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Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.

Duke Energy plans to dig up, move coal ash from most pits

Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ponds.

NC high court: Immediate cleanup of coal ash not required

North Carolina's highest court says Duke Energy has years to clean up leaking coal ash dumps as outlined by a new state law and doesn't have to act immediately.

DENR tells Duke Energy to stop Sutton coal ash pollution spread

Duke Energy could face another fine for spreading coal ash in the groundwater near its Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. The state fined Duke Energy $25 million for this problem in March.

NC issues permits for Duke to dump coal ash at clay mines

North Carolina regulators say they've issued permits that will allow Duke Energy to dump coal ash into open-pit clay mines in two counties.

Duke begins removing coal ash from dump near Charlotte

Duke Energy has begun what will be the years-long process of digging up coal ash from its unlined dumps and North Carolina and removing it to safer storage.

NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water

North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water.

Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case

One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case.

Duke pleads guilty in court to environmental crimes, agrees to pay $102 million in penalties

Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

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Resort style rental property project proposed for the town of Navassa

A resort style rental community might be coming to the town of Navassa.