Coal Ash Issue

Business

Duke Energy files lawsuit against environmentalists over NC coal power plant

North Carolina-based Duke Energy filed a lawsuit in Virginia on May 11, 2017, against environmental group, the Roanoke River Basin Association.

Politics & Government

Duke researchers: NC coal ash could be a resource, not just a hazard

While state lawmakers and environmental authorities are fixated on coal ash as a hazard, some are beginning to think of the waste as a resource. Rare earth elements – key ingredients of technologies such as smart phones, electric car batteries and bulletproof glass – are found in abundance in coal ash and could be mined for profit, according to Duke University researchers.

Videos

West Forsyth's stunning goal to win 4A title

The West Forsyth Titans won the girls soccer championship on this 45-yard free kick by Riley Terry.
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West Forsyth's stunning goal to win 4A title 0:17

West Forsyth's stunning goal to win 4A title

Cardinal Gibbons coach Michele Miller on her team's runner-up effort 2:42

Cardinal Gibbons coach Michele Miller on her team's runner-up effort

Miah Araba puts Carrboro 3-peat into words 1:21

Miah Araba puts Carrboro 3-peat into words

Carrboro MVP Grace Nanney on her big game 1:49

Carrboro MVP Grace Nanney on her big game