A Localist Magazine of What's Happening INSIDE The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill)

Duke Energy seeks rate hike to pay for coal-ash cleanup

Duke Energy Corp. will petition the N.C. Utilities Commission this year for a rate hike as it seeks to offset $5 billion in coal ash cleanup costs. If approved, the rate increase would affect more than 3 million customers in North Carolina. The news comes as Charlotte-based Duke reports a 23% drop in 2016 earnings to […]

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$5,000+ raised in Raleigh’s warmest-ever Polar Plunge

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh residents made a big splash Saturday to raise money for a good cause. More than 100 people participated in N.C. State University Police Department’s 12th annual Polar Plunge. Organizers say it was the warmest plunge on record and brought out even more spectators than usual. All of the money raised […]

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Residents speak out against planned location of Johnston County Jail

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — Opponents to the proposed location for Johnston County’s new jail hope Smithfield will follow Selma’s lead in opposing of the site. The Selma council formally announced Tuesday its opposition to the county commission’s plans for a public safety complex on Buffalo Road. RELATED: Selma Town Council opposes jail near schools, aquatics center The […]

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Crews extinguish brush fire near Walmart in Fuquay-Varina

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) —  Fire crews extinguished a large brush fire Saturday evening near the Walmart off Judd Parkway in Fuquay-Varina, fire officials said. CLICK TO VIEW 5 LARGER PHOTOS FROM THE FIRE SCENE The fire began around 6:15 p.m. and was active as of 7:30 p.m. behind the store at 1051 East Broad Street, […]

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