Here’s what’s been happening recently in North Carolina.

Grid improvements ongoing as Duke Energy bolsters infrastructure before hurricane season

Duke Energy trucks clustered near the cobblestone blocks of downtown Wilmington’s Orange Street Tuesday morning, making progress on a multi-year infrastructure improvement project that company officials say will dampen the threat of extreme weather to power lines.

N.C. Duke Energy landfill solar project approved

North Carolina regulators recently approved Duke Energy’s 5 MW solar project in Buncombe County – the company’s first that will be located on a retired county landfill.

Electric vehicle charging stations are growing nationwide

Most EV owners charge at home, but across the nation, and especially in Duke Energy’s service areas, public charging stations are becoming more common.

Two Burke organizations awarded for help with learning loss

Two Burke County organization were among the recipients of $1 million given by the Duke Energy Foundation to help students rebound from the effects of pandemic learning loss.

Apple picks Triangle for $1 billion campus, thousands of high-paying new jobs

Apple announced a new $1 billion-plus campus and engineering hub that will create thousands of high-paying jobs in the Triangle over the next five years.

Grant helps address disparities, find equitable solutions

We still have some work to do in our community regarding these issues, but with the Duke Energy Foundation’s support, we are now better positioned to address the disparities that we face and find equitable solutions for all of the citizens of Sanford and Lee County.

Duke Energy to provide $500,000 in grants for North Carolina small business revitalization

Hometown Revitalization grants will provide funding for 20 local microgrant programs.

Charlotte Area Transit System to pitch electric bus pilot program through Duke Energy partnership

Charlotte Area Transit System wants to begin an electric bus pilot program as part of a proposed partnership with Duke Energy in time to have vehicles on the road by the start of 2022.

Duke Energy selects new potential 175-acre industrial park in Randleman for site program

Randolph County was among the first to be selected for Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program in 2005, participating several times, leading to the current Randleman project. Duke Energy has selected a new potential park in Randleman, located at an interchange on I-74 for business and infrastructure development.

Hunger's reach is long. Here's how you can help

Action Pathways Second Harvest is one of dozens of Feeding America food banks that Duke Energy aids in the seven states the company serves.

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