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Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press
August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.

Polk Board of Commissioners

After tweaks to contract, Polk commissioners advance plan for 75-year transfer of water system

August 17, 2015, No comments

A deal to place long-term management of the system under the control of a South Carolina-based water system is moving forward.


Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds

August 4, 2015, No comments

Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. B ...

Duke Energy's Western Carolinas Modernization project includes construction of a new substation off Interstate 26 near Campobello, S.C. Property owner Gracie Knie has filed suit, asking the company to submit more detailed plans — including how the company will protect designated wetlands on the nearly 200-acre property, which are indicated in blue.

Lawsuit filed on Duke Energy power line plan

July 31, 2015, No comments

Two South Carolina attorneys have filed a lawsuit calling on Duke Energy to release more details about a new substation it’s planning for a site nea ...