CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy will spend about $4.9 billion in cash to acquire Piedmont Natural Gas, adding about a million new customers in the Carolinas and Tennessee. The Charlotte, North Carolina, companies are key partners in the $5 billion Atlantic Coast ...Read More »
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden’s waterfront began losing its industrial identity a half-century ago and ever since, it’s been a place defined by big plans for a rebirth, many of which never came to fruition in a city that is now ...Read More »
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A company that owns the world’s largest cattle ranch and other Australian land greater in area than South Korea is up for sale. Don Manifold, a director of Ernst and Young who is managing the sale, said on Monday ...Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded. Proposition F on the Nov. 3 San Francisco ballot would limit short-term rentals ...Read More »
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A ceremony scheduled for Cumberland County will celebrate an initiative aimed at finding housing for homeless veterans. The county assisted in getting homes for 279 veterans, ending homelessness for local veterans. The milestone will be marked during a ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Labor Department has issued a $5,600 fine to another state agency in connection with a worker death in April. The Labor Department fined the Department of Administration for the death of electrician Hal Rue. State officials said Rue was setting up ...
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HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing complaints about a Hickory public housing agency, where employees have been accused of sexually harassing tenants and misspending taxpayer money on personal gifts. Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright told The Charlotte Observer Tuesday that ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation addressing historic preservation, severe allergic reactions and sex education in North Carolina’s middle schools are now the law. Gov. Pat McCrory’s office said he signed seven bills Tuesday. He now has fewer than 25 pending on ...
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BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Groups in Bluffton are seeking national recognition for a church built before the Civil War. Local media outlets report the groups want to nominate the 162-year-old Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church building for the National Register ...Read More »