Raleigh, N.C. â¢ A federal appeals court has rejected North Carolinaâs claim that it owns the bottom of a major river where hydroelectric dams have been churning for a century.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split 2-1 on Monday in dismissing the stateâs claim that it has a say in the operations and ownership of four Yadkin River dams built to power a now-defunct Alcoa aluminum smelter.
State attorneys are reviewing the courtâs decision and will decide later whether to appeal the case to th...
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