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Drug companies announce NC expansions, new jobs
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:46pm.

Two pharmaceutical companies already in North Carolina say adding several hundred jobs in the state through the rest of the decade. Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday a business unit of DPx Holdings will create 488 more jobs at its Greenville location by the end of 2019 as part of a $159 million capital investment. The subsidiary is called Patheon and provides contract development and manufacturing assistance to the pharmaceutical industry.

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More than 4,000 hogs die in Moore County farm
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:32pm.

A fire at a farm in Moore County has killed more than 4,000 hogs. WRAL-TV reported the fire started around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a 700-acre farm near Eagle Springs. The station reported that the hogs ranged from 14 to 45 pounds.

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Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief supplies
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:00pm.

A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization is flying about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, outlined the mission at a news conference Wednesday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:50pm.

Emergency personnel in Charlotte say a worker at a recycling plant has died in an industrial accident. Multiple media outlets report the unidentified worker died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Source Recycling.

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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:36pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration.

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New hotel to be built at Biltmore in Asheville
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:26pm.

Biltmore is building a second hotel at Biltmore Estate that's expected to create about 230 jobs. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported construction is expected to begin by mid-October. The Village Hotel will have 209 guestrooms and is expected to open in November 2015.

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Linamar Corp. adding 125 auto parts jobs in NC
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:32pm.

An auto parts manufacturer is being offered $1.4 million in incentives to add 125 North Carolina jobs that pay average salaries lower than the local average.

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Duke Energy Progress to replace street lights
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:39pm.

Duke Energy Progress says it is launching an initiative to modernize outdoor lighting across its service area. The utility says it's received approval from the N.C. Utilities Commission to replace more than 100,000 mercury vapor street and area lights with advanced light emitting diode, or LED, fixtures.

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NC official: Japanese trip will pay dividends
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:26pm.

North Carolina's top economic development official says the state is aggressively trying to land a foreign automaker. As part of the plan, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker visited Japan last week where she met with business interests.

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GE Hitachi gets approval for new reactor
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:46am.

videoGE Hitachi Nuclear Energy today announced it has received regulatory approval for a new reactor design. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the company's Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) design certification.

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