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Wells Fargo lays off 120 in Fort Mill, S.C.

Wells Fargo & Co. has cut 120 call center positions at its mortgage operations in Fort Mill, S.C. The layoffs stem from the closure of Wells’ reverse-mortgage services unit, a move that followed the company’s decision last year to transfer all of the reverse mortgages it had been servicing to another company. Wells, the largest […]

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Westinghouse Electric to lay off 116 in Rock Hill, S.C.

Westinghouse Electric Co. will lay off 116 workers at its nuclear operations south of Charlotte in Rock Hill, S.C., effective Aug. 31. Westinghouse was the principal contractor on the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station expansion project in Jenkinsville, S.C., and the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March. Construction on the plant has subsequently […]

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Bree Newsome, Who Pulled Down S.C. Confederate Flag in 2015, Salutes Durham Demonstrators

Demonstrators who tore down a Confederate monument in Durham Monday have the support of someone who knows a bit about taking on the symbols of white supremacy: Bree Newsome. Newsome, who was born in Durham, famously removed a Confederate flag flying above the South Carolina state capitol two years ago. Images of Newsome scaling the […]

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S.C. utilities halt V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

S.C. Electric & Gas Co. and state-owned Santee Cooper are halting construction on a two-unit reactor project at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. The news comes months after project designer and contractor Westinghouse Electric Co. filed for Chapter 11 protection. SCE&G, a division of SCANA Corp., cites additional costs to complete the units and uncertainty over tax credits for […]

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