As often as groups will have me I have shared a presentation about how local government in NC is slowly being replaced by “regional governance”. Even Pat McCrory, the Republican candidate for Governor, has consistently fought for regional planning that crosses traditional political boundaries. I have NEVER seen anyone in the media nail the truth as well as Howard Houchen has in the article linked below entitled An American Politburo. Thanks to Cheryl Pass from GTP for passing along.
You can also see the link after it to see proof of it in NC.