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NC lawmakers agree to drop gas tax

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North Carolina lawmakers are agreeing to a slow drop in the state gas tax. Full story...
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McCrory, other governors talking in DC about energy revenues

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Some governors interested in offshore energy exploration - including North Carolina's Pat McCrory - plan to ask their congressional delegations to develop regional legislation to ensure states get revenues from what's being tapped into. Full story...
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Lower gas prices mean more holiday fun

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videoGas prices are lower than they have been in years around the holidays, and for those heading out of town that is a Christmas miracle in itself. Full story...
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McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County. Full story...
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Heavy traffic beginning of Labor Day weekend

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videoThe last holiday weekend brought more traffic to the Port City. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD: Pumped up for free gas!

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videoGas prices have dipped a bit, but at well over $3 a gallon, it is far from cheap! That is, unless the WWAY Surprise Squad buys it for you. Full story...
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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

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The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15. Full story...
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Gas leak causes home evacuations, road closures

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video About 12 homes on Pine Valley Drive were evacuated after private contractors accidentally nicked the gas line near S. College Street. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes bid to start gas fracking in NC

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Governor Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would legalize a form of shale gas exploration called fracking in North Carolina but wouldn't allow permits to drill for at least two years. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As gas prices drop, why do they vary so much?

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video As prices at the pumps continue to fall, you have probably noticed how varied they are throughout the Cape Fear. Prices range from about $3.50 to as high as $3.80 a gallon for regular unleaded gas, so we checked out stations on both sides of the scale and asked why this is happening. Full story...
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