Fracking off to slow start in NC as wildcatters stumble

Depressed energy prices worldwide and uncertainty over the amount of shale gas in North Carolina have made fracking in the state unappealing to all but small, independent operators. But those wildcatters are having a hard time raising funds to start energy exploration in North Carolina.

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Find Memorial Day services, ceremonies this weekend

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, recognizing the family tradition of placing flowers on graves to honor the soldiers, sailors and Marines of the Civil War. John A. Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union soldiers, made these celebrations official in 1868, establishing May 30 as the day for veterans to honor their dead comrades.

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