Water pours into the Catawba River from the bottom of Lake James at the Linville Dam near Morganton. A federal appeals court has denied Duke Energy’s bid for a longer federal license to manage the Catawba.
Water pours into the Catawba River from the bottom of Lake James at the Linville Dam near Morganton. A federal appeals court has denied Duke Energy’s bid for a longer federal license to manage the Catawba. Charlotte Observer file photo jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Water pours into the Catawba River from the bottom of Lake James at the Linville Dam near Morganton. A federal appeals court has denied Duke Energy’s bid for a longer federal license to manage the Catawba. Charlotte Observer file photo jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

John Marks covers community growth, municipalities and general news mainly in the Fort Mill and York County areas. He began writing for the Herald and sister papers in 2005 and won dozens of South Carolina Press Association and other awards since.

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