North Carolina

Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education Award Three “Super Health, Super You” National Community Health Challenge Winners $10,000 in Prizes

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California, North Carolina and Texas Elementary Schools Awarded $10,000 Each to Improve Physical Activity and Healthy Living in their Communities

Paradise Elementary School Awarded Grand Prize and National Novo Nordisk Recognition Ceremony

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California, North Carolina and Texas Elementary Schools Awarded $10,000 Each to Improve Physical Activity and Healthy Living in their Communities

Paradise Elementary School Awarded Grand Prize and National Novo Nordisk Recognition Ceremony

North Carolina’s Solar Power Output Grew 36 Percent in 2018

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  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth
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  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth

Xylem Watermark Partners with the Water Well Trust to Bring Clean Water to 24 Households in Holly Ridge, NC

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This past summer, the Water Well Trust partnered with Xylem Watermark to launch its largest project to date outside of Ashville in Holly Ridge, NC. The small town of 24 households relied on 3 deteriorating wells as its water source and did not have access to clean water. Xylem Watermark worked with local distributors, and together they assessed the site and installed 3 new well houses, which provided all 24 households access to clean, safe water.

Partnership With HBCUs Helps Duke Energy Recruit Top Talent

Fascinated by how things work, NC A&T State University student is becoming an engineer
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As a young child, Jonathan Reddix loved riding the merry-go-round at the zoo. 

While other riders waved to their parents and posed for pictures, he’d stare at the overhead gears and pulleys, trying to figure out what made the merry-go-round spin.

He said his mother and grandmother laugh about those rides, and his early fascination with how things work. His family’s also proud that his studies resulted in top grades, scholarships and a strong interest in engineering.

Duke Energy Protects Carolinas' Waterways With $800,000 in Grants

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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Smithfield Foods Adds 250 Jobs in North Carolina With New Distribution Center

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SMITHFIELD, Va., December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new distribution center in Tar Heel, North Carolina, which will create approximately 250 new jobs in the state.

Going the Extra Mile for Patients

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For Darcy Doege, R.N., B.S.N., of the Levine Cancer Institute, finding cancer early in patients means hitting the road.

Darcy is the Program Coordinator for the Lung B.A.S.E.S. 4 Life Program for the Charlotte-based cancer center, which launched the first mobile lung screening unit in the U.S. in 2017. This innovative idea was built to increase the early detection of lung cancer for underserved populations across North and South Carolina, thanks to a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Partner to Transform the Future of Sustainable Energy

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  • Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods form joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠
     
  • Initial projects announced in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah will capture waste methane from hog farms and convert it into renewable natural gas to heat homes and power local industries
     
  • Transformational partnership will dramatically reduce methane emissions from the agriculture and energy industries in support of state greenhouse gas reduction initiatives
     
  • RNG enhances fuel diversity for natural gas utilities and provides a waste management solution and new revenue stream for family farmers
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  • Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods form joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠
     
  • Initial projects announced in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah will capture waste methane from hog farms and convert it into renewable natural gas to heat homes and power local industries
     
  • Transformational partnership will dramatically reduce methane emissions from the agriculture and energy industries in support of state greenhouse gas reduction initiatives
     
  • RNG enhances fuel diversity for natural gas utilities and provides a waste management solution and new revenue stream for family farmers

Duke Energy Teams up With DonorsChoose.Org to Help Teachers and Students Recover From Hurricane Florence

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Foundation providing $160,000 to support teachers' relief projects
  • Teachers in 16 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina eligible for grants
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  • Duke Energy Foundation providing $160,000 to support teachers' relief projects
  • Teachers in 16 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina eligible for grants

Duke Energy Helps Protect and Restore North Carolina's Wildlife and Natural Resources With $1.1 Million Contribution

11 organizations will benefit from environmental grants
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy is providing more than $1.1 million to support 11 North Carolina environmental nonprofit organizations to preserve, protect and enhance natural heritage across the state.

"North Carolina is home to some of the nation's most beautiful and treasured natural resources," said Stephen De May, Duke Energy's North Carolina president. "We are proud to support initiatives that protect wildlife and natural resources and encourage people to enjoy and care for their surrounding environment."

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