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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.

A 10-to-15-year management plan is under development for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press

State officials issue air quality advisory for parts of WNC

August 7, 2015, No comments

Air quality officials issued a Code Orange advisory on Thursday for air pollution in parts of Western North Carolina as smoke from wildfires drift dow ...

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 ...


McCrory orders heightened security at NC armories, recruiting centers

July 21, 2015, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory has instructed the N.C. Department of Public Safety and the North Carolina National Guard to step up security measures at the NCNG re ...