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Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief supplies

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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. Full story...
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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant

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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. Full story...
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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes

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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. Full story...
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New hotel to be built at Biltmore in Asheville

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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. Full story...
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Linamar Corp. adding 125 auto parts jobs in NC

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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. Full story...
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Duke Energy Progress to replace street lights

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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. Full story...
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NC official: Japanese trip will pay dividends

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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. Full story...
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GE Hitachi gets approval for new reactor

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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. Full story...
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Pisgah Inn operator gets 10-year contract

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The operator of Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been awarded a contract to operate for another 10 years. Bruce O'Connell told the Asheville Citizen-Times he plans to make improvements to the inn now that he has won the contract again. Full story...
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Business owners say goodbye to summer

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video It's the unofficial end of summer today and many labor day vacationers are packing up and heading home. As tourists say goodbye, businesses are saying goodbye to busy retail traffic Full story...
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