Voters in several North Carolina areas approved tax increases for education, economic development and public transit while saying no in one town to a road improvement bond.
In Orange County, voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax earmarked for schools and economic development. It's expected to raise about $2.5 million for the county.
Durham County voters approved a half-percent sales tax increase to expand public transit, including more bus service in Durham. Voters there also approved a quarter-cent sales tax increase, with the money going to education.
Buncombe County voters narrowly approved a quarter-center sales tax increase to pay for renovations and new buildings at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Clemmons voters, though, overwhelmingly rejected a $6 million bond that would have paid for improvements to Lewisville-Clemmons Road.
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