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7:23 am
Tue February 25, 2014

10 Things to Know for Tuesday February 25, 2014

Credit Keri Brown/WFDD

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today...

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Environment
10:30 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

'It Feels Like a Funeral' : Rockingham County Residents React to Coal Ash Spill

At Draper Landing in Eden, Harold Byrd (left) and Donald Perdue of Rockingham County say they have fished the Dan and hunted its banks for years, eating what they caught and killed. Those days are over, they say.
Credit Justin Catanoso

It’s been three weeks since Duke Energy announced that a major pipe leak was causing thousands of gallons of toxic coal ash to empty into the Dan River. The incident in Rockingham County is estimated to be the third-largest coal ash spill in the nation's history.

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Business
3:25 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

RF Micro Devices Announces Merger That Would Create $2 Billion Company

Credit Logo image courtesy of RF Micro Devices Inc.

Greensboro-based electronic chip maker RF Micro Devices  Inc. announced a major merger Monday. The company is buying Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor. It’s an all-stock deal valued at more than $1.5 billion. The merged company will have combined revenues of more than $2 billion.

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Economy
11:23 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Goodwill Opens Relocated Prosperity Center in Winston-Salem

Sherry Carpenter, a vice president of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, talks Friday during an open house for the non-profit's Prosperity Center.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina cut the ribbon Friday on a new location for its Prosperity Center located on Waughtown Street.

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Housing
10:37 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Winston-Salem Fire Kills 1, Displaces 11

The cause of the fire at the Sherwood Oaks Apartment complex in Winston-Salem is still under investigation.
Credit Paul Garber

A fire at an apartment building in Winston-Salem Sunday afternoon killed one man, and left 11 people homeless.

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