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Lake Adger dam square
November 20, 2015, No comments

Plans to fix Turner Shoals Dam are back in play after the collapse of water deal with a South Carolina district, which balked at paying for the project.

Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

New outcomes in several close WNC election contests

November 12, 2015, No comments

WNC county boards of election canvassed last week's election results on Tuesday and declared winners in several municipal races. Others could still se ...

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke reverses course on ‘modernization’ plan

November 4, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy scraps plans for WNC transmission lines and SC substation after public outcry against its proposals. Environmental groups are pleased but ...

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UPDATED: WNC voters pick city, town governments

November 3, 2015, No comments

Unofficial election night results from cities, towns and villages across WNC updated as results come in. Spruce Pine tie broken after Thursday recount ...

  • Panelists addressed a variety of moderator and audience questions about water ownership in Western North Carolina. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    Newsmakers video: Who owns WNC’s water
    October 28, 2015, No comments

    From charges that one city uses 'water as a weapon' to a discussion of whether private or public entities are suited -- and adequately funded -- to manage drinking water, the most-recent Newsmakers event tackled questions about water owners ...