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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Answers for renter whose power bill soared

video Power bills tend to go up during winter, but one Wilmington man cannot understand why his bill has tripled when he has essentially turned off his power.

NC residents complain of higher electric rates

Some residents are complaining about what they are paying for electricity from the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

ONLY ON 3: Family hopes fire that damaged home can be a lesson to...

video A Brunswick County family is still picking up the pieces and cleaning up from a weekend house fire that damaged their home. Now they want to tell their story in hopes of possibly preventing a similar incident for others.

Duke-Progress to hurry solutions on competition

Executives of Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they'll need only about two weeks to address federal regulators' concerns that their merger will too heavily concentrate the Carolinas electric power market.

Progress Energy asks for 4 percent rate hike in NC

Progress Energy Carolinas is asking for a nearly four-percent rate increase for its North Carolina customers to help pay for higher fuel costs to generate power and the utility's investment in energy efficient and renewable energy programs.

Southport trying to figure out why power bills have surged

video Some Southport residents say their recent power bills have been as high as $800 a month. The city says it is trying to figure out what could be making bills skyrocket and how to fix the problem.

NC’s electric cooperatives monitoring forecasts

Ice accumulation can bring down power lines. If you see a downed power line, report it to your electric cooperative immediately, and never touch or drive over a downed line.

Is your house prepared for lightning season?

videoWith summertime heat and humidity setting in across the area, strong and sometimes severe thunderstorms are here nearly every day. Is your home prepared to handle some of the dangers of lightning strikes?

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