Duke Energy says it overpays NC solar developers $80 million a year, or about $20 a year for typical residential customers, under rates the state Utilities Commission set two years ago. The commission will hear testimony on new rates in April.
As immigration-related protests disrupted Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools again Friday, district leaders say it’s crucial for students to coordinate actions with administrators. Five schools went on lockdown Friday when Garinger students left campus and marched 7 miles.
The NAACP on Friday urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state’s conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections.
Erica Parsons, who died at age 13 after a lifetime of cruel abuse, was remembered Saturday at First Baptist Church in Salisbury. Her disappearance triggered a national search. She was reported missing in 2013.
Tevin Chevez Brewer, 26, is accused of forcing his way into a home early Thursday in the 800 block of Thera Drive, off West Craighead Road. Police said Brewer took cash from a man he knew in the home, hit the man in the head and forced a woman he knew to leave with him.
Through an Alford plea in which the Durham novelist refused to admit guilt, Michael Peterson pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge Friday that allowed him to walk out of Durham County Superior Court a free man.