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Duke Energy to buy Progress Energy

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced today that both companies’ Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock transaction. Full story...
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Power coming back on in Bladen after snow caused outages

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video More than six inches of snow fell in Bladen County this weekend. It was apparently too much for many power lines to handle. Full story...
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The latest from Progress Energy on restoring power after storm

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Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 260,000 customers who lost power in the weekend’s winter storm across the Carolinas, and as of 11:30 a.m. today, more than 500 line and tree workers and support teams are working to restore power to about 6,000 customers currently without electricity. Full story...
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Nuclear plant staff donates bikes to kids

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Kids in the Cape Fear are getting an early Christmas present. Employees at Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Plant are donating more than 1,700 bikes to elementary school children in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties. Full story...
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Dram Tree Park reopens

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Downtown Wilmington residents near the intersection of Castle and Surry Streets finally have peace and quiet. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Dram Tree Park today. Full story...
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Warning: Phone scammers posing as utility workers, seeking credit card info

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Progress Energy warns customers to beware of a telephone-based scam that has increased in frequency this week. Full story...
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Progress Energy to put power line under river

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A new power line is scheduled to go up on the Cape Fear River. Actually underneath it. Full story...
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Progress Energy says goodbye coal, hello natural gas

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The company plans to retire its coal-fired units and replace them with structures fueled by natural gas. The company says the project will bring construction jobs to the area. Full story...
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Power restored at Wilmington schools

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D.C. Virgo Middle School and Snipes Academy without power after a tree limb fell on a nearby power line. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant under investigation

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. Progress Energy, which oversees the plant, confirmed the investigation is looking into the professional conduct of some of the plant's security officers. Full story...
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NC commission OKs 10 percent utility cost hike

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Progress Energy will be allowed to recover some of its higher fuel costs by raising prices on the average household bill by more than 10 percent. Full story...
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The cost of energy soon to rise

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videoThe recent drop in temperatures may have been enough to turn off the AC. But don't get used to the relief on your energy bill. It won't be too long before your heating costs add up too. Full story...
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Progress Energy gearing up for the weekend

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videoIf you are packing your things before heading to safety during a hurricane, it is easy to forget to turn off the appliances.

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Progress Energy unveils plans for solar plant

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Utility company, Progress Energy is trying to reduce it's impact on the environment. It's doing it with some help from the sun. Full story...
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