| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:43 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina regulators who have been accused of lax oversight abruptly announced Tuesday that they may force Duke Energy to move its riverfront ash basin to a lined landfill away from waterways after one of its plants leaked tons...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws.
| Mar 2, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Navy and civilian rescue teams will continue Sunday searching for the pilot of a Marine Corps plane that crashed Saturday in a mountainous area of northern Nevada, officials said.
The plane, an F/A-18C Hornet on loan from the Marine Corps to the Navy...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
SEATTLE - Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun the yearlong process that could lead to halting construction on the controversial Pebble Mine, stakeholders in Alaska’s bountiful Bristol Bay are weighing in.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:27 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:03 PM
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - The military intelligence captain who has accused Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair of sexually abusing her testified Monday that their rocky three-year affair left her feeling desperate and helpless, with no way to end an illicit...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Severe thunderstorms across western North Carolina dumped nearly a foot of rain Saturday, causing flash floods that trapped residents and washed out roads.
Officials in Catawba County were called to about 10 swift-water rescues, Mark Pettit, assistant...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:34 PM
So, you're a Duke Energy (formerly Progress Energy) customer and you want to know how much you've paid toward two failed nuclear projects?
My Saturday column revealed that since 2009, I've paid about $500 toward the boondoggle known as the proposed...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is warning residents about a scam that targets utility customers.
It goes like this: Impersonators call customers and request credit card or prepaid debit card information, and threaten to shut off power if the...