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Duke enters into $1.2B deal with ElectriCities

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Duke Energy has entered into a $1.2 billion agreement with ElectriCities to buy back minority stakes in several North Carolina power plants. The deal is expected to lower power bills of thousands of eastern North Carolina residents by reducing debt for the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, which is managed by ElectriCities. Duke entered into the deal, which was announced over the summer, on Friday. Full story...
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Ex-Charlotte mayor's lawyers seek sentencing delay

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Lawyers for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon have filed a request to delay sentencing in his public corruption case. Area media outlets report the motion filed on Monday says one or more witnesses are unavailable for that date, and asks for a new sentencing date of Oct. 13. The original sentencing hearing was scheduled for Sept. 25. Full story...
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Sea turtle nest count drops in North Carolina

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videoThe number of sea turtle nests along the North Carolina coast has dropped sharply after four years of increases. The StarNews reports that the number of turtle nests fell 58 percent this year, compared with 2013. Matthew Godfrey with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission said the numbers this year are about 30 percent below average. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court again weighs Duke Energy rates

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North Carolina's highest court is examining whether state utilities regulators correctly weighed the consumer impact of two rate increases for a Duke Energy operating unit. Full story...
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'Downton Abbey' costumes to go on display in NC

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American fans of "Downton Abbey" can soon see an exhibition on the show's costumes in Asheville. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that tickets for a show entitled "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times" are now on sale. Full story...
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Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release

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video The Baltimore Ravens have released Ray Rice and the NFL has suspended the running back indefinitely over a domestic violence episode at an Atlantic City casino in February. Full story...
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Residents say town lines make neighborhood 'black hole' for services

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video Residents in a Brunswick County neighborhood say they live in a "black hole." Woodridge, off of Eastwood Lane in Olde Towne, has had flooding issues for years. Residents say they're having trouble finding help because the neighborhood sits in three different jurisdictions. Full story...
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Onslow teen wanted, considered armed and dangerous

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video An Onslow County teen is wanted and considered armed and dangerous. Detectives say Tyler Allen Lanier, 19, shot into a car around 11 p.m. Sunday Full story...
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Heavy rain washes away access to Ogden business

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video When heavy rain occurs over a short time period at a certain location, that's the perfect scenario for flooding to become a problem, especially for poor drainage areas. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. teacher suspended after assault, threat arrest

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video A New Hanover County teacher has been suspended after a neighbor swore out a warrant accusing her of a racial threat. Full story...
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NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

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The NCAA has lifted the rest of the sanctions placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban. Full story...
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CFCC swears in first police chief

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video Until today Dan Wilcox was the head of security at Cape Fear Community College. Now, he is the Chief of Police. "This has been a life-long goal for me," Wilcox said after he was sworn in. Wilcox has 29 years of experience. He has worn many hats in nearly three decades which include one a a Highway Patrol officer, a volunteer firefighter, and a park ranger. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Brown Sugar Bacon

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videoBacon is almost universally loved. So can you really improve on something that people like to eat in so many different ways? Sure you can! Alicia Ross shows us her brown sugar bacon, that's perfect for BLTs, in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William expecting second royal baby

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video There will soon be another heir to the British throne. William and Kate are expecting another baby. Full story...
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16-year-old shot and killed, police looking for 5 suspects

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videoPolice in Chadbourn say they are trying to identify five men they believe were involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old from Clarkton. Full story...
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