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

Duke Energy celebrates National Lineworker Appreciation Day

When severe weather rolls in or the lights go out, lineworkers mobilize. Their jobs are unlike any other – chasing storms, climbing poles, understanding the intricacies of the energy grid, and being prepared no matter the circumstances.

Manufacturer's $118M expansion in Oxford will bring dozens of jobs

A building products manufacturer is bulking up in Granville County via an expansion.

Here comes the sun: Switch flipped on 195-acre Surry solar facility in Surry County

As Duke Energy prepares to seek bids for a fresh round of major solar projects in North Carolina, the company said Monday a newly completed 195-acre operation in Surry County has begun power generation.

Duke Energy proposes 1.3 GW solar solicitation in the Carolinas

Duke Energy filed a proposal last month with North Carolina regulators to solicit an additional 700 MW of new solar capacity within North Carolina and South Carolina, bringing its total planned solar solicitations in the Carolinas to more than 1,300 MW this year.

Duke Energy plans second round of Covid recovery grants for North Carolina small businesses

The Duke Energy Foundation is accepting applications through May 31 for $500,000 in grants to help strengthen North Carolina small businesses through its Hometown Grant Revitalization Program.

“Rabbit” picks Rowan; Macy’s announces largest economic development project in county history

Local leaders in Rowan County were very hopeful that this “rabbit” wouldn’t run, but would instead find a home near China Grove. “Project Rabbit” was the codename used to describe a massive economic development project commissioners and officials worked to lure to the area.

Resident input needed to identify regional climate hazards

Online workshops are set for the second week of April for residents of the Albemarle and Cape Fear regions to discuss and identify areas subject to damage or loss due to climate hazards such as hurricanes, flooding and high winds.

Governor Cooper Announces VinFast Automotive Selects North Carolina for Electric Vehicle Assembly Plant

Company to create 7,500 jobs at Chatham County’s Triangle Innovation Point Megasite

Duke Energy provides grant to library system

The Duke Energy Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Rutherford County Library Society to support the county’s new bookmobile project.

Duke Energy’s solar plan questioned by North Carolina attorney general

For the last two years, Duke Energy has worked with key solar industry and environmental groups to reach a compromise on a plan to revamp net-metering policy in the utility’s core Carolinas territories.

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