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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:52

Duke lobbyist says Cooper aide was untruthful

RALEIGH — A Duke Energy lobbyist said Gov. Roy Cooper’s senior policy adviser, Ken Eudy, wasn’t truthful when making statements to a legislative committee investigating the Cooper administration’s role in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project and an associated $57.8 million discretionary fund. Eudy told Carolina Journal the lobbyist got it wrong.

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HAMLET — Over the past two years, Richmond County native Sandy Guinn has traveled up and down the East Coast, from Milwaukee down to the tip of Florida. For the Richmond Community College graduate, traveling is one of the huge perks of being a relay technician for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Published in Lifestyle

HAMLET — City Lake will soon be a bit brighter.

Published in Local News
Monday, 12 August 2019 12:21

COLUMN: Duke Energy is right on gas

Duke Energy can’t win.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — If all the solar panels from industrial-scale electric plants in North Carolina were laid end to end, they would stretch from Raleigh to San Francisco and back nearly four times. Yet the state has no plan to handle the 475,000 tons of panels once they wear out and become waste.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Benefit or boondoggle? That’s the billion-dollar question.

North Carolina surpassed the $1 billion mark in renewable energy investment tax credits issued in 2018 — three years after the lucrative subsidy program to stimulate solar development expired. Taxpayers have picked up the bill, and could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of more tax credits in coming years.

Published in Local News

HAMLET — A suspected copper thief left hundreds in the dark for several hours early Tuesday morning.

Published in Local News
Friday, 19 April 2019 17:16

Afternoon storms down trees in Ellerbe

ELLERBE — A strong storm that passed through Richmond County this afternoon downed trees and left some residents without power.

Published in Local News

EAST ROCKINGHAM — If the excitement and participation of students is an indicator of a healthy school, East Rockingham Elementary is on the right track. 

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:23

NWS: Florence Remnant Could Return to Carolinas

ROCKINGHAM— Florence may not be finished with the Carolinas just yet.

A remnant of the once-Category 4 hurricane that devastated parts of North and South Carolina over the weekend could be headed this way.

According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure system left over from Florence has looped back around and currently has gale-force winds. As of 8:07 p.m. Thursday, the system was 100 miles northeast of Bermuda heading southwest at 15 mph.

While the probability is only 20 percent, meteorologists say the low could develop tropical characteristics over the next five days.

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