ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. The procession begins Saturday morning at a mountain chapel at the training center operated by his evangelistic association in Asheville and ends in the afternoon at Graham's library in Charlotte. Crowds are expected to watch the procession pass through the town of Black Mountain, and more are likely to gather in Charlotte.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - BB&T is restoring some of the services it lost after what it calls an equipment malfunction. Spokesman Brian Davis said Friday that automated Phone24 service and ATMs are now available from the North Carolina-based bank. Davis said customers should be aware that some information they will see about their accounts has not yet been fully updated, but will be available and updated later Friday.
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) - While the Rev. Billy Graham's travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge and spiritual refueling. In the process, the most famous evangelist in American history became one of North Carolina's favorite sons. His son the Rev. Franklin Graham says his father always thought of himself as simply a farm boy from North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina regulators are blocking Duke Energy Corp. from charging consumers the full cost of closing coal ash waste pits while assessing a $30 million mismanagement penalty, setting a precedent as the electricity giant grapples with billions for cleanup. The North Carolina Utilities Commission said Friday one of the country's largest electricity companies can charge customers of its eastern North Carolina subsidiary $232 million for coal ash.
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