RALEIGH N.C. The North Carolina Legislature has tentatively given its OK to letting residents of Durham County decide if they want a 1-percent tax levied on restaurant meals as a way of supporting a local civic center and cultural undertakings. Proponents have estimated that the tax would generate more than $4 million annually if the initiative is approved by a majority of voters in the November election. Both the North Carolina House and Senate recently voted in favor of allowing ...

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