The Jackson County Commissioners finally agreed to stop fighting Duke Energy over the fate of the Dillsboro Dam. The decision followed a loss in a seven-year court case. The county launched a lawsuit against the power company because it felt unjustly compensated for Duke’s use of the Tuckasegee River. Duke had said it would take the dam, which is just one of many, down to green up the river for outdoors enthusiasts. Commissioner Joe Cowan argued it was a bum deal because the commissioners wanted to keep the dam, which was a sentimental landmark for many.