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Polk water system square
September 17, 2015, 1 Comment

The Inman-Campobello Water District, which could manage Polk’s water system for 75 years under a controversial proposal, is turning to outside help to evaluate the latest draft of the contract.

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New NC sales tax plan would boost 13 WNC counties

September 16, 2015, No comments

A final House and Senate conference report reached the Senate floor on Tuesday morning and was adopted, 33-16 along party lines, roughly eight hours l ...


Opponents of Polk water-system transfer rally, weigh next steps

September 8, 2015, No comments

Over barbecue and side dishes, about 150 opponents of Polk County's proposed transfer of the county's public water system gathered at a public park on ...

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

Who Owns WNC’s Water? Diving into the murky future of the region’s water systems

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 ...

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    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. But the main hiccup for budget conferees, so far, has proven to be on the revenue side of t ...