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Duke Energy upgrades transmission tower over Cape Fear River

Duke Energy is upgrading its transmission towers in the Cape Fear River and Friday they began the final leg of the project.

Multiyear rate option sought by Duke Energy in NC scuttled

Legislative allies of the nation’s largest electricity company have given up this year on a proposal to let Duke Energy and other utilities seek multiyear rates from North Carolina state regulators.

Sheriff’s office gets $15K grant to buy drones for rescue efforts

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office recently received a Duke Energy grant to buy two drones to support rescue efforts in the event of natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.

Some Brunswick County schools release early due to power outage

Brunswick County Schools says some schools in the Southport area released early due to a power outage.
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Salt buildup on power lines causes weekend outage in Carolina Beach

Residents in Carolina Beach got an unexpected lights show this weekend. Thousands of residents noticed their power going out and their transformers sparking.
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Helicopter with saw trims trees from the sky

Pilot Kyle Fortune stands beside his helicopter in a North Carolina field ready to do something most pilots don’t – trim trees along a power line right of way with a 33-foot saw hanging from his helicopter.
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HURRICANE DORIAN: Important information you need to know

As Hurricane Dorian moves closer to the Cape Fear, here is a list of important information you need to know including shelters, curfews, how to report power outages, and more.

Hundreds lose power due to broken cross-arm

New Hanover County Dispatch says crews responded to the intersection of Eastwood Road and Bay Branch Circle, officials say a spark from a power line started a brush fire Monday Evening. 

High-voltage women wanted; must enjoy breaking ground

High-voltage work can make sense for women seeking a trade where they can earn good salaries and equal pay.

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