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July 21, 2015, No comments

The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even as the nation recovered from the recession.

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke Energy: Gas will replace coal at Asheville power plant

May 26, 2015, No comments

Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, the powerful chairman of the Senate’s Rules Committee, knew that gas company PSNC already planned to replace a 26-mil ...

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Protests mount over shooting range plans near Lake James

April 6, 2015, 1 Comment

Protests are rising over a state plan to open a shooting range near Lake James, at the foot of the rugged and renowned Linville Gorge Wilderness.

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Cooper: NC public officials too secretive with records

March 17, 2015, No comments

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday that elected officials must accurately complete ethical disclosure forms, and he said state policies char ...

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    Duke Energy creates $10M fund for Carolinas waterways
    September 25, 2014, No comments

    The money will be used to improve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and expand public access. It may also buff a corporate image battered by the “profound event,” as CEO Lynn Good called the nation’s third-largest ash ...