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NC commerce secretary defends need for more incentives money

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A top advocate of Gov. Pat McCrory's request for more money for North Carolina business incentives is facing skepticism from Senate Republicans who believe lower tax rates is the better way to attract companies. Full story...
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Veteran NCDENR employee succeeding Skvarla

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A veteran manager at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been named the agency's next secretary by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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McCrory shuffles NC business, environment heads

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is shuffling the heads of two state agencies that report to him. Full story...
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State regulators pushing for Sutton coal ash clean-up

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video State environmental regulators want to modify permits to require Duke Energy to clean up coal ash at three facilities, including the Sutton plant near Wilmington. Full story...
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NC waste management director retiring in June

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North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years. 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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ONLY ON 3: McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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videoThe McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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