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DEQ approves closure plans for six coal ash sites in North Carolina

After a review and public participation process, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved the closure plans detailing the excavation of coal ash impoundments at six Duke facilities.

DEQ officials visit Wilmington to hear public input on new coal ash dumping rules

New rules would require companies to release hazard material results from dumpsites on a public website instead of just to the DEQ.

A look ahead: Duke Energy and state to begin final hearings on proposed rate increase

Still at issue is whether the company will be allowed to charge consumers the full, multibillion-dollar cost of cleaning up its coal ash pits.

Duke Energy accepts lower rate increase, profit

The nation's largest electric company has agreed to seek a lower rate increase on more than a million North Carolina customers and charge a lower potential profit margin.

Mayor Saffo testifies, calls proposed Duke Energy increase a ‘rate shock’

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo provided testimony to the NC Utilities Commission about the proposed Duke Energy Progress rate increase.

‘I object to the rate increase;” Wilmington speaks opposition to Duke Energy rate hike

The utility commission will hold more hearings into November and make a recommendation on the rate hike early 2018.

Duke Energy wants to raise rates, public hearing Thursday

Duke Energy wants to raise rates nearly 17 percent, but first the North Carolina Utilities Commission wants to hear from you.

Neighbors dealing with coal ash file lawsuit against Duke Energy

People living near coal ash ponds recently filed a class action lawsuit against Duke Energy. The class action lawsuit claims negligence and unfair and deceptive trade practices by Duke.

State permit granted for coal ash disposal at Sutton Steam Plant

State environmental officials have issued a permit that will allow Duke Energy to start disposing of coal ash at a new lined landfill proposed for the utility's Sutton Steam Station in Wilmington.

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Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.