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Tar Heel Eclipse Impact

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North Carolina's burgeoning solar power industry will yawn Monday afternoon as the solar eclipse passes to the south and the moon blocks more than 90 percent of the Tar Heel State's sunshine.
Solar energy production will dramatically decrease as demand for lighting increases in North Carolina while the sun hides behind the moon from about 1 to 3 p.m., Duke

Duke confirms SC nuclear contact

 Investors approve, Duke shares higher in down marketThursday afternoon, Duke Energy confirmed it had been contacted about taking a stake in South Carolina's state utility – Santee Cooper – so construction could restart on the V.C. Summer nuclear plant expansion abandoned last week after a decade of work. About the same time investors voiced their approval of the talks, pushing Duke's stock up 0.45% in a down market, although any talk just adds to the nuclear unknowns Duke is slated to discuss with North Carolina regulators later this mionth. Wednesday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Santee Cooper saidother power companies are considering buying all or part of the state-owned utility, with the governor