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Ask Matt ... about Duke transmission line project

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In exit interview, Apodaca recounts wins, losses

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Duke not too big to listen

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The announcement Wednesday that Duke Energy had pulled the plug on a 40-mile transmission line through Henderson County as part of its Western Carolinas Modernization Plan marked a logical end to a saga that has gripped the southern mountains for 120 days.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

DUKE WILL LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES TO POWER LINE

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Acknowledging an overwhelming wave of concern about the potential impact on tourism and mountain views, Duke Energy announced today that it was delaying the announcement of its preferred route for the 45-mile 230-kilovolt Foothills Transmission Line until early November and looking at alternatives to the power line.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Power line foes challenge Duke's energy demand forecast

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Based on research that challenges Duke Energy's electric usage projections, an Edneyville group issued a 12-page report on Thursday asserting that the utility's proposed foothills transmission line is unnecessary.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Asked and answered: Duke defends power line proposal

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Duke Energy officials on Thursday night explained and defended their plans for a new power plant at Lake Julian and a 45-mile high-voltage transmission line linking the South Carolina Upstate and Western North Carolina, enduring a smattering of hoots before a crowd that mostly listened without interrupting the speakers.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County commissioners put power line on agenda

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners for the first time has scheduled the Duke Energy transition line as a discussion agenda at a board meeting.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Power line foes plan protest next week

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MILLS RIVER — Duke transmission line opponents plan a protest from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Valley Ag on Highway 280 in Mills River.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City asks Duke to partner on greenway in corridor

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The city of Hendersonville has become the first town in Henderson County to tell Duke Energy that it could bring the controversial transmission line through the city, adding requests that the utility work to minimize harm, use single-pole structures and partner with the city to build a greenway in the power line easement.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Utilities Commission public staff will question Duke on power line

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The North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff said it will question Duke Energy officials Thursday night about the timeline and criteria of their decision-making process for a 45-mile transmission line from the South Carolina Upstate to the Lake Julian, the public staff said in a statement.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Duke may adjust corridor, Meadows says

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Forecasting “some pretty good news” on the proposed Duke Energy transmission line through Henderson County, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows told a Town Hall gathering Friday night that Duke officials may adjust the corridor based on widespread opposition to the options it has identified.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Farm agency urges Duke to consider options

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Henderson County's farm-promoting agency has appealed to Duke Energy to consider other options before running overhead transmission lines that the farm community says would devalue land, threaten agricultural production and harm a growing agri-tourism industry.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Power line foes produce report advocating underground line

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An Edneyville-based group opposing Duke Energy’s proposed 45-mile transmission line through Henderson County has produced a seven-page report rebutting the utility’s public statements on the cost and feasibility of running the line underground.   Read Story »

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Overflow crowd in Landrum opposes power line

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CAMPOBELLO, S.C. — An overflow crowd of more than 800 people turned out Thursday to urge South Carolina utility regulators to deny Duke Energy’s request to build a 45-mile transmission line from Campobello to the Lake Julian power plant in Arden.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Messer wants board to oppose power line route

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Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer said he asked board Chairman Tommy Thompson to put the proposed Duke Engery transmission line on the board agenda on Tuesday, Sept. 8.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Letters on Duke Energy power line

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  Letters for and against Duke Energy transmission line.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Utilities Commission public staff to hold meeting here next week

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The staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission will hold a meeting in Hendersonville next week to hear local residents’ comments and to answer questions about the proposed 45-mile power line that would cross Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Power line has powerful delegation feeling powerless

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Whether Duke Energy ultimately wins approval to build a 45-mile transmission line through Henderson County, it is becoming clear that local politicians are increasingly frustrated at their lack of power to influence the outcome.   Read Story »

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Duke Energy transmission line timeline

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Saluda sets rally on power line

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Saluda, NC—A group of citizens in Saluda directly impacted by the proposed Duke Energy transmission lines has organized a community meeting to educate Saluda citizens on how the project will affect them and the Saluda economy, environment and property values.   Read Story »

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Edneyville News

'Duke is listening,' regional manager says

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Duke Energy is listening to all landowners as it selects power line route.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Mills River council formally opposes power line

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MILLS RIVER — A crowd of citizens filled Mills River Town Hall Friday morning to voice their concerns about the proposed Duke Power transmission line from Campobello, S.C., to Duke Energy's Lake Julian plant in Arden.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Duke accelerates route choice to October

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Facing a growing storm of opposition to its proposed 45-mile transmission line from Upstate South Carolina to Asheville, Duke Energy said Friday that it would announce its recommended route for the power line in early October, three months earlier than originally planned.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Utilities Commission opens file on power line

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Confronted by an uproar over a proposed high-powered transmission line across Henderson County, the North Carolina Utilities Commission opened a public file on the case before Duke has filed an application, opponents of the power line learned Thursday night.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Q&A: What are next steps in power line application?

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Many people following the Duke Energy transmission line story have questions about the process for reviewing and approving the project. The project would be approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission and is not subject to local planning and zoning ordinances.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Homeowners form coalition to oppose Duke’s power line

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First, homeowners in neighborhoods began banding together to oppose Duke Energy’s proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line through Henderson County. Now, neighborhoods are uniting.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Power line review 'largely immune from political pressure,' McGrady says

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady acknowledges the obvious. A former national president of the Sierra Club and an activist in land conservation efforts in Henderson County for more than 20 years, McGrady would have plunged into the power line debate were he still a local official.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Transmission line puts commissioners 'in a gun fight without bullets'

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Faced with a crowd opposed to a 40-mile transmission line Duke Energy wants to run through Henderson County, county commissioners expressed frustration with their lack of power to influence the project and assured the constituents they would do what they can to minimize harmful effects.   Read Story »

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