The Transylvania Times -

Localities Lose More Power


Several actions in recent weeks have resulted in the transfer of more power from local governments to the state of North Carolina and the General Assembly.

One of the more troubling transfers for local leaders and residents concerned the Asheville water system. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals overturned an earlier judicial ruling and said the state legislature had the right to take control of the Asheville city water system and transfer the control of that system to another authority – in this case the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County.


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