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McCrory says more diverse energy ahead for NC (access required)

DURHAM — North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders. Pushing ahead on his “all of the above” ...

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NCDOT closes Bonner Bridge over safety concerns (access required)

RALEIGH — State transportation officials closed the only bridge onto a 60-mile stretch of the Outer Banks on Tuesday after discovering the deteriorating span posed an immediate safety threat. The state Department of Transportation said it closed the Herbert C. ...

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Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid (access required)

RALEIGH — Some academics and a former CIA director are urging state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Tuesday’s comments from ex-director James Woolsey to a legislative oversight committee ...

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