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Greensboro food pantries expecting bare shelves

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Food pantries in the Greensboro area expect their supplies to run out after more than 100,000 went without power in Guilford County because of a winter storm. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Greensboro Urban Ministry and the Blessed Table Food Pantry are encouraging area residents to donate to their shelters. Full story...
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Some still without power days after the ice storm

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The ice has melted, and temperatures have once again risen to bearable levels, but the storm is not over for those still without power. 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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Progress Energy requests rate hike; residents sound off

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video Progress Energy says it has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a rate increase the company says would push residential bills up an average of 14.2 percent. Full story...
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Progress Energy to retire coal-fired power plant

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North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas. Full story...
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Duke Energy asks NC regulators for 7% rate rise

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North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase. Full story...
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Generators in high demand as Irene approaches

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While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches. Full story...
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Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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NC officials get details on Duke-Progress deal

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The financial combination of Duke Energy and Progress Energy won't lead to too many changes for their North Carolina customers and regulators. Full story...
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NC advocate wants Duke-Progress merger savings

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North Carolina's chief consumer advocate for utilities says state regulators will insist on ratepayers getting some of the savings from the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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