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Apple looks to double its N.C. biogas fuel cell farm

The tech giant seeks to amp up its energy project and produce 10 megawatts of electricity -- making its farm the largest fuel cell project in the nation not run by an electric utility.

By December 4, 2012


Apple plans high-security data center in Maiden, N.C.

New 21,000-square-foot "tactical" data center is being built adjacent to the company's massive 500,000-square-foot data center.

By July 19, 2012


Apple touts N.C. solar array in environmental footprint report

Company says array powering massive data center will be the largest end-user-owned operation in the country.

By February 20, 2012


Two N.C. police departments going green with dual-fueled fleets

Patrol cars in Raleigh and Knightdale, N.C., will run partially on propane as part of a U.S. Department of Energy program.

By August 3, 2011


ACLU fights N.C. quest for Amazon customer data

State agency wants to collect taxes for online purchases on Amazon, but the advocate group says the customer information request violates consumer privacy rights.

By June 23, 2010


N.C. defends request for Amazon customer records

State tax agency says it never asked for book titles, but CNET has reviewed letters from Department of Revenue that demanded "all information" about nearly 50 million purchases.

By April 21, 2010


Dell closing N.C. manufacturing plant

Company is shuttering its desktop manufacturing plant in North Carolina, eliminating 905 employees, with 600 to be laid off next month and the rest in January.

By October 8, 2009


N.C. town sweetens pot for an Apple move

On top of the tax breaks being offered Apple by the state, the town of Maiden is ponying up an additional $20.7 million in incentives to land a data center.

By July 8, 2009


Google gives itself leeway for N.C. data center

Search giant gives itself more scheduling wiggle room for completing a computer facility expansion in North Carolina, forsaking an economic development grant.

By December 5, 2008


Report: N.C. town to switch off analog TV early

Federal regulators are expected to announce that Wilmington, N.C., has volunteered to switch to all-digital broadcasts early as a last-minute "test" before the bigger February 2009 transition.

By May 7, 2008