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Archive - Jan 2011

NC appeals court considers incentives lawsuit

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A North Carolina appeals court is taking a new look at a lawsuit arguing the millions taxpayers spent to get a culinary and hospitality school to move to Charlotte should be repaid. Full story...
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Governor Perdue orders flags lowered to half-staff

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Governor Perdue has joined President Obama in ordering all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff immediately and through sunset Friday, January 14, in tribute to those injured and killed in the Tucson tragedy this past weekend. Full story...
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NC's electric cooperatives monitoring forecasts

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Ice accumulation can bring down power lines. If you see a downed power line, report it to your electric cooperative immediately, and never touch or drive over a downed line. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wave Transit cancels service due to Winter Storm Warning

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All Wave Transit bus routes are canceled, and Wave Transit offices are closed. Full story...
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Four County EMC monitoring forecasts, preparing for winter storm

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Four County EMC employees are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the winter storm. Because crews are located in the communities they serve, restoration crews are always on-site and can begin work immediately. Full story...
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Duke Energy to buy Progress Energy

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced today that both companies’ Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock transaction. Full story...
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DOT, civilians prepare for the snow

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With the snow and ice expected for Monday and Tuesday, folks all over the Cape Fear area have already started preparing. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre calls Giffords shooting a "tragedy for all Americans"

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre worked very closely with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, both being Blue Dog Democrats and serving together on the Armed Services Committee. Full story...
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Opinions on offshore energy welcome

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Governor Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy wants to hear it. Full story...
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Seahawk women's basketball team continues to be impressive in debut season for Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

It was cold outside, but the shooting was hot inside Trask Coliseum for UNCW's women's basketball team Sunday afternoon. The Hawks are now 2-1 in the CAA. Full story...