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NC Court of Appeals To Not Reconsider Asheville Water Ruling

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals turned down the Asheville's request for a rehearing to maintain control of the water company.

The loss means Henderson County legislators are one step closer to a regional board to oversee water rates.

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer maintains Asheville citizens have paid to build the utility and the loss would be huge.

"It's important to fight for the citizens of the city of Asheville, to keep our water system and not let the state of North Carolina take it," Manheimer said via phone.

The city will now appeal the North Carolina Supreme Court.

If the court denies it, that would be the final decision and the transition to an appointed board would begin.

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