Daily Archives: January 21, 2012

Ni America to the Rescue

Ni America wishes to purchase Tryon’s water and wastewater treatment plants. Two years ago, they offered the town $4.2 million. Ni America is a private firm that runs water systems a lot like Tryon’s. “We really specialize in smaller systems that need help,”[Ni America President Ed] Wallace said. “We also are in the process ofContinue Reading

Did Moffitt’s Annexation Reform Work?

The state now requires municipalities to present to the public Resolutions of Consideration, mapping areas they might consider annexing in the near future. According to the staff report written for the presentation of the matter to Asheville City Council next week: Since the time of adoption of the last resolution/map in 2010, North Carolina lawContinue Reading

Has Bill Faison ever read the Bible?

State Rep. Bill Faison, D-Orange, gave an interview to Occupy NC two days ago. During the interview he sought to use the story of Jesus and the loaves and fishes to justify an increase in taxes. Here’s what he said (begins at 10:00 of the interview): “I’m no fan of taxes. I’m really not. But,Continue Reading