Woodfin says no to new power plant

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Progress Energy’s power plant plans went down to defeat early Tuesday morning when the town of Woodfin’s Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the company a conditional-use permit. With seven of nine members present, a voice vote registered none in favor and at least five opposed to granting Progress permission to build the facility. The vote came shortly after midnight in a marathon session that began at Woodfin’s town hall and continued at the Woodfin Community Center with 180 to 200 people in attendance.

— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer

About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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