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Progress Energy to make big job cuts in Raleigh

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Progress Energy plans to cut as much as half of its work force at its downtown Raleigh headquarters if its planned merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy is approved. Full story...
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Progress Energy to make big job cuts in Raleigh

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Progress Energy plans to cut as much as half of its work force at its downtown Raleigh headquarters if its planned merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy is approved. Full story...
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Frustration mounts as power outages linger

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video The lights are still out in parts of our area two days after Hurricane Irene swept past the Cape Fear coast. Those without generators are beginning to get frustrated, as temperatures and tempers continue to rise. Full story...
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Thousands still waiting for power around Cape Fear

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video Progress Energy said Saturday afternoon 280,000 customers in North Carolina had no electricity. As of 11 a.m. Monday, that number was down to 91,300, including 10,100 in Onslow. New Hanover County had 2,200 homes and business still in the dark. That's down from about 7,000 Sunday night. Pender County has 1,500 outages. There are still 940 Progress Energy customers without power in Columbus County and 385 in Brunswick. Full story...
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Progress Energy says 95% of customers should get power back by Wednesday

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Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 330,000 customers since Hurricane Irene first began lashing the Carolinas on Friday. The company expects to restore service to the majority of remaining customers without power by midnight Tuesday, with 95 percent of restorations complete by midnight Wednesday. Full story...
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Shareholders set to vote on Duke-Progress merger

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Shareholders of North Carolina's two largest utilities are voting on whether to merge the two electric companies into the country's largest utility. Full story...
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Progress Energy asks for 4 percent rate hike in NC

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Progress Energy Carolinas is asking for a nearly four-percent rate increase for its North Carolina customers to help pay for higher fuel costs to generate power and the utility's investment in energy efficient and renewable energy programs. Full story...
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Progress Energy breaks ground on power plant addition

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Wilmington's power plant is finding ways to go green. Today, Progress Energy broke ground for the Sutton plant's new, state-of-the-art complex. Full story...
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Power restored throughout N.C.

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The lights are back on for nearly everyone in North Carolina who lost electricity during the deadly spring storms. Progress Energy announced late Wednesday that virtually all power has been restored to its customers. A handful of homes and businesses were damaged too badly for service to be restored. Full story...
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Progress Energy reviewing procedures after worker killed

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Progress Energy says it is trying to learn from an accident that killed a worker last month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: One person dead in explosion at Sutton Plant

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video A Progress Energy spokesman says one person is dead after the explosion at the L.V. Sutton Energy Complex off US 421. Full story...
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Greenpeace sails into town targeting coal use

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video The Port City sees many ships come and go, but one that arrived today hopes to leave a lasting impression. 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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