North Carolina

Wells Fargo Mobilizes to Support Customers and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Florence

$1 Million donation to be amplified by ATM contributions and Go Far Rewards®
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today announced $1 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence and the activation of special disaster assistance for customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Booz Allen Expands North Carolina Presence, Adds 200+ Jobs

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Booz Allen is expanding its operations in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and adding 208 new jobs over five years as part of an economic incentive package. The firm plans to roll out the expansion in two phases, with the first involving moving new offices into 6,000 square feet of additional space on the ground floor of the building the company currently rents. When the current lease is up in 2020, the company would relocate to accommodate future growth.

Encouraging Science-minded Girls With Project Scientist

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Although women fill nearly half of all jobs in the U.S., they hold less than 25% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. A nonprofit camp in Charlotte is working to close this gender gap with help from local companies like Duke Energy.

Duke Energy Provides Major Boost to Solar in North Carolina as New Programs Roll Out

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  • Company plans to distribute $62 million in solar rebates to customers over the next five years
  • Duke Energy also seeking 680 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas
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  • Company plans to distribute $62 million in solar rebates to customers over the next five years
  • Duke Energy also seeking 680 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas

Duke Energy Connects Students and Educators with STEM, Literacy and Workforce Development Opportunities in North Carolina

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  • Sixty-seven organizations receive support for innovative programs
  • Funding includes support from Piedmont Natural Gas
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  • Sixty-seven organizations receive support for innovative programs
  • Funding includes support from Piedmont Natural Gas

How Hope, Dreams are Improving Charlotte Neighborhood

New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West
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In a cozy room filled with windows, books and cheerful posters, two kindergartners practice letter sounds by playing a picture game on a carpet mat.

A few doors down, third-graders sit in rapt attention – hands rising rapidly to answer questions – while their teacher talks about the primary colors in famous abstract art. Another door opens to a science lesson where children happily bang rocks together to make sand as the classroom snake naps in its glass case.

Duke Energy's $62 Million Solar Rebate Program Approved for North Carolina Residential, Business and Nonprofit Customers

Summary: 
  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

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  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

4 Reasons Why Doing Good is Good for Your Company

By: Melissa Anderson, Executive Vice President, Administration, and Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy
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April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recommit ourselves to community service and celebrate the change-makers who positively impact the world around them through volunteerism. Here in our headquarters city of Charlotte, Duke Energy is celebrating the week by teaming up with Share Charlotte to support Do Good Week. Through Do Good Week, we hope to educate and engage our neighbors in the many ways we can do good through volunteerism.

Duke Energy Using North Carolina-based Renewable Natural Gas in First-of-its-kind Project

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

How to Inspire Girls to Become Scientists

Natural aptitude, family support and a remarkable program are shaping the female scientists of tomorrow
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Jessica Rodriquez first wanted to be a zoologist. Then, an engineer and later, a veterinarian. Now, she’s pretty sure she wants to be a landscape architect.

Jessica isn’t an indecisive college sophomore. She’s 11 and a student at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Her mom, Monique, credits Project Scientist with Jessica’s wide-ranging career interests. “Project Scientist introduces girls to all these different careers,” said Monique Rodriquez. “It shows them they have options.”

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