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May 22, 2018

GE Joint Venture Awarded A More Than $250M Fuel Contract

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 22, 2018

Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) announced Tuesday that the company has been awarded a more than $250 million long-term contract with Entergy Nuclear, GNF's first customer to take delivery of GNF3 in reload quantities. The new fuel supply contract runs from 2019 to 2031 and includes 10 reloads of GNF3, a fuel assembly that officials with the company say is designed to offe ...

May 21, 2018

North Carolinians aren’t going to let the price of gas keep them from Memorial Day weekend travel, according to AAA Carolinas. The organization projects that more than 1.26 million Tar Heel State residents will take to the road for the upcoming weekend. That number would represent the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5 percent over ...

May 21, 2018

Dominion Energy To Invest In GE Hitachi's Small Reactor Design

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 21, 2018

Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced Monday that Dominion Energy Inc. is investing in the advancement of GEH's small modular reactor (SMR) design. The funding from Virginia-based Dominion Energy will help move the BWRX-300, a 300 MWe (megawatts electric) SMR design being developed by GEH, forward, according to a news release. The majority of this ...

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Posted May 9, 2018

My boys, Reece and Ryder, love rooting for the Tar Heels and the Fighting Irish. 

Reece recently asked me how much it costs to attend both schools. When I told him it was over $70,000 a year for Notre Dame, he looked like a deer in headlights. This is high enough to scare most parents away fr...read entire article

May 18, 2018

A Ruff Day At The Office: Dogs On The Job

By Kyle Hanlin, posted May 18, 2018

For generations, the routine has been the same. Dog owners return from work, or the kids get home from school, and the family dog greets them with a wag of the tail and a not-so-subtle request to go outside. Or worse, they discover that the pup could not hold it all day.   But, that age-old household ritual may be changing with recent workplace policies and practice ...

May 18, 2018

Business Leaders Predict Potential Local Impacts Of Apple Campus In NC

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 18, 2018

The economic impacts of an Apple campus in the Triangle area, should the Cupertino, California-based company choose North Carolina, would likely trickle down to the Wilmington area, those in the local business community said Friday. Recent news reports have indicated the Triangle area is among sites on the company’s list for a new campus location, while some have ...

May 17, 2018

CFPUA Selected To Present At EPA Summit On GenX-related Compounds

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 17, 2018

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is slated to present at a national leadership summit in Washington D.C. next week on a class of chemicals that includes GenX, according to a news release. The CFPUA's Director of Engineering Carel Vandermeyden will be speaking at the PFAS National Leadership Summit and Engagement at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

May 9, 2018

Chemours To Invest $100M In Facility To Reduce GenX Emissions

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 9, 2018

Wilmington, Delaware-based The Chemours Co. plans to make an investment of $100 million into its Fayetteville Works facility in a long-term plan to reduce emissions of GenX and other related compounds. The plan was written in a response to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s 60-day notice to modify the company’s air quality permit. An attorney for ...

May 8, 2018

Global Nuclear Fuel Joint Venture Awarded Fuel Supply Contract

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 8, 2018

A fuel supply contract will have an impact on GE facilities in Wilmington. Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) recently announced that GNF ENUSA Nuclear Fuel S.A., a joint venture between ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas S.A. and GNF, has been selected by Vattenfall to provide fuel reloads for the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant near Forsmark, Sweden, according to a news release. GNF, ...

May 8, 2018

National Gypsum Reopening To Bring Jobs, Rail Spur To Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 8, 2018

Charlotte-based National Gypsum announced Tuesday morning that the company is reopening its Wilmington plant. The Wilmington facility, 838 Sunnydale Drive, was idled in 2009, “during the historic housing industry downturn and national recession,” officials said in a news release. The Wilmington plant at one point was in competition with another site in Tampa ...

May 7, 2018

National Gypsum CEO Plans Announcement In Wilmington On Tuesday

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 7, 2018

National Gypsum CEO Thomas Nelson is scheduled to make an announcement at the company's Sunnyvale Drive facility in Wilmington on Tuesday morning, officials with the company said Monday. The gypsum board manufacturing company has been considering the reopening of its shuttered Wilmington plant, which ceased operations in January 2009. The site, located at 838 S ...

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