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Some still without power days after the ice storm

The ice has melted, and temperatures have once again risen to bearable levels, but the storm is not over for those still without power.

Duke Energy prepares to help keep your power on

Duke Energy is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina Tuesday. Duke Energy’s team of meteorologists continues to monitor the system. Line technicians, service crews and other personnel are available throughout the company’s service areas and are ready to respond to outages and emergencies, if they occur.

Progress Energy requests rate hike; residents sound off

video Progress Energy says it has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a rate increase the company says would push residential bills up an average of 14.2 percent.

Progress Energy to retire coal-fired power plant

North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas.

Duke Energy asks NC regulators for 7% rate rise

North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase.

Generators in high demand as Irene approaches

While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches.

Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled.

NC officials get details on Duke-Progress deal

The financial combination of Duke Energy and Progress Energy won't lead to too many changes for their North Carolina customers and regulators.

NC advocate wants Duke-Progress merger savings

North Carolina's chief consumer advocate for utilities says state regulators will insist on ratepayers getting some of the savings from the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy.

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