Residents may decide fate of meal tax for N.C. county

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

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