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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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CFPUA Board conditionally approves proposal to build water line to Flemington community

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board today approved a joint proposal with Duke Progress Energy to construct a water line connecting Flemington-area residents and businesses close to Duke Energy's Sutton Plant to CFPUA's main drinking water system. The estimated cost of the project is up to $2.25 million. Full story...
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Steam blow begins at Sutton power plant

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videoDuke Energy is blowing out its new power plant... literally. For the next ten days, the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant on US 421 near Wilmington will blow steam through the new plant to make sure rust and other contaminants have been cleaned out. Full story...
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State suing Sutton Electric Plant/Duke Energy

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The state has filed two lawsuits for injunctive relief against Duke Energy Progress Inc. and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for claims related to the discharge of wastewater from the utility’s North Carolina coal ash impoundments that were not included in the state’s earlier legal actions. Full story...
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Duke Energy: political funds now out of rate hike

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Duke Energy says the country's largest electric company mistakenly tried to pass on to customers more than $326,000 in political contributions to a clean-energy advocacy group and Republican Party organizations. Full story...
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Duke Energy names insider to take over for Rogers

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Duke Energy's chief financial officer will take over for retiring CEO Jim Rogers at the end of the month. Lynn Good, 54, has been CFO since 2009. She will also take a seat on the company board. Full story...
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Feds still reviewing NC nuke plant's year-old flaw

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A Duke Energy nuclear plant in Wake County remains idle two weeks after operators shut it down after finding a year-old problem and a week after federal regulators launched a special inspection. Full story...
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