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Archive for August, 2014

Ferguson unrest prompts officials to review WPD practices

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Wilmington leaders are looking for information on practices within the local police department in response to the recent fatal officer shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, MO.

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NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years.

The justices agreed Wednesday there was enough evidence to justify the state Utilities Commission’s decision last year on a specific profit margin. The increase affects former Progress Energy customers in much of eastern North Carolina and in Asheville.

Attorney General Roy Cooper had appealed the commission’s decision, saying it failed to consider in detail the economic impact on customers when determining return on equity.

Justice Barbara Jackson wrote Wednesday’s ruling, which had no dissenting opinions. She said the agreement with Duke Energy included several provisions serving customer interests.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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Coast Guard investigates diver’s death off the coast of Oak Island

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The Coast Guard sector North Carolina is investigating the death of a scuba diver that happened about 40 miles off the coast of Oak Island.

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Boil water order lifted for downtown area

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Crews made eight water system repairs in the area, requiring a water service outage.

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Judge overturns solicitation verdict against former police officer

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Michael Hayes, 40, was an eight-year veteran of the Northwest Police Department

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