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Op-Ed: Why in the world do we have a racist sitting in the Oval office?

A combative President Donald Trump rallied Republican supporters Wednesday in North Carolina, harshly criticizing four fiery, left-wing congresswoman of being un-American and claiming they are the face of the Democratic Party that will ruin the country.

Duke Energy to invest $76 million in electric car chargers

Duke Energy Corp. plans to spend $76 million to add 2,500 charging stations for electric vehicles in North Carolina at a time when drivers may have a hard time finding a place to recharge as the industry expands.

IBM and North Carolina state are investing in quantum computing

Raleigh - A new kind curriculum is coming out the IBM Q Hub at North Carolina State, which is the first university-based Q Hub in North America. The aim is to help to develop a new generation of workers for next-generation computing.

Solar power proves to be tougher than conventional power plants

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Duke Energy, and Strata Solar — two of the largest solar power operators in North Carolina — report only minimal damage to their solar farms as a result of the storm.

Is North Carolina going to heed the science on global warming?

Wilmington - In 2012, North Carolina legislators passed a bill banning policymakers from using up-to-date climate science to plan for rising sea levels on the state’s coast. With Hurricane Florence knocking on its door, that 2012 decision may prove to be wrong.

Link Wray to be featured at Historical Museum display in Dunn, NC

Dunn - On May 18, Dunn, North Carolina, is having a grand opening of their Historical Museum, which will feature a display of Link Wray.

Duke Energy turning waste from hog farms into electricity

Charlotte - A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from in-state farms.

Duke Energy proposes solar rebate program for N.C. customers

Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke Energy is making news again, this time with a proposal for $62 million in rebates for residential and commercial solar projects in North Carolina over the next five years.

Country traditionalist Ray Scott has a 'guitar for sale' Special

Not literally, as far as I know. 'Guitar for Sale' is in fact the title of the North Carolina-born singer/songwriter's new studio album, set to drop next month. He answered some questions put to him by Digital Journal.

Wildfires rage in Boulder, Colorado and western North Carolina

A wildfire near the city of Boulder, Colorado prompted the evacuation of 426 homes on Sunday, while a wildfire in Western North Carolina, near Nebo in McDowell County, continues to rage almost unabated.

Solar power sees a big growth spurt in the Southeastern U.S.

There are now 29 states in the U.S. with renewable energy initiatives, backed by residents who want to see more use of clean energy. Florida and North Carolina are two states where solar power is experiencing rapid growth.

Op-Ed: GOP lawmakers in North Carolina oppose Amazon's wind farm

Elizabeth City - Now that the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in North Carolina is ready to start generating electricity, the state's GOP lawmakers are wanting the project halted by the new Trump administration because it's a threat to national security.

Forest fires in Appalachia prompt mass evacuations

Durham - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory had already declared a state of emergency covering 25 drought-ridden western counties with over 20 wildfires, but by Saturday evening, the situation went from bad to worse.

Death toll in U.S. rises as Hurricane Matthew moves out to sea

Post-tropical cyclone Matthew headed out to sea on Sunday after pummeling North Carolina with heavy rains that resulted in record-breaking flooding. The death toll from the storm is still rising.

South Carolina kills millions of bees while spraying for Zika

Summerville - A heartbreaking incident in South Carolina this past week highlights the delicate balance that exists between protecting the environment and vector control to protect our health.

Florida's Gulf coast braces for hit from Tropical Storm Hermine

The Florida Gulf coast is bracing for a hard punch from Tropical Storm Hermine which forecasters say could make landfall as a hurricane. The path of the storm is expected to impact residents along the East Coast as far north as North Carolina.

Court: N.C. Racially discriminatory Voter ID law struck down

North Carolina's 2013 voter ID law was struck down on appeal for being passed with "racially discriminatory intent," on Friday. At the same time, in Wisconsin, a similar ruling was handed down in U.S. District Court.

The new PayPal: No longer going it alone Special

Brooklyn - PayPal is well-known for processing payments — $600 million daily — but it has much loftier goals, according to its president and CEO Dan Schulman: it intends to become a multi-service, global financial behemoth.

Cinematographer Laura Beth Love on 'Sharknado' and more Special

Got a horror or science fiction film that needs to look amazing? Get on to those White Pages and find Laura Beth Love's number. The in-demand cinematographer from North Carolina has worked on numerous projects and has also won awards.

Krispy Kreme shares jump after European conglomerate buys chain

New York - Shares in North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme doughnuts soared Monday after a Luxembourg coffee investment giant announced plans to buy the 1,100-store chain.

XHamster porn site protests North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Porn site XHamster.com thinks North Carolina's anti-LGBT bathroom law is obscene, and they are taking action. As of Monday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, users in the state are seeing nothing more than a black screen, thanks to the state's lawmakers.

Citing anti-LGBT law, PayPal scraps planned N. Carolina expansion

PayPal announced Tuesday that it is scrapping plans to open an operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina in protest of a new state law legalizing discrimination against LGBT people.

Lizard found in organic salad winds up as class mascot

Princeton - Buy an organic salad, get a free lizard. That's what happened when Sally Mabon unwrapped a bundle of tatsoi greens — she and her kindergartener, Faye, wound up with a three-inch-long green anole lizard tucked inside.

Florida: Mother shoots, kills daughter she mistook for intruder

Orlando - A Florida woman woke up right before midnight Tuesday and shot at and killed a person she thought was an intruder. But it was no intruder; instead she allegedly shot her 27-year -old daughter, who was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Town rejects solar panels amid claims they 'suck up' sun's energy

Woodland - During a meeting of the Woodland Town Council, residents rejected a proposal for a solar farm. One local resident, Bobby Mann, voiced concerns that solar farms would suck up all of the sun's energy and drive businesses away.

25 injured in North Iredell High School roof collapse in N.C.

Olin - Almost two dozen students and adults were injured Saturday afternoon at North Iredale High School in North Carolina after concrete from an overhang fell on them following a truck accident. Three people suffered life-threatening injuries.

Sugar Mountain Chondola Grand Opening — November 14, 2015 Special

Banner Elk - Sugar Mountain spent summer 2015 busy bringing skiing in North Carolina into the modern era, installing the first Chondola in the state. Time from base to the 5300' summit will be under 5 minutes.

Wind farm coming to US 'Dead zone for wind power'

Elizabeth City - The southern United States is about to get something never seen before in the South. On a large tract of farmland near Elizabeth City, North Carolina, a $600 million commercial-scale wind farm is being built.

North Carolina deck collapse injures 14

Emerald Isle - The collapse of a deck on a North Carolina beach house has injured 14 people, two of them with critical injuries, Saturday night as the family was getting set to take a group photo.

11 shark attacks in Carolinas scare beachgoers, puzzle experts

A shark attacked a man on Wednesday off North Carolina's coast, bringing the number of attacks in the Carolinas to 11 for 2015. Experts agree that the number of attacks is strange, but are still searching for why this is happening.
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Submerged homes due to Hurricane Sandy in Rodanthe, NC
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A skier skis in a snow storm on Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
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Bing Map of CIA Harvey Point Defense Training Facility
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Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain, in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and hoar frost coating trees for miles.
Saturday September 11th was the first day of the Corn Maze in Statesville  North Carolina.
Saturday September 11th was the first day of the Corn Maze in Statesville, North Carolina.
Saturday September 11th was the first day of the Corn Maze in Statesville  North Carolina.
Saturday September 11th was the first day of the Corn Maze in Statesville, North Carolina.
The poles installed up the mountain for the GW Lift at Sugar Mountain moved from the old Summit Expr...
The poles installed up the mountain for the GW Lift at Sugar Mountain moved from the old Summit Express lift.
Charlotte Fire Department Pipes and Drum Group.
Charlotte Fire Department Pipes and Drum Group.
Ronald McDonald in the St. Patrick s Day parade in Charlotte  North Carolina.
Ronald McDonald in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nine-year-old suspended for sexual harassment.
Nine-year-old suspended for sexual harassment.
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Hurricane Earl causing unruly weather near Emerald Isle  North Carolina
Hurricane Earl causing unruly weather near Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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Festival in the Park is an annual art and amusement festival hosted at Freedom Park in the Dilworth ...
Festival in the Park is an annual art and amusement festival hosted at Freedom Park in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.
Lynn Good  CEO of Duke Energy  in an interview on Feb. 7  2014.
Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, in an interview on Feb. 7, 2014.
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Salt marsh on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Salt marsh on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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Over view of Charlotte Motor Speedway during Fall Auto Fair 2014.
Over view of Charlotte Motor Speedway during Fall Auto Fair 2014.
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Installations and improvements to Sugar Mountain ski Resort during the summer preparing for the 2015 Ski Season.
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A Lamborghini from the May, Charlotte, NC, Cars and Coffee.
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A marching band in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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