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Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.
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September 29, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy will pay $7 million in state fines for groundwater contamination at its 14 coal-fired power plants and spend $10 million to $15 million to accelerate cleanups at four of them, North Carolina’s environmental agency said Tuesday.

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.

State asks to put Duke Energy coal ash cases on hold

August 19, 2015, No comments

The motions drew sharp responses from Duke and environmental advocates who have come to cleanup terms on three of the plants.

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash near uptown Charlotte in the early morning June 22. The accident happened just after 4 a.m. on the Interstate 77 ramp to Morehead Street. Davie Hinshaw/Charlotte Observer

Traffic deaths up 19 percent in NC, 21 percent in SC

August 18, 2015, No comments

Traffic deaths are up 19 percent in North Carolina so far this year, mirroring a troubling national trend, according to data from the National Safety ...

Ray Soporowski, mall manager for Concord Mills, puts up a "better than tax-free shopping" sign on the front window of the Dressbarn at Concord Mills this week. The Dressbarn will participate in the upcoming "better than tax-free shopping" event Friday through Sunday. Robert Lahser/Charlotte Observer

NC stores offer deals to counter SC sales tax holiday

August 6, 2015, No comments

South Carolina’s annual sales tax-free weekend starts Friday, but North Carolina retailers are taking extra steps to lure shoppers who might otherwi ...