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Drone used to estimate size of NC coal ash spill

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A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimate that about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month. Full story...
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Prosecutors file new subpoenas over Dan River coal ash

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Federal prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 additional subpoenas seeking documents and ordering state employees to testify before a grand jury. The move is part of a broadening criminal investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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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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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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US investigates NC environment agency

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Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: With almost half of New Hanover Co. without power; city, county, police mute

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We've learned from a source close to the situation that the Wilmington Police Department had no special plan in place today to handle power outages or dark traffic lights. We're told in fact that no officers got any special instructions or scheduling updates from Chief Ralph Evangelous or his management team on how to handle traffic or neighborhoods with no power. Full story...
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Officials investigate coal ash spill in Eden

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State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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Duke Energy reports coal-ash spill

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Duke Energy says a pipe under a coal ash pond has broken releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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Duke Energy wants to pay less for NC rooftop solar

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The largest electric company in the US wants to change a rule designed to spur rooftop solar energy production and pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less to generate power. Full story...
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Security glitch sparks investigation at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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A security scare at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant sparks an investigation into why a barrier leading to its Southport site went up without being activated. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 7

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videoOn Tuesday we had high school basketball highlights from Wilmington, Rocky Point, Leland and Boiling Spring Lakes on our sports segment. NC State, Duke and Cape Fear CC all won in college hoops. Plus more! Full story...
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Power being restored in North Carolina

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Crews are repairing power lines across North Carolina as cold weather grips the state. Full story...
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SABLE helps nab alleged copper thieves

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies used the SABLE helicopter to find two men over the weekend wanted for allegedly stealing copper. Full story...
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Battleship NC gets $1M donation for preservation effort

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videoThe Battleship North Carolina announced a $1 million dollar donation today from the Duke Energy Foundation. The money will go toward repairing the the ship's hull and helping preserve the state's World War II memorial. Full story...
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NC regulators uphold Duke Energy rate hike

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North Carolina regulators are again approving a 7 percent rate increase for Duke Energy Carolinas customers. Full story...
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