Fracking foes booed, jeered, hissed, chanted, snickered, sang and wept at a Raleigh public hearing to express their opposition to proposed rules that would pave the way for shale gas exploration in North Carolina next year.
North Carolina's House Rules Committee unanimously voted in favor of the Coal Ash Management Act bill, sending it to the full House for a debate scheduled late Wednesday morning.
The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years.
Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed NC Appeals Court Judge Bob Hunter to fill the state Supreme Court seat of Mark Martin, who was named Chief Justice earlier this week. Hunter's appointment means that five of the seven seats on the Supreme Court will...