’s not for a single project, but rather a broad mix covering transportation, affordable housing and parks…
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    Adopt an Island is a win for all

    posted March 9, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    View in your browser. I read this week about the work of conservationists on Lake Norman who are cleaning up and taking care of…
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    Business Incentives Hit Henderson County

    posted February 23, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    View in your browser. There’s been news in Henderson County this week about an announcement from GF Linamar that they’ll build a state-of-the-art aluminum…

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