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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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4.1 Magnitude earthquake reported in South Carolina

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The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 4.1 magnitude earthquake happened 7 miles northwest of Edgefield Friday night around 10:23 p.m. Full story...
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US investigates NC environment agency

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Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River. Full story...
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Volunteers 'mob' Airlie Gardens to plant trees

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videoAirlie Gardens got a little greener today. Volunteers came out for the first ever "tree mob." They planted more than four-hundred trees around the grounds. Full story...
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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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Fish to help Wilmington keep Greenfield Lake clean

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videoGreenfield Lake is one of Wilmington's natural gems. Keeping the water clean and helping wildlife thrive is one of the city's main goals. Full story...
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Happening this weekend: StriperFest Events

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video The StriperFest fun begins Friday night and continues through Saturday. See the whole interview to get all the details on free fun! 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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