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Guilford needs a new source of electricity

Miles Kirkpatrick, Guest Writer September 11, 2021

If you are reading this article practically anywhere in Guilford county, you are very likely utilizing Duke Energy-generated electricity. An effective monopoly due to the market structure in parts of the...

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Guilford College News in Brief

Yunah Kim, News Editor January 18, 2019

Environmental Justice Speaker Tracey Edwards visits campus On Monday, Jan. 14 in King Hall B26, Environmental Justice Speaker Tracey Edwards visited the environmental anthropology course in discussion...

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Campus power outage

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief May 5, 2017

Whether playing pool in Milner or doing homework in the new apartments, on-campus residents from the theme houses to the old apartments experienced a shock when the power went out on campus on April 23. “Immediately,...

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Sommer Fanney, Staff Writer February 20, 2015

It has been a little over a year since a storm water drainage pipe under Duke Energy’s coal ash storage pond in Eden, North Carolina collapsed, allowing 39,000 pounds of coal ash to spill into the Dan...

McCrory in hot water over Duke’s spill

McCrory in hot water over Duke’s spill

Sukyun Chung, Staff Writer February 28, 2014

“We won’t get fooled again,” said Pat McCrory as he kicked off his 2012 North Carolina gubernatorial campaign. No, we won’t, Governor. “McCrory’s administration is displaying all of the...

Big business pollutes, surprising no one

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer February 21, 2014

“We will do the right thing for the river and surrounding communities,” said President of Duke Energy’s North Carolina branch Paul Newton in a statement. Frankly, Duke’s apology is ridiculous. The...

Duke Energys grievous error contaminates Dan River

Duke Energy’s grievous error contaminates Dan River

Emerson Santiago, Staff Writer February 21, 2014

The Dan River near Eden, N.C., has been transformed into a bubbling caldron of black muck. Unfortunately for North Carolinians, this is not a fairy tale; it is a dangerous by product of our nation’s...

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