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Archive - Feb 17, 2014

Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke Energy

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North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps. Full story...
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County approves plan for Buck Hardee Field improvements

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Without a word of discussion, Wilmington's Buck Hardee Field got one step closer to getting a makeover this morning during the New Hanover County Commission meeting. Full story...
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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to consider $800k for debris removal

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videoWilmington City Council could soon put a price tag of sorts on last week's ice storm. At its meeting tomorrow night, City Council will consider spending $800,000 from its saving account to pay a contractor to pick up debris. Full story...
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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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Records: Man accused of crash that killed four had prior traffic charges

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videoThe man accused of causing a quadruple-fatal crash in Onslow County over the weekend was supposed to be in court Monday on prior charges, including reckless driving and DWI. Full story...
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GMC Style Stop: Men's fashion tips for Spring

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videoStyle expert Jessica De Vault points out coming trends for men this spring. From the classic preppy Southern style to trendy casual street clothes, she shows us all what to invest in for the coming months. Full story...
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NC judge hears lawsuits over private school grants

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A North Carolina judge is evaluating a new law that would let taxpayer money be used by low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools. Full story...
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Flu claims 7 more lives in NC, total reaches 64

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State health officials say seven more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total number of deaths for this season to 64. Full story...
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