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NC panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has signed off on orders involving Duke Energy’s two electric subsidiaries in the state over rate increase requests and how the company will pay to get rid of coal ash stored in the state.

Duke Energy, NC officials announce coal-ash expense deal

Duke Energy, North Carolina officials and a conservation group have reached an agreement on how the utility pays to get rid of coal ash stored in the state.

Duke Energy to permanently close all remaining ash basins in NC

North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company's remaining nine coal ash basins in the state, primarily by excavation with ash moved to lined landfills.

Lawmakers speak out on new study about Sutton Lake contamination

New research from Duke University's Avner Vengosh shows large amounts of lead, cobalt and other heavy metals in Sutton Lake.

Study: Heavy metals in Sutton Lake bottom extensive

A Duke University scientist says a toxic stew of coal ash has spilled repeatedly from storage pits at a Wilmington power plant into an adjoining lake, and flooding from Hurricane Florence was only the latest example.

Duke Energy to contest North Carolina coal ash excavation order

The country's largest electric company says it's challenging an order by North Carolina's environmental agency to excavate coal ash from all of its power plant sites in the state.

North Carolina orders Duke Energy to excavate all coal ash

The country's largest electric company is being ordered to excavate coal ash from all of its North Carolina power plant sites, slashing the risk of toxic chemicals leaking into water supplies but potentially adding billions of dollars to power bills.

Elon poll looks at NC view of hurricanes, environmental disasters

A new Elon University Poll explores how threats to coastal communities and potential environmental disasters are being viewed by N.C. voters and how they are approaching policy questions related to climate change.

UPDATE: State tests show water OK after Sutton Lake breach

A coal ash spill from two weeks ago has left many people in the Cape Fear on edge as we waited for test results to come back. Well the results are in.

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.