The City of Asheville buried the hatchet over 137 acres that had been a bone of contention in the long, drawn-out water disagreement. The staff report was sketchy, and Mayor Esther Manheimer gave the matter a hi-bye treatment. In the end, the city forfeited its right to have property it availed to Henderson County for a water treatment plant that was never built revert to its ownership, and promised to split the proceeds of the sale with Henderson County and give its half to Buncombe County for a law enforcement training center. Asheville’s mayor donned a pin from Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt as a symbol of smoking the peace pipe.

Whatever that was all about, there was not so much as a peep in the Asheville media, but it’s all over the Henderson papers. See 1 & 2.