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NC appeals court upholds Duke-Progress deal

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videoA North Carolina appeals court has upheld the regulatory decisions that made Duke Energy Corp. the country's largest electric company. Full story...
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NC nuclear plant shut down after crack discovered

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Operators have shut down a North Carolina nuclear plant after finding tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the health and safety of employees or the public are not affected. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: NRC hosts open house to discuss Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled an open house for April 24 to discuss the agency’s assessment of safety performance during 2012 for the Brunswick nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Duke Energy, is near Southport. Full story...
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Crews restore power after thousands experienced outages in New Hanover Co.

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Progress Energy crews say power should now be restored for over 6,000 customers that experienced outages in the northern part of New Hanover County Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Duke Energy begins rolling out new logo

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Duke Energy is ready to roll out its new logo. The logo with light blue, dark blue and green arcs and the company name in all capital letters represents Duke Energy's merger with Progress Energy last year. Full story...
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Transmission line causes power outages across the area

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Power is back up across the area after some Progress Energy customers experienced outages Monday morning. Full story...
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Progress Energy reaches deal on rate increase

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videoIt looks like power rates are going up for a lot of people in southeastern North Carolina. Progress Energy Carolinas says it has reached an agreement with the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff to raise its rates as early as this summer. Full story...
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'Unusual event' reported at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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Progress Energy says operators declared an "unusual event" at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport today. The power company says it was caused by a freon release from an HVAC chiller on the plant's unit 2 turbine building roof. Full story...
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Crews to remove utility poles in North 3rd Street Improvement Project

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videoProgress Energy crews will begin removing the remaining utility poles and overhead wires in the northern section of North 3rd street Monday. Full story...
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Hearing on Progress rate hike sparks interest

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video The North Carolina Utility Commission held a public hearing in Wilmington Tuesday night, the topic, increase electric bills for nearly 2 million Progress Carolina customers. Visitors to the North Carolina Utility Commission public hearing were greeted by well-organized protesters. Full story...
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NC panel hears views on Duke Energy rate increase

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videoNorth Carolina regulators are starting a series of hearings into a request by Duke Energy to raise electricity bills by almost 10 percent for nearly 2 million customers of Progress Energy Carolinas. Full story...
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NC critic to challenge Duke Energy merger in court

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A group critical of the merger that made Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. the country's largest electric company says it will seek to undo or revise the deal in a North Carolina appeals court. Full story...
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Power companies want to pay less for solar energy

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video Progress Energy and its parent company, Duke Energy, want to slash what they pay solar generators for electricity by as much as 29 percent. Full story...
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Tidal Creek Co-op offers electric car charging stations

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video Electric vehicle drivers can charge their battery while shopping for groceries at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. The specialty grocery store teamed up with Progress Energy Carolinas to install the charging stations across from their bio-fuel station. Full story...
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