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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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Duke Energy to file for another rate increase

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Duke Energy has told North Carolina utility regulators that it will ask for another rate increase soon. Full story...
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Utilities back on at Wilmington operations center

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Power, phone and e-mail service has been restored earlier than expected at the City of Wilmington's River Road Operations Center. Yesterday a crane accidentally knocked over a utility line that severed electrical and fiber optic lines to the center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says Progress Energy work led to $10,000 worth of damage, bills

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video A Wrightsville Beach couple says Progress Energy owes them thousands of dollars after a project to put in new lines went wrong. The couple claims the drilling hit a water line, and they were forced to pay to have it fixed. A waterline leak and thousands of dollars later, Brooke and Jeff Richardson want Progress Energy to own up to its mistake. 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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NC Utility Savings Initiative Saves Taxpayers $55.3 Million in Last Year

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North Carolina's Utility Savings Initiative saved the state's taxpayers more than $55.3 million in utility costs in the last fiscal year and avoided emitting more than 164,886 metric tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, according to a report issued recently by the North Carolina Energy Office. Full story...
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$3,353.26 Water Bill

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videoThere are water woes in New Hanover County. The newly created Cape Fear Public Utility Authority was an effort to make water and sewer service less complicated, but an issue leaves some residents confused and upset with their first bill. Full story...
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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority begins service

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videoAfter more than 10 years of planning, New Hanover County and Wilmington's water and sewer systems have officially merged to become the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. Full story...
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