Duke Energy must address leaks

RALEIGH — State dam safety officials ordered Duke Energy to address a final set of piping systems in dams at six coal ash impoundments in central and eastern North Carolina. The state discovered leaks and other concerns with the piping systems while inspecting video the agency...

You decide: How can communities revive?

By Mike Walden My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City celebrating our wedding anniversary. It’s amazing how time flies: This is No. 34, thank you! New York City — or simply “the City” to native New Yorkers — conjures up both negative and positive feelings....

Fake news or sign of trouble?

Of the three situations I can recall where agencies receiving large sums of taxpayer dollars wouldn’t divulge employees’ salaries, two of them ended badly. The third — involving a group of charter schools in southeastern North Carolina  — is playing out right now. In the first...
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Youngsville All-Stars AA state runners up

The 7- and 8-year-olds earn berth to world series.  YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Red All-Stars, a coach-pitch team of 7- and 8-year olds, is headed to the Dixie Youth World Series in Texarkana, Ark., July 17-21 after winning its fifth straight game in the state tournament...
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We come in all shapes and sizes

One of the genres I haven’t really talked about yet is honestly one of the largest in PC gaming. I’m talking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games, or MMORPGs for short. Thanks to one of our readers, Josh Hartley, it was brought to my attention. To start off, I...