State and Local

Perdue Flips on Dam Takeover?

Gov. Bev Perdue apparently will end the state’s effort to take over Alcoa’s hydroelectric facilities in Stanly County so that a manufacturing company can bring 250 new jobs to the Town of Badin. Perdue’s apparent reversal would end a four-year battle over control of the dams, the water flowing through them, and the hydroelectric power they generate.  Read more at



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