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NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

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videoThe state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Disabled veteran confused by power company requiring deposit

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video A Wilmington veteran feels cheated by his power company. Duke Energy's website says they charge $17 to move service from one house to the next, but Michael Love does not understand why the company wants to charge him $217. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport residents again complain about abnormally high power bills

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video You pay a price to live near the beach, but some Southport residents say the price of their power bills is ridiculous. Full story...
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Cat blamed for morning power outage in Wilmington

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videoDuke Energy Progress says a power outage that affected thousands of customers in Wilmington this morning was due to a cat. Full story...
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Duke Energy Renewables strikes solar power deal for farms planned in NC

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Two universities in the nation's capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms planned in North Carolina. Full story...
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Duke Energy notified of violations at more plants, including New Hanover Co. facility

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videoThe investigation of a coal ash spill across the state has led state regulators to the Cape Fear. They say five more Duke Energy plants have violations, including one in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Power outages send thousands to area hotels

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video In our five county viewing area more than 67,000 people are in the dark and those who don’t have a friend or family member to stay with are heading for the hotels. Full story...
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Duke Energy prepares to help keep your power on

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Duke Energy is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina Tuesday. Duke Energy’s team of meteorologists continues to monitor the system. Line technicians, service crews and other personnel are available throughout the company’s service areas and are ready to respond to outages and emergencies, if they occur. 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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2014 means lights out for incandescent bulbs

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videoCome tomorrow, the federal government is flipping the switch on the incandescent light bulb. By law, the production of the bulbs must stop across the country, so it's lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs. Full story...
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New natural gas power plant up and running

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videoThe new Duke Energy Progress natural gas plant is now up and running at the Sutton site on US 421 near Wilmington. The new plant replaced the retired coal plant Nov. 27. Full story...
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Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid

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Some academics and a former CIA director are urging North Carolina state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Full story...
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Duke Energy Progress rates to drop slightly

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Duke Energy Progress says its customers in North Carolina will pay less for electricity starting Sunday. 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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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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