Duke CEO Reassures Florida Regulators

Aug 24, 2012

Concord Woman Strikes Gold In Thrift Store

Aug 24, 2012

Charlotte Area May Get Seven New Charter Schools

Aug 24, 2012

North Carolina utility regulators have ordered former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson to give his side of the ongoing saga over his sudden ouster. Earlier this week, Duke CEO Jim Rogers testified a "lack of confidence" in Johnson's leadership skills led the board of the newly-merged companies to fire the Progress CEO rather than making him head of the company. Johnson has been ordered to testify before the North Carolina Utilities Commission next Thursday, along with two former Progress Energy board members, Marie McKee and James Hyler. Both now sit on the new Duke board.

A Charlotte-based Air National Guard plane crashed Sunday night while on a wildfire-fighting mission in South Dakota, killing some crew members. "Obviously there were casualties, lives were lost and there were injuries. We're grateful for survivors. Our thoughts and prayers to out to the families who have lost loved ones," said Lt. Col. Robert Carver, a spokesman for the North Carolina Air National Guard. Carver did not release names of victims, but Lt. Col. Paul Mikeal of Mooresville was killed in the crash, family members told the Charlotte Observer.

City Budget Still Up In The Air

Aug 24, 2012

Service biologist Sue Cameron makes her way through a southern Appalachian bog May 2010 Photo: Gary Peeples/USFWS www.fws.gov/asheville/ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to protect 23,000 acres in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Agency biologist Gary Peeples says the area's bogs are home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the region. He says many plants have found ways to adapt to the poor soil of the bogs like the carnivorous pitcher plants that lure insects into their trumpet-shaped tube.

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